Evan Neal (Photo by Danny Parker)

Scout looks at the top underclassmen performers from the UA All-America Camp in Orlando

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- Scout had a tough time selecting the top underclassmen from Sunday's Under Armour All-America camp in Orlando. The field was that deep.

Scout delivers its top underclassmen performers from the 2017 Under Armour All-America Camp Orlando, in alphabetical order, based solely on Sunday's work.


Derick Hunter, 2019 DL, Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar

Emerging with recent offers from Florida and Miami (Fl), it's not very hard to see why. Hunter was as steady as any defensive linemen Sunday, which says a lot since there was more talent on the offensive side of the football in the trenches. Often against older prospects, the rising-junior held his own because of a solid first-step, good power move and a couple of different counters on the way towards winning reps. Hunter is a tweener by body type, but showed the ability to rush inside or out at this stage of his development. 


Jaleel McRae, 2019 DB, New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) High

Physical, long and confident. Any defensive back coach would like these qualities in a college player, much less a high school junior-to-be like McRae. The early Florida Gator verbal commitment more than held his own against wide receivers big or small, which says a lot considering he has perhaps more upside as a safety than on the edge. McRae has solid ball skills and closed on the football well in addition to being one of the most physically aggressive secondary-men on the field Sunday.


Evan Neal, 2019 OL, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Pictured above, 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. William Barnes, a rising-senior offensive lineman who was invited to the UA All-America Game for his performance, 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 Zipperer2019 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, pictured below, 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. Invited to the Future 50 event for his work, 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. 

Keon Zipperer (Photo by Danny Parker)

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