Emmanuel McGirt, OT, 6-5, 270
The 2015 four-star Hillside offensive tackle (pictured) impresses me more every time I see him. He was one of the few bright spots for the Hornets offensively. McGirt has a great frame and has gotten a lot stronger since last season, but still has a lot of room to add weight. He really gets off the ball quickly, shows a good initial punch and has good feet. He is also very athletic and gets to the second level easily. McGirt has the potential to be a special player at the collegiate level.
Jamal Currie-Elliot, RB, 5-10, 175
The Hillside freshman has all the tools to become a big-time prospect. Currie-Elliott showed good quickness and has the ability to make people miss. He also has good vision and instincts. As he continues to develop and get stronger, the 2018 running back will be a name to watch over the next few years.
Mike Hughes, CB, 5-10,180
Hughes plays quarterback for New Bern, but will likely line up a cornerback at the collegiate level. Although he’s playing out of position, his natural ability is obvious. The senior showed great quickness and tremendous agility, making numerous Hillside defenders miss all night. Hughes is also very strong for his size and very physical. He finished with 144 yards rushing and a touchdown and 79 yards passing and another score.
Tyric McCarter, CB, 6-0, 175
McCarter is a prospect on the rise. He islong and athletic. McCarter has great range and covers a lot of ground in the secondary. He showed the ability to play both man and zone coverage effectively. McCarter was extremely physical and shut down his side of the field. I expect his recruitment to pick up steam in the near future.