We observed WR Michai Riley of Vance at the Washington Elite Athletics camp recently held at West Charlotte. Michai projects as a slot receiver on the next level, and there are several things we love about his game.
First off, Michai has the right mental makeup to be in the slot. He has a fearless attitude and attacks the football when he catches it. His releases off the line illustrate an intelligent player who has been coached well to sell a route really well. One of my favorite routes he runs is what I call a stutter post - and on his highlights he gets open on a regular basis on that route.
Looking at his highlights from last season, Michai is a valuable WR as he has ability to play on the outside as well. He ran a large variety of routes last season - quick screens, out routes, corner routes, spot routes vs. zone, and he did very well with all of them. What really stands out is his run blocking though - there were several pancakes on defensive backs, and his blocks were key in springing several Cougar touchdowns.
Vance has a lot of talent on their team this season, and Riley is definitely one of those talented players. I would expect this Class of 2020 receiver to have a home on a college roster in his future. Very good overall player, who comes from a good family and a good personality off the field as well.
Highlight Film Link: http://www.hudl.com/v/2B0ATY