2018 RB Jeremy Banks (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Scout Identifies Potential Rising Prospects from The Opening New Orleans Regional Camp

NEW ORLEANS -- Scout identifies some of the under-the-radar prospects who stood out at The Opening New Orleans.

Cameron Young, DE/DT, Meadville (Miss.) Franklin

  • Young measured an impressive 6-foot-4, 280 pounds and came to Scout's attention because of an impressive 50-foot powerball throw during morning testing. He followed that with rock-solid reps on the defensive interior with victories credited to his first-step explosiveness, lateral ability, and even a spin move. Young can probably play inside or outside, depending upon scheme, so consistency at the point of attack will help him take the next step sooner rather than later. Young's strong performance at The Opening New Orleans should help him garner FBS attention. -- John Garcia


Jeremy Banks, RB, Cordova (Tenn.)

  • Banks measured an impressive 6-foot-2, 206 pounds and recorded the eighth-best powerball throw of 43 1/2 feet. Banks owns the build of a linebacker, but primarily plays running back for his high school team, which got more than 800 yards and 16 touchdowns from him this past fall. Memphis is Banks' only offer so far, but that should not last long. He has also gotten interest from programs such as South Carolina and Kentucky. -- Gabe Brooks

Levar Gumms, WR, Marrero (La.) L.W. Higgins

  • The 2018 receiver class in the state of Louisiana is loaded, and Gumms could be one of the next pass-catching prospects on the rise in "The Boot." Gumms possesses a big frame (6-2, 178) and adequate speed for an outside receiver role. He showed smooth route-running and won the majority of the reps we saw at The Opening New Orleans. He's gotten some FBS interest and should see more this spring. -- Gabe Brooks


Cam McKinney, WR, Birmingham (Ala.) Carver

  • McKinney enjoyed a big week. He first added an offer from Arkansas State, then flashed his pass-catching ability on the outside during Sunday's camp. A big-bodied athlete with long arms and ball skills, McKinney proved he could get open by running good routes and beating smaller DB's with his frame. He is the newest class of 2018 name to know in a stacked Yellowhammer State receiver class. -- John Garcia

Tyler Badie, RB, Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian

  • The 5-foot-9, 168-pound Badie assembled one of the top testing performance at The Opening New Orleans with a Nike Football Rating of 111.36. Badie recorded the camp's fastest 40 time (4.46) and one of the top 15 shuttle times (4.12). Badie also notched a 35-inch vertical leap. Badie played all three phases as a junior, when he accounted for 788 all-purpose yards and five offensive touchdowns, while breaking up 11 passes and picking off another on defense. He's looking for his first FBS offer, but may not need to look long. -- Gabe Brooks

Melvin Larkins, ILB, Houston St. Thomas

  • Larkins measured 6-foo-2, 218 pounds and tested well, earning a Nike Football Rating of 101.52 thanks to a 4.84 40, a 4.47 shuttle, and a powerball throw of almost 43 feet. Larkins plays both sides of the ball for his private school program in Houston, but projects best to defense. With a solid showing at The Opening New Orleans, he will be a Lone Star State sleeper to watch the remainder of the spring. -- Gabe Brooks

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