Recruiting Recap 6/8

First & 10

1. Leading off this recap is Connor Norwood who just committed to Air Force. The 2019 Mount Pisgah athlete plays free safety, but projects well at linebacker at the next level. He shows good field vision, anticipates the play well and is a hard-hitter. Norwood is an excellent student who should fit in well at the academy. 

2. Matthew Willbanks is a 2019 recruit who remains under the radar. Leave it to “Big Willie” Anderson, former Cincinnati Bengal and local trainer, to share our same sentiments. The 2019 recruit is a hard worker, has a strong core, and can move well across the line of scrimmage. The student-athlete sports a 3.8 GPA and made top 5 offensive lineman at both The Opening and Kennesaw State – in yet remains offerless. Willbanks is a good pass blocker already in his development, and is an FBS caliber recruit in our opinion.

3. Bradwell Institute recruits have been making noise lately. David Spaulding, the 2019 defensive back, ran a 4.47 at Mercer. Not to be outdone by past efforts, today, at South Carolina’s camp, the 2019 recruit posted a 4.4 flat, a 10’3″ broad jump, and a 36″ vertical. His athletic upside is tremendous, and this offseason he’s been competing every week, improving his coverage skills. That hardwork should pay off soon, and could potential see a P5 offer like his teammate Kevin Harris, who earned an offer from South Carolina after running a 4.56.

4. Ja’Leak Perry has been a name that has been burning up camps ever since his April MVP Camp where he earned top DB and posted a sub 4.5. Just this week Perry ran a sub-4.4 at a camp, and today the speedy athlete earned his first FBS offer in Coastal Carolina. Perry is a new transfer to McEachern, and you could see the athlete be utilize at a number of positions, including special teams at returner.

5. Dayton Wade was a very slept on receiver out of Lovejoy until yesterday (June 7th). A recruiting explosion occurred at the Champions Elite Camp where Georgia Southern, Bowling Green, Arkansas State, Miami-Ohio, Samford and Eastern Michigan all offered. Wade is a crisp route runner, and demonstrates fantastic ball skills going up for the pass. He is a highly confident player that we expect to have a big senior year up ahead.

6. Another rising senior racking up offers is Calvary Day DE/OLB prospect Sayyid Stevens. Just this month, Stevens has earned offers from Cincinnati, Miami-OH, Kennesaw, Troy, UMass, Coastal Carolina, Tulane & FAU. The athletic defender was a Class A leader in tackles for loss last year, and is relentless getting after the ball carrier.

7. If you don’t know about class of 2020 defensive end Kaimon Rucker yet from Hart Co yet, well then I suggest you take a look at his Clemson camp film. He dominated the competition, knocking offensive tackles off the ball that are familiar names who already hold offers from major Power 5 colleges. Considering he started at left tackle last season as a sophomore, the potential upside he shows as a pass-rusher seems to be unique. Even if he’s about 6’1″ in height, Rucker is a name to know heading into the 2018 season. He’s camped at GT, UGA and now Clemson – South Carolina’s camp is up next and this weekend.

8. Logan Berryhill from Camden Co. is a player that made our Version 1.0 rankings, but major colleges have continued to shy away until today, with South Florida giving the 6’4″ receiver a big offer. The 2019 recruit is not just tall a target, but also shows good skills at timing his jump and high-pointing deep passes. He is a great athlete, very fluid running stride, and we think his upside is so high – it’s easy to see more FBS schools joining South Florida sooner more than later.

9. Dylan Fromm was snubbed from our rankings, which to begin with, is very light on QB’s in the top 300, but he was mistakenly left out. Expect Fromm to make our positional rankings later this summer. The 2019 quarterback dominated Class 5-A last year throwing for way over 3000 yards. He stands to be around 5’11”, and currently holds mid-major offers, but the 2019 recruit is with out a doubt one of the best passers in the state of Georgia. His head coach, Mike Chastain, was quick to note that the the field general is just as good as his brother Jake (starting QB at UGA), but just a few inches shorter. Fromm’s ability to spread the ball across the field strikes fear into opposing defenses, and whatever college gives the 2019 recruit a chance will be landing a complete steal.

10. Jefferson’s Jon Middleton earned an offer from UNC-Charlotte after camping last weekend. The road-grading offensive guard has been a two-year starter for the Dragons, and his ability pull across the line of scrimmage or just fire out his stance to the 2nd level is impressive. Middleton is tough as can be, and his aggressive mindset is a perfect match for a smashmouth offensive scheme.


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