HARDWICK — It was a beautiful day last Sunday at Eagle Hill School, as Excel Sports Academy held a workout with testing and individual drills.
There was a ton of talent on display with close to 100 players taking part.
Given the high volume of competitors, we will only list the very top performers, which still gives us a lot to mention.
Before we get into the results, the biggest piece of news on the day was that it is indeed official, and Geoffrey Jamiel, one of the top wide receivers in the state, has transferred to Deerfield Academy and will reclassify as a 2022. The standout who previously starred at Dennis-Yarmouth already holds Football Championship Subdivision offers, and should continue to gain attention.
All right, let's get to the top moments from Sunday.
St. John's Prep 2023 defensive back and wide receiver Joenel Aguero already holds some major offers, and when he came to Eagle Hill with the last group of the day, it was initially thought that he might skip the 40-yard dash.
However, wearing a cutoff hoodie that probably slowed him down a little, Aguero clocked a 4.4-second 40, the top time of the day. He also ran a 4.38 pro agility and registered a 9-feet, 9-inch broad jump.
It should be noted that we were told Aguero ran in the 4.3s on his 40 the previous week.
Keep an eye out for Lawrence High wide receiver Adonis Garcia from the 2023 class. He measured in at 6-0.25, 163 pounds, and ran a 4.46 40 and 4.29 pro agility. Expect big things from him in the future.
Oluwakoleade "KO" Osinubi transferred from Belmont Hill to Catholic Memorial this offseason, and the 2023 wide receiver already holds a UMass offer. On Sunday, he measured in at 6-0.75, 156 and ran one of the fastest 40s of the day at 4.54. He also ran a 4.21 pro agility.
Another name we've heard a lot lately is Kevin Jackson, a 2023 wide receiver from Springfield Central. He did not disappoint with a 4.6 40 and 4.41 pro agility.
Matt Brunelle of St. John's (S) was behind some real good ones last season, including his older brother, Jay, who is now at Notre Dame. Going forward, Brunelle will see a lot more time. He ran a 4.56 40 and 4.37 pro agility Sunday and has a bright future.
Dexter lost a terrific class to graduation, but the NEPSAC school in Brookline should just reload. One receiver that should have a nice career is Darius Day, a 5-9.5, 165-pounder who ran a 4.54 40 and 4.22 pro agility.
Other top performers from the wide receiver group included: Jackson Delaney of St. John's Prep; James Jolicouer of Minnechaug; Matt Raeke of Wachusett; Myles Ward of Springfield Central; William Rodgers of Putnam; and, Zayd Sadiq of Amherst.
The defensive backs group was also strong. One name to watch is Jackson Conners-McCarthy of the Brooks School. After getting some meaningful time as a freshman at Andover last year, Conners-McCarthy transferred to Brooks and is a 2023. At 6-1.75, 215, he had an impressive 4.31 pro agility and can play any number of positions well.
Springfield Central had plenty of defensive backs there, as Christopher Winslow (2022/4.61 40), Jose Nieves (2021/4.65 40), and CJ Davis (2021/4.65 40) all ran well.
Walter Morales Jr. of Lawrence Academy can play on either side of the ball, but was listed as a defensive back Sunday. At 5-8, 154, he ran a 4.69 40 with a very good pro agility of 4.19.
Other defensive backs to stand out were Angelo Larose of Worcester South and Trey Thomas of Grafton.
Another Deerfield player to make waves was Elic Ayomanor. He was listed as a "defensive athlete," and he can fit in several positions at the next level, most likely either outside linebacker or safety. He checked in at 6-1.5, 212, and ran a 4.6 40 and 4.56 pro.agility.
The running backs were another position of power Sunday. Brendan Cassamajor, who can also play linebacker, had one of the best days. The former BC High standout is doing a post-grad year at Salisbury School (Conn.), and ran a 4.79 40 at 5-11, 211. He also put in a terrific pro agility at 4.21.
Xaviah Bascon, a 2022 out of Swampscott, also stood out with a 4.59 40. Aidan Sweeney, a 2022 back from Malden Catholic, clocked a 4.66 40 and 4.29 pro agility.
Garrett Ranieri out of St. John's (S) and Thomas Raeke out of Wachusett also ran well in the running back group.
Without one-on-ones, this wasn't necessarily the best setting to judge linemen, but there were several who stood out, anyway.
Another Deerfield star, Joe Lochiatto, had a nice day. At 6-2.5, 308, the 2022 interior offensive lineman ran a 5.2 40. Another offensive lineman who always impresses is 2022 IOL Travis Gause of Springfield Central.
Kevin Jourdain of Holyoke recently committed to Yale, where the 2021 defensive lineman should fit in nicely. At 6-3.5, 276, Jourdain ran a 5.1 40.
Two top linebackers were in attendance in Quinn Herlihy of St. John's (S) and Tyson Thornton of Springfield Central. Herlihy, at 6-2.5, 218, ran a 4.76 40. Thornton, we are told, is trying to decide between a handful of FCS offers.
Again, it was not a great day to judge quarterbacks with how limited drills were, but some of the top moments went to signal callers like Jameson Dion of Amherst, Noah Callery of Doherty, Ryan Puglisi of Lawrence Academy, Tucker McDonald of Wachusett, Tyler Dimond of Grafton, and William Watson of Springfield Central.