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Spring 2015 – NLG 7v7 Recap

Written by: on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Next Level Greats Football Club (NLG) is a developmental program operated by Marcus Hammond, Preston Brown, and Brandon Bather based in Southern New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. Our goal is to teach young men how to use football as an avenue to be successful for their entire lives, with a focus on teaching fundamentals expected of players at the highest collegiate levels.

NLG closed out its travel 7v7 season with two solid showings in back to back weeks at the end of June. 2015 marked the 2nd consecutive year playing at the I.M.G 7v7 National Championship.  NLG sent three teams, 2 club level teams and a Future Stars team (players 15 & under).

Next Level Greats Team 3 finished 6th in the Nation and was a few plays away from playing for the championship. The roster for team 3 consists of:

Brandon McIlwain –

Brandon McIlwain listed on top offensive performers –

McIlwain learning, having fun at the Elite 11 –

McIlwain shows off arm at the Elite 11 –

Aran Lee – 6’ 1” 200lb, QB, Woodrow Wilson, 2016

Max Smyth –

Brad Hawkins –

Hawkins commits to Michigan –

Kelvin Harmon –

Harmon discusses top 6 schools –

Lonnie Moore –

Devon Bibbens –

Bibbens picks up 1st offer from Delaware State University –

Everett Wormley –

Wormley picks up 1st two scholarship offers in same day –

Elijah Rehm –

Adrian Clark –

Elvis Hines –

Jamal Parker –

Chase Matthews –

Tyler Parsons –

AJ Baxter –

Alaam Horne –

Salaam Horne –

Demian Thomas –


Next Level Greats Team 2 made a run on day 2, capturing upset victories over both Miami Showcase Elite and Team Tampa. NLG 2 eventually fell short but provided many big plays throughout the tournament. The roster for Team 2 consists of:

Gianni Butler, WR, 6′ 1″ 180lb, Winslow Township, 2016

Alex Clendenon, WR, 5′ 9″ 170lb, Eastern Regional, 2016

Jonah Gundrum, ATH, 6′ 2″ 185lb, Freedom (PA), 2016

Chris Henderson, LB, 6′ 0″ 220lb, Woodrow Wilson, 2016

Stephen Honick, QB, 5′ 9″ 175lb, Archbishop Carroll (PA), 2017

Kurtis Huff, OL/DL, 6′ 2″ 270lb, Camden, 2016

Jordan Jefferson, S, 5′ 10” 185lb, Camden Catholic, 2016

Giancarlos Perez, WR, 5′ 8″ 165lb, Camden, 2016

Julian Pratt, WR, 5′ 7″ 155lb, Camden, 2016

Anthony Ramos, LB, 5′ 9″ 185lb, Woodrow Wilson, 2017

Keysean Simmonds, WR, 5′ 11″ 190lb, Camden, 2017

Tyron Tucker, WR, 5′ 10″ 170lb, Paul VI, 2017

Andrew Valentin, QB, 6′ 1″ 185lb, Cherry Hill West, 2016

Deron Wharton Jr, S, 5′ 10″ 165lb, Camden, 2017


Next Level Greats Future Stars went undefeated in pool play and earned the #1 overall seed. NLG Future Stars fell just short in the National Championship game finishing 2nd in the NATION. The rising stars on this team consists of:

Iverson Clement, WR, 6′ 1 185lb, Rancocas Valley, 2018

Shamere Collins, S / CB, 5′ 11″ 180lb, St. Augustine Prep, 2018

Jonathan Collins Jr., QB, 6’ 0” 175lb, Williamstown, 2019

Kyle Dobbins, RB, 5′ 10″ 185lb, St. Augustine Prep, 2018

Jermer Downing, LB, 5′ 11″ 190lb, Millville, 2018

Alex Gorgone, QB, 5′ 10″ 160lb, Unionville (PA), 2018

Jamir Jenkins, QB, 5′ 11″ 180lb, Woodbury, 2018

Elijah Karnjay, CB, 5′ 9″ 170lb, Palmyra, 2018

Jayvin Little, WR, 5’8″ 155lb, Timber Creek, 2019

Dion Mack, WR, 5′ 10″ 160lb, Pennsauken, 2018

Mulheem McCargo, CB, 5′ 10” 170lb, Winslow Middle School, 2020

Hydir Moore, WR, 5’ 9” 165lb, Pennsauken, 2018

Carlos Ortiz, WR, 6’ 0” 160lb, Maple Shade, 2018

Marcial Ramos, ATH, 5′ 9″ 160lb, Millville, 2018

Austin Rapp, LB, 5′ 11″ 195lb, Paul VI, 2018

Tyriq Thompson, CB, 5’ 10” 160lb, Willingboro, 2017

Alan Tucker, CB, 5’ 9” 155lb, Paul VI, 2018

The last weekend in June, NLG competed at the Rutgers Passing Camp. Out of 104 teams, the team finished 1st going undefeated wire to wire. Players in the program are playing their best football right now. A few articles to recap the event are listed below:

Elvis Hines and Kelvin Harmon listed as Top Players by Rivals.com



Congrats to Ben Franklin High School on winning the inaugural NLG High School 7v7 Tournament.














Top PERFORMERS from NLG High School 7v7 by PAPreps.com

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