Chad Simmons

Sound Mind Sound Body: Defensive Performers

Dawg Post takes a look at some of the best prospects from Saturday's Sound Mind Sound Body camp.

It was clear from the start that the most talented position group of the day was the defensive backs.  While many guys impressed, the trio of Kyler McMichael, Kenyatta Watson, and Rashad Torrence stood out the most.

McMichael is a prospect that is already a household name in the 2018 class.  Programs like Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Auburn, and LSU among others have already offered the talented safety. McMichael slightly injured his foot during the camp, but watching him go through drills it’s easy to see why many teams are after him.  Coaches from all over made sure to introduce them to McMichael during the camp and gave him plenty of attention.  Look for this 6-foot-1 187-pound defender to continue earning offers as he should be one of the top ranked defensive back prospects in Georgia for 2018.

Another guy who had a great day was Grayson sophomore Kenyatta Watson.  Watson has good size at 6-foot-1 180-pounds, and can jump with the best of them.  He was easy to notice in the position group all day long, and was the only freshman selected in the final group.  Look for some big schools to start showing interest sooner than later.  Watson has the potential to be one of the best defensive back prospects in the state for the 2019 class.

Carrollton freshman Rashad Torrence III  also had a good day.  The 5-foot-11 173-pound defender looks good physically for his age, and can really run.  Torrence got plenty of feedback and compliments from the coaches throughout the camp.  Keep close eyes on this 2020 prospect moving forward.  Torrence has the potential to be a very good prospect down the road.

Nobody in the linebacker group stood out quite like sophomore phenom Owen Pappoe.  The talented Grayson linebacker has offers from almost every major program in America, and is already known as one of the top 2019 prospects in the country.  At 6-foot-1 207-pounds, Pappoe can run like a defensive back and hit like a linebacker.  He has solid cover skills and can stop the run if needed too as well.  Pappoe is an elite prospect whose recruitment will be watched close by college football fans across the nation.

Hillgrove (GA) defensive lineman Jimarco Witherow is a guy who has been impressive all spring.  I have been able to watch him at multiple camps and he continues to get better.  The senior does not have great height being just under 6-foot-2, but he does weigh 285-pounds and showed good strength on Saturday.  He also has a tremendous motor and loves to compete and get better.  Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown state have both offered Witherow, with Samford, Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, and Buffalo also showing interest.

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