SE Badger 7v7: Top Performers

A number of prospects shined at Samford University over the weekend at the Southeast Badger Sport 7v7. Find out who made Scout's list of top performers here.

  • Jordan Batiste - CB - Lutcher, La.-Lutcher - 5-9/170 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Batiste is a very good corner. He may be closer to 5-8, than 5-9, but he can play. He can turn and run, he is physical, and he is one who could see his offer list despite his lack of height and length.

  • Chris Bivins - CB - Gainesville, Fla.-Gainesville - 6-0/170 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Bivins is a bigger corner who played very good press coverage over the weekend. He got his hands on a few balls and his length showed.

  • Adrian Burton - CB - Pompano Beach, Fla.-Blanche Ely - 5-10/175 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Burton is someone who talks a lot of trash, but he backed it all up this weekend. He is a sound corner who got it done this weekend. It he performs in pads the way he did in shorts and t-shirts at Samford, his offer list should grow in a hurry.

  • D'Arthur Cowan - WR - Olive Branch, Ms.-Olive Branch - 6-3/175 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Cowan is just a smooth wide receiver. He does not have elite speed, but he really gets off the line well, he catches the ball away from his body well, and runs very good routes.

  • Jason Croom - WR - Norcross, Ga.-Norcross - 6-5/233 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Croom could be the next Kellen Winslow or Shannon Sharpe type down the road. He can still play wide receiver, but he likely has a higher ceiling as a tight end/hybrid. He is very quick for his size, his used his body well over the weekend, and he is a mismatch waiting to happen.

  • Darius Curry - CB - Gainesville, Ga.-North Hall - 6-1/170 - 2013
    7v7 Performance Notes: Curry is a corner with size and he should good coverage skills in this event. He came out of his back pedal well, he used his hands to knock receivers off their routes, and he has a chance to be a top recruit in Georgia next year.

  • Will Gross - QB - Melrose, Tn.-Melsrose - 6-2/190 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Gross was the top quarterback at this event. He had a better day on Saturday than he did on Sunday, but he has a lot of tools to work with. He again showed his arm strength, he showed a quick release, and he made some nice intermediate and deep throws. He needs to work on his touch a little bit and just become more consistent, but he was impressive.

  • Ghierry Van der Kuyp - QB - Hialeah, Fla.-Hialeah - 6-0/170 - 2012
    7v7 Performance Notes: Eventually, this young man is going to become a household name in recruiting. He is an athlete that shines at quarterback in these type of events. He has a side-arm delivery and he just flips the ball out to receivers, but it gets exactly where it is supposed to go nine times out of ten. He is being recruited to play wide receiver and safety on the next level.

  • Eddie Printz - QB - Marietta, Ga.-Lassiter - 6-3/203 - 2013
    7v7 Performance Notes: Printz was betting on the shorter and intermediate passes on day one, but better on the deep balls on days two. He needs to work on putting consistent spin on the ball and anticipating the receiver's next move, but he had a solid showing in this event.

  • Jovon Robinson - RB - Memphis, Tn.-Wooddale - 6-1/220 - 2012
    Robinson was the biggest corner in this event, but that is not where he will be playing on the next level. He is a very agile kid at his size and he made some very nice and sudden cuts in the open field out of the backfield. He is a downhill runner that is fast enough to be one of the best at his position in the South.

  • Darrius Sims - WR - Memphis, Tn.-Whitehaven
    7v7 Performance Notes: Sims is an underclassman to watch out of Tennessee. He is a very quick and fluid athlete with good feet and ball skills. He played wide receiver and corner at this event and he will be a slot guy or corner on the next level He showed very good acceleration out of his breaks.

  • Greg Sims - CB - Brookhaven, Ms.-Brookhaven - 5-10/170 - 2012 7v7 Performance Notes: Sims constantly got his hands on the ball all weekend. He may not be quite 5-10, but he reacts to the ball quickly, he plays with good aggression, and he showed a lot of toughness. He was one of the better one on one cover guys over the weekend.
    Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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