Evals, Pics, Video from UA: Day 1

Scout's experts provide evals of UCLA prospects in the AA game first day of practice..

From Scout's John Garcia -- "UA Game: Red Top Five Defense"

Adoree Jackson | CB | Gardena (Calif.) Serra | Undeclared

Notes: No matter the situation, the five-star seemed to be able to recover against elite wide receivers not only to close on the ball, but to make a play on it. Jackson had an effortless day against various routes and types of opponents, flashing his excellent burst and top-end speed in the process.

Rashaan Evans | OLB | Auburn (Ala.) High | Undeclared

Notes: Continuing from his huge senior season and noted post-season play entering this week, the recent five-star proved his worth once more both as a pass-rusher and even in coverage. He sped by the nation's top offensive tackle Cameron Robinson on one occasion and came back to get his hands on a pass or two in pass skelly minutes later. There's not much he can't do on the field, and after practice he told Scout that he took home the skills challenge title.


From Scout.com's Jamie Newberg -- "UA Game: Notebook"

There was little question who was the most impressive. That distinction goes to five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra). He was lights out in coverage for the Red team.

"It's a terrific group," said Greg Biggins, National Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com who specializes on recruits from the west coast. "But I thought today he was by far the best. In fact, I didn't see him give up a pass [reception] during the entire session. Adoree has great ball awareness and closing speed. He plays with instincts. And he's so explosive. He's the most explosive player from California since DeAnthony Thomas. He may have more top end speed than Thomas at the same stage."

Other notables are Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J.) and Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala.). Both are five-star prospects.

Note: Peppers, who is verbally committed to Michigan, had said previously he would officially visit UCLA. He now reiterated today that he's 100% to Michigan. Humphrey has recently said he intends to officially visit UCLA.


From Greg Biggins: "UA Game: Green Top Five Offense"

Malachi Dupre
| WR | Riveridge (La.) John Curtis Christian
Dupre will compete this week for top receiver on the squad. Dupre has incredible physical gifts and the game looks easy for him. He has a long, lean frame, catches everything with his hands and has the speed to stretch the field.



Five-stars battled fellow five-stars on Sunday during the initial practice at the Under Armour All-America week.

Scout focused on the Red Team (Highlight) and captured every 1-on-1 rep between the wide receivers and defensive backs in the process.

Tags: Travis Rudolph, Jalen Tabor, Adoree Jackson, Marlon Humphrey, Stephen Roberts, Kalvaraz Bessent, Quin Blanding, Dylan Summer-Gardner, Cameron Sims, Bo Scarbrough, Juju Smith, Chris Godwin, De'Andre Thompkins, Jermaine Roberts.

During the following video, defensive players are listed initially, followed by their wide receiver opponent.

UA Game: Sunday WR/DB 1-on-1s from John Garcia Jr. on Vimeo.


PHOTOS

Malachi Dupre.

Rashaan Evans.

Adoree Jackson.

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