South: Six on the rise

After attending two Nike Football Training Camps over the weekend, many prospects stood out, but six that did not enter as big names really impressed. We talk about that group here…

After seeing over 500 prospects take the field and compete at Nike Football Training Camps in Alabama and North Carolina this past weekend, Scout got a chance to see many guys in person for the first time.

Quite a few impressed and their stock is on the rise.

Six will definitely see their ranking on Scout ascend and we take a look at those here:

Markeyvious Adams, 2015 WR, Greenwood (S.C.)
Adams was my top wide receiver Saturday. Plenty of other wideouts had strong performances, but this kid is a 6-foot-4, 200 pound receiver who was open all day. He went against some of the top defensive backs there and got open deep and on the intermediate routes. He would extend for the ball, he caught the ball with is hands, and set up defensive backs all day. He ran very good routes for a bigger wide receiver.

Michael Holmes, 2015 OLB, Charlotte (N.C.) Victory Christian
When you look at Holmes tape, he lines up all over the place, and makes plays. He showed up in Charlotte and worked at tight end when I was expecting him at linebacker or end. What stood out the most was his athleticism. He got off the line well, he moved well down the field, and he caught the ball consistently also. He is in the 6-4, 220 pound range and could be a rush end, hybrid linebacker, or now even a tight end on the next level. He still has room to grow, long arms, and athleticism. Five offers is what he has now.

Kendell Jones, 2015 DE, Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville
What a day it was Sunday for Jones. Quite a few big name defensive linemen were on hand, but Jones stood out above the rest. He is not ranked on Scout now, but he will be soon. The 6-4, 246 pound defensive end is athletic, he has good length, and he showed a good get-off. He showed good power in some one-on-one wins also. He left the camp with three offers, that number should rise in a hurry.

Armani Linton, 2015 S, Walnut (Miss.) Walnut Attendance
Linton lined up at corner often Sunday in Birmingham, but he is a safety on the next level, and if anything else, and outside linebacker. He has great length, very good speed, and his athleticism stood out immediately. He is a Mississippi State commitment that shined.

Mook Reynolds, 2015 CB, Greensboro (N.C.) Northern Guilford
Reynolds had my attention from the get-go. He is a typical find by Virginia Tech and he has not been talked about the way he should have been the last six months. He has great length, he is very fluid, and he was strong in press coverage. He is lean, but he has quick feet, and someone with a lot of upside.

Darryl Williams, 2015 OL, Bessemer (Ala.)
Williams is listed as a tackle on Scout and he plays that position in high school, but he is a sure-fire interior offensive lineman on the next level. He has picked up offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Mississippi State, but his offer list will grow. He worked at center and offensive guard at the NFTC and was equally impressive at both. He stoned numerous defensive linemen including some bigger names there. He earned an invite to The Opening and that was an easy call.


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