Tank Jenkins (Photo by Jason Caldwell)

Elite Georgia Showcase Notes:

News and notes from the Elite Georgia Showcase, and the Big Man Takeover Camp.

Over the past few years, the Elite Georgia Showcase has been one of the top camps for major recruits in the state of Georgia. Not only do the state’s top prospects compete there, but now prospects across the country are signing up. Back in February on 2015, I saw an unknown prospect named Jeremiah Holloman dominate this camp. Unlike other reporters, I took notice and saw the potential. Heralded prospects like Mecole Hardman and Jamyest Williams also competed at the camp that day.

7 Under Armour and 3 Army All-Americans from the 2017 class competed here before their recruitment took off. Major prospects including Trevor Lawrence, Deangelo Gibbs, Derrick Brown, Jamyest Williams, Taj Griffin, Isaiah Pryor, Malik Herring, Owen Pappoe, Dominick Blaylock, Derrik Allen, and many others competed here early on, and all saw their recruitment pick up shortly after.

So who are the next future stars who dominated at this camp?

Only a freshman, Chattahoochee (GA) cornerback T Lee has a chance to be the top cornerback in the country for the 2020 class. He’s a great athlete and shows great cover skills for his age. UCLA has offered, and many more will soon.

Park Crossing (AL) lineman Tank Jenkins was a monster at the camp in Buford. The massive 6-foot-4 330-pound Jenkins is already ranked as a four-star prospect, with offers from Georgia, Auburn, FSU, Clemson, and many more. Jenkins has the size and strength to play on both the offensive and defensive line at the next level.

Mary Persons (GA) outside linebacker Jatorian Hansford is a fast rising prospect in the 2018 class. He’s 6-foot-4 220-pounds who also projects as a defensive end at the next level. Hansford held zero offers before the camp, and has picked up 3 offers since then with interest from 15 schools. He is another tremendous athlete who lived in the backfield last season. Look for his stock to pick up drastically over the off-season.

The 2019 class is loaded at cornerback, and Grayson (GA) sophomore Jalen Alexander is one of the best. He stared multiple games for the state champion Rams last season starting opposite South Carolina signee Jamyest Willams. Alexander picked up his first offer last week from Auburn, and more are on the way. He’s thin at the moment, but he will have every offer in the book once he puts on weight.

Hillgrove (GA) quarterback Hunter Arters had a good camp as well. He’s a little undersized at 5-foot-11 but he is an underrated prospect in the 2018 class.

Ridgeland (GA) ATH Markeith Montgomery is the reigning 4A defensive player of the year. He’s not the biggest guy, but he’s incredibly fast and is very physical for his size. The 2018 prospect can make plays on offense, defense, and special teams. He is well deserving of some D1 offers.

Veterans (GA) receiver Jeremy Horton continues to impress at every camp he’s at. The quick and agile receiver creates separation with ease, and is a true weapon in the slot or on special teams. He impressed at Rising Seniors, and could see his recruitment pick up this offseason with another strong camp season.

BJ Riley is another 2018 prospect who had a big camp. The running back played in the slow all day and showed good explosiveness.

Woodland (GA) cornerback Dequan Mosley had the best technique during camp and played very aggressive. His size is really the only thing holding him back.

2018 Archer (GA) cornerback Eric Walker is another prospect to know. He didn’t play much last year but could have a big camp season this spring and summer. He looked good at both WR and DB during the camp.

 

On Sunday, The Big Man Takeover Camp showcased some under the radar lineman from across the country.

Ola (GA) Austin Smith stood out immediately with this size and strength. The 6-foot-4 280-pound junior currently holds offers from North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Colorado State, among others. He can play DT or OG at the next level and plays with a mean streak. He is a prospect to know moving forward who has visited Georgia and Auburn in the recent past.

Dane Middlebrook out of Indiana was also impressive. Only a 2020 prospect, the 5-foot-11 350-pound DT moved VERY well for someone his size during drills. He was the first in line every rep and was leading the defensive line group all day. He was tough to block during 1 on 1s and had a great day overall. He could be a major prospect in the Midwest in the coming years.

Michael Sullivan is a massive OT from Noble and Greenough High School in Massachusetts who impressed. The 2018 lineman is 6-foot-6 316-pounds and plays with a strong wide base. He also has good feet for his size. He looks like a D1 prospect that is deserving of big offers.

Jaztson Turnetine of Stockbridge (GA) was one of the most impressive prospects physically. At 6-foot-6 292-pounds, the 2018 prospect looks like a solid OT prospect with his lean build and long arms. He needs to work on his technique a good bit, but he could pick up some big offers if he cleans that up and ads about 20 pounds of good weight.

Logan Beadles of Piedmont (AL) was one of the more impressive offensive linemen during the camp. The 6-foot-3 305-pound prospect showed good strength and was impressive in drills. He’s a two-time 3A state champion in Alabama and projects as a guard or center at the next level.

Zyarie Horey , a 2018 OG, and Keshi Waddell, a 2018 noseguard, are two Dutchtown (GA) lineman who also impressed during the camp.

Rutland (GA) 2018 defensive lineman Justin Braxton, a 6-foot-1 270-pounder, was tough to block during the 1 on 1 session. Stockbridge (GA) defensive lineman Abu Bangura was also named in the top group at the end of camp.

 

 


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