Dawg Night Top Performers

Many of the top prospects in Athens, Ga. Saturday night were either already committed to the Dawgs or already held offers, so some chose not to workout. There was plenty of prospects though who did hit the fields and we take a look at the Top Performers here…

Around 400 football players took the fields at the University of Georgia Friday night to take part in Dawg Night.

Dawg Night was mainly for 2015 and 2016 prospects and there were some good ones out there competing. Georgia held Dawg Day early on for younger prospects in the 2017 and 2018 classes.

Here are the best from Dawg Night:

Ben Cleveland | 2016 OT | Toccoa (Ga.) Stephens County
Cleveland was wowing current Georgia players with his power and strength Friday night in Athens. He is so strong and he can manhandle defenders when he gets his hands on them. He still struggled some in pass protection, but overall, he had a very strong night.

Jacob Eason | 2016 QB | Lake Stevens (Wash.)
The top performer there on Friday was this junior signal caller. After impressing at Florida State Thursday, he did the same at UGA Friday. His arm strength is very impressive and he throws dart after dart effortlessly. He can throw the short, intermediate, and deep passes you need to be elite.

Collin Hill | 2016 QB | Spartanburg (S.C.) Dorman
A kid you will hear more and more about this summer and fall. He is a quarterback with good mobility and he threw the ball well on the move Friday night. He did not spin it as consistent as he did earlier this summer in Athens, he has the tools that will appeal to a lot of coaches.

Jaleel Laguins | 2016 OLB | Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County
This junior stood out right away when testing showing speed and explosion. He has good length and his offer list is going to grow quickly. He is a fluid linebacker at 6-foot-2, 204 pounds who can move in space.

Quenton Meeks | 2015 CB | Crescent City (Calif.) Del Norte
He had no jet-lag coming to Georgia from California. Meeks was one of the most consistent cornerbacks all night going against the bigger receivers and the smaller ones having success. He looked to be just over 6-feet tall and he showed he could open his hips, turn, and run with wideouts.

Isaiah Pryor | 2017 S | Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer
One of the few sophomores in attendance for the second session and he stood out. Imagine if he would have been with his group earlier in the day. Pryor was moved around the defensive backfield, but when breaking his game down Friday, he projects more as a safety. He has a great frame, he is athletic, and he showed good closing speed. One who will be a big-time kid in his class.

Darnell Salomon | 2016 WR | Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic
A Scout 100 prospect in 2016 and he showed that skill in Athens. He was blazing past defenders all evening and although he dropped a couple, he caught many. He showed great separation speed and was timed twice in under 4.5 seconds in the 40 yard dash at 6-3, 188 pounds.

Darius Slayton | 2015 ATH | Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian
A target for Georgia, but for what position? He started off working with the defensive backs, then he moved to wide receiver before going back to corner. Slayton is a great athlete with length, intelligence, and range. He looked very fluid. His biggest area for improvement is strength.

Jamyest Williams | 2017 ATH | Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer
Not the biggest (5-9), but strong, quick, and explosive. Looks like a Tim Jennings type on the field and he could project as a corner or running back. He plays bigger than he is and he plays with a lot of swag and confidence. He created a buzz early in the evening with back-to-back times at sub 4.4 seconds in the 40 yard dash.

Plenty of others had strong nights including Micah Abernathy, Chris Barnes, Logan Byrd, Korey Charles, Austin Kendall, Emanuel McGirt, Chidi Okonya, and E.J. Price.

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