Insider Report: Monday's Kirby Smart Camp

Dawg Post recaps Monday's Kirby Smart 7 on 7 tournament in Athens

It was a hot day in Athens for Monday’s 7 on 7 tournament, and there was plenty to take away from the event.

There were some offensive linemen that workout today that really impressed with Jefferson (GA) lineman Caleb Chandler leading the charge.  He’s a big kid who could still add some weight, but he was a guy who really had the attention of offensive line coach Sam Pittman.  Chandler does not currently have a Georgia offer, and he might not get one today either, but he had a solid day overall in front of the staff.  He is a name to remember if the staff decides to offer another offensive lineman or two in the 2017 class.

Deefield Beach (FL) linemen Jose Jeanty, Quytavious Palmer, and Nigel Scott all stood out physically in the lineman group.  Scott is the largest at 6-foot-6 300-pounds while Palmer is 6-foot-3 275-pounds and Jeanty is 6-foot-4 240-pounds, although he looked much heavier.  Scott was the most polished of the group and was receiving praise from the coaches throughout the drills.

Mt. Juliet (TN) lineman Justin Satterfield is another lineman who impressed and should be a recruit to know moving forward.  He has great size and 6-foot-6 310-pounds, and stood out in the group during 1 on 1s. Many big time schools are starting to show interest in the 2017 lineman including Georgia.  With the Bulldog’s recent success in offensive line recruiting, I’m not sure how many more the Bulldogs are trying to take in the 2017 class.  Either way, Satterfield had an excellent day and did it in front of the coaching staff. He is a strong kid who is well put together. Look for his recruitment to pick up soon.

Fayetteville (NC) lineman Mike Edwards was one of the most impressive lineman of the day.  He’s very raw, but has the body type coaches look for in a lineman.  He shoved away defensive lineman with ease during drills, and was also a guy who got a ton of praise from offensive line coach Sam Pittman.  He is a quiet guy but he’s a quick learner who could see his recruitment really pick up soon.  He looks the part but needs to continue working on his mechanics.  He is a name to remember on the offensive line for the 2018 class. Coach Pittman was coaching him up hard and made sure his was in the final grouping during the 1 on 1 session.

There were quite a few receivers who also had a good day today.  Deefield Beach (FL) receivers Jerry Jeudy and Daewood Davis stood out in their games, as both scored multiple touchdowns with ease.  Jeudy is a four-star prospect listed at 6-foot-1 185-pounds and ranked as the third-best receiver prospect in Florida.  He showed good speed and the ability to create separation and get behind the defender.

Davis was tough to cover the entire day.  The 6-foot-2 170-pound receiver showed good quickness and the ability to make a tough catch while being covered. Davis is currently committed to Florida Atlantic University.

Aquinas (GA) receiver Justin Gibbs is another guy who was tough to cover.  Gibbs has a good size and looks bigger than his 6-foot-2 198-pound frame.   He showed the ability to go up and made a tough grab over the defender, and was Aquinas’ go-to receiver when they were in the red zone.  Wide receivers coach James Coley paid close attention to Gibbs this afternoon, but it does not seem right now that Gibbs is a target for the Bulldogs.  Mississippi State along with 17 other schools have offered the 2017 receiver.

Collins Hill receivers David Beasley and Braxton Curry both made big impressions today.  Curry is the bigger receiver at 6-foot-5 205-pounds who is likely going the JUCO route.  He showed good hands and used his body well to get open. Beasley is on the smaller side but showed tremendous quickness.  He doesn’t stand out at all among the team until you see him fly by defenders.  He was a touchdown machine the entire day and caught almost every pass that came his way.

Collins Hill also has a couple of quarterbacks to keep an eye on for the 2017 class.  None of the other quarterbacks really stood out as solid prospects, but these two threw well all day and both could pick up some smaller offers down the road.  They started the tournament with 6-foot-5 210-pound Drew Dinsmore, who is a 2017 prospect that is starting to gain interest from some major programs.  He impressed the Georgia coaches last week, and they invited him up to a private throwing session next month.  He is a sleeper quarterback to know in the 2017 class.

Collins Hill’s other quarterback, Monty Horn, played at the end of the tournament.  He has good size but not nearly as big as Dinsmore.  Horn does not have the strongest arm, but he showed great accuracy and anticipation.  He threw guys open as well as hitting receivers while they were being closely covered.  He is a dual-threat prospect who is getting interest mostly from FCS programs up north.  It was a very consistent day for both Collins Hill QB’s.

Collins Hill linebacker Thomas Harrison, Deerfield defensive lineman Deslin Alexandre, Ola defensive lineman Austin Smith, and Aquinas cornerback Lorenzo Holmes all stood out of the defensive side of the ball. 

Harrison showed good instincts, cover skills, and aggressiveness towards the end of the day, which was impressive seeing how hot it was later in the afternoon.

Smith is a rising junior whose recruitment has really started to pick up.  Tulane, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and East Carolina are the first four offers for the 2018 lineman.  Defensive line coach Tracy Rocker was seen spending time with Smith after drills.

Holmes is a good athlete for Aquinas who can really fly.  He ran a 4.48 at a recent camp and holds 10 offers with Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, and Wake Forest showing strong interest.  He was easily one of the best  corners out there today.


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