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Elite Junior Showcase: Receivers

The Elite Junior Classic held a showcase at North Gwinnett High School (GA) on Sunday, giving players from all over a chance to showcase their skills and get exposure. When watching the recievers, four guys really stood out among the rest, and proved they have the ability to play at the next level.

Anthony Shinholster, 2017 WR, Griffin (GA)

Shinholster was the first guy I noticed when watching the receivers.  He has good size at 6-foot-1 185-pounds, and showed good speed and the ability to get behind defenders.  He was on the same page with high schools teammate and quarterback Tylan Morton the entire afternoon, and made some nice catches downfield in the final showcase.

On film Shinholster shows the ability to make big plays down the field, good hands, and good balance to stay on his feet after tough catches and continue to pick up yards.  He lacks elite speed, but he knows how to get open, and does a good job of catching the ball even when he is being well covered.  

Shinholster was in the final showcase for the receiver group, and has the chance to have his recruitment really pick up with come strong camp performances and a strong senior season.

Isaiah Martin, 2018 WR, Grady (GA)

Another impressive receiver from Sunday who has not broken out on the recruiting scene yet is Isaiah Martin.  The Grady athlete has good size at 6-foot-2 169-pounds, and has plenty of room to add more weight and muscle.  He is'nt the fastest guy, but he is a long strider who made some nice catches down the field during the showcase portion of the camp.  He showed good hands on multiple occasions and could have a breakout junior season this fall.  If he does,look for his recruitment to pick up heavily in the next couple of years,

Tyrell Brown, 2017 WR, Central Gwinnett (GA)

When I saw Central Gwinnett play last year, the thing I noticed most was that they were a team with talented receivers.  Erron Price and Major Bellamy were two 2016 stars from last year's team that were not being recruited as much as they should.  Hopefully Brown will be able to get some attention his senior season.  

Like Bellamy, Brown is not the biggest guy being 5-foot-9 152-pounds, but he was constantly creating separation from defenders, and was one of the most impressive receivers at the combine.  He showed good hands and made catch after catch during the session I was watching.  His size might hold him back in his recruitment, but he is a guy many smaller schools should be looking at.

Michael Mathison, 2019 WR, Newton: (GA)

If your looking for a name to remember for the future, remember Newton receiver Michael Mathison.  The freshman receiver stood out in the group even though he was one of the youngest guys competing.  Newton is a school that produced some impressive talent over the years, and Mathison is the next guy in line.  Keep a close eye on this talented freshman going forward.


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