Road Report: Simmons' Top Performers

Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons watched four teams compete over the weekend and you can find out who stood out to him the most here.

Games Attended

  • Henry County (GA) @ Eagles Landing Christian Academy (GA)
  • Vangard (FL) @ Carrollton (GA)

    Top Performers
    Keyante Green – 5-9/195 - RB – McDonough, Ga.-ELCA - 2013

    Recruiting: He has 11 scholarship offers from schools like Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee.
    My Take: Green is being recruited strictly as a running back, but he made just as many, if not more plays at linebacker as he did running back in this game. He had some good solo tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage including a big stop of 4th down. At running back, he ran hard and scored a touchdown, but he had no big gains. He is a tough runner, runs low to the ground, and he carried the pile often for extra yards.

  • Jonathan Jones – 5-10/175 – CB – Carrollton, Ga.-Carrollton - 2012

    Recruiting: Committed to Auburn.
    My Take:: Jones bounced back from a concussion a week ago and he played well. He was kept off the field on special teams and he did not play any offense, so he was able to focus on playing cornerback. He had a couple of nice tackles, he blanketed the receiver he was assigned to cover, and he got his hand on a pass leading to an interception by his teammate. Overall, Jones had a very good game at corner. He was not involved a lot, but that was a good sign.

    Isaac Rochell – 6-5/245 – OT/DE – McDonough, Ga.-ELCA - 2013

    Recruiting: Over a dozen scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, and Georgia.
    My Take: It is still up in the air what position Rochell will play on the next level, but he wants to play defensive end, and he had a good night there on Friday. He had two sacks, he was in the backfield often, and he really played well there. On offense, he had some nice blocks at tackle too. He has nice length and he used that to his advantage on both sides of the ball. Rochell's best football is ahead of him as he develops physically.

    Dalvin Tomlinson – 6-3/275 – DL – McDonough, Ga.-Henry County - 2012

    Recruiting: Tomlinson has not eliminated anyone yet. Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Mississippi State appear to be in the mix.
    My Take: Tomlinson will not have a lot of tackles on the stat sheet, but he drew a lot of attention from the ELCA offensive linemen and he re-directed plays often. Tomlinson is a very strong football player that is still raw, but he was effective in this game. He hardly came off the field playing defensive line and offensive line, but he played hard, he got off the ball well, and he was someone that had to be accounted for each play.

    P.J. Williams – 6-1/170 – S – Ocala, Fla.-Vangard - 2012

    Recruiting: Committed to Florida State, but Williams will take other visits.
    My Take: Williams was one of the few bright spots for Vanagard in this game. He really covers the field well, I liked how he broke down before tackles, and he closed on the ball quickly. He could have been more physical, but he played well, he stood out throughout the game, and he likely finished with double-digit tackles.

    Others Considered: Zach Gordon (2012 TE - Carrollton), John Tatum (2012 ATH - ELCA), Justin Thomason (2012 DE - ELCA).

    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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