It was not quite the turnout that we expected, but there was still plenty of talent on display in Athens this morning.
The two quarterbacks that really stood out were McEachern's Bailey Hockman and Langston Hughes' Isaiah Green. Hockman is a former Georgia commitment who previously committed to the Bulldogs around this time last year. He has continued to get better since then and looks to have a stronger arm. He accuracy has always been there, but he really put some zip on the ball today and made some nice throws in tight coverage. Hockman is currently committed to Florida State, and is one of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Georgia for the 2017 class.
Like Hockman, Green is a guy who has gotten better each time I've seen him. At 6-foot-2 200-pounds, Green looks much bigger than I last remember. He put some great touch on the ball and made the best throw I saw all morning when he hit a receiver deep into the corner of the end-zone. Green is currently committed to Mardhall, but expect bigger offers to come his way down the road.
I mentioned yesterday that the offensive line group was good, but the group today was even better. It was tough to get a true read on the lineman when watching the early drills because they were just hitting bags, but the group today featured some very large prospects. Two of those massive prospects came from South Gwinnett (GA). The comets should have a solid offensive line going into the 2016 season led by tackles Ezekiel Williams and Troy Tappin. Williams measures out at 6-foot-5 328 while Tappin measure at 6-foot-6 330. Both are raw prospects but their size stood out immediately. Offensive line coach Sam Pittman spent time with both coaching them up and getting to know them.
Macon County lineman Christian Meadows also had a good day. The 2018 lineman is a little on the shorter side compared to some of the other lineman in the group, but hes a strong kid who can be a top recruit in Georgia next year if he continues to improve.
The Parkview (GA) duo of Malik Washington and Myles Marshall were dominant today. WAshington is a 2019 defensive back who already holds an Auburn offer. Already known as a big hitter, the 5-foot-9 180-pound safety shows good cover skills in the session I was watching. He is a top sophomore to keep an eye on this upcoming season.
Marshall is a 6-foot-4 220-pound receiver who could see his recruitment pick up very soon. He didn't play much last year, but I'm expecting a breakout year for this talented 2018 prospect. He was tough to cover all day today.
Everyone by now knows of Hapeveille Charter as they are led by top corner prospect and Georgia commit William Poole. Not many throws came his way today, but Poole made sure he made the plays when they came his way.
When Poole is gone, all eyes will be on 2018 defensive back Christopher Smith as he tries to fill in for one of the top cornerback prospects in America. Smith had a very good day today and broke up multiple passes against a tough Parkview team. The 6-foot-0 175-pound Smith currently holds offers from Auburn, Southern Cal, Kentucky, South Florida, Wake Forest, among others. Look for Smith to be one of the highest ranked defensive back prospects in Georgia for the 2018 class.
Langston Hughes(GA) brought two top linebackers today to show off their skills. One is Charles Thomas, an extremely talented 2019 linebacker who already holds offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. He certainly looks the part at 6-foot-2 220-pounds, and broke up multiple passes while controlling the middle of the field. He proved today why he is one of the top 2019 defenders in the country.
Malik Horton is the other Langston Hughes linebacker who had an impressive day. The 6-foot-3 230-pound outside linebacker currently holds 16 offers, and was easy to notice as soon as I walked on the field. Both Horton and Thomas could leave today with Georgia offers.