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10 Prospects to Know:

Dawg Post takes a look at 10 under the radar recruits who could blow up in 2017.

Kevin Harris:

At 6-foot-5 215-pounds, Harris looks like the ideal outside linebacker prospect. The 2019 Grayson (GA) linebacker has a great wingspan, and is so quick off the ball. He runs a 1.8 in the 100 meters, which is almost unheard of for someone his size. UAB was the first to offer, and many major programs will start pulling the trigger soon. Harris made plays all season for the state champion Rams, and should be one o the top outside linebacker prospects in the south for the 2019 class.

Dequan Mosley:

Mosley is quietly becoming a top sleeper cornerback in the state of Georgia. The 2018 cornerback out of Woodland (GA) is not the biggest guy at only 5-foot-7, but Mosley is a major talent and was one of the top cornerbacks at the Elite Showcase last weekend in Buford. He has great cover skills, quickness, and closing speed. He times the ball well when it’s in the air, and has no problem lining up against the opponent’s biggest receiver. He plays hard, has a big heart, and is driven like few others. Size is really the only thing holding him back. Expect Mosley to breakout this offseason and start to see his recruitment pick up starting with some smaller D1 schools.

Terry Lamert:

A 2019 product, Lambert is a guy many will start to notice over the next 12 months. He recently transferred to IMG Academy, and has the talent to play with some of the best in Florida. He’s a great athlete at 5-foot-9 175-pounds with good ball skills, balance, and acceleration. Lambert is a versatile player but really excels with the ball in his hands. He can line up at running back, but can also make plays in the slot with his reliable hands.

Hajj Malik Williams:

The 2018 prospects out of Hapeville Charter (GA) is possibly the most underrated quarterback in the state of Georgia. The 6-foot-1 180-poud gun slinger threw for over 2,900 yards and 27 touchdowns last season while rushing for 534 yards and 8 touchdowns. He throws the ball with some heat on it, but can also put some touch on his passes when needed. He has excellent pocket presence, and while he wants to throw first, Williams can escape the pocket and make big plays with his feet. He’s dangerous out of the pocket with his 4.4 speed, and accurate when throwing the ball deep. He can play in any system, but would be best playing out of a spread formation. One school will get a steal when they decide to offer.

Tyquan Johnson:

The Screven County (GA) playmaker is one of the better receivers that not many have heard of. He has great size at 6-foot-3 195-pounds, with excellent hands and ball skills. He does a great job of high pointing the football and making the tough catch in traffic. Johnson shows great balance on the sideline, and has the speed to get past the secondary. He’s a deep threat receiver who can score on any particular play. If he played for a major program he would have multiple offers by now. One school is going to be very happy once they realize what he can do.

 Caleb Johnson:

Johnson is another high level defensive end who isn’t getting the recognition he deserves. The 6-foot-4 245-pound defender out of Northside (GA) shows great instincts on film, he rushes the passer well, and has a knack for getting into the backfield with ease. He is a good athlete who can drop into coverage and make a play on the ball. He still needs to work on mechanics of course, but he has the tools and versatility needed to make an impact at the next level. Smaller D1 schools are missing out if they haven’t offered.

Jalen Alexander:

Another Grayson (GA) product, Alexander played extensively as a sophomore for the state champion Rams. He shows good cover skills, closing speed, and balance. He’s skinny at the moment, but will start seeing his recruitment pick up once he puts on more weight. Missouri, Clemson, Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio State, and many others are showing interest in the 6-foot-0 152-pound sophomore. With a big camp circuit, look for some schools to start offering as he gains weight.

Javon Baker:

Baker is a 2020 receiver to know who had a big freshman season last year. The 6-foot-1 180-pound Baker caught 43 passes for 731 yard and 7 touchdowns last season. He was a big target in the red zone, and uses his size well against smaller defenders. Baker has the chance to be one of the top receivers in Georgia for the 2020 class.

Mick Reese:

The Buford (GA) prospect is a new name to know at tight end for the 2018 class. The 6-foot-4 225-pound Reese is a tremendous run blocker at tight end, but can also line up on defense and play defensive end. He’s a hard worker, he’s smart, sneaky athletic, and super flexible. He does so many things well and makes plays on offense, defense, and special teams. Reese is a prospect who needs to be seen sooner than later.

Xavius Mitchell:

Another talented 2018 prospect, Mitchell is a good looking cornerback out of Arabia Mountain (GA). He’s not the biggest guy at 5-foot-8 155-pounds, but he’s very quick and shows a knack for finding the football. He’s a good tackler for his size, and rarely gets beat deep in coverage. He’s another guy whose size is keeping him back, but he’s a good player who deserves recognition.

 

 


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