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Overtime OT7 Championship: Day 1 Top Performers

charles power hsby:Charles Power06/07/24


TAMPA, Fla. – Dozens of blue-chip prospects are in Tampa this week to take part in the OT7 Championship – the championship of Overtime’s 7-on-7 league. The event features double-digit select 7-on-7 teams with play running from Friday to Sunday. Many top skill prospects from the 2025 and 2026 cycles are in attendance.

Overtime OT7 Finals Roster

The setting allows for an up close evaluation of 2025 and 2026 wide receivers, defensive backs, linebackers, tight ends and running backs in 7-on-7 action. We’re able to get a sense for some of the physical tools, technical ability and level of development of the participants. This order is based solely on the performances from Friday.

On3 MVP: WR Jaime Ffrench

Jaime Ffrench was the star of the first session of the OT7 Championship. No receiver made more eye-catching plays over the course of the day. The Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin standout had at least four spectacular touchdowns on the day, including three that game in his team’s second game, a tight loss. Ffrench was the money target for Florida State quarterback commit Tramell Jones, particularly on the goal line. The 6-foot-1, 184-pounder showed outstanding ability to track and high-point passes, looking unbeatable on back shoulder targets. He also separated vertically for a full-field touchdown.

Ffrench has a reputation as one of the more polished and skilled wideouts in the 2025 cycle and looked the part. He’s fresh off an official visit to LSU and has set a commitment date for later in the summer. Ffrench ranks as the No. 55 overall prospect in the 2025 On300.

2. WR Vance Spafford (2026)

Vance Spafford was a touchdown machine on Friday evening. The Tustin (Calif.) Mission Viejo pass-catcher found the end zone four times and was completely in sync with, quarterback Luke Fahey – high school teammate. Spafford used his track speed and advanced change of direction to create separation. He also was very reliable at the catch point, showing soft hands and came down with a high-point grab for a score. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder showed a well-rounded skillset on Friday and was able to attack every level of the field.

3. WR Denairius Gray (2026) – Auburn

Denairius Gray was one of the most productive wide receivers on hand at day one of the OT7 Championship. The Auburn pledge threatened several levels of the field, working both outside and in the slot and found the end zone three times. We saw him come down with some acrobatic grabs and flash the play speed to earn deep separation on vertical routes. Friday’s showing continues Gray’s strong play on the 7-on-7 circuit this off-season as he heads into his junior season at Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna.

4. CB Devin Sanchez – Ohio State

Devin Sanchez lived up to his lofty Five-Star Plus+ billing on Friday, shutting down his side of the field. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder was largely avoided by opposing quarterbacks, but made a big play on one of his few targets, coming down with a leaping interception in the end zone. Sanchez showed why he is arguably the most skilled cover corner in the 2025 cycle, playing with great recognition, essentially running routes for opposing receivers.

5. WR Madden Williams (2026)

Madden Williams carried his strong run of OT7 performances into day one of the OT7 Championship. Whenever Trillion Boys needed a first down, he was the target. Whenever they needed a score in the red zone, he was the target. Even in just two games of pool play, Williams was able to score three touchdowns and hauled in over ten passes on the day. His ability to get in and out of breaks allowed him to consistently get open in the underneath and intermediate areas of the field. Williams was dominant when it came to 50-50 balls displaying phenomenal body control and ability to high point the football. His strength at the catch point allows him to come down with contested catches even when he isn’t considered “open.” The SoCal native was without a doubt one of the stronger wideouts during the first day of the OT7 Championship.  – On3 National Scout Cody Bellaire

6. WR Vernell Brown III

Vernell Brown III is a magician with the ball in his hands. His elusiveness and agility manifest in the ability to disappear from would-be tacklers. He is nearly impossible tackle even in a one-hand touch setting. During day one of the OT7 Championship, Brown was torching defenses in the underneath and intermediate levels of the field with his dynamic route running and suddenness. He was one of the tougher covers throughout the first day of the OT7 Championship and we expect him to continue his run of strong play going into Saturday. – Cody Bellaire

7. WR Tristen Keys (2026)

Tristen Keys found the end zone several times on Friday as the favorite target of Notre Dame quarterback commit Deuce Knight. The 2026 prospect came out on fire, scoring three touchdowns in his team’s first game of the day, including the game-winner. Keys is a bouncy, coordinated athlete with fluid movement patterns. He was natural in catching the ball and consistently showed the ability to extend his catch radius and come down with passes outside his frame.

8. WR Chris Henry Jr. (2026) – Ohio State

Chris Henry Jr. started the day off with a bang, taking a short pass over the middle and outrunning the secondary for a full-field touchdown on the day’s first game. He followed that up with a leaping touchdown grab on a jump ball. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder is one of the more physically imposing pass-catchers on hand. We were able to get a glimpse of his well-rounded skill set that makes him an early Five-Star Plus+ prospect in the 2026 cycle.

9. WR Talyn Taylor

Talyn Taylor looks like one of the smoothest receivers on hand at the OT7 Championship. The Illinois native has outstanding change of direction, allowing him to create separation with his route-running. Taylor also showcased high-end tracking skills, locating the ball over his back shoulder for one of the more difficult touchdown grabs on the day. While Taylor’s pure production may have not exceeded some other wide receivers, his skill level and ability to make difficult plays stood out.

10. CB Adonyss Currie – Texas A&M

Adonyss Currie blanketed receivers throughout day one of the OT7 Championship. His ability to stay in every receiver’s hip pocket in coverage consistently shows up in the 7-on-7 setting. Currie’s foot speed and hip fluidity allow him to mirror would-be pass catchers with ease. He also has the top-end speed to run vertically with virtually anyone who lines up across from him. The Aggie pledge put in a clean performance at corner on day one of the OT7 Championship. – Cody Bellaire

Additional notes

+ The quarterback play on day one of the OT7 Championship was a collection of solid performances. Some standout passers from the first day include Tramell Jones (Florida State), Ty Hawkins (TCU), Deuce Knight (Notre Dame), Ryan Rakowski, Gavin Sidwar, Madden Iamaleava (UCLA) and Luke Fahey.

+ The mid-skill group of players include running backs, tight ends and linebackers that stood out in a big way during day one of the OT7 Championship. Players like Cameron Roberts, Vander Ploog, Mark Bowman, AJ Ia (Arizona State) and JT Lindsey (LSU) all had some bright moments throughout the day.

+ The wide receivers are typically the stars of the show in 7-on-7 and day one of the OT7 Championship did not disappoint in that department. Some of the better pass catchers on the first day were Markus Kier, Lebron Hill (Louisville), Terrance Smith, Jonah Smith, Xavier McDonald, Naeshaun Montgomery and Dallas Wilson (Oregon).

+ The defensive back group assigned to cover these dynamic weapons on the offensive side of the ball were very strong on day one of the OT7 Championship. Players like Graceson Littleton (Clemson), Jett Washington, Elbert Hill, Blaine Bradford, Joey O’Brien, Hylton Stubbs (USC), Amari Wallace, Matai Tagoa’i (USC) and Jordan Young all made multiple plays on the football throughout Friday’s games.