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7-on-7 Season Has Arrived In South Florida

LITTLE HAITI – After five months of the 2022 high school football season, crowning nine champions, the off-season has arrived.

On Friday night – with cool weather surrounding the field at Little Haiti Soccer Park, one of the newest programs – Raw 7-on-7 – held its inaugural showcase with media, recruiting websites and former area players on hand.

As team coordinator and general manager Jose Duasso and his staff welcomed athletes locally and nationally, the 2023 7-on-7 season was greeted by some quality talent.

As this program will be well coached – led by Sedrick Irvin, Tommy Shuler, Keion Payne, Tony Gaiter, Tobias Moss and Miami -Dade County passing legend Rakeem Cato, this is a team that will have a chance to stand toe-to-toe with anyone as their schedule will take them across the country to compete against the best.

“We are really excited about this team and what lies ahead in the coming months,” said Duasso, who was a big part of the Immortals the past few years. “The talent we had here at this showcase was indeed as good as you get.”


They came from as far away as California, New York, South Carolina and Maryland as close as Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to show what they can do on the football field.

There were nationally rated standouts such as Mazeo “MJ” Bennett (WR, Greenville, South Carolina), Korey “K.J.” Duff (WR, Melville St. Anthony’s, New York), Jaydan Hardy (S, Lewisville, Texas), Ellis Robinson (DB, Bradenton IMG Academy), Julien Sayin (QB, Carlsbad, California), Michael Van Buren (QB, St. Frances Academy, Maryland) and Brandon Winton Jr. (Athlete, Bradenton IMG Academy) who all are part of the 2024 class.

Locals also turned heads like Guy Edmond Jr. (CB, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Jamari Howard (Athlete, Westland Hialeah), Jose Leon (WR, Miami Christopher Columbus), Lawayne McCoy (WR/DB, Miami Central) and under-the-radar receiver Marcel Williams from Pompano Beach Blanche Ely.

The 2024 class also showcased:

Tyrese Avant, WR, Miami Central

Irish Bewton, DB, Homestead Somerset Silver Palms

Breon Brown, Athlete, Hollywood South Broward

Demetrius Kitchens, CB, Miami Edison

Kimothy Massie Jr., WR, Westland Hialeah

Andres Miyares Jr., QB, Miami Belen Jesuit


As much attention as the 2024 class received at the showcase, the rising juniors in the Class of 2025 also stole some of the spotlight with receiver Dariel Harper (Miami Christopher Columbus),  Anjuan Coleman (WR, Miami Central), Elijah D’oleo (WR, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely), Ben Hanks (DB, Miami Booker T. Washington), Koby Howard (WR, Pensacola Catholic), Cortez Mills (WR, Homestead), Naeshaun Montgomery, WR/S (West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman), Max Redmon (DB, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman), Martin Rhyne (LB, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) and recent transfer Antonio “A.J.” Smith (QB, Miami Central).

The 2025 class also saw prospects Jordan London (WR, Miami Central), Joel Salien (WR, Coral Gables), Gio Olivio (WR/S, North Miami Beach), Ronald Towns (WR, Miami Dr. Krop), Kenny Williams (WR, Miami Gulliver Prep), Dallas Wilson (WR/FS, Tampa Bay Tech) and Keon Young (DB, Auburndale).

Class of 2026 standouts Citrus Baker (SS, Miami Norland), Calvin Russell (Athlete, Miami Northwestern) and Sekou Smith, Jr. (WR, Miami Central) came to make a difference. So did Class of 2027 receiver Malique Denson (St. Bartholomew Catholic), the son of Miami Central great Courtney Denson, also came out and did quite well.

For the past 53 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields throughout the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..