As college campuses opened their doors on Tuesday, athletes from all over the country were given the opportunity to finally have the chance to showcase their skills in front of decision makers.
The importance of having the chance – for the first time in 14 months – to have coaches, who have watched these athletes on film, to see them live, is so vital in the process.
Recruiting has certainly changed, and the athletes of today have paid the price during this pandemic, and while we have continued to take shots at the NCAA for “over-protecting” for too long, it is indeed time to play football, and get recognized for doing it.
PLAYER: T.J. Capers
SCHOOL: Miami Christopher Columbus
SCOUTING: Every year, the talent in south Florida gets better on the football field – if you can believe it.
Already regarded as one of the “hotspots” for talent in the country, younger football prospects are starting to make an impact – earlier and earlier.
T.J. Capers is on the verge of being yet another high school football player who is on the national radar.
Size, speed, athletic ability and a passion to learn more and more, he checks all the important boxes.
Watch him performer and you are sold right away, as you struggle to believe that he just finished his freshman season for head coach Dave Dunn and the Explorers.
While many have promoted and watched this young man by watching film, actually seeing him play is what this gifted prospect is all about – and as he attends more events and gains more exposure, his college offer sheet will look like an extensive grocery shopping list.
Having watched so much elite talent through the years, here is yet another budding superstar that the nation will start to find out about. He is that good and amazingly productive.