Tygtal Exposure College ID Scouting Showcase
Macon, Georgia – Longtime High School Football Analyst, Barry Every was on hand this past Saturday at the Tygtal Exposure Football Showcase held at Presbyterian Day School with the sole purpose of finding sleepers in the Peach State. Athletes from all-around middle Georgia came to display their football prowess with the hopes of being recognized as a legitimate FBS/FCS prospect.
Below are the top performers and why they stood out amongst their peers. Evaluations were based on size, athleticism, skillset and potential to be a legitimate FCS or FBS prospect. Awards and honors earned at the camp were not taken into consideration. Two position groups, receivers and defensive backs, were simply deeper and more talented.
Making this list does not guarantee success it is simply an indicator that a player has the skills to grab the attention of college coaches. In the end it’s what you do in an actual varsity game that will get you recruited. A good looking academic transcript goes along ways to the viability of an athlete being considered for a scholarship.
Finally all participants have the ability to add their footage from this camp top their HUDL account. Tygtal is all about exposure for players to college coaches all across America. Players are listed in alphabetical order.
Jarius Burnett, RB, 5-9/205, Warner Robins (2018)
On the hoof Burnett has a build similar to former Tar Heel great Natrone Means. He has a thick upper body that sits atop a muscular quick-twitch pedestal. Early on you could see his ability to plant his foot, make a cut and then accelerate was going to cause linebackers problems. Burnett does a tremendous job using his arms to keep defenders off his body. This guy has the pinball mentality where he is going to bounce off would-be-tacklers while keeping his balance. Burnett has very soft hands and above average body control when attacking the ball with his hands. He definitely has FCS/FBS potential and should be the featured back this fall for the Demons.
Isaiah Goolsby, OG, 6-4/320, Southwest Macon (2018)
This high school left tackle most likely projects as an interior offensive lineman at the next level. What really stood out about this behemoth were his short choppy steps in any direction during pass protection. Goolsby does a good job of using his hands in synchronicity with his footwork. He is able to punch and replace while maintaining balance and not over extending. Another tidbit college recruiters may want to know about this young man are his grades. Goolsby currently has a 3.67 GPA and a 28 composite on the ACT. His size, use of hands and academic acumen should grab the attention of college coaches.
Conner Griffin, OC, 6-3/255, Houston County (2020)
I just assumed this participant was a rising junior or senior in high school. Wrong, Griffin is just finishing up his freshman year at Houston County. He has excellent lower body structure and looked natural in his pass set. Griffin has good arm length and already knows how to snap the football which makes him a versatile prospect. He had the best feet of all the linemen in camp and does a good job getting full extension. The one area that will improve over time is the upper body strength needed to stonewall massive interior defensive lineman. By all accounts this young man has a bright future and colleges should get him on their 2020 lists.
Omar Jones, Jr., TE, 6-4/210, Westside (2018)
Without a doubt this was the best looking prospect on the hoof in the camp. Jones has a lean upper body with washboard abs like a big receiver. But his lower body structure is that of a tight end, possessing a great powerbase. Jones has those elongated strides that will allow him to stretch the field vertically from the tight end position. His frame will easily hold another 30 to 40 pounds of muscle mass one day. I find it hard to believe that this hybrid tight end has yet to receiver his first FBS offer. He averaged over 20-yards a catch last season and was a key cog for one of the top GHSA-AAA basketball teams in the state.
Brandon Mays, WR/ATH, 6-0/170, Wilkinson County (2018)
Most explosive player in the camp – Period! Mays goes from a standstill to top end speed in a blink of an eye and his top end speed is very good. He can also change directions on a dime while possessing the body control to adjust to balls in flight. Mays climbed the ladder more than once to snare passes thrown too high for the average receiver. His skillset lends itself to projecting as a corner, receiver and punt returner at the next level. I simply don’t understand why he does not have any FBS offers at this time. He put up monster stats for a team that only won two games and he played on the GHSA-A Public State Championship basketball team. Maybe college coaches outside the state have no idea where Irwinton, Georgia is located. Tip, it is 22 miles south of Milledgeville home of Georgia Military College.
Alijah McGhee, S, 6-1/170, Northside-WR (2018)
McGhee definitely passes the eyeball test for a safety. He has excellent overall length and a frame that can easily add more muscle mass. He does need to work on staying lower in his backpedal, but when it came to one-on-one coverage this guy proved to be a glove. McGhee is physical at the point of attack and showed excellent recovery speed. He was able to get the best of Mays, the top athlete in the camp, in goal line. McGhee also does a phenomenal job finding the ball. He is one to keep an eye on this fall playing for one of the top GHSA-AAAAAA schools in the state.
Malik Mullins, WR, 6-2/170, Perry, GA (2019)
This was the second Tygtal camp this season that Mullins impressed; it’s a shame he did not play this past season. Mullins has that deceptive long striders speed that allows him to sneak up on defenders. He shows excellent balance and body control on passes thrown down the sideline. Mullins is also able to go up and snatch the ball out of the air at its highest point. He does need to add more muscle mass in order to combat big physical corners. Hopefully he will be able to start garnering attention from college coaches with a solid junior season this fall.
Malik Robinson, TE/WR, 6-2/205, Northside-WR (2019)
Regardless of what his HUDL film lists his size at, I can tell you without a doubt he is much bigger than that. Robinson already has a hybrid tight end body frame. Robinson ran solid routes and showed very good body control. He does a great job of finding the ball and attacking it at the highest point. His combination of size and athleticism will make him a mismatch for linebackers and smaller defensive backs. On more than one occasion he was able to go over top of a defender and come down with the ball. He is another underclassman worth keeping an eye on because he plays in one of Georgia’s most competitive regions.
Justin Stevens, CB/ATH, 5-11/170, Veterans (2018)
Stevens, athletically, was second only to Mays of Wilkinson County. Both players are very explosive and have incredible change of direction. Stevens was the most technically sound defensive back during individual position work. He has a nice smooth backpedal and hips on a swivel. He was able to display his nimbleness on a nice pick near the end zone. Stevens finds the ball quickly and he never gives up on a rep even if initially beaten. This kid has very good recovery speed and is a real competitor. Stevens is without a doubt a solid FCS/FBS prospect. Schools from outside the state searching for quick twitch speed need to inquire about him.