KANSAS CITY SHOWCASE: A look at ’22 class WR’s that were standout performers – A look at several of the top play making WRs in the class of 2022 that impressed at the 6Star Football Showcase in KC, players like Abercrombie of Lee’s Summit West and Barker from KCK’s Washington were among local area standouts that really looked like big timer play makers at the event.
Jordan Abercrombie, 6’0, 165, WR/TE, 2022, Lee’s Summit West @JordanAbercrom5
A multiple position athlete who shows some length and some speed. He is constantly working on his mobility and playmaking and is also a multiple sport athlete. He has the ability to jump up and make plays but can also show some raw ability to make blocks and do whatever the coach needs him to do. He has also found some recent success as a Long snapper and has been putting in the time and working on his technique and overall strength.
Reshad Barker, 5-8,175, WR, 2022, Washington @HumblemadeR
No doubt Washington will have a lot of offensive firepower back in 2021. Barker will look to provide some at that explosive outside speed and give Washington a nice threat in their passing attack. With a big senior season ahead no doubt one of the players that will look to get onto the college radar with good play and show off his speed on their deep receiving core, Barker could be a big name to know for the upcoming season.
Justis Braden, 6’3, 225, WR/TE, 2022, Liberty North @justis_braden
Braden plays even bigger than his listed 6’3, 22-pounds would suggest as he brings a strong, powerful frame to the field. An underrated prospect in the recruiting world, Braden is a quick playmaker who shows the ability to find a hole and work his way down the field. He has good hands and can make catches away from his body and above his head and he is the type of player who can create a variety of ways with the ball in his hands. He is smart with his routes and can sell fakes and absorb contact well. A player with straight line speed and good balance and also some physicality and toughness.
Cayden Brown, 6-2, 165, WR/TE, 2022, Derby @Caydennnn15
Derby is loaded with talent again and will look for another state title in 2021, no doubt this very lean and athletic wideout should play a pivotal role again in 2021 and has that impressive tall and long 6-2 frame that is very impressive and can make some of those great go up and get it grabs for sure. A very good 10 yards and out catch the ball good hands guy that moves the chains well, can also be a key blocker in the offensive plays and is one of those guys you can count on to make key plays that play a big time role in his teams success. Athletic frame and a good one to watch out for in 2021.
Juan Brownlee, 5-11, 155, WR, 2022, Olathe North @jb_brownlee5
No doubt Olathe North sure has a lot of weapons on the offensive side of the football this upcoming season and one of those deep downfield threats will be Juan Brownlee, the 5-11, 155 speedy play maker should be another great weapon on what could be the most talented offensive unit in the state for 2021. Will look to be one of the breakout senior play makers this season and should be a very exciting player to watch for at wideout.
Chase Buford, 165, WR, 2022, Republic @chase_fromGS9
An underrated receiving option in Southwest Missouri who has good speed and the ability to lose opponents with his routes. Buford runs hard and shows some quickness off the line and can change directions and find himself clear separation down the field. He is a home run threat on big plays and is capable of buying time for his quarterback when he is forced to scramble. An underrated player who reports a 4.5 40-yard dash, 11.2/100 M dash and a 35 inch vertical.
Torin Cavanaugh, 6-3, 202, TE/WR, 2022, Chapman @TorinCavanaugh
A top player in the North Central Kansas League and we think with good reason, 6-3 inches and 202 pounds and a guy that is solid as a rock, with a tremendous work ethic and a two way superstar that has as much of an impact as any player in the NCKL, Cavanaugh is the real deal and a player we see being unstoppable as a senior on both sides of the pigskin in 2021. All-District HM DE and and All-League HM DE as well, 2 x All-League HM TE also, hands and blocking plus edge tackling make him a topper in the league for us.
Caedyn Glosser, 5’11, 185, WR, 2022, Davis County (IA) @CaedynGlosser2
The big time looking All-State and First Team All-District selection from Davis County, Iowa is one of those guys that does a great job making the difficult catches and going up for and coming down with game changing type grabs for Davis County, runs a 4.56 in the 40 yard dash, also a fearless linebacker that can make be a relentless outside play maker with speed and range. No doubt a player that can make some huge things happen and is one of the elite speed targets in Iowa that should be a heavily sought after next level prospect and a must see play making WR to know.
Christopher Galloway, 6-2, 180, 2022, WR, Bishop Ward @GoatGalloway
The big and rangy 6-2 180 Bishop Ward WR prospect is one of the go to offensive play makers that the Ward offense will look to take advantage of in 2021, no doubt some good size and speed, this wideout has the athletic skills and hands to be a next level recruit and will no doubt be looking for a big final season and to get several college offers on the table. Talented ‘22 wideout with a big upside.
Brody Gormley, 6-6, 212, WR/TE, 2022, Seaman @brody_gormley
No doubt when you look at the 6-6, 212 pound Gormley you can see why he could be a very impressive downfield target for the Topeka Seaman offense this upcoming 2021 season. Has that size to be a head turner and will look to be a big impact maker his senior season with a new QB under center but some nice talent back at many key spots on the field entering the year. No doubt if Gormley can make the big plays colleges should like the frame at 6-6 and being a WR/TE is impressive also.
Zay’Vion Hueigh, 6’1, WR/TE, 2022, Grandview @ZayVionH6
A good size receiver who has good hands in the ability to catch and create on his own. He is often found making a lot happen with his underneath Roots given his ability to shake off defenders and work his way through would be tacklers. He has long strides and good length in a solid catch radius as well. He can block and make strong hits and also see time on the defensive side of the ball. A strong athlete overall who shows natural athleticism.
Hayden Jones, 6’0, 170, WR/DB, 2022, Republic @haydenjjoness
An underrated player who has made a big impact in Southwest Missouri, Jones is a two-way player who has strong athleticism and good size. He is a mobile player who can fly around the field and is good at making catches off balance. Jones recorded 43 tackles, two interceptions and had five passes broken up and one sack last season. He also had six receptions for 81 yards and only six quarters of play. He reports a 4.65 40, 425 shuttle, 200 clean, 350 deadlift, 335 squat, 215 bench and a 32-in vertical.
Erwin Nash, 6-3, 210, WR, 2022, Olathe South @Erwinnash7
Nash has all the makings of being the next big timer in the 2023 class among Kansas long and lean WR prospects, this Olathe South ‘23 class grad will be a huge factor in 2021 as he can use his long 6-3 inch frame and a great set of hands to go up in a crowd and make some huge catches, no doubt one of the young and big time impressive Olathe South up and coming guys that has the size and skill, just needs more action to get noticed and we think 2021 will prove to be a great year for Nash to show out and grab some great attention from next level schools.