Player Bio: Jeremiah Judge C/O ’20 Combo Guard

Athlete Information
Name: Jeremiah Judge
Position: Combo Guard
Class: 2020
Height: 6’1
Weight: 176
Wingspan: 6’7 1/2
Bench: 210
Squat: 425
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeGDgXPJrIw&feature=youtu.be
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrH90I4uob8&feature=youtu.be
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWvRH0LCamA&feature=youtu.be

Classroom Information
GPA 2.25
SAT 1350
Act 28

Contact Information
Twitter: @JIXMX23
Phone 8134073283
Email judgejeremiah@yahoo.com

Player Bio: Jaurice Thompson C/O ’22 Cornerback/Safety

Athlete Information
Name: Jaurice Thompson
Position: Cornerback/Safety
Class: 2022
Height: 6’0
Weight: 180
40: 4.48
Bench: 225
Squat: 405
Clean: 205
Film: http://hudl.com/v/2G0Pdr
Film: http://hudl.com/v/2EvMHb

Classroom Information
GPA: 2.9
SAT: 1200
ACT: 19

Contact Information
Twitter: @JauriceThompson
Phone: 352-459-5876
Email: jauricethompson125@gmail.com


Player Bio: Daniel Bello C/O ’22 Tailback/Defensive Back

Athlete Information
Name: Daniel Bello
Position: Tailback/Defensive Back
Class: 2022
Height: 5’11
Weight: 185
40 Time: 4.5
Bench: 285
Squat: 540
Clean: 275
Film: http://hudl.com/v/2CVQVC

Academic Information
GPA: 4.1
SAT: 1060
ACT: 19

Contact Information
Twitter: @daniel_bell0
Phone: 407-668-5956
Email: daniel.bello1017@gmail.com

Player Bio: Desmond Newkirk Jr C/O ’22 Defensive Back

Athletic Information
Name: Desmond Newkirk Jr
Position: Defensive Back
Class: 2022
Height: 6’0
Weight: 170
40: 4.49
Bench: 275
Squat: 405
Power Clean: 245
Film: http://hudl.com/v/2ESh5k

Academic Information
GPA: 3.8
SAT: 940
ACT: 14

Contact Information
Twitter: @snipa1k
Phone: 305-833-3663
Email: Newkirk350jr@gmail.com

Player Bio: Khalayah Willis C/O ’22 Combo Guard/Small Forward

Athletic Information
Name: Khalayah Willis
Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Class: 2022
Height: 58
Weight: 120
Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12796945/Khalayah-Willis
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOkHMyRHjiY

Academic Information
GPA: 3.7
ACT: 18

Contact Information
Twitter: @khalayah15
Phone: (580)630-2542
Email: Khalayahwillis23@yahoo.com

Player Bio: Reggie Jackson C/O ’22 Defensive End/Linebacker

Athletic Information
Name: Reggie Jackson
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Defensive End/Outside Linebacker
Team: Phenix City Buccaneers
Height: 6’2
Weight: 230

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.0

Contact Information
Twitter: @Reggie_Jackson9
Phone: 334-333-4871

Player Bio: Kevonte Dorris C/O ’22 Defensive Back

Athletic Information
Name: Kevonte Dorris
Class: 2022
Position: Defensive Back/Kick Returner
Team: Birmingham Sports Academy
Height: 6’0
Weight: 180
Film: http://hudl.com/profile/8491421

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.0
ACT: 20

Contact Information
Twitter: @vontefromig
Phone: 615-525-8979

Player Bio: Erick Crawford C/O ’23 Defensive Back/Wideout

Athletic Information
Name: Erick Crawford Jr
Position: Corner/Wideout
Class: 2023
Height: 5’5
Weight: 162
40 time: 4.9
Bench: 225
Film: https://youtu.be/MgoMMTlJn4o Squat: 300
Clean: 200

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.2

Contact Information
Twitter: @Erick_z7
Phone: 229-554-2662
Email: Crawford.Erick.d@mymail.gocats.org

Player Bio: Matthew Lewis-Bell Quarterback/Wideout

Athletic Information
Name: Matthew Lewis-Bell
Position: Wideout/Quarterback
Height: 6’4
Weight: 195
40: 4.55
Bench: 245
Squat: 550
Power Clean: 285
Film: https://youtu.be/fvOVZz28eY8

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.4
SAT: 960
ACT: 18

Contact Information
Twitter: @Zay11__
Phone: 540-556-1987
Email: colonelboi10@aol.com

Player Bio: Jack Poarch C/O ’22 Quarterback

Athletic Information
Name: Jack Poarch
Class: 2022
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6’2
Weight: 190
40 time: 4.7
Squat: 405
Bench: 300
Power clean: 225
2020: 1700 passing yards, 20 total touchdowns; All-County Honorable Mention
Film: https://hudl.com/v/2G2Gqt

Classroom Information
GPA: 4.0
ACT: 22

Contact Information
Twitter: @jackpoarch
Phone: 2564930386
Email: jackpoarch3@gmail.com
Parent: Deleena Poarch
Parent contact: 2059665427

Player Bio: Marcus Smith C/O ’25 Combo Guard

Athletic Information
Name: Marcus Smith
Grad Year: 2025
Position: Combo Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 5’10
Weight: 145
AAU Team: Walton Flame

Contact Information
Twitter: @MARCUSSMITH____
Instagram: @11marcus._.2
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Team Spotlight: Liberty Prep

Head football coach Paul Funchess

Liberty Prep Sports Academy is a post graduate school that is a part of the NPGAA, otherwise known as the National Post Grad Athletic Association, and the Freedmen are based out of Marion, Indiana.

We were fortunate to chat with their head football coach, Paul Funchess, and get some insights about him, his staff, his players, and about his top-5 ranking!

RD: What made you want to take your coaching talents to the post grad world?
PF: I’ve watched several young men from both high school and college struggle to get things figured out academically and athletically. I wanted to help guys get a chance to learn how to be successful at a four year university before they actually stepped foot on one. I knew a post grad program would be the best way to do that.

RD: How long do you feel that you will remain at this level?
PF: I think this level of football is the future of college athletics. With Covid, the transfer
portal, and so many kids having another year of eligibility, there is a need for post grad
athletics. We provide athletes with another chance to develop and retain their eligibility in
the process. I plan on being around for a long time.

RD: What is it like coaching on this level, in relation to other levels you have been on?
PF: It’s definitely been different. At this level, especially with us being a first year program, it is totally up to us to fund the program. When you coach at a four year university or even
at a high school, you have the school who feeds money into the program. But here you
don’t have that, also my staff and I end up wearing several different hats. One day we
might be athletic trainers taping ankles, next we’re equipment managers.

RD: How important is it to have quality assistant coaches?
PF: My assistant coaches are the lifeline of our program. I have some great coaches that
love young people and love football. They make sure I remember to have fun with things,
and they make sure our guys are ready every week for whatever might come their way.
My young coaches make sure we have swag (laughs) and keep things fun.


RD: Who would you say is a leader on the team and why?
PF: We have several guys who are starting to emerge as leaders, but one who stands out in
particular is FS Devonte Jones, we call him “Red”. He has become a vocal leader and a
guy who comes to work everyday ready to get better.

RD: Obviously you play the game to win, but did you expect to win this much, this early?
PF: We knew we had an opportunity to be good, just based on the talent of the kids we
recruited, but you never know until they show up. Our guys have worked very hard from
the moment they arrived and have started to learn how to stream good practices
together. Hopefully we can continue to develop and keep winning.

RD: Your team is currently ranked in the top-5, what does that mean to you and your staff?
PF: It’s extremely humbling. Our players and coaches have worked so hard to make this
happen, but we know there is still work to do. We won’t be satisfied until we win the
national championship.

RD: What does that say to potential recruits that may need to go the post grad route?
PF: It tells potential recruits that we are a serious, well organized, well coached football
program where you can come develop and get exposure

RD: Does being in the top-5 give an edge in the recruiting game?
PF: Being ranked this high does help in recruiting. Players want to play for top teams and right now we near the top.

Coach Funchess and the Freedmen look to continue their winning ways, and hope to find themselves in the driver’s seat to compete for the national championship. Question is, will they be able to knock off the tough #1 MTI Prep-Gainesville Bison??


Player Bio: Tyler Jewell C/O ’24 Combo Guard

Athletic Information
Name: Tyler Jewell
Grad Year: 2024
Position: Combo Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 5’11
AAU Team: Promise Elite

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.9
Core GPA: 3.9

Contact Information
Twitter: @TylerJewell_
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Team Spotlight: MTI Prep-Gainesville

Head football coach Chris Morant

MTI Prep-Gainesville, based out of Gainesville, Florida, is the sister program of the 2019 national champions, MTI Prep-Pompano, in Pompano Beach, Florida. Both MTI schools are a part of the NPGAA, otherwise known as the National Post Grad Athletic Association.

The head coach of MTI Prep-Gainesville, otherwise known as the Bison, is Chris Morant, and we were fortunate to catch up with the head coach, who has his first year program currently sitting atop the most recently released NPGAA polls.

RD: What prompted you to go the post grad route for your coaching career?
CM: Opportunities to build programs and assist athletes build a strong resume was a big seller for me.

RD: Do you think that you will stay at that level for a long time?
CM: No, I feel as though that this is a stepping stone in my coaching career.

RD: What has it been like to coach at a post grad in relation to other levels? 
CM: I can say that there are a lot more administrative duties at this level, as well as athlete oversight and recruiting. As a coach, I am wearing a lot of hats at all times.

RD: How important are the assistant coaches in getting the program in the right direction?
CM: Important, however at this level, coaching staffs are developing as well. As long as coaches grow and stick to the plan, then they are a tremendous asset.

RD: Who is the leader on your team? How do they lead? 
CM: Everybody leads at different points. Depending on what is needed at the moment and who steps up during that time.

RD: Obviously, no coach looks to lose ball games and of course they prepare to win, but did you see yourself and team being this good and winning this many games early on?
CM: Our goal was to make sure we can compete at a higher level. If we can do that, we will win ball games. We tell our team you must impress that camera. Because you can not get this day back.

RD: You’ve just been ranked as the number two team, what does that mean to you? 
CM: Well actually, as of today, we have just been ranked as the number one team. It is a team effort, as everyone plays a part and has a role. 

RD: What does that say to potential recruits that may need to go the post grad route?
CM: If an athlete is not picked up for whatever reason, there’s another route and that’s post grad. Keep in mind, they still have to put in the work.

RD: Does it help you in recruiting being ranked so high? 
CM: Sometimes, as athletes do not know much about post grad. However, when they are presented another opportunity in a different way, they are usually hyped up about it.

RD: Who are some of your best player(s) on the offensive and defensive side of the ball?
CM: On defense, I would say Andre Parker, Eric Bankhead, Eldrin Arnold, Emmanuel Duron, Deonte McCuthen, Jukhri Mosley, Shamel Howard, AJ Rapp and Pernell Sylvester.
On offense, it would be Dywain Walton, JaDarious Blackshire, Amari Ward, Aritis Pearson, Timothy Jones, Thomas Williams, and Bushear TJ’ Jenkins.

RD: Are there any final words that you would like to leave us with for any potential recruits out there that may not be seeing the offers they feel they should?
CM: UCANMAKEIT When you trust the process.

It would certainly seem as though head coach Chris Morant has his team and staff on the right track. The question is, can they unseat MTI-Pompano and become the most recent MTI to be the national champions??

Player Bio: Demarquis Hanes Tailback

Athletic Information
Name: Demarquis Hanes
Position: Tailback
Team: Davenport North High School
Height: 5’10
Weight: 185
Film: https://hudl.com/v/2EkhWJ

Classroom Information
GPA: 2.3
Core GPA: 2.1

Contact Information
Twitter: @beasttown02
Email: Demarquishanes02@gmail.com

Player Bio: Jayden Dooley C/O ’24 Quarterback

Athletic Information
Name: Jayden Dooley
Grad year: 2024
Position: Quarterback
Team: Mountain View High School
Height: 5’11
Film: http://hudl.com/profile/15048100

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.6
Core GPA: 3.5

Contact Information
Twitter: @Jaydendooley5
Head coach: John Poitevint
Head coach cell: (678) 201-2496

Player Bio: Alex Cannon C/O ’23 Power Forward/Center

Athletic Information
Name: Alex Cannon
Grad Year: 2023
Position: Power Forward/Center
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 6’8
AAU Team: A1

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.9
Core GPA: 3.9

Contact Information
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Pacey DeLoach C/O ’22 Quarterback/Wideout

Athlete Information
Name: Pacey DeLoach
Class: 2022
Position: Quarterback/Wideout
Current Team: Fayetteville Wolves
Height: 6’3
Weight: 190
40 time: 4.75
Squat: 315
Bench: 195
Power Clean: 185
Deadlift: 425
Film: http://hudl.com/profile/11653054
2020 stats: 1009 passing yards 8 touchdowns
Accolades: All-County Honorable Mention

Multi-Sport Athlete
Baseball: SS/RHP
Velocity: 84 MPH

Basketball: Point Guard/Shooting Forward
Stats: 16 points per game

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.4

Contact Information
Phone number: 256-404-9987
Email: DeLoAcHp82304@icloud.com
Twitter: @deloach_pacey
Parent contact: Kristin Caudle
Parent phone: 205-440-8112
Parent contact: Bradley DeLoach
Parent phone: 205-217-3346

Player Bio: Jackson Lindsey C/O ’22 Wideout/Tailback

Athletic Information
Name: Jackson Lindsey
Class: 2022
Position: Wideout/Tailback
Dual Sport: Baseball
Height: 6’0
Weight: 185
40 time: 4.45
Squat: 450
Power clean: 265
2020-1,400 total yards 7 touchdowns; All-Region First Team, All-County
Film-http://hudl.com/v/2F0JKy

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.6

Contact Information
Twitter: @Jaxtyler_8
Phone: 205-999-9125
Email: jaxlindsey26@gmail.com
Parent Name: Brian Lindsey
Parent Contact: 850-774-8975

Player Bio: John Mark Avitabile C/O ’23 Shooting Guard

Athletic Information
Name: John Mark Avitabile
Grad Year: 2023
Position: Shooting Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 6’3
AAU Team: ATL Hoops
Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15396845/603e6013bed6e706389d1071

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.3
Core GPA: 3.1

Contact Information
Twitter: @TheJmAvitabile
Instagram: @j0hn.mark_
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Zach Moser C/O ’23 Point Guard

Athletic Information
Name: Zach Moser
Grad Year: 2023
Position: Point Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 5’10
AAU Team: Club Orange
Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15396851/603e64df4df611105c05f40d

Classroom Information
GPA: 4.0
Core GPA: 4.0
SAT: 1130

Contact Information
Twitter: @zach_moser_5
Instagram: @zach_moser5
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: JT Thomas C/O ’23 Shooting Guard

Athletic Information
Name: JT Thomas
Grad Year: 2023
Position: Shooting Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 5’10
AAU Team: A1
Film: https://t.co/2SfOF69fmz

Classroom Information
GPA: 4.0
Core GPA: 4.0

Contact Information
Twitter: @JTThomastizzle
Instagram: @jtthomas44
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Nick Tyre C/O ‘23 Forward

Athletic Information
Name: Nick Tyre
Grad Year: 2023
Position: Forward
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 5’10
AAU Team: ATL Hoops
Film: https://t.co/6UWviWmrv0

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.8
Core GPA: 3.6
SAT: 1120

Contact Information
Twitter: @ntyre10
Instagram: @ntyre10
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Noah Randle C/O ’23 Point Guard

Athlete Information
Name: Noah Randle
Position: Point Guard
Height: 5’9
Weight: 165
Class: 2023
GPA: 2.9
Film: https://youtu.be/cIeOHoN67hM
2021 AAU Stats: 13ppg 6apg 3spg 2rpg

Contact Information
Phone: 770-865-8323
Email: noahrandle2
Twitter: @njrandle
Parent contact: kijuanna winn
Parent phone: 901-361-8773
Parent email: ki.winn@yahoo.com

Player Bio: Tito Hernandez C/O ’23 Center/OL/Defensive Tackle

Athletic Information
Name: Ernesto Hernandez II
Graduation Year: 2023
Position: Center/ Offensive Line/Defensive Tackle
Team: West Hall High School in Oakwood, Georgia
Height: 5’9 Weight: 260
Film:http://hudl.com/v/2FnGP4

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.61
Interesting Fact: I always strive to finish my work days before it is due!

