Wayne McGahee III

Valdosta MVP Camp: Names To Know

A look at the recruits that stood out at the Valdosta MVP Camp.

2017 4-star OT D'Antne Demery

Demery was the top overall performer from the camp, and it really wasn't close. Demery didn't lose a single rep on the day, and dominated every defensive linemen they threw at him. He does a great job of keeping defensive linemen away from his body, and moved his feet well. Demery already holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida. 

2017 LB Josh Long

Long stood out among the linebackers due to his size, and showed very good athleticism to go along with it. He is more of a run stopping linebacker, but did a decent job in coverage. 

2018 DB Jayce Rogers

Rogers is only 5-foot-8, but he plays much bigger than that. He was named the top defensive back at the camp a year after being named the top underclassman at the 2015 camp. His footwork is some of the best I've seen, and he flips his hips very well. He makes up for his lack of size with good speed and athleticism, and has great instincts. He has the alpha dog type of mentality, and he was able to back it up with his play on the field. He's physical at the line, and was consistently able to cause timing issues with his jam. 

2018 DB Taiyon Palmer

Palmer was named the top underclassman at the camp after an excellent showing in drills and one on ones. He has good length and athleticism. Palmer already holds an offer from Indiana, but that will be far from the last offer he gets with his ability. He can play either safety or corner at the next level.

2018 RB Terrick Smalls

Smalls stood out among the running backs from the camp with how smooth he was in everything he did. He showed good top end speed, burst, and hands during drills, and did a very good job in pass blocking. 

2018 OL Deontrey Hill

Hill was named the top offensive lineman at the camp. He worked at tackle, but projects more as a guard at the next level. He uses his hands well, and did a very good job of playing with leverage during one on ones. He won all but one rep during the showcase portion of the camp with the best of the offensive line against the best of the defensive line. 

2019 WR Jashawn Sheffield

Sheffield worked with the running backs during the camp, but projects as a wide receiver at the next level. He has good size and great hands as well as above average speed. He already holds offers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and West Virginia. 

2019 QB Gaven Williams

Williams threw the best ball of any quarterback at the camp, and showed that he could make all the throws. He has good arm strength, but also showed that he can throw with touch when it was needed.

2019 WR Larry Hodges

Hodges was the best wide receiver of the group. At 6-foot-2, 206-pounds he was one of the most physically impressive prospects out there. He showed good hands and body control, and above average speed. Everything he did was smooth.

2020 QB Max Johnson

Johnson is the son of former Super Bowl champion quarterback Brad Johnson, and the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Johnson showed very good arm strength and good mechanics for an 8th grader. He already has good size at above 6-foot. 


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