BCP, July 24, 2018 – Continuing to feature these tenacious playmakers with high expectations and impacts for their organizations in junior and senior seasons, here are 3 additional stand-out studs to keep in your peripherals!
David Bronson, 2019 Hernando RB- Listed at 5’9” 170 pounds, Senior leader, and two-sport talent David Bronson also plays baseball- he is a stocky back with quick feet and hands, who is also already heavily utilized in Hernando’s offensive and defensive schemes and he’s striving towards aiding even more on the defensive side of things this fall at Linebacker as well for the Leopards after another successful 7-3 overall year and 5-1 in districts. Clay High got the best of them in the 1st round but he’s made it his mission to step up and motivate these young guys to develop as a whole for a more fulfilling 2018 outcome. In his junior campaign, David amassed 344 total yards at running back averaging 9.3 on 37 carries and had 11 catches for 188 yards with 4 total touchdowns- 2 receiving, adding to his now 18 scores and 1,241-yard career grand total.
Jalen Carr, 2019 Orlando Christian Prep RB- Following a hopeful but maybe not satisfying enough 6-4 last year with the Warriors, this competitor is hungry for more field attention and field attention he shall get in his final debut in the Blue and Gold! At 5’9” 163 pounds, Jalen contributes both in the secondary at corner and in the offensive backfield. Last season in 9 games, Carr ran for 554 total yards on 60 carries, averaging nearly a first down at 9.2 ARY, 706 All-purpose, 23 solo and 5 assisted tackles- 3 for loss, an interception collected 67 yards on 8 receptions with 2 receiving TD’s along with the 9 rushing and even blocked a field goal! His versatile abilities surfaced most against Windermere Prep where they lost by the skin of their teeth 48-49; regardless Jalen rushed for 139 yards on 17 touches and posted 2 scores. Each year his total season yards have increased steadily by at least 200+ and with his pound-for-pound low center of gravity rushing style his workload is due to shoot up and flirt at the 1,000-yard mark or more.
Dominic Gonnella, 2020 Bloomingdale RB- Junior 5’11” 190-pound back and two-sport athlete Dominic Gonella is chomping at the bit to step back on the fresh-cut grass on Friday nights, expected to make a huge jump in impact for the Bulls and knows the significance of self-evaluation within his play. He’s a bruising runner- possesses great acceleration out of defensive pockets keeping his head down, always rushing in the highest gear. At the plate, in 26 varsity games, Gonella stacked up 14 RBI’s, bring in 21 runs on 29 hits, closing with a .387 Batting average, getting on base nearly half the time and took a couple pitches deep for 2 homeruns in his sophomore showcase! He’s a play-maker and definitely a valuable asset in both size and skill for both lineups looking to make his mark this upcoming 2018 season.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor