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OT7 Orlando: ‘Alpha Dog’ Bryce Underwood leads off star-heavy top performers list

KISSIMMEE, FL – Overtime’s OT7 circuit held its first of three 7-on-7 tournaments in the Sunshine State over the weekend and attracted recruits from across the country. The player pool included a six-pack of Power Four quarterback commits along with dozens of blue-chip wide receivers and defensive backs. After all the action we have some top performers and more evaluation notes.

Alpha Dog: Cubby bryce underwoodlsu commitment

Sunday was a masterclass for the No. 1-ranked recruit in the Top247. Underwood was aggressive from start to finish and took his team to the semi-finals. He made many high-level tosses throughout the day with relative ease and was able to balance risk and reward like few others his age.

It’s common for quarterbacks in this type of setting to take what the defense gives them, but Underwood often tried to attack vertically and connected on several 40-yard touchdown passes. He displayed not only a lot of velocity, but also plenty of touch as he was able to change speeds and manipulate different coverages. There were some misfires from Underwood, but we only held him down for one turnover-worthy throw.

This weekend was one of the first exposure points for Underwood of the offseason and was extremely promising as he worked through his progression and showed no lack of arm talent. Underwood has started 42 games at Bellevue over the last three years and is the Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan. He gave a verbal pledge to Brian Kelly and the Tigers in January.

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,deuce nightQB, Notre Dame commit: Knight was excellent on Saturday, but was a little difficult on Sunday as he was having trouble placing the ball. Still, the good was really good as he hit in-breaking routes on schedule and could get the ball to all different corners of the field. The Lucedale (Miss.) George County product needs some seasoning, but the developmental advantage is there with his arm strength and top-flight testing numbers (42.5-inch vertical jump and 4.52 seconds in the short shuttle).

,harlem berryRB, LSU commit: Berry could be the hottest prospect in the 2025 cycle Had a stellar 4.37-second effort in the 40-yard dash the last summer. That speed proved lethal all weekend as he lined up at wide receiver and blew past defenders. Berry also managed to pick up the bulk of the yardage after the catch, which is difficult to do when the rules require a one-handed touch. Burner from Metairie (La.) St. Martin’s Episcopal School has true three-down abilities.

,tavian st claireQB, Ohio State commit: This was St. Clair’s first club 7-on-7 tournament and he immediately admitted there was some adjustment period. He threw several interceptions, but also had several highlights as he challenged tight coverage windows and threw a series of balls 50 yards in the air. We’re confident with St. Clair’s big, athletic frame and loose stroke. He set several school records as a junior at Bellefontaine (Ohio) and should have a big one his senior year.

,Trey McNuttSAF: McNutt had the best weekend of everyone in coverage, finishing with a pick-six and multiple breakups from his safety posting. The soon-to-be senior from Cleveland (Ohio) Shaker Heights uses his burst, lateral quickness and high football IQ to force routes and try to force quarterbacks into making bad decisions. The nation’s No. 1-ranked safety is not rushing to make a decision and is planning all of his official visits after recent visits to both Florida and Oregon.

,Donovan OlugbodeWR: Olugbode was a high-volume target who consistently created separation with his sharp cuts. The Illinois native, who is completing his prep career at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, is viewed behind the scenes as one of the more high-floor wide receiver prospects in the class and his polished game makes him a reliable Makes choices. Quarterback because he is sure-handed and is an advanced route runner. He has executives with USC, Florida and Washington.

,ladarian clardiSAF: We wrote what we thought in January Clardy’s stock will explode And a recent tender from Georgia indicates that has finally happened. The two-way playmaker from Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia is a high-flyer in the secondary who has the ability to generate takeaways despite being a bit small. They had a pick-six on Saturday and another on Sunday. We also like what Clardy showed in off-man coverage because it gives him more complete protection.

,Vernell Brown IIIWR: Brown was one of the few players who pulled double duty as he played a lot of playing time at both wide receiver and defensive back. He really made an impact on offense as he won with his release and then was able to turn passing underneath routes into long gains with his suddenness and speed. Utility man in Orlando (Florida) Jones is looking like one of the top slot receivers in the 2025 cycle. Ohio State leads the 247Sports Crystal Ball.

,bryce fitzgeraldSAF: Fitzgerald is a natural ball hawk on the backend who can track the football better than other players. Despite playing for a team loaded with offensive weapons, he went both ways and generated some key interceptions on that side of the ball. Fitzgerald is coming off a junior campaign at Miami (Florida) Columbus in which he totaled 10 interceptions. He is young for the grade, which is remarkable at this level. USC and Florida are pushing to add several others in recruiting.

,Trammell Jones Jr.QB, FSU commit: It was another overall solid performance for Jones, who continues to impress in camps and tournaments. The point man at the Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin limited mistakes and was perfect at all three levels both Saturday and Sunday with his sound mechanics. Jones will be in the news as he has already punched his ticket this summer elite 11 finals, He and his teammates’ early season matchup with IMG Academy is also on the schedule.

,jace brownWR: Brown was one of the big surprises of the weekend. He is a perimeter target with good size who came up with competitive catches. It was just one exposure point, but the performance reminded us a bit of the current USC wide receiver Ja’Coby Lane Used to do in 7-on-7 play. Brown caught 46 passes for 560 yards and six touchdowns last season at Downey (Calif.) Warren. He recently tested out of the charts, which led to offers from Utah and Kansas.

Around the tournament…

-This was a deep and talented collection of 2026 wide receivers. Santa Anna (California) Mater Dei Kayden Dixon-Wyatt Did a lot of acrobatics on Saturday. He has an all-round skill set. miami committed Malachi Tony Of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage is a crafty route runner who gets open often. Mississippi based couple tristan keys And Xavier McDonald He too had his moments.

When it came to 2025 wide receivers, nashawn montgomery Displayed great body control for two long touchdowns on Sunday. He will spend his senior season at Miami (Florida) Central. Decatur (Ga.) Southwest DeKalb Sam Turner There was another budding 12th grade student who was a smooth conductor. Despite her birthday being at the end of the summer, she’s in college-ready shape.

As far as sleepers go, Orlando (Florida)’s Edgewater tyson carter They continued to perform well for their respective teams and on Sunday scored six points while keeping a great grip on their shoulders with one hand. He missed most of his junior season due to injury, but has favorable speed markers (10.68 seconds in the 100 m dash).

One youngster needs to file for another day: 2027 wide receiver julius jones, who got the chance to run the university as a freshman at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale. His father played at Notre Dame and in the NFL.

-No cornerback has batted a thousand, but we liked what we saw in Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington. ben hanks jr and Carrollton (Ga.) High Shamar Arnoux, Both are reactionary athletes with the length to hang out. addon ending On the other hand, Ruston (La.) High looks like the ideal nickel, given how he is able to keep phase with his fluid bottom half and make plays through hands at the catch point.

,Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman quarterback Maika Eugenio Won the tournament title for Lo-Pro. He bowls the ball out quickly and wins with accuracy. Lo-Pro also got exceptional play from its defense, including at safety eden manutai Of Kahuku High in Hawaii.

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