LAST MONDAY I released the first group of players from the Midlands who are in contention for a spot on the SCVarsity Top 100 list.
Here is a second group with strong players, all of whom are in contention. This is not a rankings list and is in alphabetical order.
Tyler Bass, punter/kicker, 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, Dutch Fork – Bass is a strong kicker and valuable weapon. He kicked 84 PATs, and kicked four FGs in the 4A state title game.
Lane Ecton, safety, 5-11, 185, Dutch Fork – Ecton is an aggressive, hard-hitting defender whose strongest asset is in run support. He’s athletic with excellent speed.
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Marquise Inabinet, 6-1, 240, Brookland-Cayce – Inabinet has played several defensive positions for the Bearcats, but is probably best suited with his hand on the ground on defense, or as an H-back on offense. He is a strong and physical player. He might be a Division II prospect.
Denzel Johnson, corner/wide receiver, 6-2, 189, A.C. Flora – Johnson has strong skills on both sides of the football; definite FBS caliber player.
Adonus Lee, wide receiver, 6-4, 175, Westwood – Lee has a strong skill set as wide receiver with great vertical ability and good hands. Basketball skills enable him to go up and win the aerial battles.
Dominique Lemon, corner, 5-11, 180, Blythewood – Lemon is a strong coverage player with a solid skills set; great hips and not afraid of contact. He is a good tackler and has good speed. Definite FCS level and potentially FBS.
Paul McKiever, defensive tackle, 6-4, 280, Batesburg-Leesville – McKiever is a strong, aggressive defensive lineman who could find himself as a FBS prospect. Plays end for the Panthers in their 3-4 set but will play inside at the next level.
DeMarcus Muscrove, safety, 6-0, 179, Spring Valley – Another solid defensive back for the Midlands; good instincts, and he is able to diagnose and break off into coverage and is strong against the run.
Diante Petruso, wide receiver, 6-2, 190, River Bluff – Maybe the best kept secret in the Midlands. He has a strong receiver skill set – good speed, vertical ability, and strong hands. Excellent prospect.
Tristan Register, wide receiver, 6-2, 175, Gilbert – Sleeper talent, very athletic and quietly had 500-plus yards receiving for Indians in 2013. I like him on defense as a safety because of his aggressiveness and ball instincts.