Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) head coach Mickey Thompson has yet to send film of his top junior prospects to college coaches, but that is not a reflection on the talent level he feels he has in the class. To the contrary, Coach Thompson believes he potentially could have five college talents coming out of the 2011 class and is in the beginning stages of making up film for those players.
Highlighting the Bulldogs 2011 class are DE/TE Rob Burns, S Kyle Gouveia, RB Marcus Harris, QB Brian Rody and S Spenser Rositano. We’ll begin the preview with the player Coach Thompson deems to be the current star of the class.
Marcus Harris, RB
“The number one guy is Marcus Harris,” Thompson said. “He is the best running back in Northern Virginia.”
In six games, Harris has 125 carries for 862 yards, 10 receptions for 183 yards and 11 total touchdowns. The 6-1, 190-pound prospect played some on the varsity level last season, rushing for 600 yards, but primarily gave way to senior Daniel Allen, who is now on scholarship at JMU.
“He has speed, instincts and he’ll run over you,” said Thompson, whose team is off to a 6-0 start to the season. “The only way we are doing as well as we are is because of Marcus. He can flat get it. He has got it all. He has good hands. We don’t use him on defense, but he could easily be flipped over to defense and do a good job.”
Coach Thompson looks forward to hearing from college coaches later this fall.
“With the film we have now, I can’t imagine a running back film being any better,” Thompson said.
Rob Burns, DE/TE
“His recruitment will take off,” Thompson said of Burns. “He is 6-7, about 220 or 225 pounds. He’ll probably get 30 pounds heavier by next year. Then you’ll have a 6-7, 250-pound senior. He is a great athlete and he runs well. He has a great attitude and great grades. There are no problems. He has good game film right now. He is getting better and better. He was primarily on JV last year, but this year he is coming into his own. He is just a little physically behind right now, but he’ll improve.”
Burns attended Virginia’s home game against Indiana, Coach Thompson said. Thompson also believes that Burns has been to Virginia Tech. There are no offers yet, but that could change once the film goes out.
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