Contact Information
Twitter: @Tito7852
Instagram: @titoo.hernandezz
Head Coach: Krofton Montgomery
Head Coach Email: krofton.montgomery@hallco.org

Player Bio: John Knott C/O ’22 Point Guard

Athletic Information
Name: John Knott
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Point Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 5’11
AAU Team: A1
Film: https://t.co/1xJGuy4BkK

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.1
Core GPA: 297
SAT: 910

Contact Information
Twitter: @John_Knott2
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Dominic Digiulio C/O ’25 Wideout/Defensive Back

Name: Dominic Digiulio
Class: 2025
Position: Wideout/Defensive Back
Twitter: @dominicdigiul3

Dominic Digiulio was the winner for our week three play of the week with his interception that he made in his game. He is a freshman that plays both sides of the ball for his team and first freshman to win play of the week!

Player Bio: Elijah Kendrick C/O ’24 Quarterback

Athletic Information
Name: Elijah Kendrick
Class: 2024
Position: Quarterback
Height: 5’10
Weight: 170
40 time: 4.8
Squat: 365
Accolades: Chilton County Athlete of the Week-251 all purpose yards 4 touchdowns
Film : http://hudl.com/v/2Ft83m

Classroom Information
Current Team: Isabella High School
GPA: 3.3

Contact Information
Phone: (205)-577-3192
Email: duecekendrick21@gmail.com
Twitter: @elijah_kendrick
Parent contact: Jessica Chapman (205)-200-0509
Parent email: jdchapman4@gmail.com

Player Bio: DeMyron Williams C/O ‘22 Combo Guard

Athletic Information
Name: DeMyron Williams
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Combo Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 6’1
AAU Team: Aim High 2022
Film: https://t.co/4vbUTqtiPg

Classroom Information
GPA: 3.5
Core GPA: 3.4
SAT: 1080

Contact Information
Twitter: @DeMyronW2
Instagram: @Demyron3
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Shawn Walker C/O ’22 Forward

Athletic Information
Name: Shawn Walker
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Forward/Wing
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 6’5
AAU Team: Game Elite Blue
Film: https://t.co/xIm8SvUJsG

Classroom Information
GPA: 2.8
Core GPA: 2.6
SAT: 820

Contact Information
Twitter: @swa1ker_
Instagram: @s.wa1ker
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Hooper Bio: Valdy Zephir C/O ’22 Forward

Athletic Information
Name: Valdy Zephir
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Forward
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 6’8
AAU Team: Aim High 2022
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roRPSniy8m4&feature=youtu.be

Classroom Information
GPA: 2.7
Core GPA: 2.6

Contact Information
Twitter: @ValdyZephir
Instagram: @valdy2hard
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Player Bio: Amar Maccius C/O ’22 Combo Guard

Athletic Information
Name: Amar Maccius
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Combo Guard
Team: Walnut Grove High School
Height: 6’0
Weight: 177
AAU Team: Promise Elite
Film: https://twitter.com/i/status/1433500163721531392

Classroom Information
GPA: 2.9
Core GPA: 2.8
SAT: 880

Contact Information
Twitter: @momon3ymar
Instagram: @momoney_mar
Head Coach: Will Witherspoon
Head Coach Cell: 404-271-4019
Head Coach Email: william.witherspoon@walton.k12.ga.us

Hooper Bio: Arnel Curic C/O ’22 Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Athletic Information
Name: Arnel Curic
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Team: San Jose Prep in Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6’3
Weight: 175
Vertical: 35
Stats: 28.1ppg – 7.6rebs – 3.5ast – 3.1stl Game High: 43 Points vs Joshua Christian
AAU Team: North Fla Hurricanes
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMgTEMVwxAE

Classroom Information
GPA: 4.2
SAT: 1110
ACT: 21 20-21
Interesting Fact: Arnel will graduate with an Associate Degree this spring from Doral College.

Contact Information
Twitter: @ArnelCuric14
Instagram: @_.Arnel
Head Coach: Mazzie Drummond
Head Coach Cell: 904-288-1188
Head Coach Email: Amaziah.Drummond@sanjoseprep.org

Player Spotlight: Gary Lee C/O ’19 Tailback/Slot/Cornerback

Gary Lee is a dynamic athlete that last played high school football in the 2018/2019 season and is looking for a place to play at the college level.

A versatile athlete, Lee is the type of player that could line up at tailback, or slot, and he can also play on the defensive side of the ball at cornerback.

Standing at 5’7, 180 pounds, Lee is a tad bit undersized, but that does not hold him back, as he made some good plays on his film in high school.

A versatile athlete on the gridiron spills over into other areas, as Lee was a multi-sport athlete in high school, as he played basketball, volleyball, and also ran track!

In the weight-room, he has a squat max of 325 pounds, a vertical of 38 inches, and a forty-yard-dash time of 4.56.

Lee likes to compare his game to that of Alvin Kamara, and likes the fact that he can be unpredictable from play to play, like Kamara can.

Due to having to make family moves during his junior and senior seasons, Lee was unable to be cleared to play those seasons, and has not seen the football field since he was a sophomore in high school, but that has not defeated him.

“I have always known that I had the talent and abilities for this game,” Lee said. “I fell in love with the sport a at a young age, but missing so much time, I have not found anyone to believe in me enough to take a chance on me.

“I have taken it as a life lesson, because sometimes things can go that way for you, and its is all about how you respond to it. They say the longer roads in life always lead to the most beautiful destinations, and I cannot wait to see where mine takes me!”

Lee’s last recorded GPA was at 2.87, and he feels like he is ready to get back into the game, and has a few post grad schools looking at him already!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4590314/5b463e9602bca005c803a366

Twitter: @young_fudge23

Hooper Spotlight: Quayvon Cyrus C/O ’23 Combo Guard

Quayvon Cyrus is a talented athlete out of Parkersburg High School, which is located in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Cyrus is a member of the basketball team with the Big Reds, and he sees time at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

In addition to basketball, Cyrus is a multi-sport athlete, as he also plays football and runs track for his school.

As far as football goes, Cyrus has great speed, with his 4.6 in the forty-yard-dash, and also has a 31 inch vertical.

Coming off of his sophomore campaign, Cyrus has high hopes for what his team can do this upcoming year.

I feel like this season is on us as a team,” Cyrus said. “We can have a great season and I think that things can go well for us.”

Every player has certain tendencies that make them standout from other players, and Cyrus feels he is no different.

“I like to think that I have great court vision,” Cyrus said. “I also feel as though my athleticism is a big part of my game, as well as my defense.”

During the hard times, the greats always have something to lean on to keep them motivated, and Cyrus does as well.

“I play this game because I love it with everything in me,” Cyrus said. “What drives me is seeing people that count on me and believe in me.”

With his 3.3 GPA in the classroom, and the fact that he is ranked as the number 36 overall player in his class for the state of West Virginia, we feel he will have the offers rolling in within no time!

Twitter: @Quayvon_Cyrus

Player Spotlight: Jaeden Jackson C/O ’23 Defensive Line

Jaeden Jackson is a standout athlete for GW Long High School, which is based out of Skipperville, Alabama.

Jackson is one of the big men in the trenches for the Rebels, as he sees time on the defensive side of the ball at defensive line.

A dual-sport athlete, Jackson is also a member of the Rebels baseball team, playing as a first basemen, designated hitter and as a right-handed pitcher. Not bad for a guy that is 6’1.5, 267 pounds!

With great size comes great strength, well, at least that is the case for Jackson, as his weight-room numbers are as big as he is! He currently squats 510 pounds, has a max bench of 405, and a power clean of 300 pounds!

After an amazing sophomore campaign, which saw Jackson make 43 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 4 pass deflections, he certainly kept the stat-keeper busy all night, and looks to do even more this fall!

Jackson was able put up these numbers from his defensive tackle spot, despite seeing double and triple teams from opposing linemen in the team’s 3-4 defensive scheme.

“I look for an improvement this season in helping leading my Rebels football team,” Jackson said. “We want to contend for a 2A state title; that’s the goal. I also have to remember the classroom is the most important thing before I touch the field.”

With big-time stats come big-time accolades, as he is a Rivals 5-star athlete, Dex-Prep Elite Top-5 DL Nex-Gen All-American DL MVP, OL/DL All-American First-Team, Scout Trout #1 DL in class of 2023 VTO All-American DL and Prepzone 1st team All-Defense in Alabama.

Although Jackson did great things last fall, he is looking to build upon what he has done, and play eve better as he moves into the latter part of his high school career.

“I promised myself that the first thing I would improve, is my grades,” Jackson said. “I want to have a great work ethic on and off the field, so I want to improve in the classroom too. I also look forward to finding that extra gear on the football field and elevating myself.”

Besides his obvious size and strength, as well as his abilities, Jackson is the type of kid that can standout, no matter what he is doing.

“One thing is for sure, I am a lot quicker than I am given credit for,” Jackson said. “If you underestimate me, it will not be great for you. It is one thing to see me, it is another thing entirely to have to deal with me for four quarters because I bring the fire.

“Coach Freedie Roach saw me at the Nick Saban Camp and said my hands and quickness are great and it has also been reported that I am very powerful and strong, and my hits are ruthless on opposing teams.”

Every kid has a reason for why they play the game, and even though Jackson is a 5-star recruit, it is not always all business for the big man.

“I play the game because it is fun,” Jackson said. “I was told that if something is not fun, then to not do it, because that creates poor habits and unhappiness, which is not something I want to deal with.

I also do not take losing well, as that does not set well in my blood, so I take pride in what I do, and I do it well. I am driven from making something of myself, and sports teach me to be mentally tough, teaches life lessons, and to be responsible.”

Jackson has already earned offers from several big-time programs, with Liberty being his first offer, and Michigan being his first P5 offer, he also added South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, East Carolina, Mercer and Florida Atlantic.

He also has interest from several quality programs, such as Mississippi State, FSU, Auburn, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, West Virginia, UCF, UAB, Troy, South Alabama, Princeton, Marshall, Tulane and Georgia State, with some even coming to his games.

While he has a lot of offers already and interest from a ton of other places, Jackson and his family plan to wait until after the season to take visits, to ensure he remains focused on what he needs to do this fall.

Wherever he ends up, Jackson is sure to shine and do big things for the program that he goes to at the college level!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/14911824/Jaeden-Jackson

Twitter: @BuggieJaeden

Hooper Spotlight: Christopher Sitto C/O ’22 Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Photo Credit: Camren Clouthier / @C2VisualMedia

Christopher Sitto is a rising senior hooper out of Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and we wrote on him last March. That article details more of who he is and what he brings to the table. It can be found here.

The last time we spoke to Sitto, which was on our podcast, he was still in search of that first school to pull the trigger and offer him, and since then, on June 6, 2021, he was able to get that first offer!

“In the summer, I received my first offer from Kellogg Community College,” Sitto said. “It was a huge relief because I had been waiting for so long. Coach Sprague truly believed in my talent and it was back in April when he gained interest in me.

“At the time, he was not allowed to recruit me because of the rules that were in place, but the day after the seniors at my school graduated, he was allowed to recruit me, and he went ahead and offered me that very same day.”

That was not the end of the good news for Sitto, as he was able to receive his second offer a short time after that, on July 27th.

My second offer came from Franciscan University,” Sitto said. “Coach Martello and I formed a good relationship. He was recruiting me for about two weeks and then he and the head coach offered me, and I feel they also believe in me a great deal.”

While those two schools have offered him, Sitto has also received interest from a number of other schools as well.

“I was also able to gain some new looks interest from schools,” Sitto said. “I have talked with Heidelberg University, University of Northwestern, Oliviet College, SUNY ESF, and the University of Detroit Mercy, as well as Kentucky State University.

“I was also invited to come on a visit to Oliviet College with the head coach, Coach Hargraves. I will also have a workout in the foreseeable future with Detroit Mercy and their head coach, Coach Davis.”

In addition to things heating up this summer for Sitto on the recruiting aspect of things, he also participated in his high school team’s summer league, where he was able to get some extra work in preparation of the season.

“The summer league was great for us, and we actually ended u winning the championship,” Sitto said. “Everyone really put their all in the tournament and we played together very well on both sides of the floor and it was just great chemistry.

“Ever since then, I have lived in the gym. I have been able to workout with some current and former college hoopers, as well as a former NBA player that plays overseas. I am strictly trying to get better, and doing this with these guys has significantly done that.”

Any time a person decides to lean on someone who is more knowledgeable or more talented than they are, it elevates that person, and Sitto has felt the effects of that.

“They are really competitive, and it is helping my game,” Sitto said. “I can tell that I am much calmer now on the court. I also make better choices on the floor, and I have learned to use my body in better ways.”

It sounds like Sitto has really elevated his game, which is in perfect time for his senior campaign. With his 3.11 GPA, more colleges are likely to be knocking on his door and we cannot wait to see where he ends up!

If you are interested in recruiting Sitto and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisSitto/videos

Twitter: @Chrissitto31

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrissitto3/?igshid=ewako3eiovgp

Player Bio: Jabari Ponders C/O ’22 Corner/Slot/Tailback

Athlete Information
Name: Jabari Ponders
Position: Corner/Slot/Tailback
Height: 5’10
Weight: 160
40 Time: 4.45
Squat: 275
Power Clean: 280
Class: 2022
Film: https://youtu.be/3BRVir-oSI0.
GPA: 2.5
2020 stats: Corner-12 PBU’s/Tailback-360 yards 4 TD’s 10.5 YPC/Slot-25 rec 236 yards
Accolades: Region Top-Defensive Back/County Honorable Mention
Current team: Northeast Georgia Prep Academy

Dual-Sport Athlete
Second sport: Track and Field
100 meter: 10.9
200 meter: 22.4
400 meter: 53.1

Contact information
Phone: 404-409-6486
Email: jabari.ponders@gmail.com
Twitter: @JabariPonders
Parent contact: Ralph Arnold 404-917-6537 ralph_easy@yahoo.com
Parent contact: Laquita Arnold 678-791-9426

If you are interested in recruiting Ponders and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Player Spotlight: Corey Washington C/O ’22 Outside Linebacker/Safety/Corner

Corey Washington is a versatile athlete for Northeast Georgia Prep, which is based out of the Metropolitan Atlanta Region of the state of Georgia, and is the teammate of Jahleel Rivas and Jabari Ponders who we have previously written on.

