ST. LOUIS — The Six Star Football 2021 St. Louis Showcase featured several of the state’s top rising class of 2023 WR prospects as several players took their game to new heights and showed off their all-around skills in both the Six Star Football combine and showcase events.
20 — Ryan Boyd, 6’0, 182, WR, East St. Louis (IL) @iam_ryanboyd
An elite receiving option who shows good bounce and real strength. Boyd is a 6’0, 182-pound athlete who can make plays both through the air and on the ground. A slot receiver who has good overall size and good muscle tone and a natural ability to find seams and make athletic catches through contact. He is a physical receiver and he has good speed and creativity with the ball in his hands and with his routes. Boyd was fourth on the Flyers in receiving yards last season as he hauled in 22 passes for 301 yards and a TD.
32 — Maximo Filion, 6’0, 165, WR, 2023, Park Hill @filionmaximo
Park Hill 2023 Max Filion is among the Kansas City area’s most underrated WR prospects, but that is likely to change this offseason. Blessed with quickness, strong route running skills and a competitive fire, Filion is a skilled athlete who can beat opponents with his speed and playmaking skills. Filion shows good rhythm to his game and good upside as well. He is an experienced player who has a lot of reps and good technique with his routes and can sell fakes and find clear separation. An underrated receiving option in the Kansas City area who has great hands and is able to absorb contact and maintain the ball in physical situations.
89 — Daion Gaston, 6’1, 190, WR, 2023, DeSmet @GastonDaion
An athletic prospect who can see time on both sides of the ball. Gaston has good size and rhythm and is able to beat opponents with his straight line speed but also his hesitation and creativity. An outside the numbers receiver who has a good catch radius and also some home run ability as a receiver. He plays fast and loose and can fight off coverage and make plays both through contact and through the air. He has good acceleration after the catch and can dive out and showcase some high point ability, too. A player flying under the radar who has a lot in the bag and is ready to make a statement.
410 — Quincy Hall, 6’0, 160, WR/ATH, 2023, Mascoutah (IL.) @ QuincyHall_
A quick, energetic athlete who can beat opponents with his speed with his route and then break away from defenders after the catch. He is a multiple position stand out who is very productive both on offense, defense and special teams. He has good receiving ability, creativity with the ball in his hands and is very good at baiting quarterbacks and coming away with the ball. Hall had 46 receptions and 1,041 all purpose yards and 11 touchdowns and earned first team all-conference WR honors. Also a standout defensively as well, Hall had 53 total tackles last season and added five interceptions and one touchdown, also earning first team all conference honors as a DB.
38 — Mason Hicks, 6’0, 170, WR, 2023, Pleasant Hill @MasonHicks816
An athletic prospect who can show up on both sides of the ball and as a return man. He is a strong athlete and a productive one at that who has earned numerous awards both on and off the field. His junior year he had over 1,000 all-purpose yards with 804 receiving, 130 rushing and over 100 in returns. He also had 13 touchdowns for the year as well. He’s a standout in the weight room with a 255 bench, 365 squat and 240 clean and has a 3.9 GPA. He recorded a 106” broad jump and a 28.6 vertical in the combine portion of Sunday’s events.
795 — Heston Miller, 6’1, 200, WR, 2023, West Plains @HestonJM
A productive and underrated prospect who has a good combination of size, speed and overall production. He is listed at a muscular 6’1, 200-pounds and shows straight line speed and elite leaping ability (35.5 vertical, 115” broad jump). Also a big threat under Friday night lights as well, Miller averaged 19.2 yards per catch through nine games with 29 receptions for 558 yards. He averaged 62 yards per game and had eight touchdowns receiving. As a rusher he is averaging 11.5 yards per carry on 31 attempts and has 355 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
39 — Adonis Whitley, 5’8, 155, WR, 2023, Ladue @10Adonis10
A productive and athletic prospect who shows an ability to find his way to the end zone, Whitley put together a strong junior season for Ladue and had a huge performance at the Kickoff22 Showcase as he recorded the events fastest laser timed 40-yard dash and added 110 inch broad jump and 34 inch vertical jump — also among the top marks at the event. He is a smart player with the ball in his hands and shows good speed and decision making. He can make athletic catches from the slot but has some home run ability as well. He averaged 14.7 yards per catch last season and had 279 receiving yards and nine total touchdowns for the year. A player who can also operate as a rushing option and a defender and is also able to break away as a return man as well.