UA All-America Game Invites
William Barnes, 2018 OT, Apopka (Fla.) High
One of the most consistent linemen in a deep talent pool, Barnes shined away from his body. Whether it was retracing his steps and redirecting the pass-rusher or extending his fairly long arms to lock out his opponent, plenty of technique was on display. Barnes is strong at the point of attack but it's his mobility and footwork that perhaps shines brightest in this camp setting. It's what college programs like Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Tennessee and many others are courting.
Daniel Faalele, 2018 OL, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
The massive Australian import created the most oohs and ahhs in the trenches Sunday with his power. He worked up and down the line but most at left tackle, where anyone trying to make a move on him inside felt his incredible punch and it was usually paired with what looked like a finishing move. Faalele buried more defenders than any other lineman on this day and it wasn't particularly close. It's no wonder his most recent offers include FSU, Alabama, Auburn and others.
Chandler Jones, 2018 CB, Miami (Fla.) Central
One of the surprisingly solid performances on Sunday was that of the scrappy Miamian, who mans the cornerback position with patience and confidence. Unafraid in press or off coverage, Jones got his hands on the football several times during both one-on-one work and seven-on-seven work. He plays with good leverage and isn't afraid to gamble for the football at times as well. Mississippi State, UCF and Appalachian State make up his current offer list.
Joshua Moore, 2018 WR, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
What a couple of weeks for the Scout100 wide receiver prospect. He was invited to The Opening Finals last Sunday and despite arriving late and not being scheduled to participate Sunday, Moore's competitive edge got the better of him and he suited up late. It wasn't too late, though, as the Texan captured onlookers' attention with his great route-running, vertical ability and strong hands. Moore is simply smooth on the field and it surprised few to see him land an invite to the next Under Armour All-America Game. FSU, Alabama and Ohio State are sitting near the top of his current list.
Cleveland Reed, 2018 OL, Lakeland (Fla.) High
As one could tell, the offensive line ruled the day near Orlando Sunday. Reed was among the best, mixing power at the point of contact with enough mobility to play effectively on the edge. He was steady with his aggression, often disallowing rushers to redirect or try to establish a counter move. If opponents weren't successful off the line on Reed, the rep was all but over in his favor. An in-state battle between the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes, where he visited Saturday, and Florida is expected.
Brian Snead, 2018 RB, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
If there were a running back MVP award for the event, the blue-chip Ohio State Buckeye verbal commitment would have run away with the trophy. Snead looked like a classic all-purpose back on this day, plenty fluid out of the backfield and very consistent with his pass-catching. He seldom was slowed during one-on-one drills with his sharp cuts, top-end speed and strong hands.
Future 50 Invites
Deyavie Hammond, 2019 OL, Lakeland (Fla.) High
There's nothing small about Hammond's game. He is nicknamed 'the fridge' and performed like one Sunday. He was tough to get off of his marks with any kind of physicality and it translated into a lot of winning reps. You could almost see his confidence grow with each win and he capped the camp as one of the top linemen regardless of classification. LSU leads the race for his services with Florida in the mix as well as Oregon, his latest offer.
Evan Neal, 2019 OL, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
The one-time Alabama commitment continues to reshape his body and Sunday was his most mobile day to date. He moved as well as we have seen, gaining ground with his kick step against speed rushers who thought they could bend the edge on the towering talent. Neal has always been able to anchor well when locking horns with a defender, and that held true once more.
Nolan Smith, 2019 DE, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
The early pledge to Georgia continues to impress at different events with his motor, speed and power at different points. Barnes, the rising-senior who was invited to the UA All-America Game, singled Smith out as the top defensive line performer at the event because of his overall game. The rising-junior has a great first-step, body control to counter-move if the initial push is unsuccessful and the hands to beat blockers straight-up, too.
Keon Zipperer, 2019 TE, Lakeland (Fla.) High
Tight ends aren't the prettiest at these events with so many smaller receivers running around, but it was tough not to notice Zipperer win rep after rep. He even did so against cornerbacks on this day, coming out of his breaks well and with efficiency despite a lack of great top-end speed. The 2019 talent's hands served him well on Sunday and combined with his size, makes for a threat all over the football field. Double-digit programs have already offered Zipperer, including some in the SEC and ACC.
Jalen Jordan, 2018 WR, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
Pictured at the top of the story, Jordan talked a lot at the event but he backed it up with toughness and grit, especially in the iLLSPEED portion of the event. His long stride and powerful leg drive helped him attain early leads and he was tough to make up ground on after those points. Jordan, whose lone offer is from Georgia Tech, left it all on the field Sunday.
Seneca Milledge, 2019 CB, Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar
Short in stature, but fast and efficient in his movement, Milledge was tough for anyone to beat in the obstacle-course nature of the event. His ability to redirect and get to top speed held off every challenger, and this was after a day of manning up on wide receivers much bigger than he. NC State snagged his commitment just before the 2017 class made things official to kick off this month.
Big-Man Challenge Champion
Franklin Jackson, 2018 DE, Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange
Sure, Jackson had an advantage over most of the offensive linemen in the Big Man Challenge given a 220-pound frame versus many over 300 pounds, but he had to defeat every other defensive lineman to attain the crown as well. Maybe performing on his high school game field held just as big of an advantage. Either way, it could be what gets Jackson on the minds of college football programs more than he has been to this point.