Washington plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Lions, as he sees time at outside linebacker, safety and cornerback.

Standing at 6’1, 196 pounds, Washington has the size and versatility to play any of those positions at the next level.

Like the previous two Lions’ players, Washington has great speed, as he runs a 4.57 in the forty-yard-dash, and has an impressive squat max of 415 pounds!

Washington is looking forward to his post grad season with the Lions, and feels as though it will be a great one.

“I am excited for this group of guys,” Washington said. “Even though we are a new team, we have a lot of talent, and we are ready to come in and play ball.”

Every player has certain things that make them standout and separate them from other athletes, and Washington is no different.

“I think my football IQ is definitely something that separates me from other players,” Washington said. “I take film study very seriously and I feel that I am a student of the game in that way.”

During the tough times, Washington leans on his why for playing the game of football, and that gets him through it all.

“Coming from where I am from, we do not get many opportunities,” Washington said. “I want to have a chance to do something great, because not a lot of people do from where I am from in Columbus, Georgia.”

If you are interested in recruiting Washington and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

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Player Profile: Jahleel Rivas C/O ’22 Wideout/Defensive Back

Jahleel Rivas: 5’11 170 Wideout/Defensive Back
When you turn on the tape of Rivas, the first thing that you notice is his ability to track the football in the air, and the awareness to make a big-time interception in the endzone, off of a deflected pass. The fact that he sees time as a wideout is evident, due to his ball-tracking skills, in addition to the way he attacks the ball, as if the quarterback were in fact throwing him the ball. He is rarely out of position, and is always on the pass-catcher’s hip to make big plays. Is not afraid to come up and make the one-on-one tackle. Does a great job of reading the plays, and then attacking where the ball is going, whether it be for a tackle or a turnover. Possesses the speed and the overall ability to play sideline to sideline and does a great job of shutting down big plays. Is versatile enough to play wideout or safety at the next level, and do so at a high level. Can play soft or tight coverage, and sheds blocks to react to run plays with ease. Always attacks the near-hip of the ballcarrier, and does a great job in man coverage as well. Has the speed and versatility to split out wide and cover bigger receivers, or stay inside and cover the quicker, slot guys. Does a great job of reading plays and can really lay the hammer on opposing players.

We also did a Player Spotlight on Rivas, where he talks about the upcoming season, and details more information about him, which can be found here.

You can easily see why Rivas is currently the #9 ranked player on Post Grad Recruits, with the abilities that he is able to showcase. We feel as though he will have a great season with Northeast Georgia Prep, and be a highly sought after player once the 2021-2022 football season is complete!

If you are interested in recruiting Rivas and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11103919/5fc987045eec900434141c5b

Twitter: @JahleelRivas21

Player Spotlight: Jabari Ponders C/O ’22 Corner/Slot/Tailback

Jabari Ponders is a dynamic playmaker for Northeast Georgia Prep, which is based out of the Metropolitan Atlanta Region of the state of Georgia, and is the teammate of Jahleel Rivas, who we have previously written on.

Pnders plays on both sides of the ball for the Lions, as he sees time at tailback and slot receiver on offense, and he is a cornerback on the defensive side of the ball.

That versatility could partly be due to the fact that Ponders is a dual-sport athlete, having competed in track and field in high school.

His work on the track is evident, as he has been clocked in at running a 4.45 in the forty-yard-dash, and he has a squat max of 375 pounds, to go along with his power clean of 280!

Ponders is looking forward to having a big season this fall for the Lions, and while it has not yet started, he is liking what he has seen from the organization thus far.

NPGA is a well-founded program,” Ponders said. They really took care of us over the summer by providing a good place to sleep and good practice environments that trained the entire team to get better and prepare us for the next level.

“I feel as though I am very excited to showcase my talents on the field for the Lions, no matter where they put me.”

Every player has certain attributes and traits that allow for them to standout among their peers, and Ponders is no different.

“One thing that separates me, is that I am the fastest guy on any team that I am on,” Ponders said. “I also feel like I am very versatile, and that allows me to play several positions, and to do so at a high level. I am a pure playmaker anywhere on the field.”

Many players have a driving force to keep them motivated on and off the field to do great things, and Ponders’ reasons are close to home.

“My why for playing the game is purely to succeed,” Ponders said. “My family does not have the fund to get me to college, so for me to get to that level, I need to focus and give full effort both in the classroom, and on the football field.

“My family has never had anyone to attend college, so for me to set the standard is a big deal. I am a family man, and the future of our name rests on my shoulders, so I have to take us to new levels.”

In his senior season, which was Ponders first year playing corner, he finished with 12 PBU’s, which earned him Top-DB in the region and County Honorable Mention. On offense, he had 34 carries with 360 yards and 4 touchdowns, in addition to 25 receptions for 236 yards,.

Ponders also attended state for track and field in his senior season with a 10.9 in the 100m and a 22.4 in the 200m and a 53.1 in the 400m. He is also open to participating in track and field if that comes along.

If you are interested in recruiting Ponders and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Twitter: @JabariPonders

Player Spotlight: Jahleel Rivas C/O ’22 Wideout/Defensive Back

Jahleel Rivas is a sensational talent for Northeast Georgia Prep, which is based out of the Metropolitan Atlanta Region of the state of Georgia.

Rivas is a two-way player, as he sees time on offense as a wideout, but is primarily used as a defensive back for the Lions.

To further that versatility, Rivas is a dual-sport athlete, as he played baseball while he attended high school.

That athleticism is on full display in the weight-room, as well as the forty-yard dash, as Rivas runs a 4.5 in the forty. He also has a broad jump of 9’6, and a squat max of 325.

Rivas feels great heading into his post grad season, and he feels as though it could be a big year for him.

This season, I have a completely different mindset,” Rivas said. “I feel like I have more of a dawg mentality than in previous seasons. I feel like I can compete against anyone I lineup against, and I think this season will show just that.”

Aside from the mentality changes that were made, Rivas has other things that make him standout from other players.

“I feel like my coverage skills really set me apart from other players,” Rivas said. “I am confident I can stick with any wideout, and come up and make the big plays.”

Every player has things that they lean on when times get tough, and it helps them to get through adversity, and Rivas is no different.

“My biggest motivation is to make it and to provide a life for my family that we never had,” Rivas said. “My family, including my parents and grandma, have worked extremely hard to help me to get to where I am, and I want to someday return the favor.”

Rivas takes care of his business in the classroom as well, as he currently holds a 3.0 GPA, which is more than enough to qualify him for college ball.

Rivas has been named to the All-Region Second Team, won the Best Defensive Back Award, and is currently the #9 ranked player on Post Grad Recruits.

With current offers from Bethany, Culver-Stockton, Dream sports academy, Northeast Georgia Prep, Myrtle beach prep, Defiance, Valley State, it will not be long before more schools start calling this impressive playmaker!

If you are interested in recruiting Rivas and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11103919/5fc987045eec900434141c5b

Twitter: @JahleelRivas21

Camp Spotlight: DynastyU

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DynastyU is a social media recruiting platform for high school athletes, college coaches, and fans all bundled in one app. They teach athletes how to take charge of their own recruitment and build their own brand and they are giving them this opportunity for FREE.

In addition to the app, DynastyU has more recently partnered with one of the best trainers in the south, in ABX Performance, which is located in New Orleans. This partnership will host showcases that will feature some of the best athletes in the country.

The two organizations came together to host a showcase in the New Orleans area on July 11 and a few of the top players featured were Aaron Anderson (LSU commit), Jameian Buxton (Top-DL ’23), Caden Jones (Top-OT, LSU offer) and four-star Ryan Robinson.

One of the biggest reasons for the camp, was to gain exposure for some of the under-recruited athletes in the area, and to help them get their names out there. The camp was able to provide just that, with media coverage from local news, up to Sports Illustrated!

The top performers were Landon Ibeita (Miami Commit) who excels with his route running, Ronald “Champ” Lewis (Colorado Commit) a feisty DB with a knack for interceptions, three-star Kody Finley that has a rangy body and punishes smaller defenders, and lesser known Gerald Martin, that may have the best route-running ability around.

After the first successful camp for Dynasty U, look for more big things to come from this social media recruiting company in the future, as they continue to make a splash in the recruiting game and helping athletes to reach their dreams and goals.

If you are interested in contacting DynastyU to download their app or to participate in their future camps that they hold, reach out and follow them on Twitter @DynastyUrec !

Player Spotlight: Landon Mumphrey C/O ’23 Cornerback

Landon Mumphrey is a standout junior playmaker for Sachse High School, which is based out of Garland, Texas.

Playing on the defensive side of the ball for the Mustangs, Mumphrey sees time at the cornerback position. With his frame, 6’0, 170 pounds, he could easily be a talent that adds value to a program at the collegiate level.

A dual-sport athlete, Mumphrey is also a member of the track and field team at Sachse, where he competes in a number of events, including relay running and long jumping.

Competing in track and field is already paying off for Mumphrey, as he runs a 4.43 in the forty-yard-dash, as well as positing a 9’3 broad jump and a 43 inch vertical! He also takes care of the weight-room, with his 315 pound squat max!

Though his sophomore season may not have gone according to plan, Mumphrey still felt like the team did well overall, and is hopeful for an even better junior campaign.

“Things were difficult with Covid last year,” Mumphrey said. “Trying to learn everything in the small amount of time that we had was difficult, but we pieced it together as a unit, and even made a playoff run out of it.

“I feel like this season will compound off of last year, and be even better. We have some new faces in the building as far as coaches go, but the team chemistry is insane. We have already proven we can work well together, and I feel we could even win state this year!”

Every player has certain traits that set them apart from other athletes, and aside from his obvious blazing speed, Mumphrey is no different.

I feel like a big thing for me, is just the length that I have for the defensive back position,” Mumphrey said. “Now that I have more experience, I can put my full body of work together, and create a masterpiece.

“As a player, wins and losses come, that is inevitable. At my position, it happens a lot because it is one of the toughest on the field, but I always find a way to make great things happen, and I am beyond excited for this journey and those that support me through it.”

During those times, Mumphrey is able to lean on the reasons that he plays the game in the first place, and that keeps him going.

“My way for playing this game is to be able to stay active, and just to compete,” Mumphrey said. I like to keep myself busy, and football is a great way to do just that.

“I also like to think that I have created a special bond with the coaching staff, and I would do anything for them, like they would for me. They have taken me and molded me into the player that I am today. I could not ask for better people in my corner.

One of the most impressive stats that Mumphrey possesses, is his GPA, which currently sits a 3.4, and is more than enough to qualify him to play at the next level. He is the kind of a guy that truly understands that importance of balancing the student-athlete life.

In addition to being a great athlete and student, Mumphrey has won accolades in other aspects of his life as well, including: Outstanding Soloist, National Society of High School Scholars, Homecoming Duke, Outstanding in Mathematics, Choir, English, Beta Club Student Council President, Over the Top Award, Most Outstanding Jumper, Comeback Player of the Year, Pentathlon, 4-year All Region Choir Member, Top 4by4 Member in the district and Area Christian character Award, Perfect Attendance and A-Honor Roll.

Man, is there anything that this guy cannot do?! To the schools that recruit him in the future, just know you will be getting a well-rounded young man!

If you are interested in recruiting Mumphrey and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://youtu.be/Bu49oCl7hwI

Film: https://youtu.be/V4JC8N77Ez4

Twitter: @LandonMumphrey

Soccer Spotlight: Jr Rowland C/O ’28 Goalkeeper

Jr Rowland(most viral film) is a rising sixth grader for the class of 2028 at Valdosta Middle School, which is based in Valdosta, Georgia.

Playing for the VLPRA youth league Valdosta team, known as the Golden Wasps, Rowland played in a few games before several rain delays prematurely ended his season.

In the first game of the season, Rowland was able to score his first goal of the year, while seeing time at forward. He also finished that game with 9 total saves in just one half of goalkeeper play, helping lead his team to an impressive 8-1 victory!

In game two, Rowland and his team traveled to Freedom Park to take on the defending champions in their region, but suffered a tough loss in the match. He would finish the game with 11 total saves in one half, in addition to 8 steals!

In game three, Rowland and his team had another home game in which he made 7 saves in one quarter of goalkeeper play, while also finishing the game with 6 saves in another tough loss for his unit.

While Rowland only played in three games, you can clearly see that he is the type of defender that can steal the ball for your team, as well as do great things from his goalkeeper position.

“I feel like we all gave great effort on the season,” Rowland said. “While things did not go that great for us, I think that our team gave all that we had in every game.”

Every player has certain intangibles and abilities that sets them apart from other players, and Rowland is no different.

“I give 100% every time I step on the field,” Rowland said. “Even when I go against players that could be better than me, I do not get intimidated and I still work hard.”

When times get going tough, Rowland has a motivation and a drive that keeps him going, and keeps his mind in check.

“Just the mindset that if I work as hard as I can, I can be great,” Rowland said. “Most people may quit when they face tough times, but I am not one of those people.”

In the classroom, Rowland handles himself well, making the Honor Roll on a consistent basis, as well as being recommended for the STEM Academy at Valdosta Middle School.

Look for Rowland to continue to do big things on the soccer field, as he will play again once the winter season comes back around!

If you are interested in recruiting Rowland and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Website: https://jrrowlandclassof2028athlete.godaddysites.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JrRowland2?s=20

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzA_cHXZoNk

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Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5NnnCt97uA

Camp Spotlight: Compete24~Columbus

Compete24 held a camp in Columbus, Ohio, on July 17, 2021, which saw over 100 talented football players showcase their talents on the big stage!

With a star-studded cast of athletes from nearby and prominent high schools, as well as a a few athletes that made the trip from surrounding states, the Compete24 camp was yet again a big success for the athletes that attended.

Bishop Sycamore, who currently has twenty-nine players on their roster with D1 offers, sent twenty-one of their players to the camp to compete and prepare themselves for the fourth-toughest strength of schedule in the country this fall!

In addition to Bishop, other top programs sent their athletes to compete, including the likes of Colerain High School, St. Edwards High School, Springfield High School and Lakota West High School.

Not only were there top athletes from big time schools in attendance, but Notre Dame College, Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein University, Capital University and Bishop Sycamore Prep and other programs were in attendance, as well as coaching the athletes.

To say that the Compete24 camp is a big deal for the athletes in the communities that they serve, is a vast understatement. With all of the colleges in attendance, athletes are able to showcase their best skills for teams that may want to recruit them!

