The dead period is fully underway for FBS colleges, so let’s kick off this recap with some quick notes…
Reece McIntyre committed to Ole Miss yesterday. The 2019 offensive lineman can swing across the offensive line and has a mauler’s mindset right off the snap. For a 6’5″ +300 lb offensive lineman, McIntyre is surprisingly quick at getting to the 2nd level.
A name to store away is Jontavis Robertson from Jones County. The 2020 wide receiver holds offers from SEMO, Kent State & Toledo. He shows legit speed on film, and we heard that last weekend he ran a 4.55 at LSU’s football camp. With the graduation of the Greyhounds’ top playmakers on offense, Robertson figures to be an important piece heading into the 2018 season.
Callaway hybrid DE/OLB Nathan Sapp is a pass rush specialist and he’ll be suiting up for Jacksonville State. According to an afternoon tweet made by the rising senior, Sapp has committed to the Gamecocks. This is a big commit for the school, who is landing a FBS caliber pass-rusher with outstanding speed to create pressure from the edge.
Brown is the first FCS school to offer Will Hamilton from North Gwinnett. The 2019 lineman is heading into his 3rd year starting for the Bulldogs and has been a consistent anchor moving between offensive guard and center. Hamilton has outstanding grades, and demonstrates outstanding fundamentals to boot, so we fully expect more strong academic schools to go after the tenacious lineman.
Thomasville’s offensive lineman Javonte McGriff committed to Tulane yesterday. This is a nice pick up for the Green Wave, who is securing a player with incredible raw strength and impressive athleticism to maneuver laterally in the gaps and pick up blitzes. He is very strong at the point of attack, very good body composition and added solid muscle this offseason – absolutely a preseason All-State candidate in Class 2-A.
Keep an eye on Peach County’s Keyshawn Cobb. The 2019 cornerback has been putting in work like no other in the state of Georgia and it’s starting to pay off. Working the camp circuit has it’s up and downs, but on June 21st, the rising senior landed his first D1 offer in Jacksonville State after a strong camp performance. Cobb has looked very physical at offseason camps, and hoping to see that translate onto the field this fall.
Our guy down in south Georgia, Travis Tisdale, secured his committment with the University of Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class. The speedy running back for the Viking is a blur on the field, and over the last few seasons has over 2k yards rushing. Tisdale is a perfect fit for the modern spread offense, and his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield will help keep defenses honest.
Perhaps the top free safety in the state of Georgia committed to Michigan recently. DJ Turner from North Gwinnett made a name for himself in the state playoffs making insane pass break ups and interceptions last fall, well, he will be suiting up for the Wolverines after he announced his committment yesterday.
Class of 2020 Riverwood defensive end Kyle Kennard is starting to blowup the summer circuit with offers, and Arizona State became the first P5 school a few days back. The 6’5″ 225 pass-rusher is a physical specimen, and shows the potential to be absolute terror at the next level. Toledo, Memphis and Troy have also offered this month, but we expect more will be on the way soon enough.
Keep an eye on young Griffin Scroggs who will be suiting up for Buford next fall. The class of 2022 seems so far away, but the 6’5″ 270 lb offensive lineman is someone every P5 school should have on their radar already. Scroggs older brother, Jack, committed to Wofford earlier this offseason, and with a much bigger frame and similar athleticism it’s easy to see the 2022 lineman having a success high school career both on the field and the recruiting arena as well.
Cameron Hellgeth from Trinity Christian has the size, speed, and athleticism that D1 college covet. Cornell just offered yesterday, and they join, Jacksonville State, Presbyterian & Morehead State. The 2019 recruit sports around a 3.8 GPA, and at 6’2″ 225 lbs., he shows some nice potential at both linebacker or as a lead blocking back at the next level as well.
Sleeper of the day goes to Jalen Samuels from South Gwinnett. The 2019 running back has been a two-year starter for the Comets, but is still looking for his first college offer. At 5’11” and 190 lbs., Samuels shows a natural burst right when he gathers in the rock. He is a top 300 player on our site and looks like he can become a true steal for a college as the 2019 recruiting cycle progresses.