Scout runs down the prospects named MVP following The Opening Charlotte

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Scout looks at the prospects selected for positional MVP by Student Sports following The Opening Charlotte on Sunday.


Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence showed why he is the nation's top quarterback and player. From individual drills to the 7-on-7 portion of the event, the Cartersville (Ga.) standout was clearly the event's top signal-caller. He is the total package.

Running back

Four-star Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage athlete Ricky Person, who is committed to NC State, spent the day at running back.  Person is a big, physical runner. He showed good instincts and quickness. Person also caught the ball extremely well in 7-on-7.

Wide receiver

Fort Meyers (Fla.) Bishop Verot wide receiver Deven Thompkins is relatively unknown in recruiting circles, but was uncoverable on Sunday. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound Thompkins showed great quickness and ran crisp routes. He also displayed great concentration and hands.

Offensive line

Four-star Montgomery Ala.) Park Crossing Marcus Jenkins was extremely aggressive at the point of attack all afternoon and it often ended with the defender on his back. Multiple ACC and SEC programs are competing for Jenkins.

Defensive line

Fairmont (W.V.) defensive end Dante Stills was explosive off the ball and played with great leverage. He also did a nice job using his hands, was very disruptive and played extremely hard. He has a top six of North CarolinaWest Virginia, Oklahoma, Penn State, Louisville and Virginia Tech.


2019 Loganville (Ga.) Grayson outside linebacker Owen Pappoe showed why he is one of the premier rising juniors in the country. Pappoe displayed great speed and quickness. He was instinctive, athletic and physical. He is closing in on 40 scholarship offers.

Defensive back

Four-star Alpharetta (Ga.) cornerback Jaycee Horn frustrated receivers all day with his aggressiveness, length and athleticism. He was also very physical and showed strong ball skills. Alabama leads, but TennesseeSouth Carolina and Wake Forest are other schools to watch.

Scout's John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report.

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