Simmons: 12 New Names

After seeing seven games in a three day span, a number of prospects that have not gotten any or much publicity emerged. See 12 of those right here.

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After spending time in Alabama and Georgia Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, a number of underclassmen stood out and you can learn about 12 here:

  • Kalvarez Bessent | CB | 6-1/170 | Camden County (Ga.) | 2014
    Bessent had a pick six in the Dome Saturday against Peachtree Ridge. He showed a good burst out of his break and jumped the route to take it to the house. He has good size, he showed good quickness coming out of cuts, and he plays running back too, so he is a natural athlete. Expect recruiting to pick up for him as we go through this season.

  • J.K. Britt | RB/CB | 5-10/180 | Newnan (Ga.) | 2015
    Britt played both sides of the ball against Marietta, but he did most of his damage at running back. He did not have a lot of big holes to run through, so he showed the ability to run through tackles, get yards after contact, and to catch the ball out of the backfield. He also got some work at cornerback and he could end up having more upside as a corner or potentially a safety. He is wearing no. 39, the no. Georgia star Alec Ogletree wore when he played at Newnan.

  • Josh Brown | RB | 5-10/190 | Brookwood (Ga.) | 2014
    Brown is a junior running back to watch and he is one that Brookwood Head Coach Mark Crews has complimented for a couple of years now. He is very strong, he runs low to the ground, and he has good speed. Brown will share carries with Jamaal Cole this year, so he will be the man next year when he is a senior.

  • Tymashian Clemons | WR | 5-11/180 | McEachern (Ga.) | 2014
    Clemons was a star for the Indians on Saturday against a very good Grayson defense. He had a long touchdown run and threw for a touchdown too while playing the quarterback position. He will not play that position on the next level and he reminds me a lot of Juwaan Williams from Tucker in the 2012 class. He is a very good athlete that is shifty, quick, and athletic. He could be a wide receiver or defensive back on the next level.

  • Darrell Dunlap | DE | 6-3/205 | Troup County (Ga.) | 2014
    Dunlap is a very athletic rush end for the Tigers with good length and solid quickness off the ball. He looks like a future hybrid/outside linebacker and that is where Scout will project him to play on the next level. He did drop into coverage some against Auburn, but played more with his hand down. He is a very intriguing prospect and Arkansas is showing a lot of interest right now.

  • Chuma Edoga | OT | 6-4/255 | McEachern (Ga.) | 2015
    Edoga played opposite a 2014 tackle that is committed to Maryland, but he really showed he could be the next top OL at this school. He moved well, he was a good bender, and he was strong in pass protection. He has those long arms you look for in a tackle, he displayed good balance, and he may not have offers now, but he will. Look for Edoge to emerge as a top 2015 prospect in Georgia.

  • Rashaan Evans | DE | 6-3/210 | Auburn (Ala.) | 2014
    Most people think about Reuben Foster or Cameron Echols-Luper when Auburn High School comes up, but Evans needs to be in that conversation. He already has offers from Auburn and Georgia and more will come. He gets a good jump off the ball at rush end and he pursues the ball well when he turns the corner. He changes direction well, he has very good length, and he has the frame to add significant weight. He looks like an ideal outside linebacker for a 3-4 defense.

  • Taj Griffin | RB | 5-9/168 | McEachern (Ga.) | 2015
    Griffin is a running back with speed. He really has a great burst when he touches the ball and he gets to his top speed quickly. He could be used as a return man or even as a slot receiver too. He has nice wiggle and just needs to keep adding weight and strength.

  • Mitch Hyatt | OT | 6-5/265 | North Gwinnett (Ga.) | 2015
    Jawuan James was an offensive tackle out of North Gwinnett that was a national recruit and Hyatt could follow in his footsteps. He was light on his feet, he had a solid punch, and countered well to defensive ends off the edge. He still has to get stronger, but he showed a lot of tools to go with his size that will draw him a lot of attention. Georgia called his coach about him on Monday.

  • Chandler Jones | DT | 6-4/319 | McEachern (Ga.) | 2015
    Jones has to refine his body, get stronger, and work on his speed off the ball, but he could be a potential nose guard prospect. He has a big body, he carries 319 pounds very well, and he showed solid lateral movement on Saturday. He is still very raw, but he has great size and he bends well too.

  • Dante Sawyer | DE | 6-4/250 | North Gwinnett (Ga.) | 2014
    If you did not know about Sawyer before Saturday, most do now. He had a very good game at defensive end going up against Florida commitment Octavius Jackson. His first step is what stood out early and often when watching him live. He also used his arm length to gain separation which allowed him to find the ball and counter the offensive linemen's move. He is athletic and he could be a defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4 on the next level. Sawyer had not heard from any schools before Saturday and Georgia and North Carolina have called his coach about his since.

  • Blaise Taylor | WR | 5-9/160 | Auburn (Ala.) | 2014
    Taylor May not have the size all teams covet at wide receiver, but he can make plays. He will be a slot receiver on the next level and he has worked some at corner in camps as well. He is very quick, he has excellent ball skills, and he understands the importance of running spot-on routes. He will also be able to help on special teams as a returner. Arkansas State has offered him.
    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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