Spring Speed Report

Every college is looking for speed, and there is no better time to confirm film conjectures with cold hard facts. The top 100 meter times are quickly piling up in the state with the track and field season well underway now. Here are four class of 2025 football standouts with the top 100m speeds in the state.

Maurice Gleaton
100m time – 10.44 (#1)

Gleaton played 3 games last fall, but even in those brief moments, you can see his incredible speed blow by defensive backs for long touchdown passes. In some cases, he was waiting for the pass to reach him before the defensive back could catch up, but even in short work, Gleaton posted impressive highlights. Gleaton has elite speed and is about 5’10” and 160 lbs. The junior is catching a lot of attention this offseason earning at various 7v7 events and his most recent offers are from USF and Western Michigan. The Hughes receiver has several Power 4 offers from early last fall and is a prospect to watch closely, especially once college coaches are on the road during the evaluation period. You don’t run the fastest 100m time in Georgia without catching the attention of college scouts, even if your junior film is just a handful of games.

Synkwan Smith
100m time – 10.56 (#3)

Smith had 1500 all-purpose yards during his junior year at Roswell and was one of the more versatile playmakers in 6A. The 2025 slot had 420 yards receiving and 285 rushing while being one of Georgia’s top special teams players. With just 56 touches on offense, Smith averaged 12.58 yards and totaled 12 touchdowns. So we have established that Smith is one of the most explosive players in his classification, which is backed on film, and now his most recent 100m time of 10.56. That places him 3rd in the state at the moment. Smith is ultra-shifty on top of being one of the fastest players in the state. His ability to change directions and reorient his hips while accelerating makes him nearly impossible to guard on short routes. Smith is the type of slot receiver who will excel at the next level. Kent State and Kansas State are the most recent offers, the ladder being his first Power 4 offer. That kind of interest should continue, as we are sold, Smith is a P4 football player. Watch the 5’9″ 163 lbs. playmaker closely over the next few weeks and months. His versatility, speed, and production, especially on special teams make him a unique prospect in this recruiting class.

Gabriel Daniels
100m time 10.64 (#5)

Daniels took a big jump his junior year going from a supplementary target as a sophomore to the clear #2. He totaled 531 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. Daniels’ 17.1 yards per catch was one of the best in his classification last fall and he averaged 53.1 yards per game. With his senior year on the horizon, the 2025 receiver is set to be the go-to guy for GAC. So with that opportunity, Daniels could see a jump in both his production in tandem with his recruitment, which is going pretty well right now with nearly 20 offers. Daniels is currently tied with the #5 fastest time in the state after running a 10.64 100m last weekend. With a 6’1″ and 185 lbs. frame, Daniels has the measurements Power programs identify at receiver, especially with his speed. The 2025 athlete has a long-running gait and a natural forward lean that most track athletes show on film. He made one of the tougher catches last season on a sideline catch against Lovett. He does a great job of adjusting to the football. Syracuse and Wake Forest are the most recent Power 4 offers, but we expect Daniels’ recruiting stock to continue to rise exponentially each month into next fall.

Michael Clayton
100m time – 10.74 (#8)

Clayton was rock-solid last season for Northside-Warner Robins totaling 25 solo tackles, 7 pass breakups, and 1 interception at cornerback. Standing at around 6’1″ and 178 lbs., Clayton has an elongated frame with arms that extend out at a great radius. He utilizes that length playing with good hands in coverage too, pressing on receivers and flipping his hips quickly. Clayton’s speed is where he separates himself from the competition. The junior most recently ran a 10.74 100m time, and considering his length, we just cannot imagine how more Power 4 programs do not take an interest in the junior. His only 3 offers at the moment are Army, Central Michigan, and Bowling Green. That should change during this upcoming evaluation period, where Clayton appears to be the most underrated cornerback prospect in the entire class of 2025 that we have evaluated so far. The speedy defender has already gained an additional 8 lbs. from last fall, and taking a quick look at his father, he should fill out just fine. There is just too much upside for Clayton for FBS colleges to sleep much longer. Watch his recruiting stock rise this spring.


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