Richard LeCounte, DB, Libery County
The Georgia Bulldog commitment had a great game yesterday in Macon, and showed great vocal and leadership skills as well as making plays. While he exactly light up the stat sheet, LeCounte was all over the field, and assisted with many tackles. With the game almost out of reach, LeCounte intercepted a pass when the receiver fell down, and took it down the field 60 yards into the redzone. LeCounte also played some receiver in the second half (dropping a pass that was ended up being intercepted), kick return, and punt return.
Brandon McMaster, RB, Camden County
McMaster really helped his recruiting this past week at Rising Seniors. The 6’1, 200 lb. back has good size, and ran hard all game, especially in the second half. He broke numerous tackles, and showcased his agility on an impressive touchdown in the fourth quarter. While it’s hard for backs to really showcase their ability in these all-star games, McMaster really stood out among the rest. McMaster showed good quickness and agility for a back listed at 200 lbs. Look for his recruitment to start picking up this offseason.
Tyrone Truesdell, DL, Laney
Truesdell is definitely a name to know from now on. The massive lineman weighed in at 6’3, 332 lbs. at registration Sunday morning, and was dominant all through practices. Being that big, he doesn’t get off the ball super quick, but does a great job of using his weight and strength to overpower offensive lineman. Like LeCounte, Truesdell didn’t blow up the stat sheet like others, but his impact on the game could not be ignored. He was often double teamed, and did end up with a couple tackles for loss, as well as a big sack where he threw the quarterback down like a rag doll. Truesdell might have earned himself some big offers soon after an excellent week at Rising Seniors.
Jaden Hunter, LB, Westlake
Hunter is already a big target for Kirby Smart, and he showed why during the Rising Seniors game. He is easy to notice from a physical standpoint, and made his presence known in the second half with multiple big hits (two behind the line of scrimmage), and one big interception that bounced of the fingertips of Richard LeCounte. Hunter did a great job of rushing the passer and getting into the backfield. Keep a close eye on his recruitment in the coming months.
Kelvin Johnson, LB, Spalding
Johnson was a guy I was not familiar coming into this week, but he made a name for himself after yesterday’s Rising Seniors game. Johnson made an instant impact in the game with an interception that he returned for a touchdown to open up the scoring, right after he layed a big hit on a running back. Listed at 6’1, 200 lbs, Johnson showed good speed for a linebacker, and showed he can really hit. Johnson led both teams in tackles, and was a big reason why team Commitment came out on top.