As we slowly make our way to the season, we’ll start to share some new names we have discovered over the last six months. Today we’ll drop players who make it look so pretty: The Receivers.
Keveyon Marbra, Chamberlain 2021 WR 6-3/175-185: Good combo of size and speed. Precise route runner. Big target with a large catch radius. Chamberlain is on an ascending trajectory since Jason Lane became the head coach. Receivers have thrived under his leadership and Mabra is expected to have a big year.
Mobley, Clearwater 2021 WR 6-4/200-210: Second on the team last season in all major receiving statistical categories. Mobley averaged an impressive 11.7 yards per reception last season. His best game came in a 48-42 loss to Clearwater Central Catholic: 5 catches for 71 yards and 1 TD. He has great hands. High points the ball nicely and shows great body control. With the graduation of Keedrick Murray, Mobley is next in line to post big numbers.
Armone Harris, Tampa Bay Tech 2021 WR/Slot 5-9/160-170: QB David Wright completed 150 passes in 2019. Three Tech WRs caught 34 or more of his passes. Armone Harris is one of them. 414 yards and a team-leading 21 yards per catch. So much speed. Match-up nightmare in the slot.
David Hayes, King 2021 WR 6-4: Who is the last big-name player from King High School that you can remember? Go ahead, we’ll wait. Hayes may not end up being a big-time prospect or popular name in the Central Florida area. However, we expect him to have a major impact for the King Lions in 2020 as he did in 2019. Hayes tracks the deep ball well. We think he has good hand/eye coordination and when he extends for the ball, he pulls it out the air. Stingy versus opposing defensive backs.
Khristian Scott, Lakeland Christian 2021 WR 6-0/170-180: A transfer via Lake Region High… Versatile receiver with good speed and ball skills. He will provide the Viking offense with perimeter size and athleticism. In 7 games last season, Scott posted 30 receptions for 492 yards and 7 TDs.
Artez Hooker, Lakewood 2021 WR 5-9/150-160: Led the 2019 12-1 Spartans in receptions and total receiving yards. Second, on the team in TD catches (8). Usually the fastest man on the field and such a smooth runner. He’s hard to mirror. Hard to cover. Versus Osceola and Tampa Catholic, Hooker averaged 37.5 yards per catch and 23.3 yards per catch respectively. 13 catches in three games in October 2019.
Aramoni Rhone, Plant City 2021 WR 6-5/200-210: And Plant City got just more dangerous at the wide receiver position. Mario Williams is arguably the best receiver in the area and demands a double-team. That game plan will need to change now with Jones High School transfer Aramoni Rhone now on the team. He gets upfield quickly. Tracks the ball well in flight. And will go get it! Stay tuned.