It's hard to think about any high school kid from the Class of 2023 as a veteran starter and a state champion, but that's exactly what East St. Louis freshman offensive linemen Miles McVay (6-foot-5, 320 pounds) is this winter.
McVay, who made a name for himself last January --as an eighth grader-- at the EdgyTim Underclassmen Showcase powered by EFT Football, returned to the Max Exposition Center in McCook a few weeks ago and was one of the event's top overall performers.
He was a full time starter on the last season's 6A state champion Flyers' squad last fall. He fills us in on the state championship season, his latest recruiting news and more in this video.
One of the best parts of the annual EDGYTIM Underclassmen Showcase, powered by EFT Football, is discovering new names and faces that emerge after having a strong showing at this event year in and year out.
Rich Central sophomore DE Derrick Parker II (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) was undoubtedly one of the better overall performers at this event. Parker II, who played several different positions on both sides of the football for Olympians ahead coach Terrell Alexander in 2019, was a strong performer all day playing defensive end.
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Get to know Derrick Parker II in the video above. Keep an eye on this Class of 2022 defensive end.
On the Illinois high school circuit it appears the Class of 2021 is stacked with talent, especially at the quarterback position. The recently held EDGYTIM Underclassmen Showcase, powered by EFT Football, featured several talented signal callers.
Libertyville junior QB Blake Ellingson (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) is certainly a name to watch in this spring in recruiting circles. He is already a two-year varsity letterman for head coach Mike Jones. Ellingson takes a few minutes to fill us in on his latest recruiting news, upcoming spring plans along with looking forward to the Wildcats' upcoming 2020 football season.