Road Report: Simmons' Top Performers

Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons watched three games last week and he saw six teams compete in scrimmages. Find out who stood out to him the most here.

Walton played Norcross, Tucker played Stephenson, and M.L.K. played Cedar Grove last week and Chad Simmons was on the sideline at each game evaluating players.

A number of prospects had solid performances, but here is who stood out the most.

Top Performers
Jason Croom – 6-5/228 - WR – Norcross, Ga.-Norcross - 2012

Recruiting: Committing to Mississippi State or Tennessee on Aug. 18
My Take: Croom had a very strong performance against Walton. He caught the first pass when Norcross took over the ball and he made plays from there on. He showed some good ability in the open field and he got behind the defense for a long touchdown catch as well. He is an athletic receiver that could be used in many different ways on the next level.

Mike Davis – 5-11/195 – RB – Stone Mountain, Ga.-Stephenson - 2012

Recruiting: Committed to Florida
My Take:: Davis did not have a lot of daylight to work with against Tucker, but he still had numerous positive runs. He showed better speed to the edge this year, he made some quick cuts in traffic, and he ran with good balance all night. He may not have broken off a long touchdown run, but he had a very productive night in limited work.

Josh Dawson – 6-4/220 – DE – Tucker, Ga.-Tucker - 2012

Recruiting: Committed to Vanderbilt
My Take: If I was naming one player that impressed me the most over the weekend, it would be Dawson. On the first play, he had a sack, and he took off from there. He had numerous stops in the backfield and he had at least four sacks. He showed good moves to the inside and he has great speed off the edge. His first step is what really set him apart.

Jarontay Jones – 6-1/240 – DE – Stone Mountain, Ga.-Stephenson - 2012

Recruiting: Committed to Virginia Tech
My Take: Jones continues to add weight and it is really helping him, especially against the run. He played with good leverage against Tucker, he did a nice job of scraping down the line to make tackles, and he was in the backfield quite a bit as well. He may not have the ideal size of defensive ends these days, but he is effective and productive. His game used to be about speed, but he is much more balanced now.

Tyren Jones – 5-8/192 – RB – Marietta, Ga.-Walton - 2013

Recruiting: In early stages.
My Take: Jones had a very good first game as a Walton Raider. He transferred over from Lassiter this year and he is going to be the featured back for his new team. He did not have those 50 yard runs, but he had quite a few nice runs over 10 yards. He ran with good balance, he showed good lateral movement, and I liked how he kept moving the chains. He should put up good numbers this season.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was moved to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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