We got a little bit of a treat at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices as the East and West squads met up for an afternoon Competition Tuesday period of matchups. The teams took turns trying to outmatch each other in one-on-one drills and then a seven-on-seven pass skeleton session.
Here's our top 10 performers from the USAAB Tuesday action:
Peoples-Jones showed his five-star ability by catching pretty much everything. The Michigan commit showed great body control to make catches on two contested deep balls in one on ones and made a diving catch behind him on a poorly thrown short route.
2. Jay Tufele
In the middle of the West line, Tufele burst through the line multiple times to get to the quarterback in one on ones. On multiple occasions, he beat the offensive lineman so bad, he was a free runner in the backfield.
Jackson got first team reps at left guard on Tuesday and produced the top highlight of the linemen one on ones when he drove a defender completely out of the circle of players standing back and watching the action.
The five-star defensive tackle was the best defensive lineman on the East and won all but one of his one-on-one reps.
For the second day in a row, the Stanford tight end commit displayed great hands making catches away from his frame.
Though he is going to have to add major weight when he gets to Florida State, Matthews shined in the spacious one-on-one drills. The West secondary didn’t have an answer for his shakes and leaping catches.
According to our Scout reporters covering the East practices, no one on the East team has been able to cover Harley one on one. The West didn’t do any better. The West Virginia commit made catch after catch, including a touchdown on a corner route beating K.J. Jarrell.
8. Tate Martell
When the competition periods begin is when Martell begins to shine. During the 7-on-7 portion, the Ohio State commit led the West right down the field for a touchdown with a beautiful throw to Oliver Martin (pictured below) on a flag route.
9. Brett Neilon
Neilon once again held strong in the middle of the West line. The USC commit was able to get a big stuff against Solomon when everyone else was struggling.
After a strong one-on-one showing, the East’s top offensive lineman on the day let it be known on the sideline after the segment that he thought the East would be dominating on Saturday.
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