From the Road: Simmons' Top Five

Who impressed the most over the weekend? After seeing three games in two states, national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons names his Top Five Performers...

After seeing two games in Florida and one in Georgia filled with talented prospects, here is the top five based on their performance in their game.

1 | Javarius Davis | ATH | 5-10/173 | Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White
Davis

Quick Hitter: Davis showed up all over the field Friday night against Baker County. He broke up passes at cornerback, he was in on a couple of tackles, and he broke off a 65 yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball on offense. He showed great burst and he plays bigger than his height due to length.
Recruiting: Committed to North Carolina, but will take visits. Plans to visit Florida August 30 unofficially. USC is his No. 2 school behind UNC at this time.


2 | Colin Wilson | 2017 RB | 6-1/200 | Green Cove Springs (Fla.) Clay
Wilson

Quick Hitter: Only a sophomore in his first 2014 game, but he looked, and played older. Wilson is a strong, physical running back with great vision and patience. He also flexed out at slot receiver and showed soft hands. He is an athlete that played a lot of cornerback last season too, but he is a definite running back on the next level. He broke off a 85-yard run in the second quarter.
Recruiting: Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia among others have offered Wilson.


3 | Trenton Thompson | DT | 6-3/298 | Albany (Ga.) Westover
Thompson

Quick Hitter: Thompson faced a double-team of blockers all morning against a strong Lee County team. When Thompson was fresh and played with good pad level, he was making plays in the backfield. He chased the ball down field well and he pushed the pocket back all game through four quarters. Thompson made his share of plays, but affected the game in a big way up front.
Recruiting: Committed to Georgia.


4 | Taylor Thomas | RB | 5-8/180 | Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White
Thomas

Quick Hitter: Taylor was not 100-percent due to a sore hamstring, but he was still impressive. He made sharp, quick cuts, he hid behind his blockers well, and he got the ball into the end zone. Taylor has deceptive strength when running the football. He may not have ideal size, but he is a great ft for a spread offense.
Recruiting: Committed to Utah.


5 | CeCe Jefferson | DE | 6-3/258 | Glen Saint Mary (Fla.) Baker County
Jefferson

Quick Hitter: When Jefferson wanted to -- he made plays. The five-star end showed great quickness and athleticism in this contest. His biggest play was when he fired into the backfield hitting the running back five yards deep as soon as he got the ball. That is the type of plays he can make. He was hot and cold in this game, so he needs to play with more consistency.
Recruiting: Florida is believed to be the favorite with Alabama, Florida State, LSU, and a few others hanging around.



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