With that being said, it is time to see what we all came for, and that is to put on a show in your respective positions, and accomplish great things, in hopes of being one of the top performers, in one of the best camps in the country!

Tywan January, above, is a dominant defensive lineman out of Springfield High School in Springfield, Ohio, and he managed to win camp MVP, and was the best overall player at the camp! January currently holds an offer from Akron!

Jeremy Naborne of Bishop was also a camp MVP, a four-star athlete that dominated at both wideout and corner, and holds offers from The Ohio State University, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, UNLV, Iowa, Syracuse and others.

Tyler Tusai rounded out the top-three performers for the camp. He was also voted as the top-performer for the quarterbacks, and he is in the class of 2024 for Padua Franciscan High School, which is based out of Parma, Ohio.

Other top performers at the camp included Wideouts Kyler Johnson, Sincere Thomas and three-star Andrew Price, tailback Elijah Ugorji, as well as Jailen Knight, a three-star quarterback, all of which currently play for Bishop Sycamore.

The top offensive linemen included the likes of Kevin O’Doherty, who made the trip up from Kentucky, Benjamin Roebuck of St. Edward, who is a massive 6’8, 320 pound prospect in the ’24 class, as well as ZyAaron Woodruff of Springfield High School.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dominic Row of Northview High School and Myonte Stanley of Colerain were the top linebackers, with Xavian Andrews of New Albany High School being the top defensive back.

Kaedan Faggs of ran one of the fastest 40 times, and won the fastest camper race after the combine testing. DeAngelo Hall and Cam Gumbo both ran a 4.47, and 2024 defensive back Reed Johnson ran a 4.5. Jason Moore is a tailback that was a top performer at the camp.

With another elite camp in the books, Compete24 is an organization that continues to prove that they are a great source for athletes to come out, compete, get tested in a number of skills and drills, and be seen by college coaches!

If you are an athlete that is looking for a chance to go to a camp that is done correctly, I encourage you to get noticed by them! As a coach looking for playmakers, look no further than those featured at these camps, because they are getting the best training and coaching possible, to develop them into players that are ready for the next level!

Hooper Spotlight: Zyhia Johnson C/O ’21 Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Zyhia Johnson is a lady hooper and a recent graduate of Clinch County High School, which is located in Homerville, Georgia.

Johnson played both point guard and shooting guard for the Lady Panthers, and that is something she is looking to play at the next level.

A multi-sport athlete, Johnson has played softball and baseball in her career, showing off her versatility and athleticism.

In her final season on the court in Homerville, Johnson went out with a bang, as she and the Lady Panthers finished with an impressive 20-2 record!

“I feel like we had a pretty good season,” Johnson said. “As a team, we finished with a region title, as well as the state runner-ups.”

While the team played really well, Johnson was clearly the star of the show, as she finished as the 912 Player of the Year for the second time, Region Player of the Year, Free Throw Award Winner four times, Most Valuable Player, and the Best All-Around Female Athlete!

I wonder if she saved any awards for anyone else!

As a player, there are not many around with the resume’ that Johnson has, which can be seen by the accolades, but she is much more than the awards.

“I feel as though I have great vision on the court, and that allows for me to make plays and put my teammates in scoring positions,” Johnson said. “I am also able to score in any way possible, whether it is a jump shot or off the dribble.”

Like every player, Johnson has a motivation that keeps her going in games, and drives her to be her best self.

“My family really keeps me going,” Johnson said. “They tell me to put God first in everything, and that keeps me motivated and drives me to be a better player. A big thing that pushes me to my limit, is having the younger kids looking up to me.”

With a 4.0 GPA in the classroom, Johnson is setting that example both on the court, and inside the classroom for the younger generation to follow in her footsteps, and we feel as though she will be great in whatever she decides to do!

If you are interested in recruiting Johnson and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12262590/Zyhia-Johnson

Twitter: @ZyhiaMarie_1

Player Spotlight: Christopher Morley C/O ’22 Guard/Center

Christopher Morley is a rising senior athlete for Woodland High School, which is located in Stockbridge, Georgia.

Playing in the trenches, on the offensive side of the ball, Morley sees time at both the center and guard spots for the Wolfpack.

Standing at 6’2, and weighing in at 275 pounds, Morley has the size to play at the next level, to go along with his versatility.

In the weight-room, the big man handles his own, with his 425 pound max on squat, and a 235 pound max power clean.

Coming off a 6-4 campaign where his team dropped their last three contests, Morley feels as though they had the type of offseason you would like to have, and expect things to be better this fall.

“My team had an amazing offseason, and I believe in this group,” Morley said. “I have confidence in them, and when it comes down to it, I know my brothers will not let me down! I believe in everyone, in all three phases of the game on this team!”

Morley knows that his team have his back, but he also has to have their backs, and he has to do what he can to standout from other players on the field to lead his team.

“I would say my work ethic makes me standout the most,” Morley said. “I work to better myself every day. I go to practice and work hard, and then I go home and work when nobody is watching as well!

“When I go to camps, I soak up as much information as I can, and then after, I always make sure to ask my position coach how I can get better.”

The most impressive thing about Morley is likely his GPA in the classroom, which currently sits at a 3.86 weighted score, proving he is a guy that knows the importance of academics.

If you are interested in recruiting Morley and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12813686/5fc5a8d69677700ba8315c56

Twitter: @BigDawgChris_04

Hooper Spotlight: Luphai Dalil C/O ’22 Forward/Wing

Luphai Dalil is a hooper for Lincoln Prep basketball team, which is based out of Hamilton, Ontario.

With his athletic ability, Dalil is able to play multiple spots for the Huskies, including wing and forward as needed.

Standing at 6’8, 190 pounds, with a 6’11.5 wingspan, Dalil is long and rangy, and will be able to assist his next team at either position.

Dalil is excited for what will come of his season in 2021, and has high hopes that he will accomplish great things.

“I am looking forward to this upcoming season,” Dalil said. “I feel as though my game has certainly changed a lot, and as a result, I feel like I have improved since my last season on the court.”

Every player has a reason for playing their respective games, and Dalil is no exception to that statement.

“I would love to continue my education, and that is a big thing that drives me to be great,” Dalil said. “I will say that I am excited about it being potentially for free! My biggest dream is to play professionally someday, and that keeps me going as well.”

With a 3.3 GPA in the classroom, Dalil is not the kind of player that you have to worry about being academically ineligible on game weeks, and it shows his maturation and importance he has in education.

If you are interested in recruiting Dalil and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://youtu.be/Kr3OWa5Sz4s

Twitter: @LuphaiDalil

Player Spotlight: Jaxson Gier C/O ’23 Offensive Line/Linebacker/Defensive Line

Jaxson Gier is a standout two-way player for Whitewater High School, which is based out of Fayetteville, Georgia.

As a rising junior for the Wildcats, Gier plays multiple positions on both sides of the ball for his team. Offensively, he sees time at guard and center, and on the defensive side of the ball, he plays both tackle and end, in addition to some linebacker.

Standing at 5’10, 201 pounds, Gier still has plenty of time to continue to grow into his frame, and to also find out where he will fit best, when it comes to playing football at the next level.

In attempting to get to that next level, Gier handles his own in the weight-room, as he has a max squat of 365 pounds, a max bench press of 235 pounds, and a power clean of 225 pounds. He also runs a 5.1 in the forty-yard-dash, and has a broad jump of 8.9!

Looking forward to his junior campaign, Gier has high hopes for what he and his team will do this fall, in Region 2-AAAAA.

“I feel like this season will be outstanding for our team,” Gier said. “We have a lot of new players, but we also have a lot that are returning from last season. We also have new coaches on staff that are bringing in new and exciting ideas.”

Gier knows that in order to take himself to the next level in this game, he has to set himself apart in certain areas, and he works hard to accomplish that each day.

“I feel like what makes me standout the most, is my work ethic,” Gier said. “I also feel as though I have a high football IQ. I also have the ability to read the game, study my opponents during the game, and I am very coachable.”

Like any player, Gier has a driving force for why he plays the game of football, and that is what keeps him going.

“My love for the game starts with the enjoyment of competition,” Gier said. “I love the way that it challenges me, both mentally and physically. It also challenges me to go beyond my limits and just be better overall.”

With a 3.7 GPA in the classroom, Gier is not the type of athlete that coaches have to worry about being academically ineligible, and that will help his stock with colleges. He is also a Born to Compete All-American.

If you are interested in recruiting Gier and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12589852/5da26fe8f326660978a64630

Twitter: @jaxson_gier

Hooper Profile: Djongo-Alan Tchatchouang JUCO Sophomore Wing/Forward

Djongo-Alan Tchatchouang: 6’6.5, 220 Wing/Forward
After reviewing the tape on Tchatchouang, you can see that he does possess some potential that could help some teams. He does have the ability to shoot the ball from different spots on the floor, and does well on defense and getting boards for his team. Also does a decent job at shooting free throws and getting extra points for his team. He is a player that would certainly benefit from being in a role position, and with some fine tuning, could be a player that helps his team win games. He started eleven of the thirty-eight games that he has had in college, and averaged a few minutes per game. While his film was not very extensive, in the right fit, for the right team, he could help.

Tchatchouang is a guy that you will not have to worry about in the classroom, and that, to us, is one of the best things about him. He has over a 3.5 GPA, and has made the Honor Roll and Dean’s List throughout his high school and collegiate years. He is not an athlete that you have to worry if they will be academically ineligible. He also possesses great size and can fill many roles.

If you are interested in recruiting Tchatchouang and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://twitter.com/_dafrenchmamba_/status/1387819444106235904?s=20

Twitter: @_dafrenchmamba_

Player Spotlight: Jamir Turner C/O ’22 Combo Guard

Jamir Turner is a hooper in the class of 2022 for the Fresno Flyers Elite basketball program, otherwise known as FFE, as well as Ridge Point High School, in Missouri City, Texas.

Turner has the ability and the athleticism to play both guard spots, and is looking to play either or both at the next level.

Standing at 6’6, weighing in at 170 pounds, Turner has the size to play at the next level, and he hopes that his senior year will reel in some offers.

As far as the season is going, things seem to be going in the favor of Turner, and he would like to continue to build upon that.

“The season is going well,” Turner said. “We are becoming more of a team by working hard, playing together and winning games. A lot has changed from last year with Covid, but being able to be back this year made me want it more as a player and leader.

“As a team I feel we did really well post live period, and I can’t wait to see the big things ahead of us. For myself, I feel like I am able to standout on both sides of the ball. I am able to score from all three levels, I am a great playmaker, and I am a tough on-ball defender.”

Turner is currently averaging 14 points per game, 8 assists and 6 rebounds, while also becoming the MVP.

For Turner, the game of basketball is not just a game, but rather a place where he can go and feel free from everything else in life.

“I play the game of basketball because when I’m playing it, my mind goes away from everything else,” Turner said. When I play basketball, I feel good, when I pick up a ball and step on the court I feel at home, ready to go to work and dominate any way I can.

“When I step on the court, it is the one place on Earth where I am in my element. I do not worry about school, family, or problems. I think about what is in front of me, and how I can get the basketball in the hoop or to my teammates.

Through it all, Turner has a reason for what drives him to continue to play the game of basketball, even when things may not go his way.

“What drives me, is that playing basketball could be my career,” Turner said. “Just that and also knowing that my mom wouldn’t have to work another day in life when I make it and that I could take care of those who took care of me is huge for me as well.

“My mom is a former basketball player, so she always pushed my big brother to play and get better at it. We have natural born talent, but I play to perfect my craft daily. I was born to play basketball , I was born to dominate on and off the court.

Confidence is one thing that every great player must possess, and Turner is no different when it comes to that.

“I feel like I am destined for greatness, and I am determined to make it,” Turner said. When I do good things on the court, it makes me continue to want to go harder and make stuff happen. Not just for me but also for my teammates.

“I am athletic, but I am also a student of the game. I love to learn new techniques and drills to get me to where I need to be. I have had a passion for this game since I was three years old, and you can see that when I play.”

While Turner is still working hard for that first offer, it should not be long before he gets one, with his abilities paired with his 3.0 GPA in the classroom, which more than qualifies him for next level ball!

If you are interested in recruiting Turner and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://twitter.com/jamirrr__/status/1402009919218409474

Twitter: @jamirrr__

Hooper Spotlight: Djongo-Alan Tchatchouang JUCO Sophomore Wing/Forward

Djongo-Alan Tchatchouang is a JUCO sophomore for the Central Arizona College Vaqueros and he is looking to transfer schools.

Playing multiple positions for the Vaqueros, Tchatchouang is rotated between wing, shooting guard, and small ball four, showing the versatility to fit on many rosters.

Standing at 6’6.5, 220 pounds, with a 6’10 wingspan, Tchatchouang has the size and the ability to play at the next level.

As a player, this past season proved to be a stepping stone, and an opportunity to enhance his game along the way.

“I feel like I experienced a lot of growth,” Tchatchouang said. “What I experienced this season is a lot of what I would like for my future teams to look like.”

Every player has skill-sets that allow for them to separate from other players around the country, and Tchatchouang is no different.

“I think what makes me different is my blend of size, athleticism, overall skill and my abilities on defense,” Tchatchouang said. “I have always been the most improved player of any program that I have been in, and I love the game.”

Most players have a burning desire as to why they play the game, and Tchatchouang is the same way.

“My passion is due to the support I have around me,” Tchatchouang said. “There are many that sacrifice and invest in me to make my dreams come true.”

Tchatchouang currently holds two offers from King University and Villa Maria College, but with his 3.6 GPA and Honor Roll throughout high school, as well as the Dean’s List in college, we feel as though more offers will come his way in the near future!

If you are interested in recruiting Tchatchouang and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://twitter.com/_dafrenchmamba_/status/1387819444106235904?s=20

Twitter: @_dafrenchmamba_

Player Bio: Michael Putney Jr C/O ‘22 Corner

Measurements
Age: 17
Height: 5’10
Weight: 165
Bench Press Max: 195
Squat Max: 315
40 time: 4.46
Broad Jump: 115.25
5-10-5:4.2
Vertical: 35″

Personal Information
Home Phone: 512-998-4801
Second Phone: 512-293-4183
Date of Birth: 12/3/2003
Parent’s Names:Porsha Williams
Michael Putney Sr
Twitter @jr_putney
Email jrputney1203@gmail.com Hudl https://www.hudl.com/profile/12747098/Michael-Putney-Jr

Scholastic Information
Cedar Park High School
Cumulative GPA 3.29
SAT Score Sept 2021
ACT Score July2021
Desired Major Business

Summer 2021 Schedule
Juice 7vs7
Strength &Conditioning
Cedar Park 7vs7 State-College Station

Accomplishments
Team: Cedar Park Timberwolves Recognition
2019 District Champions
2020 District Champions
2021 State Finalist
2021 2nd team All District

Player Profile: Jahir Palmer C/O ’22 Cornerback/Safety

Jahir Palmer: 6’0, 175 Cornerback/Safety
When you turn on the tape of Palmer, you immediately see his coverage skills on display and why quarterbacks tend to not throw his way. He also does a great job on the special teams unit, throwing blocks for his teammates, to set his team in better position. He is a very physical defensive back that is not afraid to lay a big hit on an opposing player. Does a great job at getting to the quarterback on plays that he blitzes. Takes on and sheds blocks with ease in pursuit of the ballcarrier. Has a nose for the football and is able to pickup fumbles with ease. Does a great job in coverage of staying on the hip of the opposing player. Does well when being brought down into the box on certain plays. Does very well with seeing and covering the field.

