Four-star Stockbridge (Ga.) wide receiver Marquez Ezzard was a nightmare for defensive backs on Sunday. The 6-foot-1 ½, 213-pound Ezzard is one of the more powerful receivers in the country. His combination of great route running, strength and body control allowed him to make play after play. Auburn and Georgia appear to be in the best shape, while Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee are also in the mix.
Ohio State quarterback commit Emory Jones showed why he is one of the top signal-callers in the 2018 class on Sunday. The 6-3, 195-pound Jones showed great arm strength and fit several passes into tight windows. The four-star Franklin (Ga.) Heard County standout also showed good touch and accuracy throwing the ball downfield. He remains firmly committed to Ohio State. However, he will continue to visit other schools, and Florida State will be his next stop. Jones stated Sunday that the Seminoles, Alabama and Florida are the only schools with a shot to flip him.
Gaffney (S.C.) wide receiver Dennis Smith was great from start to finish. The 6-2, 185-pound Smith was fluid drills and showed great overall technique. In the 7-on-7 part of the camp, his route running was sharp and he consistenly created separation from his opponent. Smith also showed good concentration and did a nice job of high-pointing the football. Clemson, Duke and Georgia are the schools to watch for Smith.
Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County offensive lineman Trey Hill continued his dominant spring on the camp circuit with perhaps his best performance Sunday. Scout saw him lose just one rep throughout the bevy of one-on-one competition against a solid defensive line group, so it was little surprise to see the big man snag the game invitation. Hill is so strong once he gets his hands on the opponent and he ended most reps shortly after doing so, including multiple occasions in which he placed the pass rusher on the ground. There was not a more physical presence on the field at Northview High School. Hill holds a who's who list of offers, including perceived favorite Georgia, but does not appear close to a decision.
Ranked as a top five guard prospect nationally, Stockbridge (Ga.) Woodland offensive lineman James Ohonba looked like it again . He strikes you with his well-proportioned frame, but even more so when it is in motion against impeding pass rushers. He plays with heavy hands and can end reps very early in the process with his striking ability. Ohonba also moved a bit better than expected on this particular day, even winning reps with strong extension away from his body. Clemson, Michigan, Alabama and Georgia are in the best position for the Woodland standout.
For the second time in as many weeks, there was not a more intriguing pound-for-pound athlete than Mountain Brook (Ala.) standout Harold Joiner. Big and mobile at about 6-3, 215 pounds, he can do a bit of everything and plays much better in space than his size suggests. Joiner is quick in his cuts and can run routes as well as any running back in the region, with top-notch ball skills and hands to finish plays down the football field. With his size and skill set, it would not surprise to see the rising senior play all over an offense at the next level. LSU is in solid position for Joiner early on, but he is in no rush to make a decision.
Gurley (Ala.) Madison County running back Tae Provens is another who makes the passing element of these camp settings seem like easy work despite his most familiar position. With speed to burn, he was again effective vertically against linebackers and safety defenders, but he also showcased the ability to make quick cuts and come up with catches underneath on a consistent basis. Provens, who has Auburn ahead of the pack early on, was tough to contain all afternoon.
Washington (D.C.) St. John's College slot receiver Kwincy Hall is not well-known in recruiting circles, but he was uncoverable Sunday. He is only 5-6 and 166-pounds, but displayed elite quickness, ran crisp routes and caught everything thrown his way.
Four-star Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley 2019 quarterback Bo Nix had another very impressive performance on Sunday. The 6-2, 194-pound Nix showed great poise and did a nice job reading coverages. His mechanics, footwork and accuracy are very advanced for a quarterback his age and with two full years of high school football left to play, he is only going to get better. The Auburn legacy holds an offer from Tigers, as well as Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and Ohio State among others.
Oxford (Ala.) standout Clay Webb is another Alabamian having a dominant 2017 to this point and he gets some more hardware for his effort. The four-star anchors as well as any interior linemen in the region and seems immovable if he gets his hands on defenders early in their pass rush. Webb also has above-average feet and can flex his leverage laterally when lining up at different positions. In-state Alabama and Auburn will be tough to ignore in the end, he told Scout Sunday.
Scout's John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report