Elite Talent Sports CEO Derrick Tatum is one of the most knowledgeable and trusted trainers in the region. Tatum has trained former prospects including Jamyest Williams (South Carolina signee), Deangelo Gibbs (Georgia signee), Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State signee), Jeremiah Holloman (Georgia signee), Chandler Wooten (Auburn signee), and many more over the years. Those guys became nationally ranked prospects, and now Tatum is training a new group of young stars.
Tatum is bringing a talented group to the Chicago Showcase this weekend, and the prospects will be visiting schools including Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, and Central Michigan. Here’s a look at those prospects who could become the future stars of tomorrow.
Jalen Alexander, 2019 DB, Grayson:
Alexander will be one of the highest ranked cornerbacks in the country for the 2019 class. The 5-foot-11 165-pound cornerback is tough, shows great cover skills, and is not afraid to hit. He started multiple games last year for Grayson as just a sophomore, and recently picked up an offer from Auburn. Look for more major programs start pulling the trigger soon as he continues to put on weight.
T Lee, 2020 DB, Chattahoochee:
Already one of the top freshman prospects in the country, 5-foot-11 165-pound cornerback has a chance to earn more big offers this weekend. He is a true cover corner with great athleticism and offers from UCLA and UCF. He is a name to remember as he will be one of the top cornerbacks in the country for the 20202 class.
Jalen Huff, 2020 CB, Athens Christian:
Huff is another prospect to know who is coming of a fantastic freshman season. At 5-foot-11 160-pounds, he needs to keep adding good weight, but he’s a guy with long arms and natural cover skills. He is a prospect who continues to get better and could see his recruitment start to pick up this offseason and into his sophomore year.
Clay Harris Jr., 2018 RB, Norcross:
Harris is a shifty back that has no trouble running small spaces. He’s a powerful runner who is tough to bring down at 6-foot-0 200-pounds. He catches the ball well out of the backfield, and shows great vision with the ball. He follows his blocks well, and shows good speed once he breaks through the line.
Dequan Mosley, 2018 DB, Woodland:
Another prospect on the smaller side, but Mosley makes up for it with his great technique and competitive drive. He looks great at last weekend’s MVP camp, intercepting multiple passes and covering some of the bigger receivers. He moves his hips well, can make a play on the ball, has good speed, and has as much confidence as anyone. IF he were just a little bit taller and heavier he would have multiple offers by now. With a great camp circuit this offseason, multiple schools should be starting to show interest.
BJ Riley, 2018 WR, Stockbridge:
Riley is another prospect who is an absolute threat in the slot. At 5-foot-7 170-pounds, he’s quick and can separate from linebackers with ease. He shows great balance and can break a few ankles once he gets the ball in his hands. He was very impressive at the Georgia Elite Classic a few weeks ago, and should make a name for himself at more camps this spring.
Lamech Wilder, 2018 DE/OLB, Norcross:
A productive player at 6-foot-1 210-pounds, Wilder is still somewhat of an unknown recruit. With the training he’s getting, look for him to start making more noise in the camp circuit this spring.
Phillip Pfaffman, 2018 DB, Whitewater:
Pfaffman does a nice job of reading the quarterbacks’ eye and making a play on the ball. The 5-foot-9 160-pounder needs to continue adding weight, but shows great awareness and closes on the ball well. He’s another guy whose size might not stand out, but h plays physical with solid technique in coverage. He can dissect a play well and is rarely out of position.
2020 Johns Creek (GA) receiver Tony Valentino and 2021 Archer (GA) athlete Moses Pryor, younger brother of Ohio State signee Isaiah Pryor, will also be on the trip.
Not only are these prospects getting trained by some of the best in the industry, they’re all great students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Look for more schools across the country to start taking a closer look at these peach state standouts over the next few months.