I've been reading the St Louis newspaper articles on the top ten large school teams in the metro area and in just about every article, they mention a sophomore or junior that will be critical to the success of the team. This thread is meant to highlight some of those players that may end up being on the recruiting radar for some SEC teams in the future. If the players have a recruiting site profile, I'll link it, but I haven't found many of them yet.
Xavier Sneed - WR - 2016 Hazelwood Central Team Profile
Vanatta is particularly high on his group of receivers. In addition to Quarells, sophomore Xavier Sneed (6-4, 190) and senior tight ends Charles Smith and Jordan Ritchie (both 6-2, 250) show a lot of promise.
Sneed is a highly thought of basketball prospect playing forward for Hazelwood Central. I haven't seen much in the way of football news on him, but he's got size at the WR position and high level athletic ability. He is teammates with Roderick Johnson, who is being recruited by several SEC schools for 2014, so he should be seen by a lot of coaches this season.
Robert Taylor - G - 2015 Kirkwood Team Profile
Junior Robert Taylor (6-2, 285) will be at guard.
No info on him other than his size. Starting on the OL for defending state champions.
AJ Paul-Torres - LB - 2016 O'Fallon, IL Team Profile
The linebacking unit is keyed by Marques Cooper (6-0, 210) and sophomore A.J. Paul-Torres (6-0, 205), a transfer from St. Louis U. High.
Plays on a team with a couple high level 2014 recruits, so he'll be on the radar early if he shows some talent this season.
Michael Slater - RB/DL - 2015 Parkway Central Team Profile
quote: Scout Profile
Running back Augie Brooks rushed for 1,584 yards, and 270-pound junior running back Michael Slater added 455 yards rushing and a team-high 11 touchdowns.
Scout lists him as a DE, newspaper lists rushing stats. Big athletic kid. Plays on the same team as a current Notre Dame commit, will get seen this year.
There are more guys that I will list later as more articles come out. I will try to update this thread periodically also. I know there is at least one very highly rated 2015 from East St Louis I haven't listed yet.
And none of this is scientific, I know very little about these players. Just an informational thing to give people some players to look out for in the future.