Palmer is a great football player, and we feel that the year that he spends in his post grad will do great for him. He will have an extra year to work on some of his techniques, and get better overall. Look for him to have a stellar year at the post grad level, while being coached by a great staff, and he will be a great addition next season to a team!

We also wrote on Palmer in one of our Player Spotlight features, which highlights athletes on and off the field. You can find that article here.

If you are interested in recruiting Palmer and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12918241/Jahir-Palmer

Twitter: @jahir_palmer

Player Profile: Logan Lewis C/O ’23 Linebacker/Tailback/Quarterback

Logan Lewis: 6’1, 220 Quarterback/Tailback/Linebacker
After turning on the tape of Lewis, you can immediately see that he has a strong arm, and is able to put the ball where he wants it. He is patient in the pocket and allows for plays to develop, while going through his reads. He has the size to handle the position as well, with two years left to grow. He looks very comfortable within the offense, and has a command on what is going on around him. He never looks rattled when the defense pressures, and does a great job of stepping up in the pocket to avoid the sack, while keeping his eyes downfield to find the open teammate. Has the ability to run through arm tackles, and with his size, is a very powerful runner that will not go down on initial contact. Does a great job of reading the defense on option plays, and has the speed to take the ball to the next level, and score with ease. He is able to put the ball where he wants it on every play, and always seems to find the best option on the play to throw to. Has the ability to get the ball to his man, despite if they are covered. Has the ability to run through three and four players and extend the play.

Lewis is a dynamic playmaker at the quarterback position. He is lethal in many ways, whether it be with his arm, his legs, his vision, etc. He keeps his eyes downfield to ensure that he can keep plays alive. He runs like a truck and is extremely hard to tackle one-on-one for any defender. Certainly a player to keep your eye on for the 2023 class. Look for him to make a splash the next two seasons!

We recently wrote on Lewis in our Player Spotlight feature, which highlights who he is as a person, on and off the field. That can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Lewis and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13050560/607e2e13bd6ba313d4554711

Twitter: @loganlewis_18

Hooper Spotlight: Julia Trujillo York College

Julia Trujillo is a current student-athlete for York College, and is a member of the women’s basketball team there.

Trujillo will be a senior for the Lady Panthers, and she is the starting forward. In her last season, she was able to average 15.3 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game, while shooting 82.5% from the free throw line.

While Trujillo’s story is at York College currently, and she is taking advantage of a rare fifth year due to Covid, her story started many years ago, many miles away.

Trujillo first started playing the game of basketball when she was in the third grade, while playing for a Catholic school league in Denver, Colorado, while playing for Assumption Catholic School.

From there, Trujillo would move on to play for Pomona High School. Starting all four years for the Lady Panthers, she would play well her whole career, including her senior year, when she averaged 18 points per game, to go with 6 rebounds per game.

For her efforts in her career, and more specifically her senior year, Trujillo would receive an offer to play for Trinidad State Junior College. While there, it was more than just about the game for her, as she began to care more for her health while in college.

“When I got to college, I started being more health-conscious,” Trujillo said. “I decided to put myself in a learning position to really work on losing weight. Since entering college, I have lost over 62 pounds, and that has truly elevated my game!”

While at Trinidad, Trujillo was able to learn some valuable life lessons, those of which would translate for her both on, and off the court.

“Coach D (Destiny Bragman) was a big reason for me becoming the person that I am today,” Trujillo said. “I would say that 95% of the confidence that I have, it came from her and the words of encouragement that she poured into me.

“She knew what I could do as a player, and she also trusted that I could become even better. There was one point that I wanted to quit and she asked me to go on a ride with her. That ride really changed things for me. She made me feel loved and that she cared.

“She also reminded me why I started playing, and that was huge for me. I am such a different person and player because of what I have gone through as a basketball player, especially at Trinidad.”

While there, Trujillo felt as though that she not only had found a place to play basketball, but also a second home.

“It has truly been an honor to have played there,” Trujillo said. “I found a home there as a player, but I also found a great friend in Coach D. That is all anyone can ask for. She was such a big part of my recruitment and I am forever grateful for her.

“It means so much to me that she gave me an opportunity to pursue my collegiate dreams, and to do so on scholarship. I am proud to be able to say that, because there is a trust and a connection between us that was built over those two years together.

“I love that I have found a coach that can be a resource for me personally, and professionally, and I look forward to talking with her in the future, when I begin my coaching career.”

After receiving her associate’s degree at Trinidad, Trujillo was fortunate enough to move on to York College, and complete her final two years there. After recently graduating with a Sports Management Degree, she is not quite done yet.

“Due to the Covid eligibility, I am not done yet (laughs),” Trujillo said. I will play my final year here, and in doing so, I am going to get a master’s degree in Global Leadership and Organization. This year will be huge for me personally, as well as on the court.

“My sister, Sophia, is actually transferring here for her junior year, so it will be great to be able to play with her. I also plan to soak up all that I can, because not many get to play their sport for a full five years, while never taking a redshirt season.

“Once the season ends, I have been honored to be able to accept an opportunity to coach here, thanks for Coach Minijarez. My entire goal was to find a school to further myself by playing ball, getting an education and begin coaching. I have checked all three off!”

As always, Trujillo won’t be done there, as she plans to leave York College after she is done coaching, and join the Kronke team in Denver, back home, and use her degrees within their company. She also does not plan to step away from basketball entirely.

“I want to coach a girls club team,” Trujillo said. “I want to teach them the importance of not just hard work, but the importance of health, both physically and mentally. I have worked so hard to get where I am, and I want to pour that into them.

“I wish that I would have realized how important those things are sooner, but that just helps my journey to be able to teach young women the right ways ahead of time. The goal is to get them to college and open up their world to opportunities that are out there.”

With all that she has accomplished, Trujillo feels as though that if not for the game of basketball, she would not be where she is personally, and professionally.

“I have met some amazing people, and forged great connections,” Trujillo said. “I owe that in full to this game. It has changed my life in ways that I will never fully be able to explain, but I thank God for the blessings that he has allowed basketball to bring me to.

“I am excited for this final season personally, but also as a team. I love the school I play for, and ever more so, the coaching staff. Although the junior year version of me would be shocked to hear this: I found a home here in York, Nebraska, that I never saw coming.”

No magtter what endeavor that Trujillo decides on, or what may come her way, we are confident that she will, like always, find a way to succeed and be great at it!

Player Profile: Colby Lewis C/O ’22 Tailback/Slot

Colby Lewis: 5’8, 170 Tailback/Slot
When you turn on the tape of Lewis, you can immediately see that he is a very patient runner from the backfield. Allows his blocks to setup before bursting through the hole. Does not go down on arm-tackles. Has the speed to outrun defenders and breakaway on long runs. Has the ability to read the defense and find the open space on the field, and attacks it very well. Very strong runner despite his size, and is not someone that goes down easily. Is a threat to score every time he touches the ball with his speed and vision. Can take a direct snap the distance, and has the speed and quickness to leave defensive backs behind. Is not afraid to throw a block on much bigger players, and helps put his teammates in better positions as a result. A very powerful runner that has a deadly stiff-arm. Has the ability to line up at slot and gets to the open space in the field. Has great hands and secures the catch well. Has the ability to tun what looks like a negative play into positive yardage. Does great with deep ball passes, often leaving the defenders behind. A very hard tackle for defenders to make, and very rarely goes down on initial contact.

Lewis is just a ballplayer. No matter where he is lined up on the field, he will make plays for his team. He has great vision and patience to be a runner, and he also has the ability to create separation when he is catching passes, and often turns them into big plays. He can also give eye candy while lining up at quarterback, and reads the defense well to know whether to keep it or hand it off. He can also play defense, and does a nice job in coverage and tracking ballcarriers. Lewis would be a great addition to any team, and we feel he will get some attention this fall from several programs!

We also wrote on Lewis in our Player Spotlight feature, which gives a more in-depth description of him as a player and person. That can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Lewis and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13050674/5fca8dc2688ec9040c6c8ef2

Twitter: @ColbyLewis0

Player Spotlight: Xavier Biggers C/O ’24 Defensive Back/Wideout

Xavier Biggers is a phenomenal freshman football player for Murray High School, which is based out of Murray, Kentucky.

Biggers plays on both sides of the ball for the Tigers, seeing time as a wideout on the offensive side of the ball, and as a defensive back on defense. During his freshman season, he was able to earn All-WKC Honors for his performance at defensive back!

A dual-sport athlete, Biggers is also a member of the track team at Murray, and his 4.56 in the forty-yard-dash reflects that. He also became the 200-meter dash champion for his high school’s region.

With a 32 inch vertical and a 6’2 wingspan, Biggers already has the tools you want in a player, and he has three years left in high school to continue to grow and get his numbers up even higher!

Biggers is looking forward to his sophomore campaign, and he sees big things for himself this fall.

“I am very excited for this season,” Biggers said. “I feel as though my sophomore season will be my coming out party.”

While that may be a goal of his, Biggers knows that he has to do things that will set him apart from other players in the country.

“I feel like a big thing that allows me to standout, is my ability to thrive while dealing with pressure,” Biggers said. “I am also a very team-oriented player, and I have a competitive spirit, with a ton of determination.”

For Biggers, the game is more than just X’s and O’s, and that is what allows him to play the game at such a high level, at an early age.

“I play this game, because it is fun, but it also challenges me,” Biggers said. “I also love the fact that I will have a lifelong brotherhood with these guys. That, along with the desire to just be the best is what drives me to play through anything that comes at me.”

With a 2.8 GPA in the classroom, Biggers already qualifies to play at the next level. While he does not have any offers to date, we feel that will change very soon!

If you are interested in recruiting Biggers and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Twitter: @xavierbiggers1

Player Spotlight: Jahir Palmer C/O ’22 Cornerback/Safety

Jahir Palmer is a standout athlete for Liberty Prep Sports Academy, which is a new program, that is based out of Marion, Indiana.

Palmer plays on the defensive side of the ball for Liberty, seeing time at both cornerback, as well as safety.

A dual-sport athlete, Palmer was also a member of the track and field team while at his former school.

Standing at 6’0, 175 pounds, Palmer already has the size to play at the next level, and could easily add weight to his frame as needed.

Palmer has the speed as well, as he runs a 4.56 in the forty-yard-dash, with a 405 squat max, a bench press max of 235 pounds, and a 8’10 broad jump.

Heading into a new program, Palmer feels good about what he has seen so far, and feels the team is bonding as well.

“I believe we will achieve a lot this season,” Palmer said. “Our team chemistry is unmatched, and that started day one. We have set a lot of goals for ourselves as players with this first year program.”

Every player has certain traits that make them standout from other players, and Palmer is no different.

“I feel like I standout due to my physicality,” Palmer said. “I also have a nose for the football. Wherever the ball is, I am.

“Aside from the field, I also standout with my leadership and my confidence. I truly believe that I am able to impact the defense at Liberty with my energy.”

Palmer has a reason for why he plays the game, and when adversity hits, it drives him to keep going.

“My why for playing is my parents and siblings,” Palmer said. “Where I am from, people do not really make it out, especially around my age. I want to get my family out of the city.

“I know a lot of kids say that, but I stand on everything I say. I will make it a goal of mine to not have my younger siblings to go through what I did at their ages.”

In high school, Palmer finished with 40 tackles, 5 pass-breakups, forced 2 fumbles, and recovered 2 fumbles. That led to an Honorable Mention for being a key player. He looks to continue that success at Liberty, being named a standout player already.

If you are interested in recruiting Palmer and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12918241/Jahir-Palmer

Twitter: @jahir_palmer

Camp Season: Shorter University Edition

Head Football Coach Zach Morrison and the Hawks

Shorter University football program recently hosted a camp that was held at Lowndes High School, inside Martin Stadium, which is in Valdosta, Georgia.

Coach Zack Morrison and his staff made the trip down from Rome, Georgia, in hopes of finding talent to add to their rosters. Morrison and the Hawks made a stop in Tifton, Georgia along the way, where over 60 campers attended, and over 50 attended at Lowndes.

Of the campers that attended, several players were from local high schools, as Khris Thomas of Lowndes, Dru Womack and Worth Kimbro of Valwood and Jacob Brim of Lee County were all in attendance.

The staff got the players in their respective position groups, and proceeded with warm-up stretches, before moving into forty-yard-dash times to see where the players stood. Next up, coaches put players through 5-10-5 timed drills.

After moving into other drills such as the L-Drill, Four Corner and footwork drills with bags, the camp was met with unfortunate weather that would delay action for nearly an hour.

With quick thinking, Coach Morrison and their staff were able to come up with a plan that allowed for them to talk to the athletes about the school and the program, if some of the athletes decided that they would eventually like to play for the Hawks.

After the intermission, coaches were able to break up into their respective position groups, and get an idea of what each player had to offer, and see if what they brought fit what the staff was looking for.

Players participated in their Indy drills, and while doing so, were able to get hands-on learning and teaching moments that allowed for them to perfect their craft, even if they did not eventually attend Shorter.

Coach Blaise Holzer instructs Khris Thomas and the Wideouts on his drill

Shortly after the players and staff were done with their Indy drills, players transitioned into the part that everyone comes for, otherwise known as the 1v1’s.

With only four total defensive backs attending the camp, the players got as many reps as they wanted, while being coached up by Shorter DB coach, Antreal Allen. Allen was very vocal in assisting his DB’s to be in the best positions possible, throughout the camp.

Thomas shined as one of the top wideouts at the camp, routinely making catches on anyone that covered him, and making crisp cuts to create separation.

Coach Morrison is big on character, and he spoke on it several times during his camp, letting players know the importance of carrying themselves the right way, both on and off the field.

I would like to thank Coach Morrison for allowing us to come out, and be a part of the first college camp that we have covered. His staff put on a great clinic, and several players learned and grew from the experience.

Morrison plans to return in the future, and he hopes to continue to build a bridge from where he is in northern Georgia, to the athletes in south Georgia!

If you would like to have us come out and cover your camp, or are interested in the services that we provide, please contact us on Twitter at @Recruit_Databse!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=949ZiL8ktl8&list=UU8T-KAkeGNDx806Ysg2zmnQ&index=5

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifYfbawZUtI&list=UU8T-KAkeGNDx806Ysg2zmnQ&index=3

Player Feature-Khris Thomas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RfddHv22Q&list=UU8T-KAkeGNDx806Ysg2zmnQ&index=2

Player Feature-Jacob Brim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4Z_p1j3rw&list=UU8T-KAkeGNDx806Ysg2zmnQ&index=1

Twitter: @Recruit_Databse

Player Spotlight: Logan Lewis C/O ’23 Linebacker/Tailback/Quarterback

Logan Lewis is a rising junior athlete athlete that plays for Sanger High School which is based out of Sanger, Texas, and is the younger brother and teammate of Colby Lewis, who we have previously written on.

Like his older brother, Lewis is an athlete, but he plays on both sides of the ball for the Indians. On offense, Lewis sees time at tailback and quarterback, while on defense, he sees time as a linebacker.

As a sophomore on the varsity team, Lewis finished with Second Team All-District Honors as a linebacker/safety, after finishing his freshman year with the Co-Newcomer of the Year award as a freshman on his previous varsity team.

Standing at 6’1, 220 pounds, Lewis could easily fit in at any of the positions that he plays at the next level, and the next two years will show where he plays best, to find out what role he will fill on a college team.

Lewis proves that the football field is not the only place he shines, as he has a 4.68 timed forty-yard-dash, a squat max of 460 pounds, a bench press max of 275 pounds, a broad jump of 8.5, wingspan at 72″, hand size of 10″ and a 4.22 in the 5-10-5 drill!

All of those impressive measurables are likely attributed to the fact that he, like his brother, is a multi-sport athlete, as he is also on the baseball and basketball teams, as well as a member of the track and field squad.

As he heads into his junior campaign, Lewis feels good about what he has seen so far from himself and his team.

“I feel like our summer workouts and camps are going well,” Lewis said. We are building on something great. I feel like the offseason is when a season can truly come together, and here at Sanger, we have a lot of hungry players that are having a great offseason.”

Every player has things that helps them to standout, outside of the factors on the field, and Lewis is no exception.

“i feel like my leadership speaks volumes,” Lewis said. “I push my teammates to be better, and I hold them accountable. At the age of 14, I lead my team, the Valley View Eagles, to the state semifinals, and I was just a freshman quarterback.

“That experience taught me to grow up very quickly! I feel like whatever I start, I finish. You have to work for what you want, and I have a great work ethic to finish those things. I am also very aggressive, no matter where I am on the field.”

Much like Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns, Lewis plays the game with a chip on his shoulder, which allows for him to keep going, and is his why for playing the game.

“I have been the underdog my whole life,” Lewis said. “When I step on the field, it is me against the world, and the work I have put in? It shows. I think that is why my passion continues to grow for the game!”

Like his brother, the most impressive statline the younger Lewis possesses, is his ability to do great things in the classroom. The younger Lewis currently sports a 3.6 GPA, which is more than enough to have college coaches knocking at his door!

If you are interested in recruiting Lewis and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13050560/607e2e13bd6ba313d4554711

Twitter: @loganlewis_18

Player Spotlight: Colby Lewis C/O ’22 Tailback/Slot

Colby Lewis is a sensational senior athlete that plays for Sanger High School which is based out of Sanger, Texas.

Playing on the offensive side of the ball for the Indians, Lewis sees time at both the tailback position, as well as the slot position.

A multi-sport athlete for Sanger, Lewis also plays baseball, basketball, and is also a member for the track team!

What doesn’t this guy do?!

Standing at 5’8, 170 pounds, Lewis reminds us of Frank Gore Jr, son of future hall-of-famer Frank Gore, with his size.

Similar to Gore in his speed as well, Lewis is actually a couple of ticks faster, as he runs a 4.43 in the forty-yard-dash! He also has a max squat of 450 pounds, which is well over twice his weight, as well as a bench press of 240 pounds, and a broad jump of 10′!

Heading into his senior season, Lewis is excited about what he feels will be a great end to his career at that level.

“Champions Camp for my senior season is going great,” Lewis said. “I feel that I am definitely going to have a senior year to remember. All of my teammates are on board for the plan the coaches have for us, and they are working hard to get it done!”

Every player feels they have something that sets them apart from other players, and Lewis is no different.

“I feel like I have a strong work-ethic,” Lewis said. “I also do not give up against all the odds. “I am very coachable, and with that, I listen very well, I always want to learn and get the approval of coaches, and grow with any criticism.

“Aside from those things, I would say my speed. My first year on the varsity track team, I made it to state in the 200 meter in Texas. I was able to break both school records in the 100 meter with a 10.72 (10.9 previous) and 200 meter with a 21.66 (22.3 previous).”

While everyone plays for different reasons and is driven by different things, Lewis has his own reasons for what keeps him going in the game of football.

“Shoot, it has been all I have known for seventeen years,” Lewis said. “I have been playing since the first grade. I love watching my coaches get excited, and the fans and those in the town believing in us and the game of football.

“I love the challenge it brings. The hard work. The 5:30am practices. The brotherhood. The brothers and the family you gain from a shared passion. There is just nothing like it. I would have never met my best friend if not for this game!”

While what he does on the football field and in his other sports is impressive, the best stat line Lewis has put together is his GPA, which sits at a 3.8, which is more than enough to qualify him for many schools at the collegiate level!

With one offer from Bethel College, located in Kansas, and another from another from Hendrix College in Arkansas, we believe that Lewis will continue to reel them in for his senior year, and be great at the collegiate level!

If you are interested in recruiting Lewis and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13050674/5fca8dc2688ec9040c6c8ef2

Twitter: @ColbyLewis0

Player Profile: Jaylin Fields C/O ’23 Defensive Tackle/Offensive Line

Jaylin Fields: 6’1, 260 OL/DL
When you turn on the tape of Fields, you notice that he is very fast and quick for his size, and has the ability to get to the next level and block. Does a great job of getting out in front of the runner on pulling plays. Has the ability to get in the backfield on defense with his speed with ease. Consistently gets in the backfield to disrupt plays and hurry the throws of the opposing quarterbacks. Does a great job of tracking plays and reading where the offense is trying to go with the ball. Gets to the ball well and is a sure tackler when he gets his hands on a ballcarrier or quarterback. Does a great job of forcing fumbles when he makes his plays. Is the type of player that you want to know where he is lined up defensively before the play.

Fields is a kid that shows great promise for the future. You can see that he has great abilities, and with more time on the field, he can turn into a very seasoned, and polished football player. He will be one to watch over the course of his career.

We also recently wrote on Fields in one of our spotlight articles, that more fully details who he is on and off the field, and that can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Fields and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15102484/Jaylin-Fields

Twitter: @jaylinfields6

Links: https://dashboard.nationalpid.com/publicprofile/Jaylin.Fields/AL/Ashford-High-School

Player Profile: Chandler Bradley C/O ’21 Transfer Portal Wideout/Athlete

Chandler Bradley: 5’11, 175 Wideout/Athlete
Looking at the tape of Bradley, the first thing that you notice is his blazing fast speed. He has the ability to blow by a corner, and beat a safety, and be the fastest guy on the field at any time. Has great sideline awareness to keep his feet in bounds while locating the ball in the air. Can go up and make the grab despite tight coverage. Fights for extra yardage to extend plays. Has great hands to compliment his route running abilities, and is always looking to score when he has the ball in his hands. Finds a way to get to the open space on nearly every play. Knows how to use his body to his advantages when making the catch to secure it. Rarely goes down on the initial contact. Is always looking to find contact, despite the smaller frame. When the 50/50 ball is on the air, he has the mindset that it is his to go get, and he often does. Very physical wideout that is not afraid to block. Is almost a guarantee to win the one-on-one route every time. His speed allows for him to beat corners with ease.

Bradley is a speedy wideout that can really stretch any defense that he goes up against. He is also not afraid to bring the contact to the defender, even though he is not the biggest receiver around. He can truly be a game-changer, and we feel as though he would be a nice addition to any team that is looking to add a speedy guy to stretch the field and he has sure hands as well.

We also recently wrote on Bradley in one of our spotlight articles, that more fully details who he is on and off the field, and that can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Bradley and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxEmv0dML00&feature=youtu.be

Twitter: @ChandlerBradle7

Player Spotlight: Jaylin Fields C/O ’23 Defensive Tackle/Offensive Line

Jaylin Fields is rated as the #46 overall player in the state of Alabama

Jaylin Fields is a rising junior football player for Ashford High School, which is based out of Ashford, Alabama.

Fields plays in the trenches for the Yellow Jackets, and he sees time on both sides of the ball, as an offensive lineman on offense, and on the defensive line on defense, and more specifically at defensive tackle.

The 6’1, 260-pounder is a dual-sport athlete, showing off his versatility on the hardwood, as a basketball player for Ashford.

Fields has been clocked at running a 5.1 in the forty-yard-dash, as well as has an impressive 500 pound squat max, a 250 pound bench press max, a 245 pound power clean, a 94 in the broad jump, and a 7’0 wing span!

In addition to those impressive numbers, Fields also posted 18 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in his sophomore campaign. Those stats and abilities lead him to be named in the Top-50 players in the state!

Fields is excited for the season that is coming, and will have a more prominent role on the team than in previous seasons.

“I am looking forward to this season,” Fields said. “We have a ton of great talent, and I look for us to make a deep playoff run. I also have more of a leadership role this season, so I will be leading more by example, by working hard at all times.”

Knowing that is important to set himself apart from other players, Fields works tirelessly to be the best he can be.

“I think my speed and my footwork set me apart from other players,” Fields said. “I also have good hands, good lateral movement, good hip flexibility, good tackling, good shed ability, as well as a high IQ for the game of football.”

Every player has a reason for why they play the game, and what drives them when adversity hits, and Fields has that as well.

“I just love this game of football,” Fields said. “Ever since I first started playing, I have wanted to take it seriously. My drive comes from those who doubt me, and felt like I was not good enough to play.”

One area Fields is more than good enough in, is the classroom. With a current 3.8 GPA in the classroom, many, many doors will open for this impressive young man, and we cannot wait to see where he lands in a couple of years.

If you are interested in recruiting Fields and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15102484/Jaylin-Fields

Twitter: @jaylinfields6

Links: https://dashboard.nationalpid.com/publicprofile/Jaylin.Fields/AL/Ashford-High-School

Player Spotlight: Zackary Girtman C/O ’23 Defensive Back

Zackary Girtman is a rising junior athlete for Central High School, which is based out of Macon, Georgia.

A dual-sport athlete, Girtman plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Chargers football team, as he plays defensive back, and he is also a member of the soccer team, which is what he credits his footwork and speed to.

Standing at 5’9.5, 152 pounds, Girtman is already growing nicely into his frame, and he still has two years to grow before he graduates!

In the weight-room, Girtman is ensuring that he is getting stronger, as he has an impressive 405 pound squat max, which is well over twice his body weight! He was also clocked at a 4.59 and a 4.49 in the forty-yard-dash at the Mercer Mega Camp recently!

While being pleased with how last season went, Girtman is focused on following that up with a strong junior campaign.

“Last season went pretty well as far as gaining experience,” Girtman said. “This season, will be an ‘unleash the dog’ type of season for me. Even though we lost a lot of seniors, we still have athletes to play at a high level, on both sides of the ball.”

Every player has things that helps them to standout, and Girtman is no exception to that, as he does many things well.

“I feel like what makes me standout, is my work ethic for one,” Girtman said. “I also feel like my mentality is just different. When I see guys like Jeff Okudah (Detroit Lions) and Paris Ford (Pitt Panthers) play, I see they work hard daily, and I try to emulate that.”

Every player has a reason for playing the game, and Girtman’s why is what drives him to continue to be great.

“Football is special to me,” Girtman said. “That is my comfort; my peace. The game drives me to be better every single day. My role models and my environment drive me to be great as well.”

That greatness is not limited to the football field, as Girtman’s best stat is in the classroom, with his 3.6 GPA! He is the kind of player that you do not have to worry if they will be academically ineligible, that is for sure!

We also wrote on Girtman in another spotlight article, back in October of 2020, while he was in the middle of his season. In order to view that article, it can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Girtman and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12851237/Zack-Girtman

Camp Film: https://youtu.be/1ds6CIorfdM

Twitter: @MrCertified0

Player Spotlight: Chandler Bradley C/O ’21 Transfer Portal Wideout/Athlete

Chandler Bradley is a standout playmaker for South Dakota Mines and Technology, which is based out of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Bradley sees most of his action on the offensive side of the football, as he plays wideout for the Hardrockers, but has the versatility to line up in other positions as needed.

Standing at 5’11, 175 pounds, Bradley draws size comparisons to Jaylen Waddle, recent draft pick out of Alabama Crimson Tide, who was picked up in the first round by the Miami Dolphins in 2021.

Bradley has some wheels too, as he runs a 4.48 in the forty-yard-dash, to go along with a 38 inch vertical.

Choosing to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns that were related to Covid, Bradley did not sit back on his hands, but instead worked hard to make sure he was ready to play when the time came back for it.

“Covid was a huge setback for many, but in no way did it stop my grind,” Bradley said. “I have been working hard, and just waiting for the opportunity to help turn someone’s program around.

“Because I withdrew during Covid, I must complete a residency at my next institution, and I am limited to practicing only in 2021, however, I can compete the next two seasons after that with no issues.”

Every player has the ability to standout from other athletes at their positions, and Bradley is no different.

“I think the biggest thing for me, is to be able to lead on and off the field,” Bradley said. “I always make sure that my grades are taken care of as well, and I am a responsible athlete that has no issues off the field, and I remain focused at all times.”

Bradley has reasons that drive him to be great, and to never give up, no matter how difficult things may get.

“I think the biggest thing for me, is the love for the game that I have,” Bradley said. “I also love to make big plays with my team and I love to win together.”

With a 3.7 GPA in the classroom, Bradley follows up what he says about taking care of his grades, and as a result, he was able to make the honor roll at his school. We look forward to seeing where he lands next!

If you are interested in recruiting Bradley and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxEmv0dML00&feature=youtu.be

Twitter: @ChandlerBradle7

Player Profile: Connor Jones C/O ’23 Center/Offensive Tackle

Connor Jones: 6’4.5, 285 Offensive Tackle/Center
When you turn on the tape of Jones, you can immediately see that he is a strong, physical athlete. Finishes his blocks well and ensures his teammates have the best chance possible to make big plays. Once he gets his hands on a defender, it is often hard for them to fight free, and they are taken out of the play altogether. Moves his feet well, and drives defenders away from the ballcarrier, allowing for them to make great plays. Is the type of lineman that you can consistently run behind. Handles the bull rush well and is able to defeat defenders with ease. Gets his pad level lower than the athletes that are shorter than him, giving him the leverage needed to win the play. Has great recognition of what the defense is doing and does well on blitz pickup plays from the linebackers and other positions. Great leadership skills and relays information to the other offensive linemen well. Finished the season with several pancake blocks, and helped lead his team to a state championship in 2020.

Jones is a kid that already has great size, and he has two years still left to play, and understands what it takes to be a champion. He has already been to a camp, and is scheduled to go to several more collegiate camps, including Florida State, as well as Troy University by the end of the month. Very physical player that will do great things over his next two seasons.

