Scout looks at the top offensive performances from The Opening Charlotte

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Offensive prospects shined Sunday at The Opening Charlotte, beginning with the No. 1 player in America.

Prospects are listed alphabetically

http://www.scout.com/player/213371-devin-carter

Clayton (N.C.) wide receiver Devin Carter continues to emerge. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Carter used his size and strength to overpower defensive backs. He also showed great concentration and caught everything thrown his way. Michigan State, NC State, Minnesota and East Carolina have offered early on. 

http://www.scout.com/player/195755-joey-gatewood?s=14

Longtime Auburn verbal commitment Joey Gatewood has been seen aplenty this spring by Scout, but he looked better Sunday than during the other workouts. The Jacksonville (Fla.) Bartram Trail quarterback loves to compete and it showed with his ability to hang with prospects more known as passers than he. A physical specimen, he plays with plenty of power in the pocket or on the move, but Gatewood showed consistent downfield accuracy and touch throughout the day as well. He is solid to Auburn though programs like Georgia, Ole Miss and others could potentially host him this offseason. 

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Among center prospects competing, Jovaughn Gwyn may have been the best in attendance. Playing with great leverage and a great punch, he seldom gave up ground. The Charlotte (N.C.) Harding University product displayed good footwork and it helped to neutralize bigger opponents more times than not. Each of the in-state ACC programs have already offered Gwyn, as has Louisville.

http://www.scout.com/player/213670-jatavious-harris

Milledgeville (Ga.) Baldwin wide receiver and Tennessee commit Jatavious Harris got off the line quickly and was smooth in and out of his routes. Harris was physical, did a nice job getting open and made several tough catches.

http://www.scout.com/player/198618-marcus-jenkins?s=14

Marcus Jenkins, who won positional MVP honors, is well-known as "Tank" in the college football recruiting world and he showed why on Sunday (video above). The Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing talent was the most powerful offensive lineman in attendance based on how many defenders ended up on the ground at his hands. Jenkins plays with a good base and showed improved footwork after slimming down since the 2016 season ended. He will release his top schools at some point this summer, with most of the SEC and ACC vying for his services. 

http://www.scout.com/player/200686-derion-kendrick

Scout 100 Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe wide receiver and Clemson commit Derion Kendrick was unstoppable. He ran good routes and was able to easily create separation. Kendrick made tough intermediate catches and also consistently created separation downfield. He will be a dynamic playmaker for the Tigers.

http://www.scout.com/player/189965-trevor-lawrence?s=78

What more can be said about Trevor Lawrence? The top player in the land and five-star Cartersville (Ga.) quarterback looked and played the part all afternoon long, not bad for a guy who hasn't been healthy throughout 2017 to this point. He is big, strong, precise, anticipatory, mobile and has a certain air about him even with most sets of eyes on him well more than any other prospect in attendance. Lawrence makes most drills, designed to make quarterbacks uncomfortable, looks fairly easy. He throws a catchable ball from multiple angles and can adjust his velocity according to the coverage. Clemson is getting a prospect dozens of college football programs would love to build their offense around. 

 

http://www.scout.com/player/202248-wanya-morris?s=14

The lone underclassman on this list is poised to be one of the top 2019 talents in the South. Loganville (Ga.) Grayson ofensive tackle Wanya Morris has had an eventufl spring, committing to Florida State last month and flashing dominance at several events. He may have been at his best Sunday, showcasing a great kick-step and change of direction, which pairs quite well with his elite length. A well put together high school sophomore, Morris showed maturity beyond his years and corrected mistakes in between reps and ended up being the only blocker to win reps against dominant edge rusher K.J. Henry. Despite his LSU pledge, Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama and in-state Georgia remain in play.

http://www.scout.com/player/200015-ricky-person

Four-star Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage athlete and NC State commit Ricky Person spent the day at running back and was strong from start to finish. He showed good quickness and the ability to make people miss. Person also excelled in the 7-on-7 portion of the event, running good routes and displaying great hands.

http://www.scout.com/college/alabama/player/207596-jarren-williams

Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett quarterback Jarren Williams continues his red-hot spring. In addition to new scholarship offers throughout the SEC and ACC, the rising senior has impressed many who have seen him throw on campus and otherwise. Sunday was more of the same, as he punched his ticket to the Elite 11 semifinals with consistency and accuracy all day long. Williams may not wow in any one category, but he can throw on several planes and efficiently on the move. Williams has progressed as much as any QB in the region over the last year or so and it has Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU and others chasing Kentucky for his verbal commitment. 

 

Scout's Michael Clark contributed to this report. 


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