Terrance Taylor (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Recap: EFT and EdgyTim Showcase

Several new talents emerged, some as young as their freshman year and other prospects who came in with offers looked the part.


 - Normal (Ill.) Community junior Marcellus Johnson impressed. He's a lean kid right now (6-4, 240 pounds) but has good feet and athleticism, he just has to keep adding strength. Teammate Dalton Tevis, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end flashed edge ability as well.

 - Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick's Austin Glazier is a great sized kid who looked good in drills. While he did not win every one on one rep, he won several and showed the ability to play up and down the line, including center. His physical tools make him a kid who should get a lot of D1 looks.

 - Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) defensive end Jeffrey Griffin played center for the Vikings last year, but showed edge rushing skills in a 6-foot-2, 240-pound body.

 - Once again Isaiah Lee did very well at an event. The Nazareth Academy junior uses his hands well and won a majority of his one on ones.

 - Of the young guys, one that flashed to us was Denver Warren (6-3, 282 pounds) from Aurora Christian, a freshman who has a chance to be a heavily recruited defensive tackle. Junior teammate Braxton Mayes, a 6-foot-3, 285-pounder, is another who won several reps.

 - LaGrange (Ill.) Lyons Township's Kevin Skonning, Batavia (Ill.) tackle Nolan Eike, Green Bay (Wis.) Prebble's Ryan Possley and Morris (Ill.) Community's Nathan Korte are other junior offensive linemen who had their moments in 1-1s.

 - Other young guys who impressed: Matthew Keeler (2019, offensive tackle, Nazareth Academy), Emmett Cushing (2019, offensive lineman, Lyons Township), Kevin Kaufman (2019, guard, Highland Park), Brett Groves (2019, offensive tackle, Cary-Grove). On defense, DeAndre Johnson from Chicago Phillips is a sophomore who has a chance to be a D1 guy.


- Mount Carmel's Terrance Taylor and Lake Zurich's Jack Sanborn both came in with offers and both had good showings. Taylor is a good looking kid on the hoof, is a fluid athlete and may grow into a defensive end, but showed the ability to run around in space and cover. Sanborn moves around well and runs well too, and did well in the drills as well as one on ones, even if he did not win every single one. Harvey Thornton's Delonte Jones is another linebacker with good size to look out for.



 - In the defensive backfield, Rockford (Ill.) Guillford's Julian Haynie is a good sized defensive back who is likely to grow into a WILL backer but has an intriguing skill set. New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic's Deshon Gavin is a junior cornerback who looked to have Division-1 ability. Antwain Walker from Oswego (Ill.) East has good length and had several good reps in 1-1s. Rodney Quinn, a freshman from St. Laurence and Chris Conley, a junior from Bolingbrook, are two others we had marked down as having good reps.


- At quarterback, Samson Evans worked out at that position. It is the position he wants to play in college despite some schools seeing him as an athlete. Once he got rolling, he threw the ball well, but it is still to be determined where his highest upside will be in college. Some schools have offered him as a quarterback. For the second straight event, Kyle Neputy showed exceptional arm strength in a college ready frame.


 - Other quarterbacks of note, Mundelein (Ill.) junior Anthony Norris and Chicago Phillips junior J'Bore GibbsZachary Wisnieski from Joliet Central had a couple of nice throws. Tyler Sudduth from Rich South is a 6-foot-6 sophomore who is raw but showed a lot of potential.

 - At wide receiver, Micah Jones came in with all the offers. His size makes him a tough matchup, he is into the offseason now and training, so he is continuing to work on his game. I'Shawn Stewart from Bolingbrook is very quick receiver who can create separation with his speed. Other receivers who stood out include Shaneal Greene and Devan Cross from Aurora Christian. Cross wasn't on the radar as much going in but is a smooth route runner who won a lot of 1-1s. Nick Calcagno is a good-sized junior who should draw a lot of looks as well.


 - At running back Henry Geil is a good-sized kid from Wisconsin who is built like a college player already. Another junior who won a lot of 1-1 reps was Kriston Davis from Belleville West, who is very quick and fast and caught the ball well. Craig Elmore from Phillips also had several good moments including leaving some backers standing in 1-1s.

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