The high school football season may be over, but we're still reviewing game film to update the Class of 2014 recruiting rankings and get these hard working athletes additional exposure. Four more players have been added to the list - Brad Rhoades from Trinity, Portsmouth's Pat Glynn, Hunter Wilkinson from Keene and Worcester Academy's Romeo Masuku (Manchester, NH). Here are the links to each players' Hudl page and video:
Brad Rhoades: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/1916237/brad-rhoades
Romeo Masuku: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3303860/romeo-masuku
Pat Glynn: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1475182/patrick-glynn
Hunter Wilkinson: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/626247/hunter-wilkinson
Rhoades is a tough, hard nosed player who made big plays all season for Trinity on both sides of the ball. He projects best as a corner back at the next level, but could also be used as a running back. Rhoades has good speed and explosiveness with the football in his hands and good instincts on defense as well.
Masuku has turned into an absolute beast. Just a couple years ago he was contemplating quitting football to focus on basketball. Since that time he has improved on the gridiron as much as any player in the state. He is another kid who could play on either side of the ball in college. This past fall at Worcester Academy he was used a RB, a WR and a DB. Masuku has superb quickness and explosiveness, is strong, crazy athletic and is a flat out play maker. After watching him on film it's clear that the post-grad year did wonders for Masuku. Don't be surprised if he ends up being a scholarship player.
Glynn was injured early in the season but came back strong and showed that he was definitely 100% with how well he played for the rest of the season. Glynn has good size and strength, blocks well up front and can fly around and hit people on 'D'. When watching his recruiting video what I also liked seeing was Glynn has a toughness, a nastiness, an edge to him. You need guys like that, players who won't back down from anybody.
Speaking of players who fly around the field hitting people, that is definitely what Wilkinson does best. He's an undersized linebacker, so may have to play safety in college depending on where he goes. Either way he has good speed, reads his keys well, tenacity and excellent tackling technique.
Click the following link to see the updated football prospect rankings for the Class of 2014: