Here's a recap of Scout on the Town from the South with links to the other parts of the country. We were at games in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
Chad Simmons, National Recruiting Analyst
Hoganville (Ga.) Callaway vs Douglasville (Ga.) Chapel Hill
This game did not feature two teams playing great football this season, but it did feature some of the top talent in the Peach State. Callaway moved to 4-1 with a 45-13 win. The top prospect in this game was five-star athlete Terry Godwin. He did not disappoint. He picked off a pass at corner, he scored a couple of touchdowns at wide receiver, and he has a couple of nice solo tackles. He is so quick, he has great ball skills, and he is one of the top athletes in the country. USC recently offered him a scholarship and he has had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and others for a couple of years. Senior Tez Parks and KeShun Freeman had nice nights as well. Parks projects as a safety, but leads Callaway at quarterback. He had some nice runs and throws and showed what type of athlete he is. He really wants an offer from Auburn, but Georgia Tech and Tennessee may lead now because each has offered. Freeman is the leader of the defense and he had a few strong tacklers. He is at his best when playing north-south and he tackles with authority. Callaway will have a few other prospects that emerge in the coming years, but these are the three now.
Chapel Hill has senior defensive tackle Josiah Coatney who is one of the best at his position, but he is out for the season with shoulder surgery.
Jamie Newberg, National Recruiting Analyst
Plant City (Fla.) vs Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay
This was a game of two contrasting styles. Plant City ran a no huddle and spread attack against the methodical run game of East Bay. It was a game where the Indiana
beat the Raiders in overtime, 19-13.
The biggest prospect in the game was Alabama bound three-star offensive guard prospect Montel McBride of Plant City. On this night he played right tackle as well as getting a ton of snaps at defensive tackle. This was no small task for the 6-foot-4, 305-pounder. It was a very hot and humid night in Tampa, Fla. But I have to hand it to McBride, he was on the field for most of the game and played well. Obviously he has terrific size and he moves well. McBride is strong. There were a few plays were he would basically wall off or seal the entire right side of the line of scrimmage. In fact, he did that on the Raiders first scoring run. McBride is agile and has nimble feet. He showed some strength in the upper body. On several occasions he would get his right hand extended on the defensive lineman and just push him wherever he wanted him to go. On the flip side, I would have loved to have seen him use both hands and drive the defender off the ball. The Crimson Tide is getting a raw recruit with lots of tools.
The other Plant City standout that had an impressive night was UCF commit Sedrick King. He plays defensive end and had a big night. He finished with X tackles, a sack and a few quarterback pressures. He's a long 6-foot-4, 220-pounds. He gets off the ball well and has good speed. King made some plays down the line and showed the ability to get up the field quickly.
East Bay is not a hot bed of recruits but they do have a few to keep an eye on. The Indians marquee prospect is junior defensive end Marques Ford. Like King, he's 6-foo-4, 220-pounds. It was hard on this night for Ford to get pressure on the Plant City signal caller because they rely so heavily on the quick passing game. But he showed quickness off the ball and the ability to make plays down the line. On a crucial third down late in the game he chased and applied good pressure on the quarterback, forcing him out of the pocket and to make a hurried throw. This kid is long and has speed. Duke is the one school that is showing interest and Ford is a player in the 2015 class flying under the radar.
Another recruit that would be deemed a sleeper in their middle linebacker, Deondre Romeo. He's smaller at 5-foot-11, 220-pounds, but he makes plays. Romeo is aggressive, runs well and hits hard.
Senior Anton Crutcher is a wide receiver. He didn't get too many opportunities on this night because they choose to just grind the ball. Crutcher, 6-foot-3, 175-pounds, did pick up an offer from FAU after camping with the Owls this summer.
Lastly, East Bay is home to Caleb Holley. Holley, 6-foot-3, 302-pounds, is a guard that moved to Gibsonton from Key West during the off-season. He's only a sophomore and he has a ton of tools. He's agile and moves very well.