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7v7 Team Profile: Philly’s Finest

For the next few months, VARSITY PREPS will do a preview on some of the 7 on 7 traveling teams across the United States. If you would like to have your 7 on 7 team featured, email me at [email protected]




PAST TOURNAMENTS: PA SWAG 7 on 7 Northeast Elite 7v7 (April 2012), NLA 7v7 (April 2012)

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:NLA 7V7 (New Jersey) PA SWAG 7v7  Northeast Elite(April 12-13, 2013)


QB – Dashawn Darden- Cardinal O’Hara – Class of 2014 (5’10, 175 LBS.)

Darden is currently receiving   interest from Buffalo, Kent State, Temple, Boston College, Delaware, and Old Dominion.

WR – Thaddius Smith – Cardinal O’Hara – Class of 2014 (5’10”, 170 LBS.)

Currently holds offers from Rutgers, James Madison, Temple, Boston College, Toledo and UMass

RB – Lamont Veal – Cardinal O’Hara – Class of 2014 (5’9”, 165 LBS.)

Currently receiving interest from Old Dominion, Villanova , and Dusquesne

WR – Chris Colvin – Cardinal O’Hara – Class of 2014 (6’0”, 160 LBS.)

Currently has an offer from Monmouth University

S – Mike Ockimey – Monignor Bonner/Archbishop Predergast – Class of 2014  (6’3”, 180 LBS.)

Currently has an offer from Toledo.

ATH -Daquan Worley – Coatesville – Class of 2014

Currently has offers from UMass, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Rutgers

 S -Isaiah Flamer –Coatesville – Class of 2014

Currently receiving interest from Delaware State, Wagner, and Richmond


CB – Dymond Wright – Malvern Prep – Class of 2015  

WR -Delane Hart – Germantown

Currently receiving   interest from Rutgers, Villanova, East Carolina, UConn, Old Dominion, Penn State, Central Florida, UMass, Arizona, and Arizona State

WR – Clayton Rush- Father Judge – Class of  2015  

WR – Patrick Amara – West Catholic – Class of  2014 West Catholic – (6’2”, 175 LBS.)

Currently has offers from Bowling Green, Central Florida and UMass

Currently receiving interest from Old Dominion, Villanova, Penn State, Illinois and Georgia Tech

ATH – Jordan Meechum – LaSalle – Class of 2015

LB – Zaire Franklin- LaSalle –Class of 2014 LaSalle

Currently has offers from Villanova, Temple, UMass, Tulane, Old Dominion, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh

ATH – Kendall Singleton   2014 Archbishop Wood

Currently receiving interest from Penn State, Pittsburgh and Lehigh


LB – Nafeez Carter – Archbishop Wood – Class of 2015  (6’0”, 205 LBS. )

LB – Curtis Pardea   – Norristown – Class of 2014  


You rarely can label a 7v7 team as being a veteral laden team, but Philly’s Finest would fit in that category.  PF has a lot of players returning from the 2012 team and it is loaded with talent from the Southeastern Pennsylvania area. Quarterback Dashawn Darden is a seasoned veteran on the 7v7 circuit and he will be armed with an arsenal of weapons.  Some of his weapons include explosive players such as: Thaddius Smith, Delane Heart, Lamont Veal, and Daquan Worley.  The secondary is top-notch as well, including safeties Patrick Amara, Damon Brinkley, and Mike Ockimey.  Watch out for the athleticism from Zaire Williams (LB).  Williams is a linebacker with excellent cover skills.  Last year, Philly’s Finest placed 2nd in the Rivals Five-Star 7v7 tournament in March of 2012 that took place in Philadelphia.   Philly’s Finest is a threat to win any 7v7 tournament it enters.

(pictured is Dashawn Darden of Cardinal O’Hara High School)
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