BCP, January 25, 2019- Good morning, afternoon or evening to all, and happy Thursday-or as good as your second-to-last weekday can be. Welcome to another edition of our E7TC camper features; today we have two rising juniors looking to make a broader impact for their sunshine state teams this upcoming season.
2021 ATH Jack Arnone, Newsome High– “I think the camp overall was a good experience. It creates a good competitive environment for athletes who want to get better; I would definitely recommend it to others.”
Hillsborough county baller, 5’10” 180-pound safety and running back made some noise amidst the spread of high-quality E7 competitors, courtesy of his soft hands and some acrobatic catches. Jack’s season efforts for the consisted of high-energy and pressure on the defensive side of the ball; consistently pursuing in taking down ball carrier (usually first to tackle!), yet still managing to keep receivers in his rear-view mirror at all costs.
“I would have to say my overall determination and drive to see improvement in the following season and how much I believe that we can be an elite team if we put the pieces together might surprise others.”
In a 10-game span, Jack recorded 40 total tackles and 10 solo, posting 4 TPG, 2 TFL’s, recovered a fumble and brought back a 46-yard interception to the house. In the offensive backfield, he rushed for 41 yards on 12 carries, while also tearing up the return game, racking up 124 kickoff yards on 9 returns.
“I want to see our team make a strong push into the playoffs and improve my overall play on both sides of the ball to have a larger impact. After high school, I would like to play at the next level and pursue a degree in kinesiology.”
2021 DB Jon’Tavius “J.T.” Anderson, Wesley Chapel– This 6’0 150-pound Pasco native never gives up on any given down, whether it be chasing down the ball carrier that seems too far gone, or shedding blocks to make a tackle on the football; Anderson always plays HARD to the whistle. J.T.’s ability to track and highpoint the rock with his impressive vertical and general feel for receivers’ routes aided him in the multiple pass break-ups he wrapped up the season with. The off-field accomplishments were just as important to the student-athlete; maintaining an outstanding 3.8 GPA.
On camp day, he showed off his persistent range of coverage skills and repped the Wildcats’ unrelenting work ethic; adding to that with his unyielding acceleration, beating receivers at the top of their own routes.
In 9 games for the blue and white, Jon’Tavius amassed 21 solo tackles on 31 total tackles with 3.4 TPG, collecting 2 sacks, 1 TFL, defended against 5 passes, and a fumble recovery in his sophomore campaign.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor