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Preview: United Stars Showcase

The United Stars Showcase (formerly the Chicago Showcase) is set for the third year and after hosting some big time talents the past two camps, this year's may take the cake in terms of an array of talent from different states and regions.

The Chicago Showcase has been extremely successful through two years of existence. While it has been called the "Chicago" Showcase, there have been talents from as far as California and Florida in past years.

Alums include Lavert Hill (Michigan), K.J. Hamler (Penn State), Jamyest Williams (South Carolina), Hunter Rison (Michigan State), Kendrick Green (Illinois), Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State), De'Andre Wilder (Miami-FL), Antjuan Simmons (Michigan State), Jaraymond Hall (Michigan), Deron Irving-Bey (Michigan), Larry Boyd (Illinois), Brendan Scales (Missouri), Allen Stritzinger (Syracuse), Kevaughn Dingle (USF), Naytron Culpepper (USF), Auston Robertson (Michigan State), Naquan Jones (Michigan State), David Reese (Florida), Noah Turner (North Carolina), Korey Banks (South Carolina), Matt Little (Western Michigan), RamaudChiaokhiao-Bowman (Northwestern), Tyler Johnson (Minnesota), Daniel Joseph (Penn State), Nick McCloud (NC State).

Now camp founder Levi Bradley, who has been involved with other top camps like Sound Mind Sound Body and organizations like Unsigned Preps, is using this camp to launch new brand United Stars and this year's camp will also have top players from around the country like the last two years.

******* New additions (3/24)

Notre Dame commit Kalon Gervin and Detroit King's Jaeveyon Morton, two of the top prospects in the 2018 class in the Motor City are coming.

Wisconsin commit Reggie Pearson was a late add as well. Oak Park will have several top prospects attending. 2018 defensive back Robert Daniel, 2020 offensive lineman Justin Rogers, 2020 defensive back Enzo Jennings and 2019 running back Torriano Richardson all have offers already. The thought is that 2019 defensive tackle Dondi Price and 2021 running back Travis Boston Jr. will have them in time. 2020 quarterback C.J. Harris, 2020 wide receiver Jesse Brown and 2019 defensive lineman Dennis Simmons are three more to watch. Linebacker Jerrin Harvey from Farmington Hills Harrison is also attending. He visited WMU on Friday.

Four-star running back Maurice Washington comes back from California with a good handful of offers including Ohio State, USC, LSU, Georgia and more.

A lot of talent is coming in from Michigan.

Belleville's Devontae Dobbs and Julian Barnett are two of the top 2019s in the Midwest. Cass Tech's running back duo of Jaren Mangham and Lew Nichols, cornerback Xavier Goldsmith, Detroit King's Marvin Grant, Dequan Finn and Tyrece Woods, Westland John Glenn's Keegan Vaughan, Harrison cornerback Roderick Heard, and Walled Lake Western's Spencer Brown round out a very impressive crew of legitimate high-level sophomore prospects from the state.

In the 2018 class, Tyrone Sampson comes back to defend last year's MVP. Maurice White and Erik Gibson from Detroit King, Romulus offensive tackle Quinton Barrow, Rochester Adams cornerback Vincent Gray, West Bloomfield wide receiver Taj Mustapha and quarterback Bryce Veasley, Stevenson Max Wittwer, Davison running back Tariq Reid, St. Mary's linebacker Kyren Cunningham and running back Rashawn Allen, Bloomfield Hills quarterback John Paddock, Livonia Churchill linebacker Javante Van Buren, Northville wide receiver A.J. Abbott, offensive lineman William Racely and Brother Rice cornerback Dwayne Thompson round out a strong crew from Michigan.

From the home state of Illinois, cornerback Tyrik Henderson holds a good list of offers. Wisconsin quarterback commit Ben Bryant will be one of the top prospects there. Wyatt Blake, a recent Northwestern commit, will be in attendance. 2019 offensive lineman Trevor Keegan has several offers. De La Salle linebacker Joseph Bonds and sophomore cornerback Wynston Russell both have offers. Lyons Township offensive lineman Charlie O'Connor, Chicago Simeon wide receiver Leon Payne and sophomore running back Anthony Williams are three more college prospects from Illinois who are coming. Chicago Phillips is sending their crew, which has several kids in it who already have offers including quarterback J'Bore Gibbs, defensive tackle Queneil Morrison and sophomore cornerback Joseph Thompson. Oswego East linebacker Brian Graves is another to watch from in the state.

The St. Louis area is loaded in the 2018-2020 classes and top talents from there attending include four-star defensive linemen Ronnie Perkins and Trevor Trout, offensive lineman Marcus Greer, running back Donovan Marshall and 2019 linebacker Isaiah Azubuike. Trinity Catholic's Isaiah WilliamsIra HenryMarcus WashingtonShammond Cooper and Alphonzo Andrews are all slated to be in attendance. 

2019 wide receiver Cameron Coleman, a St. Louis native now at IMG Academy, will be back in the Midwest for the camp. Linebacker Hayden Bollinger and quarterback Cooper Callis both hold D1 offers.

From Miami comes Carol City's crew which includes Miami (Fl) commits Camron Davis and Randy Russell, wide receiver Phenol Williams, quarterback Marlon Smith, linebacker Kewan Parker, who holds a few offers, and defensive back Irshaad Davis. Boyd Anderson defensive back Jaysen Dennis has a lot of interest and can play several positions in the secondary. Dr. Krop is sending several talents including defensive backs Chris FuzemeXavier Lopez, long, athletic Timothy Williams, linebacker Francky Jean-Louis, receiver Edwin Reed and a 6-foot-6 2019 offensive tackle in Christopher Manzini.

Derrick Tatum is once again bringing a great crew up from his Elite Talent Football brand in Georgia. He had Jamyest Williams, Korey Banks, Isaiah Pryor and others.

This year, he has Loganville (Ga.) Grayson cornerback Jalen Alexander has an offer from Auburn already despite only being a sophomore. Chattahoochee High's T Lee is a 2020 who has offers from UCF and UCLA. Jalen Huff from Athens is another 2020 who will be a high level guy. In the 2018 class, running back Clay Harris Jr., skilled slot receiver Jeremy Horton, quick, explosive slot B.J. Riley, defensive back Daquan Moseley and defensive end Lamech Wilder are prospects looking to come to Chicago and show their skills. Pryor's younger brother Moses Pryor is another young prospect who is expected to become a big time guy. In addition to being top prospects, all of the Elite Talent kids have GPAs over 3.0.

Enrique Davis, the founder of Priority Training Sports Performance and a former No. 1 overall recruit himself, has several top talents coming. Austin Smith was one of last year's top defensive linemen and has since added scholarship offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia and more. Running back Nuru Tinch holds a couple of D1 offers himself and has top notch size and ability. Rico Frye is around 1,400 yards away from Georgia's all-time rushing record currently held by Herschel Walker. CeBo Flemster is another Georgia back who is coming off an MVP award at the NUC camp. Adarius Derrell Thomas has also been a top camp performer and has several top schools looking his way. Jason Taylor from Newton has double-digit offers and did well at the U.S. Army Combine and Elite Georgia Showcase. Defensive back Antonio Banksten , wide receiver Chris Joyce, two twin tower receivers, 6-foot-4 Mykell Tubbs and 6-foot-5 Jerome Beazer, speedster Tyrese Peacock, and Mike Madison are all playmakers at the skill positions. Linebackers Amos Don and Donovan Manual are tall, versatile players, and a few other names to watch are Cameron ThompsonKyris BarnettChristian James-Lattore, Nikkolas GcabasheDeJuan BrownDelonte Hill and Alonzo Ross. Priority Training had 42 of their 43 athletes sign scholarships the last two years.

Dwight Williams who runs the Big Man Takeover, is bringing a good group which includes more Georgia talent along with players from other states. Several players from Stockbridge (Ga.) are coming including offensive lineman Austin Donaldson, defensive lineman Abu Bangura, and 6-foot-6 offensive tackle Jazston TurnetineRyan Bullock from Strong Rock Christian, Mike Sullivan from Noble and Greenough in Massachusetts are two more to know. Logan Beadles from Piedmont has offers from Jacksonville State and Troy. Zyaire Horey and Keshai Waddell are two linemen from Dutchtown who are expected to be top performers. Zach Guy (Springwood), Bryce Nelms, a 2019 prospect, Riley BenavidesRobert Given of Northgate, Justin Braxton of Rutland, Xavier Freeloux from Griffin, Zachary Ferguson from Lamar Countyand Larry McCormick are all prospects Williams says he expects will have good camps and further make names for themselves.

A good crew from Indiana's AWP Sports will be coming. That includes tight end Anthony Torres and defensive back DaShon Bussell who both hold Big Ten offers and several outstanding young talents in the freshman and even middle school ranks.

Pike's E.J. Williams, New Prairie tight end Dan Flaherty, and Andrean's Teely Rhyne are three more prospects from Indiana who we will be watching closely at the event.

From California comes two quarterbacks who are young, but are very talented. Kenzel "Money" Lawler is a 2020 prospect who is the younger brother of Seattle Seahawks receiver and former Oregon receiver Kenny Lawler, and started several games as a freshman at San Gorgonio, a 12-3 CIF Championship team and passed for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns and then J.P. Andrade who passed for over 3,100 yards at Bonita High School as a sophomore last Fall.

Jordan McCloud has offers from OregonSouth Florida and more. 

Cypress (Tex.) Cypress Ranch wide receiver/tight end Logan Compton was one of the top performers last year and is a 2019 prospect to watch.

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