Two rising 9th graders who played football at Powdersville Middle School have been selected as high school “All-Americans” and are considered among the top 100 players in the nation.
“JJ” Gentile and “EJ” Humphrey both attended several football camps and combines during the spring where they have gone against some of the top players in the nation in their class.
Powdersville Middle Football Coach Eric Humphrey said, “They both have done outstanding. Most of the camps and combines have an average of 150 players or more and these two guys finish no lower than the top five and most times the top three.”
The last combine that they participated in was in Charlotte where they both finished as the runners up for the MVP award, Coach Humphrey said.
Both young men average 4.7 seconds in the forty.
“Due to their hard work and outstanding performances at these combines plus their outstanding game film, they both have been tabbed as one of the top 100 freshmen in the nation at there respective positions,” Coach Humphrey said. “These kids are not just great athletes who will become division I college players, but they are great students. Both are on the honor roll and are great young men.”
In addition to being named among the top 100 players in the nation they both have been invited and will participate in the the top rising freshman “All American” game in Miami, Fla. on July 6.
“This is a great feat. We have never had one “All-American” freshmen in this area let alone two,” Coach Humphrey said. “So as you can see we are very excited about this in the Powdersville community.”