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Talent evaluator David McCarthy of The McCarthy Report (above) has put together impressive list of top seniors in Union County for this fall's campaign including the No. 1 rated performer, slot back/receiver Nahree Biggins of Hillside (bottom photo), who runs a 4.47 in the 40 and is one explosive performer. (Photos by JR Parachini)

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10-James Louis, Hillside, RB, (5-7, 170)
“Quick as a hiccup scatback who leaves defenders gasping for air in the open field. Creative and shifty in space. Has Ivy League and Patriot League academics, including a perfect 4.0 GPA. Runs a 4.47.”

11-Olli Paasonen, Summit, FB-TE-DE, (6-4, 215)
“Interesting sleeper who could play a couple of different positions on the college level. Has a great frame. Also handles Summit’s kicking duties. Missed several games last year due to injury.”

12-James Westry, Hillside, SLOTBACK-CB, (5-9, 165)
“DePaul transfer. Has great quickness and can blow by defenders like they’re standing still. Blessed with turbo-charged acceleration and is a big play waiting to happen.”

13-Patrick Blowe, Cranford, OL-DL (6-2, 295)
“Massive wide body who is a powerful drive blocker that pushes people around. Super strong and top academics.”

14-Enrique Torres, Elizabeth, OL, (6-3, 280)
“Light on his football. Has no trouble getting out to the second level. Looks very efficient blocking in space and is agile enough to get his hat on smaller-moving targets. Has 3.0 GPA.”

15-Gavin Melendez, Hillside, QB, (6-4, 215)
“Pure pro-style passer with a strong arm. Should have a huge senior year. Passed for 1,800 yards last year.”

16-Zion Marshall, Linden, QB, (5-10, 175)
“Versatile quarterback who is blessed with natural playmaking ability. Accurate thrower who can hurt defenses by air or by land.”

17-Qualil Lumpkins, Rahway, LB, (6-0, 200)
“Physical linebacker who has great instincts and fills the hole at the point of attack.”

18-Brayden Pierre-Louis, Rahway, TE-DE, (6-1, 225)
“Instinctive two-way player. Key cog for Rahway’s state finalist squad a year ago.”

19-Jared Durand, Union, OL, (6-2, 290)
“Powerful drive-blocker, who can push his man into the next county.”

 OTHERS TO WATCH:

Jaquan Robinson, Union, DL, (5-11, 275)

D'Shawn Etienne, Union, DL, (5-11, 350)

Joshua Darisme, Rahway, DT, (6-1, 225)

Tahlee Bailey, Rahway, DE, (6-2, 235)

Cole Blazek, Cranford, WR, (6-1, 175)

 

SOME JUNIORS (Class of 2021)
TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

Fatir Bell, Hillside, WR, (6-1, 180)

Terrell Cannon, Union, DE, (6-4, 245)

Jalen Carter, Union, WR, (6-1, 180)

Michael Dotro, Brearley, MLB, (6-0, 205)

Austin Groce, Summit, LB, (6-2, 205)

Desmond Igbinosun, Union, OLB, (6-3, 195)

Kevin Igiehon, Hillside, OLB, (6-2, 190)

Shawn Patterson, Linden, OL-DL, (6-2, 300)

For more information on The McCarthy Report follow on Twitter @mccarthy_report        

Follow JR Parachini on Twitter @parachini_jr

Westfield quarterback Hank Shapiro (10, top photo) is a Lehigh commit who has thrown for nearly 3,000 yards as he enters his senior season for the Blue Devils, while Hillside's terrific James Louis (bottom photo) is as quick as they come out of the backfield and has the strong academics to be either Ivy or Patriot League recruit. (Photos by Gene Nann)

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