Justin McGriff (Photo by Corey Bender)

Scout Dishes out Five Names From the Opening Orlando That Boosted Their Stock and Took Our Staff by Surprise

DAVENPORT, Fla. -- Scout was in attendance for the Opening Orlando Regional, and serves up the top five surprises from the talent-loaded event in Central Florida.

Top Five Surprises (In Alphabetical Order)


Samuel Baker, 2018 OG, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut Academy

Baker is a technician that always comes to play with that workmanlike manner, and let his play speak for itself this past weekend. Baker showed nimble feet and did a good job of not being flatfooted, but also impressed with his ability to sink his hips and play with leverage. He really utilized that reach. 

Baker, who's now a three-star prospect on Scout, played with patience and showed no problem sliding his feet to mirror defensive linemen.


Trilion Coles, 2018 RB, Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore

Coles, the son of Laveranues Coles, has yet to net his initial scholarship offer from a school, but certainly did his part by edging out a flurry of highly-coveted running backs for the positional MVP award.

The Central Florida native showed off his elusiveness and slippery style of play when provided with those one-on-one situations, and was just a headache for opposing defenders. It won't be long before a college takes a shot on Coles.


Demetreius Mayes, 2018 OLB/DE, Miami (Fla.) Northwestern

Mayes wasn't the biggest defensive end that laced up the cleats, but utilized his frame and quickness to his advantage against some of the more heavy-footed offensive linemen. He did a nice job of timing his get-off, but showed some finesse to help separate himself as well.

Mayes is currently tagged as an outside linebacker on Scout, but playing with his hand in the dirt at weak-side defensive end could be the ideal fit.


Justin McGriff, 2018 TE, Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson

McGriff, a newly-minted three-star on Scout, is an intriguing prospect that's played out his prep career at wide receiver, but will likely shift inside and play with his hand in the dirt once he arrives on a college campus.

McGriff will have to continue to pack on weight and strengthen up his frame, but should expand nicely throughout his collegiate career. He is extremely long, and utilizes that length by extending out to snag the ball away from his body.

You'll have to be patient, but McGriff does a nice job of not rounding off his routes and making himself available.


Eric Seidelman, 2018 OC, Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore

Seidelman was one of the more dominant interior linemen during one-on-ones. He's a bull at center that really utilized his strength and power, but we were just as impressed with his technique.

He did a great job of getting underneath his opponent with leverage, and even put a defender on their back by playing until the whistle. This past Sunday was Seidelman's coming out party.

Seidelman is another prospect that just earned three stars on Scout.

John Garcia, Jr. contributed to this article.

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