Top Performers: Under Armour Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OHIO -- Saturday's Under Armour All-America Camp brought two more additions to the roster for the Under Armour All-America Game, and two more invitations to Future 50. In addition, there were many other outstanding performances.

OFFENSIVE TOP 12:

Jaelen Gill, RB - Westerville (Ohio) South
The Ohio State commit was very quick, fluid, and created a lot of separation in running routes. He also caught the ball extremely well. He was one of the winners of IllSpeed, a competition which further showed his athletic gifts.

Devontae Dobbs, OL - Belleville (Mich.)
Dobbs earned an invite to the Future 50 camp with his performance. He was rarely beaten on the day and went against the best at the camp. He has excellent feet and while he still has things to work on, he is ahead of the curve for a sophomore. He is a top-level, national prospect.

Darian Kinnard, OT - Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius
We continue to be impressed by this big man. He has good footwork and a strong base. He has been excellent in the two camps that we have seen him at. He was recently offered by Penn State and it would be hard to believe that more will not come his way.

Ja'von Hicks, WR - Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain
Hicks used his size to make a lot of plays on the day. Not only does he have size, but his ability to track and adjust to the football is exceptional and he made some very tough catches in tight coverage. He is committed to his hometown Cincinnati Bearcats and we think they are getting a very good one.

Terez Traynor, WR, Louisville (Ky.) Doss
Traynor is another nice-sized receiver who went up and over defensive backs some. He has a big catch radius because of his long arms and also leaping ability. He is a great athlete. He is a tad on the raw side, but he was one of the most consistent playmakers on this day.

Johnny Adams, RB - Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis
One of the more explosive guys in attendance, Adams has tremendous stop-start ability and made some tough catches. Iowa State recently joined his offer list and he is a kid who could see more come his way as spring wraps up and we head into summer.

Davion Johnson, WR - Bedford (Ohio)
Lightning-fast slot type. He is not real real big, but he was very tough for defenders to stick with.

Dylan Drummond, WR - Cuyahoga Heights (Ohio)
A bit of a surpise as a top performer, Drummond showed exceptional ball skills and went up and made a few highlight reel plays.

Anthony Torres, TE - Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn
This massive tight end is always one of the best looking guys on the hoof, but continues to show he is a very reliable receiver. One leaning, diving catch on the sidelines where he tapped both feet in-bounds was an impressive display of athleticism at his size.

Josh Whyle, TE - Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle
A four-star Cincinnati commit, Whyle is a tall, lean pass catcher who has very reliable hands and also good body control to be able to adjust to passes which are not right on the money. He was another who was consistently open and cleanly catching the football.

Michael Drennen, RB - Dublin (Ohio) Dublin-Coffman
Only a 2020 prospect, Drennen is a jitterbug with quick feet and sudden change of direction. He looked like he could be a college slot or tailback. He holds a couple Power 5 offers including Kentucky and Indiana.

William McDaniel, WR - Trotwood (Ohio) Trotwood-Madison
It seemed like every time we looked up, this guy was making a play. He is a very good route runner whose quickness allows him to separate and we caught the ball very well for the second straight showcase we have seen him at.

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OTHER TOP OFFENSIVE PERFORMERS

 -  At quarterback, there were two rising seniors in Tadas Tatarunas and John Foreback who had solid days. Both are awaiting FBS offers, but hold offers from other programs. In the 2019 class, Detroit King's Dequan Finn had a very nice day throwing the ball. Ohio counterpart Michael Lowery had a good day as well for the second straight camp. Class of 2020 prospect Riley Keller had a good outing as well. He was accurate and consistent. He holds a couple early offers.

 - Raveion Hargrove had an outstanding day. He is very quick, catches the ball well and always comes to play at these events. Tavion Thomas is a big back, but has shown this offseason that he is comfortable in a shorts and shirts setting. He is fluid for a big guy and catches the ball well. A couple of other rising seniors in Ohio did well. Maurice Edmondson is very quick and caught the ball well. Cincinnati Moeller's Colin Thurman also made a couple of nice plays in 1-1s. Edmondson has a couple offers and Thurman is awaiting his first but both guys showed next-level ability. One of the top young guys was Louisville (Ky.) Manual's Aidan Robbins, who has nice size and athleticism. He caught the ball naturally.

 - The class of 2019 receivers showed their talent at the camp. Detroit Cass Tech's Kyron McKinnie-Harper recently received his first offer from Syracuse, and he validated their offer with a really strong performance here. Mershawn Rice and Cameron Phillips, both from Ohio, both made highlight reel plays during 1-1s. Rice has size and ability to go up and use that size to outbody defenders. Phillips is sure-handed, runs great routes and shows excellent body control. Another Cass Tech product who had a good day after recently picking up his first offers was Jalen Graham, a 6-foot-2 kid who picked up offers from Pittsburgh and Purdue. Springfield's Diante Lesperance is a good looking athlete who had a couple good reps in 1-1s. Cincinnati Moeller's Jack McCracken consistently got open and showed excellent ball skills. Two other slot receivers from Ohio who did well were Pickerington North junior Ty Wiley and Springfield sophomore Michael Brown.

 - There was a very good group of tight ends. Kentucky commit Brenden Bates, Lima's Keaton Upshaw, and Springfield's Leonard Taylor all impressed. All are Power 5 guys and all have the size and skills to be contributors in the passing game in college. Cincinnati Anderson's Austin Watt is a good sized prospect who is a high school wide receiver, but may grow into a tight end at the next level. One 2020 prospect to watch is Caden Clark, who caught the ball very naturally. 

