Chad Simmons

Sound Mind Sound Body: Offensive Performers

In Monday's recruiting update, Dawg Post takes a look at some of the top offensive performers from the Sound Mind Sound Body camp at Greater Atlanta Christian School this past Saturday.

While the quarterback group was a little underwhelming overall, there were two guys in particular who looked impressive on Saturday, Brayden Hawkins of York (SC) and Harrison Bailey of Marietta (GA) both showed strong arms and showed consistent accuracy throughout the event.

Hawkins is a 2018 signal caller at 6-foot-3 210-pounds, and should see his recruitment pick up soon as the summer progresses.  He moves well in the pocket and throws a nice spiral.  Hawkins also throws a nice catch-able deep ball as well.  Multiple schools have started to show interest in the sleeper 2018 quarterback after a solid performance in Norcross.

Harrison Bailey is a guy you will be hearing about from now on. The Marietta (GA) freshman is 6-4 207-pounds and can really sling it.  He looks the part physically and it would not surprise me to see him finish his high school career around 6'6.  He showed a great arm all afternoon, and will be one of the top quarterbacks in the country for the 2020 class.  He was extremely impressive overall for a freshman. Miami and North Carolina have already the 14 year old with more offers on the way. Bailey will camp at Texas A&M on Wednesday and Georgia on the 13th.

There were a few receivers who stood out as well.  Genuine Potts is a 2018 receiver out of McEachern who really looks the part.  I've seen him at multiple camps and he is a guy who really likes to compete.  He looks good physically at 6-foot-3 197-pounds, and can really jump.  He was getting held all afternoon by smaller/quicker defensive backs, but he is a guy who has a chance to have a breakout season in 2018.

Jeremy Horton from Veterans High School (Ga) is 2018 receiver who showed some great hands.  His size hurts him a little at 5-foot-8 160-pounds, but he shows good quickness, change of direction, and created separation from different defenders throughout the camp.  There were reps where he made the defender look silly, and other reps where he made a great catch with a defender on his back.  Horton showed good athleticism and versatility on film, and might start hearing from some smaller schools in the near future.

Another receiver who had an excellent day is Grayson athlete Jaylen Rivers.  Rivers made multiple catches deep downfield, and was easy to notice all over the field.  The 15 year old athlete is 6-foot-2 190-pounds and still growing.  He is very athletic and will play on offense, defense, and special teams for the talented Grayson Rams this fall.  Alabama, Nebraska, Minnesota, Central Michigan, and Georgia State all showed strong interest in Rivers after the event.  Look for more schools to follow suit. Rivers has a chance to be one of the better overall athletes in Georgia for the 2018 class.

Maybe the top performance of the day came from 2018 tight end John Samuel Shenker of Deerfield-Windsor, in Albany (GA).  The 6-foot-4 240-pound receiver caught everything thrown his way, and made multiple catches over the top of defenders.  Everyone at the camp was talking about Shenker towards the end, with multiple college coaches noticing as well.  What I liked most about Shenker was his composure and overall demeanor.  He went as hard as he could every rep, grabbed every ball in sight, and went straight back to the end of the line.  Shenker won’t be resting much as he camped at Auburn the day after Sound Mind Sound Body, and camped at Alabama today.  Look for more schools to start noticing one of the best tight end prospects in Georgia for the 2018 class.


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