Scout Roundtable: National 2020 Prospects to Watch

Aug. 5 -- Sign of the times that a number of kids entering their freshman years already have scholarship offers around the country. Scout's regional managers take a look at a few of the names to know...

ATH Jaden Navarrette, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Navarrette is a versatile player who could see time on both sides of the ball. He camped with USC earlier this summer and was quickly moved up to the upperclassmen group and then offered a scholarship following the event. He had a strong showing working out at UCLA's camp as well and that offer will likely come early in the season. Navarrette has a college frame right now and we love his upside as an outside 'backer. He runs well, is a physical player and his upside is off the charts. Don't be surprised if his offer list hits double digits by the spring of his freshman season. - Greg Biggins

ATH Arik Gilbert, College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy 
Gilbert is an impressive athlete.  He has been busy camping and playing AAU basketball this summer.  He closed the summer out with offers from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  All came within a week the second half of July.  He's 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, and he is 14 years old.  Is he a tight end?  Is he a defensive end?  That is still to be determined.  He has so much raw talent, he is blessed with size, and he is on track to be a national prospect. - Chad Simmons

WR Collin Sullivan, Round Rock (Texas)
It's hard to project who will be the best 2020 prospect in the region, but one prospect to watch is Sullivan. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver may be due for a breakout if he makes the varsity team this fall. Once he has some tape available at that level for coaches to evaluate he's a guy who could be a P5 level prospect. We will definitely be tracking his progress closely. - Greg Powers

Sheridan Jones, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan
Jones, a safety from Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan, is already 6-foot-1, 165 pounds and he will be playing for one of the marquee programs in the East Region. He runs very well, and college programs are already drooling over his potential. How good can Jones be? Florida, Maryland and Tennessee each offered. - Brian Dohn

OL Justin Rogers, Oak Park (Mich.)
The Midwest already has a good handful of 2020 kids with offers. Most of them are DBs, but they are a little bit harder to project at the moment because they are still growing. Rogers, on the other hand, is already 6-foot-3, 265 pounds and ready to play both ways for the Knights this season. He moves well at that size and looks like he will be one of the best in the region for that year, although, like I said, there are going to be quite a few other kids who make a run at that position. - Allen Trieu

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