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Scout's Underclassmen Standouts at The Opening New Orleans Regional Camp

NEW ORLEANS -- Scout identifies some of the top underclassmen performers from Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp at Joe Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East.


Grant Gunnell, QB, Houston St. Pius X -- the 6-foot-5, 207-pound 2019 gunslinger made a serious case for the top quarterback performer at Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp. Gunnell operates smoothly, especially for such a tall, long-framed young quarterback, and he varies his velocity as needed. He showed accuracy and consistency throughout the day. Gunnell has already gotten a slew of early offers, including Florida StateLSUOklahoma StateGeorgia, and about 20 other schools. -- Gabe Brooks


Jordan Clark, CB, Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab -- the son of former NFL and LSU safety Ryan Clark, Jordan Clark is poised to make a name for himself. The talented 2019 prospect recorded several impressive reps against receivers older and bigger than him. He looked and played bigger than his listed size and showed good burst when breaking on the ball. He got his hands on a couple of throws for breakups. SMU recently offered for his first. -- Gabe Brooks


Noah Cain, RB, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Cain emerged as a freshman in 2015 as one of the top running backs in the Lone Star State and recently moved to IMG Academy in Florida. A nationally-recruited prospect, the Louisiana native earned a spot among the final performers in the make-you-miss running back/linebacker drills, which is especially impressive given his 5-foot-11, 207-pound, between-the-tackles style. LSU, Georgia, MiamiMichigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Tennessee are among the 2019 standout's numerous offers. -- Gabe Brooks


Jordan Whittington, WR, Cuero (Texas) -- in a state loaded with big-time pass-catchers, Whittington has already placed himself among Texas' best in the 2019 class. Whittington could play either side of the ball in college, but the majority of his attention has come on offense, where he performed well at Sunday's camp with his usual quick-twitch athleticism and fluid route-running. Whittington owns offers from numerous programs, including Ohio StateOklahomaOregonOle MissTCUTexas A&M, and UCLA, among others. -- Gabe Brooks


Nakobe Dean, OLB, Horn Lake (Miss.) -- LSU and Mississippi State recently offered and Dean should soon emerge on a lot of college programs' radars. The 2019 prospect showed foot quickness and aggression in the make-you-miss drills against running backs at Sunday's camp. He possesses prototypical 4-3 outside linebacker skills with lateral mobility and downhill athleticism. -- Gabe Brooks


Nathan Pickering, DE/DT, Seminary (Miss.) Attendance Center -- the 2019 prospect did not have much notoriety coming into the event, but he played well up front inside and outside en route to being named a "Final Five" D-lineman by the camp staff. We liked Pickering's work, too, especially with his consistency off of the football and motor at a head-turning 6-foot-5, 270 pounds. Pickering has picked up early offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State-- John Garcia


Trevis Hopper, DT/DE, Memphis (Tenn.) Central -- a potentially position- and scheme-versatile defensive lineman in the 2019 class, Hopper is one of the top overall prospects in the state of Tennessee. Hopper showed consistency against blockers of all types. He got off of the line relatively quickly and looked to change leverage early in reps, often successfully. Hopper also used his hands better than most underclassmen in what was a workman-like afternoon. -- John Garcia

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