Scout looks at a handful of underclassmen prospects who impressed at The Opening Charlotte over the weekend

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Scout looks at the top underclassmen efforts from The Opening Charlotte Sunday.

Prospects are listed alphabetically.

Onlookers couldn't believe Altrique Barlow was a current high school freshman at 6-foot-4, 300-plus pounds. The Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan offensive lineman didn't just turn heads with his size, though. He anchors well and has a very effective strike on his growing frame, perhaps part of the reason he already holds offers from Auburn, Virginia Tech and Charlotte. Many, many more will arrive in the coming years as Barlow matures physically, though his foundation is all one could ask for so early on.

Brunswick (Ga.) class of 2019 offensive lineman Warren McClendon held his own Sunday against older pass-rushers, especially early in the competition phase. He has a great frame and plays very patient despite his youth, seldom over-setting on the edge. He can improve his upper-body strength and ability to anchor, but his movement skill and leverage discipline is fairly rare this early on. Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State and others already lie on McClendon's scholarship offer list.

Class of 2019 offensive tackle prospect Wanya Morris is among the most coveted Peach State prospects in the rising junior class and he showed why on Sunday. The Loganville (Ga.) Grayson standout, who committed to Florida State last month, was so impressive at left tackle he was the lone underclasssman to crack Scout's top 10 offensive perfomers following the loaded event. Morris, who is still considering Clemson, Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State, used his great length and strength to neutralize pass rushers before they got deep into their moves. Perhaps most impressively, though, was how Morris learned from early mistakes and adjusted against some of the top rising senior's there (video above).

Although he was one of youngest prospects at the event, 2020 Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day wide receiver Porter Rooks more than held his own against some of the top 2018 and 2019 prospects in the country. Rooks was smooth in and out of his routes and able to create separation. He also showed good concentration and caught the ball well. Some of his early offers include Alabama, Auburn, LouisvilleMiamiNorth Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage 2019 inside linebacker Drake Thomas showed why he is one of the most highly sought-after rising juniors in the state. Thomas showed great anticipation, athleticism and quickness. He was also very aggressive, physical and did a nice job of putting himself in position to make plays. Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State and Virginia Tech have offered among others.

Scout's Michael Clark contributes to this report.


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