 - On the offensive line, the final five, in addition to Dobbs was Aaron ErvinTrey LivingoodAlexander Howie and Will Bramel, all class of 2018 prospects. Those guys each had good days during the 1-1s to earn that honor. In the 2019 class, Zeke Correll showed he has a couple of early offers. He is always a tough competitor. Charles Turner, another 2019 from Ohio has a lot of upside with his frame and athleticism. One surprise on the day was Fairfield's Jacob Hensley, a 2019 center who battled hard and won a lot of 1-1s. Yet another 2019 with major offers was Bryan Hudson who came up from Kentucky and had a good showing. For the second straight camp we've seen him at, Toledo commit Tyler Long had a good day. Two Ohio kids who would fall into the sleeper category that we liked were Joseph Boggs and Jack Jamieson, both interior guys. Class of 2020 prospect Sherrod Green from Belleville (Mich.) had some nice reps at center.

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DEFENSIVE TOP 12

Tyreke Smith, DE - Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius
Smith, who has major offers from around the country, continues to show he is an elite prospect. He is big, athletic, and while he did not win every rep, we liked how he responded to the ones he did not win. He competes hard and has a very high ceiling. He earned an invite to the Under Armour All-America Game.

Steven Faucheux, DE - West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West
Faucheux earned a Future 50 invite with his performance. He is a great sized kid. He played some end and can project there in some systems and tackle in others. He is definitely a high-major prospect either way though.

Jowon Briggs, DT - Cincinnati (Ohio) Walnut Hills
Briggs is a bulldog. He is very strong, has explosion and plays with an excellent motor. A 2019 prospect, he may not have the pure size of some of other defensive tackles, but we have not seen him stopped much in the two camps we have seen him at.

Zach Slade, DE - Olentangy (Ohio)
In a good group of defensive linemen, the Slade twins both made the final five. Zach showed the ability to play inside and out. 

Jacob Slade, DE - Olentangy (Ohio)
Like his brother, Jacob competed hard, moved around the line, and not only took a lot of reps, but won a lot of them.

Xavier Goldsmith, CB - Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
A 2019 prospect, Goldsmith showed excellent anticipation and instincts in jumping a couple routes quickly and virtually running the route for the receiver. He also competed with bigger receivers deep and knocked away a couple of those passes, drawing praise from camp coaches.

Reese Taylor, CB - Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis
A high school quarterback recruited as an athlete, we were not certain how Taylor would do at cornerback, but his natural explosion and athleticism allowed him to perform at a high level. He also has good ball skills and had a couple picks.

Reggie Pearson, S - River Rouge (Mich.)
Wisconsin commit, Pearson had a strong day. He had a couple interceptions and pass breakups. In pass skelly, he jumped a couple routes showing his football smarts and instincts.

Davion Williams, CB - Belleville (Mich.)
Williams has been adding offers quickly lately and he showed why at this camp. His athleticism and length allows him to get his hands on a lot of passes. There were moments were his rawness showed, but he continues to get better and better.

Xavier Peters, LB - West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West
One of the top linebackers in the country, Peters was recovering from a foot injury, but his ability to run with running backs was surprising considering that. He showed well in coverage, an aspect of his game we did no see on film a lot.

J.J. Weaver, DE - Louisville (Ky.) Moore
Weaver is a physical specimen. A 6-foot-6 defensive end recruit, he actually played linebacker at camp and surprised with his ability to cover. 

Shawnkel Knight-Goff, OLB - Louisville (Ky.) Doss
Similar to Weaver, Knight-Goff, another 2019 prospect, has some interest as an edge rusher but he might be recruited more as a linebacker now. He was very good in space and coverage/

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OTHER TOP DEFENSIVE PERFORMERS

 - On the defensive line, Tate Goodyear had an excellent day. He was part of the final five. If he does what he did on Saturday in June at college camps, he should get more offers. West Virginia commit Tyrese Allen has a lot of natural ability. He has some technical work to polish up, but he is quick and strong. Elijah Ratliff admitted it was not his best day, but we still really like his skill set. He is quick off the ball and has a great motor. Zaid Hamdan is not the biggest guy, but tough to contend with in 1-1s. One of the top 2019 guys was Noah Potter, who won several reps cleanly with quick, inside moves. A 2019 prospect who had a good day winning with his quickness was Jeremiah Burton.

 - At linebacker, Josh Chandler made several plays in coverage including a one-handed interception. Cincinnati commitTy Van Fossen had several nice reps. Another trio of Ohio guys, Chase KlineBryce Houston and Dallas Fields all covered well in 1-1s. One Michigan prospect, Belleville's Marvin Ham also had good reps in coverage.

 - In the secondary, we thought Kmare Carey from Belleville had an excellent day. His length and athletic ability allowed him to win a lot of 1-1 reps. Other 2018 guys we liked in the secondary were Jadon Rucker-FurlowJontae Dobson  and Jamel Hamm. In the 2020 class, Moses Douglass has great size and has several offers already. Southfield (Mich.) 2019 safety Marcus Fuqua had several good reps. He is a big kid who recently started picking up offers. Dylan Johnston is a sleeper from Colorado who we marked down several times. Ormondell Dingle, a 2019 from Cass Tech who recently picked up his first offer has good size and knocked away a couple passes in 1-1s.


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