Class of 2023 Recruits: Players to Watch

It is never too early to look at players who may just be getting ready to make an impact on the High School Football scene. The Class of 2023 recruits boasts several rising Sophomores that could very well be difference makers. The Class of 2023 recruits in the DMV area present some enticing prospects to […]

It is never too early to look at players who may just be getting ready to make an impact on the High School Football scene. The Class of 2023 recruits boasts several rising Sophomores that could very well be difference makers. The Class of 2023 recruits in the DMV area present some enticing prospects to lookout for next season. That is why this piece will look to analyze 3 Class of 2023 recruits in the area that will be worth following the coming. Discussing their talents on the field and in some instances the goals they could reach the coming season.

The first of this trio of players to discuss is Quarterback Cameron Edge of Dematha Catholic High School. The 6’3” 195 lbs. QB showed a lot of ability on the field last season as a Freshman. Now with the recent opportunity I had to get in contact with Edge I was able to discuss several topics. Topics ranging from the strength sin his game to what goals he has set for himself for the coming season. First, I inquired about the parts of his game he considers the strongest. As Edge explained, “Strengths in my game are my knowledge of the game, arm strength, and my confidence.” Edge on film shows impressive arm strength as a young QB making many quality deep throws. While also displaying the ability to make on target throws to receivers outside the numbers. In terms of his knowledge of the game his ability to read defenses and find open targets in zone coverages is good, and still improving. This continued growing understanding of the game feeds into his confidence to go out and execute on the field. As he shows the confidence to make any throw in a tight window and make plays even in less advantageous spots. I then asked about the part of his game he would most like to improve going into next season. Edge stated, “I’m working to improve my speed and will put that on showcase this season.” As Edge wants to grow more as a dual threat at his position and be more elusive in and outside the pocket.

I then continued by asking about the task he considers the most important at his position. Edge described, “The most important task is having control of your offense and leading by example in every rep.” Showing that Edge understands how to present himself as a leader. Creating an example and presence for the rest of his teammates to follow. The next question I asked was about recent college offers he had received. Edge stated, “I have offers from UMass, Maryland, Wisconsin, and LSU.” This gives Edge a variety of schools to consider going forward, but he has plenty of his High School career left to draw more interest. I concluded with inquiring about any goals he has set for himself going into the coming season. Edge explained to me, “My personal goal for next year is first to win a championship. Then also throw for over 3,000 yards.” All these goals are achievable for a player of his talent, plus he is on a very talented overall team. Cameron Edge is a young QB with a lot of room to grow but has already shown much promise. As he goes into just his Sophomore year in the tough WCAC, he has work ahead but seems very confident and prepared for it.

The next player to analyze is also a Dematha player Defensive End Jason Moore. Moore at around 6’6” 240 lbs. which is great size for a player going into just his Sophomore season. On film Moore displays strengths such as great length and athleticism at the position. This allows him to be affective when tackling in space, while having the height and reach to bat a lot of passes down as he did many times in his Freshman year. He also does a good job staying home and keeping contain on outside runs and options plays. Moore tackles very well and uses his length to be able to reach defenders that may get initially past him as well. Moore shows several quality instincts at the position which are great building blocks for his game. The one major part of his game Moore needs to improve is his pass rush moves. As Moore to become a more disruptive pass rusher needs to add one or even multiple moves to better his chances to get to the quarterback. Adding more hand usage should help this cause and with him having long arms this puts him already at an advantage. Moore can be an impact player on Dematha’s defense next season. He also currently has 5 offers from college programs. These being Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State. If he adds at least one move to his pass rush arsenal along with his physical gifts he will be a major prospect gaining more interest. A player that could be another great defensive end to come out of Dematha down the road.

The final player to discuss is Jamal Mungo of Archbishop Carroll High School. This 5’9” 195 lbs. running back is not imposing in size but has a wealth of ability. The first strength that is noticeable in this Class of 2023 running back game is the physicality with which he runs. He is difficult to tackle as seen on film, running through and over defenders. He also has great vision in identifying holes and burst through them for physicality. This allows him to generate big runs for Carroll’s offense on the ground. Mungo does need to showcase more as a pass catcher to display more versatility as an offensive player. As well as, continuing to develop as a blocker to become a more well-rounded running back. Mungo puts his diminutive size to good use when getting low with his pads when taking on defenders. Mungo does not have any current offers yet but should see interest rise with a strong season. Mungo will only get better with further opportunity going into next season. As he will demand more carries if his production continues to increase. Jamal Mungo has great upside and should show more of it this coming season.

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