We also recently wrote on Jones in one of our spotlight articles, that more fully details who he is on and off the field, and that can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Jones and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/14805479/5fe3f271ff02381028d59829

Twitter: @Connorjones2023

Player Profile: Kevon Misher C/O ’23 Wideout

Kevon Misher: 5’10, 190 Wideout
When you look at the tape on Misher, you can see that he plays much bigger than his 5’10, 190 pound frame. He is aggressive and strong, and is a guy that enjoys blocking for teammates. He also has the speed to take a 3-yard catch and make something out of it. Has the versatility to lineup at several positions, and play them well. Had a run on a jet sweep that showed he has great vision, has the patience to follow blockers, also has the ability to reverse field, make defenders miss, break tackles and to keep moving. Has great hands to make the catch, and has a tailback’s mentality to fight for extra yards, and even drag defenders in his destruction. Has a great hard-cut that allows for him to change direction quickly and keep defenders on their heels. Runs the ball very well from the tailback position when lined up there. Understands where the open space is on the field and gets there to make big plays. A great blocker that is often the reason for plays springing for big yardage, whether it be from a run or a pass.

Misher is the kind of guy that has a team first mentality. He lines up where he is needed, and is able to make great use of his talents as a result. Can run the ball effectively when at tailback or on sweep plays, and can also catch well and understands the wideout position. Does a phenomenal job of blocking and helping his team to get in a better position on the field. A very strong athlete that also has great vision and is a threat to score whenever he has the ball in his hands. He will be a player to watch for in the ’23 class!

We also recently wrote on Misher in one of our spotlight articles, that more fully details who he is on and off the field, and that can be found here.

If you are interested in recruiting Misher and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15267424/Kevon-Misher

Twitter: @MisherKevon

Player Spotlight: Connor Jones C/O ’23 Center/Offensive Tackle

Connor Jones #53

Connor Jones is a sensational sophomore athlete for Pike Liberal Arts, which is based out of Troy, Alabama.

Jones plays in the trenches for the Patriots, seeing time on the offensive line, playing both offensive tackle and center.

Standing at an already impressive 6’4.5, 285 pounds, Jones already has the size to play at the next level, while having two more years before graduation to grow even more!

In the weight-room, Jones is doing what it takes to get bigger, faster, stronger, as he has a max squat of 450 pounds, to go along with a max bench of 275 pounds.

Jones ran a 5.5 in the forty-yard-dash at the BMT Camp, who we have previously written on, and has been measured at having a wingspan of 78 inches! In addition to that camp, he will be at the FSU camp, the Troy University camp, as well as the Rival’s camp this month.

Knowing what it takes to be a winner already in his young athletic career, Jones helped lead his team to a state championship in football in the 2020 season!

When asked what separates him from other players, Jones said just what coaches want to hear out of their linemen.

“I would say what separates me is that I am big and strong, as well as the fact that I just love to compete,” Jones said.

Besides the championships and the ability to be big and strong, Jones has reasons for what drives him to be great in the sport.

“I just love this game,” Jones said. “Being able to be on a team and the overall brotherhood is huge for me. I love the time we spend as a team on the trips to and from the games.

“I also love that we can get physical and not get in trouble! Another big thing for me is to be able to be the first person in my family to play collegiate sports.”

While all of what he has done is impressive, the stat Jones has that looks the best on his resume’, is his 3.5 GPA in the classroom, which will open many doors for him!

If you are interested in recruiting Jones and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/14805479/5f4ab2ad90f9410768295586

Twitter: @barryjones1982

Hooper Spotlight: Taijay Good C/O ’21 Point Guard

Taijay Good is a standout senior hooper out of Vandegrift High School, which is based out of Austin, Texas.

Good played point guard for the Vipers, and he currently stands at 6’0, 170 pounds, and is looking to play the same position at the next level.

Making the most of a senior campaign that did not go as planned for several reasons, Good is hoping that he can land an offer from a school soon.

“My senior year was a bit of a disappointment,” Good said. “I transferred to a different school in Texas, and because of a transfer rule, I was ineligible to play at the varsity level for that team, and could only compete on the junior varsity level.

“This was a bit of a disappointment, because I played all three of my previous seasons on the varsity level at John Bowne High School, which is in New York. Being limited to the JV, we also only got to play nine games due to Covid-19. It was a rough year athletically.”

Despite the limited action on the season, Good still feels as though he is a standout player, and there are reasons a team should take a chance on him.

“I think I standout because I am a true point guard,” Good said. “I am always very vocal on the floor, and I pride myself in my passing and ball handling abilities. I am also a natural scorer, as I can drain three’s, get to the basket, and everything in between.”

Though he faced adversity in his senior year, even more than some of the others, Good remembers his reason for playing the game, and that gets him through it all.

“I just love the game of basketball,” Good said. “It has been my dream to play in the NBA for as long as I can remember.

“With that being said, the main thing that drives me, is my mother and my family. I want to be able to put myself in a position to support them, so that my future children do not have to struggle the same ways taht I have.”

While he may not have any big school offers, Good does have what it takes in the classroom to get there, as he has a 3.05 GPA in the classroom, which is more than enough to get qualified. God does hold one offer, and that is from Gulf Island Prep.

If you are interested in recruiting Good and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIbqiTQXXGs

Twitter: @TG3_Thepoint

Player Spotlight: Kevon Misher C/O ’23 Wideout

Kevon Misher is a sensational sophomore athlete out of Thurgood Marshall High School out of Houston, Texas.

Misher plays on the offensive side of the ball for the Buffaloes, as he sees time at the wideout spot.

Standing at 5’10, 190 pounds, Misher already has the size to play at the next level, drawing size comparisons to Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the weight-room, Misher takes care of business, as he has a max squat of 425 pounds, a max bench press of 240 pounds, and a power clean max at 230 pounds, all of which help him to dominate defensive backs.

With high hopes of having a solid junior campaign to back up the performances from his sophomore season, Misher feels things are going in his favor.

I feel like the season has been going great so far,” Misher said. “I have just been continuing to put in the work necessary to be great.”

Misher knows that it is important to set himself apart from other players in the country, and while he does it physically, he also has to do it mentally.

“I feel like one thing that separates me from other players, is just my overall ambition,” Misher said. Another thing is my dedication to the game.”

Outside of those qualities, Misher has reasons that push him to be able to keep going, no matter what he faces.

“My biggest why for playing the game is my family,” Misher said. “I also just love the sport itself. I want to be the best both inside and out, and I want to give my daughter a great future as well.”

As impressive as all of those things are, Misher also handles his business in the classroom, as he sports a 3.0 GPA, which more than qualifies him for many schools. It will be interesting to see how the next two seasons play out for him!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15267424/Kevon-Misher

Twitter: @MisherKevon

Player Spotlight: Damarion McCaskill C/O ’22 Tailback/Athlete

Damarion McCaskill is a rising senior prospect for Cheraw High School, which is based out of Cheraw, South Carolina.

Playing on offense for the Braves, McCaskill sees time at tailback, while also playing in other spots when needed.

Standing at 5’9, 190 pounds, McCaskill already has great size to play tailback at the next level, and he draws comparisons to Nyheim Hines of the Indianapolis Colts.

Away from the field, McCaskill shows he is a burner, as he runs a 4.48 laser forty-yard-dash, has a max squat of 500 pounds, a max bench press of 260 pounds, a deadlift max of 600, a 35.5 inch vertical, and a 69 inch wingspan!

McCaskill would finish his junior season in an impressive fashion, as he had over 1,000 all-purpose yards, with 927 of those yards coming on the ground, as well as adding in 7 touchdowns on the year.

With all of those numbers, what may be even more impressive, is that McCaskill did that in only six games played!

“I feel like I had a pretty solid season,” McCaskill said. “I feel like it could have been better, if we had more games. I wish we were able to have more than just six.”

Besides the obvious size he possesses, the numbers on the field, and the numbers in the weight-room and timed drills, McCaskill knows he has to do more to standout.

“I feel as though I am both a leaders, and a hard worker,” McCaskill said. “I am also a very well-mannered person, and a team player. I also put everything on the line for my team.”

McCaskill has a why that drives him for what he does, and it is one that he hods very dear to his heart.

“The big reason for why I play this game, is for my aunt,” McCaskill said. “She passed away a year ago, and she really loved to see me play.

“I also have a passion for the sport itself, and I want to make my family proud of me as well through the game.”

McCaskill currently holds two offers, one from Finlandia University, and another from George Collegiate Academy. Look for more offers to come in for this impressive player!

If you are interested in recruiting McCaskill and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11937097/5fb0597b4ba7d709301160b0

Twitter: @whyimdee

Player Spotlight: Will Collier C/O ’22 Offensive Line/Tight End

Will Collier is a rising senior for the Winningest High School Football Team in the country, Valdosta High School, out of Valdosta, Georgia.

Offensively for the ‘Cats, Collier is a major weapon, as he has the versatility to play anywhere on the offensive line, as well as sees time at tight end as needed.

Standing at 6’4, 250 pounds, Collier could easily add the weight needed to play offensive line at the next level, or could play tight end for a team in need.

Collier has already set out some goals for himself to accomplish, as well as some goals that he would like to attain with the rest of the ‘Cats.

“In my senior season, I would like to be able to show teams that I have grown and developed from my junior year,” Collier said. “I would also like to go undefeated as a team, and I hope to win the region championship.”

Coming from a school that has won the region over forty times in their storied history, it certainly seems to be an attainable goal.

Collier stands out in multiple ways, not just in the ways that he is able to play so many positions for his team.

“Obviously, I have the athleticism, and that is seen,” Collier said. “But I also standout in other ways. My overall knowledge of the game, being a student of the game and how I dissect the game is something that you just can’t find in too many players.”

All players have a reason for playing the game, and Collier is no different, as his why is what pushes him to be great.

“My why for the game is growth and development of myself as a person and a player,” Collier said. “I feel as though another man shouldn’t decide your destiny and that you should choose your own destiny.

“My drive is knowing that I work seven days a week for what I want, and I will not settle for failure. I know that failure comes along the way, but I won’t settle with being a failure.”

Wise words from an intelligent player and person!

Collier heads into his senior campaign with an offer from Lenoir-Rhyne University, but look for him to grab even more along the way!

“I want everyone to know and understand one last thing about me,” Collier said. “I am the hardest worker you can have on your team, and I am a natural born leader.”

If you are interested in recruiting Collier and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12899516/5f95c3e00dcac8103cd57a8b

Twitter: @Willc1794

Player Spotlight: Kiandrea Barker C/O ’25 Tailback

Kiandrea Barker is a rising freshman athlete that is still undecided on which high school he will play for over the next four years.

As a multi-sport athlete, Barker will be a tailback on the football team, a combo guard on the basketball team, as well as being a member of the track team at the school that he decides to attend.

Standing at 6’1, 188 pounds already, Barker has the size to play at the collegiate level, with four years of high school left to grow even more!

In the 100-meter dash, Barker has been clocked at an impressive 10.6, while he posts a squat max of 475 pounds, a bench press of 230 pounds, and a power clean max of 215!

Besides all of the obvious reasons that he stands out, Barker knows that he has to continue to prove himself in other ways, and he does that daily.

“I think what makes me standout, is my confidence and leadership,” Barker said. I also have great explosiveness and athletic abilities that I bring to every sport that I play. I give my all, and I consider myself to be the most athletic player in the class of 2025.”

In the classroom, Barker already takes care of his business, as he has a current GPA of 3.0, which will open several doors for him in the future. As it sits, he holds an offer from Arkansas Baptist, as well as the University of Pittsburgh.

Kiandrea Barker wants everyone to know that they should remember his name, because great things are coming, and we feel the same way!

If you are interested in recruiting Barker and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15240978/6063b3b20dc0001220848254

Twitter: @KiandreaBarker

Player Spotlight: Ravon Johnson C/O ’23 Defensive End/Linebacker/Tight End

Ravon Johnson is a sensational sophomore athlete out of Meadowcreek High School out of Norcross, Georgia, in the highest classification in the state, which is 7A football.

Johnson plays on both sides of the ball for the Mustangs, as he sees time as a tight end on offense, and as a defensive end and linebacker of the defensive side of the ball.

As versatile as he is on the football field, he is just as versatile in other sports, as he plays basketball as well for the Mustangs.

Standing at 6’5, 220 pounds, Johnson could easily slide into any of the positions that he plays at the collegiate level.

Despite being his size, Johnson really can move, as he runs a 4.6 in the forty-yard-dash already, with over two years to get even faster!

Johnson has a lot to prove in his junior campaign, as he feels as though he is a bit of an underdog, and will play with a chip on his shoulder.

“I am very excited for this season,” Johnson said. “I feel like I am very overlooked, and I also feel like I am underrated, but i plan on changing that assumption very quickly!”

Every player has certain things that makes them standout above others, and Johnson is no different, as he works relentlessly to separate himself from other athletes.

“I feel like my size, combined with my speed is huge for me,” Johnson said. “I come flying off the edge with blazing speed and violent hands, and that frustrates my opponents, as well as keeps them guessing what my next move will be.”

All athletes have a why for what they do, and Johnson’s why is dear to his heart, and is what drives him to be the best, every day.

“My why for playing the game is for my family, and my loved ones that have passed on,” Johnson said. “I do it for them each time I lace it up, whether it is a game or a practice, I am out there for a reason.

“I believe in myself, and I feel as though that I will be one of the top players in my class, by the time my career in high school ends!”

He has already started heading in that direction, as he finished his spring game with 4 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 PBU’s on the field, as well as finishing the spring semester on the honor roll, and earning student of the month.

Johnson currently holds two offers, one from Coffeyville Community College, and the other being from Georgia Storm Prep, and we cannot wait to see where he ends up!

If you are interested in recruiting Johnson and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG3qpsZCRLPnMgpGJAx9A-A

Twitter: @Ravon815

Player Spotlight: Terrell Spigner C/O ’22 Linebacker/Defensive End

Terrell Spigner is a rising senior athlete for Norcross High School, based out of Norcross, Georgia, in the top conference in the state, 7A football.

Spigner plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Blue Devils, seeing time at both defensive end and linebacker.

Standing at 6’3, 240 pounds, Spigner has the size and the versatility to play at either position at the next level.

In the forty-yard-dash, Spigner runs well for a big man, as he currently clocks in at 4.8, as well as posts a 455 pound max squat, and a 9’10 broad jump!

In his junior campaign, Spigner did some great things on the field, and he looks to continue that success in his senior season.

“Last season I played linebacker, and I feel as though I did very well at getting to the quarterback and forcing him out of the pocket,” Spigner said. “As a result, I was able to force some fumbles, as well as recover some.

“I feel like I have built on that so far this spring, because I was able to 7 sacks in our first spring game, as well as 2 tackles for loss, in addition to 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss against Dacula, in just one quarter!”

Through his junior season and spring, Spigner played well, as he has accumulated 9 Sacks, 10 tackles for loss 17 tackles, 3 forced fumbles 1 fumble recover, as well as 4 Quarterback hurries! If not for a wrist injury, he likely would have recorded even more!

Those impressive stats have earned Spigner an offer from Georgia Storm Prep, as well as a ton of interest from other big time schools.

Every player has certain things that separates them from other athletes in the country, and Spigner is no different.

