Updated: Aug 28, 2019
What a way to start off the 2019 scouting reports. Thanks to weather delays on Friday night, 2020 4✮ S Cameron Roseman-Sinclair began his senior season on Monday night for a Myers Park team that is set up for their best chance to win their first state title in school history. Let’s look at how Roseman-Sinclair performed in Monday night’s 42-0 blowout win for the Mustangs.
While it may not have been the most productive night he’ll have this season, that was in large part because of how outmatched Olympic was up front against a state-title favorite. Roseman-Sinclair did everything he was supposed to do on Monday night, playing assignment-oriented football and filling his gaps while man that in-the-box safety role that the Myers Park coaching staff loves to use him in so much. Two of his best plays of the night were called back because of penalties, wiping both plays from the record, but Roseman-Sinclair continued to show what he has shown us every time we have been out to scout him: he is a very strong and effective tackler.
His coverage skills aren’t talked about as much as his run stopping ability, but his performance on Monday night showed why it should be talked about more than it is. Roseman-Sinclair’s biggest play of the night came in the second quarter when he would intercept the Olympic quarterback’s pass over the middle and return it for a touchdown. Roseman-Sinclair looked strong in pass coverage all night while being primarily matched up against slot receivers. While he is still a little tight hipped, there is no reason to believe that Roseman-Sinclair one of the Tar Heels best defensive backs when he arrives to campus next year.
The bigger commitment for the Tar Heels might be Roseman-Sinclair’s mother, though. I have been to four games Myers Park over the last few seasons and she is consistently the loudest and most enthusiastic voice in the crowd. She will definitely bring plenty of energy to Kenan Stadium, something that Mack Brown will love.
Myers Park had plenty of other strong performances, led by Alabama commit Drake Maye and Texas A&M commit Muhsin Muhammad III, who connected for three scores on the night. On the defensive side, safety Tahj El had a big night for the Mustangs. For Olympic, running back Cameron Smith had a solid night while running behind an offensive line that was clearly outmatched.
That concludes the first week of high school action for the Heel Tough Blog. Next week, we’ll be heading to Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, NC to scout the Tar Heels only commit of the 2021 class, Dontavius Nash,as he and the Huskies take on the Rocky River Ravens