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Overtime OT7 Championship: Overall Top Performers

charles power hsby:Charles Power06/09/24


TAMPA, Fla. – Dozens of blue-chip prospects were in Tampa this weekend to take part in the OT7 Championship – the championship of Overtime’s 7-on-7 league. The event featured 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 | Day 1 Top Performers | Day 2 Top Performers

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 on cumulative performances from all three days of action.

On3 MVP: QB Deuce Knight – Notre Dame

Deuce Knight was the clear top quarterback on hand at the OT7 Championship and carried his team on a surprise run all the way to the tournament’s title game. The 6-foot-4.5, 208-pounder made an array of impressive throws over the final two days of action and seemed to get better each day. Knight’s arm strength stood out. He pushed the ball vertically and threw with velocity to the boundary and into tight windows over the middle of the field. While he had two interceptions in the title game, his location and decision-making was among the best on hand over the course of the event. By the end of Sunday, he was consistently getting to his third or fourth read and delivered with general accuracy. We also got a few glimpses of his athleticism as he turned on the jets for some long gains when blitzed. While the event was not loaded with other top arms, Knight’s showing has to be taken as a positive has he heads into the Elite 11 Finals and his senior season at Lucedale (Miss.) Greene County. The Irish pledge ranks as the No. 54 overall prospect in the 2025 On300.

2. WR Jaime Ffrench

Jaime Ffrench was consistently the best pass-catcher over the three days at the OT7 Championship. The Jacksonville native was the go-to target for his team, particularly in the red zone. Ffrench was virtually unguardable on back-shoulder targets, showing the ability to break off defenders in tight confines and pluck the football away from his frame. We also saw him separate vertically and flash an impressive burst after the catch. Ffrench’s extremely well-rounded skill set made him a moveable chess piece who could attack the defense in a multitude of ways. Perhaps most importantly, he essentially did what he wanted when facing man coverage at the OT7 Championship.

3. CB Devin Sanchez – Ohio State

Devin Sanchez had a very strong run of play throughout the weekend at the OT7 Championship. He was able to tally three interceptions over the course of tournament and made numerous pass breakups as well. Even with a limited supply of targets thrown his way, he was able to make an immense impact for the SFE defense throughout the tournament. His length was very apparent at the catch point and it allowed him to make plays on the football that other corners simply can’t make. Sanchez’s discipline and instincts in zone coverage allowed him to consistently make breaks on the football and was rarely ever caught out of position. The Five-Star Plus+ corner showed why he has such a lofty ranking throughout the OT7 Championship. – National Scout Cody Bellaire

4. CB Graceson Littleton – Clemson

Graceson Littleton was easily one of the top defenders on hand at the OT7 Championship. The Tampa area standout was strong in coverage throughout the week and made a number of plays in coverage down the stretch on Sunday. Littleton often drew the opposing team’s top receiver and won many of the matchups. He did a nice job staying attached in man coverage and was generally in good position when targeted. We saw Littleton locate and make plays on the ball when targeted, including an impressive interception during bracket play on Sunday. He locked horns with Jamie Ffrench in the semifinal and made a great play in coverage in addition to breaking up a would-be touchdown. The combination of ball skills, long speed and overall coordination was impressive.

5. WR Vance Spafford (2026)

Vance Spafford was the engine that powered the offensive force that was California Power during the OT7 Championship. His multi-level paper cutting of defenses made him extremely unpredictable for opponents. His burst and top-end speed made him a consistent vertical threat as he burned defenders down the sideline for scores early on throughout the weekend. This allowed him to snap off the top of his routes and separate with ease at the intermediate and underneath levels of the field during the next couple of days. He was the go-to wideout for California Power when operating near the goal line and when they needed a clutch first down. This was the case in the semi-final, as Spafford scored three touchdowns in short yardage. The rising junior from Orange County was one of the more dynamic and sure-handed pass catchers throughout the entirety of the OT7 Championship. – Cody Bellaire

6. WR Talyn Taylor

Talyn Taylor was among the most consistent receivers throughout the weekend at the OT7 Championship. He has about every tool in his bag and we saw the full array as he put points on the board this weekend. Taylor is a naturally gifted route-runner whose loose hips and foot quickness put defenders in a blender at the intermediate levels of the field. He was able to stretch the field vertically as well making one of the best catches of the weekend on a deep fade where he went up and high pointed the football on top of a defender while contorting his body to stay in bounds falling in the back of the end zone. The Geneva (Ill.) Geneva Community standout has the athleticism, physical makeup and positional traits to be one of the top receivers in the entire country and he put all of them on display this weekend at the OT7 Championship. – Cody Bellaire

7. WR Donovan Olugbode

Donovan Olgubode was kept relatively quiet on the first day of the event, but caught fire on day two of the OT7 Championship and continued his hot streak into the final day of competition. Olugbode flashed encouraging burst on numerous occasions while blowing by second level defenders in the open field. He also made one of the best catches of the final day where he went up and snagged a ball with one hand for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone. His ball skills combined with his lateral agility and body control made him one of the more versatile threats among the pass catchers on hand. Olugbode’s stock is heading in the right direction after lighting it up this weekend at the OT7 Championship and are expecting big things heading into his senior season at IMG Academy. – Cody Bellaire

8. TE Mark Bowman (2027)

Mark Bowman was the most consistent tight end threat throughout the OT7 Championship. He was constantly moving the chains and made the occasional strong-handed dunk on top of a defender in the end zone that made the highlight reel as well. His frame, twitchy movements and route-running are impressive for a 2027 prospect. Bowman’s skill set allowed him to work himself open both underneath and up the seam. If Vance Spafford was covered, Bowman was the next man up. He stepped up his game in a big way this weekend and made his presence felt throughout the OT7 Championship. – Cody Bellaire

9. WR Jabari Brady (2026)

Jabari Brady made a late run as a Top Performer on the heels of a scintillating finish to the tournament. The rising junior came down with a combined six touchdowns in the semifinal and championship game. With defenses keying on Jamie Ffrench, Brady became the go-to target for Florida State quarterback commit Tramell Jones. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder flashed a massive catch radius, skying for multiple touchdowns. Brady’s emergence played a large role in South Florida Express winning the title.

10. Denairius Gray (2026) – Auburn

Denairius Gray made big plays on each day of action at the OT7 Championship. He was the go-to target for his team and multiple eye-catching grabs over the course of the weekend. Gray was a Top Performer on Friday, showing the ability to gain deep separation. He also made some big plays on Sunday fighting through contact to come down with a game-winning catch on a slant. Gray’s combination of strength at the catch point and functional movement skills has his arrow pointing up heading into his junior season at Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna.