Film breakdown on Moreno Valley wide receiver Demorea Stringfellow.
Demorea Stringfellow is one of the better receiver recruits in California, out of Moreno Valley Rancho Verde High School. Stringfellow is a receiver prospect who hails from the same high school as current Florida Gator defensive end and former five star prospect, Ronald Powell, as well as current USC tight end Junior Pomee. Stringfellow has established himself among the best wide receivers in California in 2011, as he collected 981 yards and 15 touchdowns receiving on just 45 receptions. So far this offseason, he has been able to garner close to 15 scholarships from programs such as Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCLA.
Size: Big target who can create mismatches versus smaller cornerbacks
Run after the catch ability
Very physical blocker
Limited route tree
Stringfellow is a tall wide receiver prospect with a lean, wiry upper body and strong lower half who figures to possibly max out at over 220 pounds. Reviewing his film, he is deployed all over the field for Rancho Verde High School, lining up as an outside receiver, h-back, or put in motion. Interestingly enough, he does most of his damage from the slot position. He's profiles similarly to New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, one of the first 6'3" and above athletes to break the mold of who we typically envision when assessing receivers who do their best work from the slot.
Stringfellow shows explosiveness off the line as he is able to quickly break down the cornerback's cushion. He flashes strong hands and the body control to make in-air adjustments on both contested or off target throws. He classifies as a plus level run after the catch player, showing both slippery elusiveness and power in the open field as well. Stringfellow also displays savvy when things break down and the quarterback has been flushed out of the pocket. He does a great job cutting off his route and working his way into open areas of the field to create throwing lanes for his signal caller. Stringfellow is also one of the best blockers in the nation at the wide receiver position. He doesn't just merely get in front of a defender to impede their progress. He shows the willingness and the strength to drive block defenders at the second level into the turf.
As explosive as Stringfellow can be off the line, he's high cut and is a bit slow to transition in and out his breaks. Therefore, he doesn't create the separation you would expect from a player of his talents. He does a great job getting clean releases off the line and getting a defender to open his hips, but needs to do a better job of beating a cornerback through the entire route. He shows explosiveness in the open field and has the game speed to separate from run away from defenders after the catch, but will need to work at being more sudden when he reaches the top of his routes.
Demorea Stringfellow JR highlights- WR Rancho Verde HS (via 247SportsStudio)