For the rest of the 2021 college football season, I will be writing about the top prospects from at least one game involving a smaller school that happens to play on a weekday. What are we considering a smaller school? Well, for now, as long as the classification exists, any school that is not a Power Five school.
Today, we are going to look at the domination by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers over the Kansas Jayhawks, 49-22.
COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS
10 QB Grayson McCall rSO 6-3 200
I wrote about McCall a few weeks ago but this was my first time getting to see him this year. McCall made several NFL-level throws against the Jayhawks. He has a strong arm and almost always throws a catchable ball to his receivers. The Coastal Carolina option offense bugs me from an evaluation standpoint. It also leads to McCall taking unnecessary shots. I still wonder if he will actually declare this year. McCall finished 17/21 for 245 yards and two TDs. He also had a rushing TD.
4 TE Isaiah Likely Sr 6-4 245
Likely is a nice target for a QB. He is a good route runner and a selfless teammate. Likely has nice hands and is a great blocker. He blocked a defender ten yards into the endzone in the third quarter. I think Likely has a chance to be a Top 100 player after the process is over. He caught five passes for 40 yards on nine targets.
6 WR Jaivon Heiligh Sr 6-2 200
Heiligh is a tremendous athlete. He is quick and has solid hands. Heiligh has return ability although he didn’t get the chance against Kansas. I think for him to have a chance to really elevate himself up draft boards, Heiligh will have to show a better grasp of the route tree. However, he had a huge night against the Jayhawks, catching six of his seven targets for 122 yards and a score.
94 EDGE Jeffrey Gunter Sr 6-4 260
Gunter was disruptive most of the night for the Chants. He completely blew up a 4th and 1 attempt for KU. He finished with two tackles and a half-sack.
91 EDGE Manny Johnson Jr 6-6 265
Johnson is one of the top defenders for Coastal Carolina but unfortunately, he did not play on Friday night.