“I believe what separates me, is that not only do I play two different positions, but I do it well, and my film can back that up,” Spigner said. “At defensive end, I have a quick burst that separates me from everyone else, and I have great use of my hands.

“At linebacker, I am a big hitter. When I hit someone, they will feel it the next day. I also have great coverage skills. My football IQ allows me to play a 3-Tech to a 9-Tech. I bring physicality to every play, and I believe I am always better than the opposition!”

Athletes often have a driving force for why they play the game, and it keeps them going when times are tough, and it seems football is a family affair for Spigner.

“The reason why I play football, is because when I was younger, I would always watch my older brother play football, and my dad always watched football, so I grew to love it over time,” Spigner said. “I also play because it is a sport that builds character in all aspects of your life.

“My drive to play this game is to inspire kids of all walks of life that you can be anything you want as long as you work for it and put your all in it. My drive is to show no matter what you are born with or what you are going through at home, you can be somebody in this world, and make a real impact in the world.”

In the classroom, Spigner takes care of business, like he takes car of opposing ballcarriers, with his 3.0 being more than enough to get him to the next level. It will be interesting to see where this young man ends up!

If you are interested in recruiting Spigner and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Other rankings: Football Hotbed All-Star, O-D All-American Nominee, Blue Grey Football All American Nominee, Georgia vs. Florida Nominee, NUC All American Nominee, TYGTAL All American Nominee, ERT PREPS 3-Star

Linebacker Film: http://hudl.com/v/2FSz1Q

Defensive End Film: http://hudl.com/v/2ENbLx

Contact information – Trizzle28spig@gmail.com 678-382-3172

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Player Spotlight: Lawson Weddington C/O ’22 Wideout/Corner/Safety

Lawson Weddington is a rising senior athlete for Pope High School, based out of Marietta, Georgia, and he is a dual-sport athlete, as he is also a basketball player.

For his time on the gridiron with the Greyhounds, Weddington can be seen all over the field, as he plays wideout on offense, corner and safety on defense, and he is also the return man on punt return!

Standing at 6’2, 195 pounds Weddington has the size to fill in nicely at each of these positions at the next level, if that is afforded to him.

Away from the field, Weddington can also put up some impressive numbers, with his forty-yard-dash time being at a 4.58, his vertical being a 37 and his squat max being 385!

With his junior season being his first season of ever playing football, he did not get as much film, but the ceiling is high for this dynamic playmaker.

“I played most of my time on JV last year, with it being my first time playing,” Weddington said. “I was able to gain some experience and learn about the game there. I did not give up any touchdowns, and the one game I played on varsity, I allowed zero catches.”

While every player has to have things in their toolbox to standout, Weddington is no different, despite only playing one season.

“I have the alpha male mentality,” Weddington said. “I also feel as though my athleticism helps me out, as well as my instincts.”

What drives players is usually what carries them to be successful, or unsuccessful in their sport. Weddington has seen success from his family members in what they could do on the football field, and that drives him to be able to do the same.

“Many of my family members have played football at the professional level,” Weddington said. “Matt Forte, Alec Ogletree and Andrew Adams are my family members. I am close enough to call anyone of them and they will answer.

“I currently workout with Andrew and have worked with Alec in the past as well. I want to be better than all of them. That is what drives me!”

With the size that he has, and the athleticism to be able to succeed in his first year on the field, look for Weddington to turn some heads this fall for Pope High School!

Twitter: @LawsonWeddingt1

Player Spotlight: Oluwademilade Omopariola C/O ’23 DE/TE/LB

Oluwademilade Omopariola is a sensational sophomore athlete out of Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the teammate of Daquan Stevenson, who we have previously written on.

Omopariola plays on both sides of the ball for the Warriors, seeing time as a tight end on offense, and as a defensive end and linebacker on the defensive side of the ball.

Standing at 6’3, 240 pounds, Omopariola already has the size to play at the next level, with two years to still grow!

Omopariola puts in great work in the weight-room as well, as he has a squat max of 350 pounds, and a bench press max of 250 pounds. He also runs a 4.9 in the forty-yard-dash, and has a broad jump of 106!

While his sophomore season was cut short due to Covid-19, Omopariola did not allow for it to hold him back.

“Although we had a really short season, I was able to do great things on the field. ,” Omopariola said. “I executed the drills and workouts that I had in the off-season, that led up to the season.”

Omopariola told us that he gives his all in every football game, and that proves to be true, as he finished with 25 tackles on the year, with 12 sacks, as well as 3 forced fumbles!

Every player has things that drive them to be successful, and Omopariola is no different.

“Ever since the eighth grade, I have always loved the sport of football,” Omopariola said. “It is the only sport that brings my full energy and potential.

“When I think about playing football at the professional level, I always want to play each game with all my energy, so I can prove to coaches that my imagination about playing football professionally must come true!”

Of all the great things that Omopariola does on the field that is great, what he does off the field, and in the classroom is when he is at his best. With a current GPA of 3.4, he is already generating interest from colleges, as well as attending several camps!

If you are interested in recruiting Omopariola and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Twitter: @slimey_david

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17912055028497497/

Player Spotlight: Jizreel Jeudy C/O ’21 Outside Linebacker/Safety/Nickel

Jizreel Jeudy is a standout playmaker for Arkansas Baptist College, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas in the Independent Conference of the NJCAA Division.

Jeudy plays on defense for the Buffaloes, and with his size and versatility, he is able to fill several roles. He sees time at the outside linebacker, safety and nickel positions.

Standing at 6’1. 210 pounds, Jeudy has the skillset and size to easily fill into any of those roles at the next level. A redshirt freshman at the JUCO level, he still has all four years of eligibility remaining, should a team choose to puruse his talents.

In just four games played, Jeudy averaged over 10 tackles per game, as he finished with 43 tackles on the year. He also proved to be a force in the run game with his 7.5 tackles for loss, as well as showing his coverage skills, with 1 INT on the season.

When I asked him what sets him apart from other athletes, he had some great things to say about his game.

“I am very humble, and hard-working on and off the field,” Jeudy said. “I am also a sponge always trying to get better. I lead by example!”

While all of what he does on the field is impressive, his most impressive stat line is that of his GPA, which is a 3.59! He has also already earned his AA degree from the school.

With his GPA and his obvious skillset, Jeudy has already reeled in a few offers, from the likes of SouthWest Minnesota, Fort Lewis, and Lake Erie, and we feel that even more are on the way!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7577859/60a0179a64e96a13d40dcdc4

Twitter: @dc_jizzy

Email: Jizreel7@gmail.com

Player Spotlight: Daquan Stevenson C/O ’22 DEFENSIVE TACKLE/DEFENSIVE LINE

Daquan Stevenson is a rising senior playmaker for Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Stevenson plays on the defensive side of the ball, seeing time in the trenches, as he plays all over the defensive line, but sees most of his time at defensive tackle.

Standing at 6’1, 289 pounds, Stevenson draws size comparisons to the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL of the Los Angeles Rams, Aaron Donald.

Not a bad player to be compared to when it comes to size!

In the weight-room, Stevenson takes care of his business like he does on the field, as he has a squat max of 450 pounds!

With Covid-19 shutting down football for a lot of teams, Stevenson was still able to play four games in his junior year, and he was pleased with his performance.

“I feel like did some things well this season,” Stevenson said. “I feel like for me, I had a great season.”

Well enough to bring home some impressive honors on the year!

In his junior campaign, Stevenson made the All-County Defensive Team and he did so as the only lineman. He also won the Lineman of the Year Award, and is on several of the Top Class of 2022 lists for the state of Maryland!

Though he has done a lot of great things in Baltimore and the state itself, his driving force for playing the game is to leave the city and state.

“I play this game for my family,” Stevenson said. “I want to be able to get them out of the trenches of Baltimore.”

When asked what will get him to that point on the field, Stevenson had great things to say.

“I feel like my speed off the ball makes me standout as a player,” Stevenson said. “I have great speed as a big. I also like to think that I have great strength, and I am very physical.”

In the classroom, Stevenson takes care of the things he needs to as well, ensuring that he won’t be held back by his grades. He currently holds a 3.22 GPA, which will draw attention from several schools!

If you are interested in recruiting Stevenson and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5nNDxWmqU&feature=youtu.be

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11582100/5dcca140d21af50d08973baa

Twitter: @DaeStevenson54

Player Spotlight: Christian Peterson C/O ’24 Safety/Athlete

Christian Peterson is a phenomenal freshman athlete for Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

After a standout freshman campaign, Peterson was able to pickup a big time offer, from Jim Harbaugh and his staff at Michigan.

In that freshman season, Peterson finished with an impressive 56 tackles on the year, to go along with 3 INT’s.

Standing at 5’11, 180 pounds, Peterson already has the size of some NFL safeties, drawing size comparisons to Kareem Jackson, of the Denver Broncos.

In the weight-room, though just a freshman, Peterson holds his own, with his max bench being 235, and his max squat being over twice his body weight, at 375 pounds.

With his freshman year all but wrapped up and in the rearview, Peterson is shifting his focus to his second year on the field.

“I am very excited for next season,” Peterson said. “I would say that I am locked in and focused for what is next, while also soaking up all of the information that I can, to make myself a better player, which helps the team be better as well. If we all buy in to that mentality, I think we will have a great season.”

Though he played well in his first year on the field, Peterson knows that he has to continue to set himself apart from other players.

“I feel like my work ethic will help me standout,” Peterson said. “I also have the ability to be coachable, and my enthusiasm and drive to be great just makes me different!”

Speaking of different, Peterson does things differently in the classroom than many athletes, as he takes his classes very seriously, even at such a young age. He currently boasts a 3.6 GPA, which will be good enough to continue to get him big time offers, such as the one from Michigan!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13359798/5f80b078b535b910903e341d

Twitter: @ChristianP2024

Player Spotlight: Chase Thornton C/O ’22 Quarterback

Chase Thornton is a sensational football player that is formerly Of Beaver Falls High School, and is now playing at Advance Prep Academy.

Thornton certainly looks the part of a quarterback, as he stands at 6’5, 225 pounds, drawing size comparisons to that of future Hall of Fame quarterback, Peyton Manning.

No stranger to adversity, Thornton’s high school career had many speed bumps in the road, for an otherwise obviously talented football player.

“I did not get to play my senior year due to Covid,” Thornton said. “What is worse, is that I had to sit out half of my junior season due to a transfer rule, so I missed big parts of my high school playing career.

“With that being said, I still feel as though I played well against some of the toughest competition we saw in my junior season. I feel like it showed a lot of who I am.”

Thornton would finish his junior year with 677 yards passing with 8 touchdowns, as well as a 63% completion percentage.

While he did get some solid stats in those games, Thornton knows that with those years missing on his resume’, that he has to have other things that make him different than other players in the recruiting game.

“I feel like I am just a natural leader,” Thornton said. “I am the first one to the facilities, and I am also the last one to leave them. I also have a high football IQ, and I am able to sit in the pocket and make plays with my arm, and athletic enough to use my feet when needed.”

Like most other players, Thornton has a driving force for why he plays the game, and that keeps him going.

“I have always loved the game,” Thornton said. “What drives me, is the fact that for those few hours on the field, nothing else in the world matters. I can escape to it. I also like the fact that this game can provide things, such as an education.

“Getting an education, while playing the game that I love, that just sweetens the deal. I also did not come from the best of environments, so I know that I have a chance to change that. I feel very motivated to prove any doubters wrong and make a name for myself.”

Thornton is another player that we have written on with our new partner, Post Grad Recruits. According to their Twitter profile, “We provide Post Grad student athletes a platform to build a athletic and academic resume, which provides them a opportunity to connect with college coaches!” This is certainly a great resource for players that are in search of this type of platform!

If you are interested in recruiting Thornton and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9345799/5db998710662760dd4df42a4

Twitter: @chase_xii

Player Spotlight: Logan Dillard C/O ’23 Left Tackle/Defensive End

Logan Dillard is a sensational sophomore athlete for Reeltown High School in Notasulga, Alabama.

A two-way player, Dillard sees time in the trenches on both sides of the ball, as he is a left tackle on offenses, and a defensive end on defense.

Standing at 6’4, 285 pounds already, Dillard has great size to compete at the collegiate level, with two more years to grow before he graduates! A workhorse in the weight-room, Dillard can already squat 500 pounds!

Dillard is pleased with the way that his spring football campaign is going, and looks to have a dominate junior year upcoming.

“I played well last year,” Dillard said. “I graded out at 90% on the 10-game season, which was the highest on the offensive line. I made Second Team All-State, and averaged 9.5 pancakes a game! I feel my spring has just been building off of that so far.”

As a player, Dillard knows there are plenty of guys that play his positions, and that he has to separate himself from those guys, to ensure that he gets to play college ball.”

I feel like a couple of things separate me from other athletes,” Dillard said. “One thing is my leadership abilities, and the other is my overall work ethic.”

While those things are impressive, what may be even more impressive is his GPA, which is sitting at 3.8! That can open a lot of doors for him at the next level, and we feel that could start very soon for this dominant player!

If you are interested in recruiting Dillard and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12744184/5f7b157964df560524c2844d

Twitter: @LoganDillard19

Player Spotlight: Kyle King C/O ’22 Fullback/Middle Linebacker/Defensive Tackle

Kyle King is a rising senior athlete for Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

King just about does it all for the Knights, as he lines up at fullback on offense, as well as middle linebacker and defensive tackle on defense.

Standing at 5’10, 220 pounds, King can be a load to handle for any defense, and with his strong lower body, as he squats 550 pounds, he can be a problem when his full 220 pounds is coming at you, with his 4.9 forty-yard-dash!

King and the rest of the Knights enjoyed a stellar season, as they were ranked as the number one team in New England, and lived up to the hype.

“In preseason, we were ranked the number one team,” King said. “After going undefeated in the toughest conference in the state of Massachusetts, we finished with a 4-0 record. In that span, I rushed for 2 touchdowns, made 12 TFL’s, grabbed a sack and forced a fumble!”

Knowing that he has to set himself apart any way he can, King works hard to perfect his craft and be the best at what he does.

“I feel like I am the best blocking back in all of New England, and it’s not even close,” King said. “I consistently dominate whoever is across the ball from me. I am able to open up lanes for the tailbacks, and I pummel my opponents into submission.

“Picking up first downs and touchdowns are not a problem for me in short yardage situations. I am very aggressive and I make sure to keep drives alive. I love to be physical on both sides of the ball, no matter where they line me up. I am versatile and coachable!”

In the classroom, King knows he has to handle his business, and that is another quality that sets him apart from other players.

“I am a student-athlete above all else,” King said. “I maintain a 3.0 GPA in the classroom because I know how important that is. I also see myself as a leader, and someone that the team and coaching staff can depend on.”

King is a player that should begin to be on everyone’s radar, as he is the type of player that can make a difference in ball games!

If you are interested in recruiting King and need information on him or any of the other players in our database, please contact us on Twitter @Recruit_Databse and we will be glad to forward any extra information on them!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13340752/6093f6fcd21b8c0c48c8b6b5

Twitter: @RunKingRun22