Two years ago, while I was evaluating current O-State sophomore, Marcus Williamson, I was also able to watch his younger brother, Myles, do his thing for Westerville Central High School.
Obviously, many football fans will compare Marcus and Myles. A lot of difference in the two, but both have the same goals. Marcus is bigger/faster. Myles is more reserved. Both are good football players, with tons of potential.
First really watched Myles last year as he played corner and some wide receiver. Thought that he backpedaled well and had excellent recovery speed. Saw much of the same things in his scrimmage against Dublin Coffman. Better in man coverage than in zone.
Last year and in the scrimmage, he tackled well. Good form tackle, but closes with speed. Can separate the ball from the receiver.
Guessin 5’10-165, Myles trains in the off season. Only a junior and with one more off season, he will continue to develop the size, strength, and speed necessary to play the corner position on the next level.
Also like his attitude. Quiet, but tough. Plays with a small chip on his shoulder, but that is a good thing. Football players need that confidence, as long as the chip is a baseball and not a basketball. Myles has the cornerback confidence and I like that.
Brother Marcus helps him with the football recruiting craziness. As this season moves along and Myles has success, the 2020 recruiting will pick up as well.
Schools like Toledo, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan showed interest last spring and over the summer. Michigan State has, as well.
As I told him last night, he has the natural quickness, hips, and recovery speed to be a very good corner. Also has the confidence. Size, strength, and speed need to improve. That is all do-able.