Tygtal Exposure College ID Scouting Showcase
RecruitGeorgia.com’s Top Performers
Leesburg Georgia – RecruitGeorgia.com was on hand this past Saturday at the Tygtal Exposure Football Showcase held at Lee County High School with the sole purpose of finding South Georgia Sleepers. Over 70 athletes from south of the gnat line came to display their football acumen with the hopes of being noticed as a legitimate FBS/FCS prospect.
Below are the top performers as seen by Recruiting Analyst Barry Every. 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. Let’s face it a couple of the position groups were simply more talented than others.
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.
Giavonte Daniels, WR, 5-8/165, Lee County (2018)
Daniels is your prototypical speedy slot receiver that is dangerous in space. He caught my attention early on in the camp displaying excellent change of direction and incredible explosion out of his cuts. Daniels does a great job of attacking the ball with his hands while possessing uncanny body control. This is the type of player you want to see run jet sweeps or hit with short passes in the flats. He can make tacklers whiff in the open field and corkscrew defensive backs into the turf. The biggest knock on Daniels would be his size, but in the widely popular spread offenses sweeping the nation there is a spot for him on the football field.
Dre’Quan Garmon, WR, 6-2.5/185, Lee County (2018)
This young receiver has the long frame and lean muscular body structure that college coaches desire. Garmon flashed very soft hands during individual position work. Going through the gauntlet drill he demonstrated the best skills of any receiver attacking the ball with his hands. He has the hops to go up and snag the pigskin out of the air like a ping pong ball. His ability to adjust to balls thrown behind him is jaw dropping. Garmon has good top end speed and should be considered a vertical threat. I would like to see him be more physical with defenders while going for jump balls over the middle of the field. That being said he has the potential to put up big numbers this fall for the Trojans.
Justin Harris, WR, 5-10/165, Peach County (2020)
Make no mistake about it Harris was the top freshman performer on the day. He runs excellent routes and looked the best of all receivers on the comeback. He can adjust to badly thrown balls and has the leaping ability to climb the ladder. Harris uses a nice plant foot with a head and shoulder fake to create space coming off the line of scrimmage. It’s no wonder he already has put up significant pass catching numbers at the varsity level. His stock will surely take off this spring as college recruiters filter through Peach County High School.
Robert Johnson, II, CB/ATH, 5-8/160, First Presbyterian Day (2018)
Johnson looked very smooth in his backpedal during individual position work. He has hips on a swivel and seems to stay balanced no matter what direction he turns. But what really stood out was his ability to attack the ball. No defensive back had more interceptions during one-on-ones than this guy. His thievery earned him a share of the DB MVP Award. He can get his head around quickly and then take advantage of his superior ball skills. Johnson has the speed and hands to play receiver in my opinion. This is something he may want to consider at further camps, since smaller corners are not a premium at the next level. His skillset also lends to projecting as a potential return man.
Zack Mason, WR, 5-8/165, Lee County (2019)
Mason and Daniels are not only both from Lee County they look like clones out on the football field. Mason runs sharp routes and can really explode out of his final cut. He does a nice job of catching the ball away from his body and not letting the defender make a play. After the catch he has the quickness to pull away. Mason proved to be a whirling dervish during one-on-ones causing defensive backs to look foolish with his elusiveness. In the end his all-around performance earned him WR MVP honors. Only a sophomore, Mason has a couple of years to prove himself on the gridiron. And he plays in the toughest region in the Peach State.
Tavian Mayo, CB, 5-11/175, Lee County (2019)
No participant from this camp has their jersey number written down in my notes as many times as Mayo. This is one smooth corner with excellent length. He does a great job flipping his hips in transition as he consistently ran stride for stride with receivers all day long. Mayo is also very physical in tight man coverage using a power jam and feet as quick as a salsa dancer. He has the coveted length and ball skills to be a difference maker one day. This is a guy all college recruiters should get on their lists immediately. Not only did Mayo earn DB MVP for his stellar showing he was my top overall prospect in this camp.
Malik Mullins, WR, 6-2/160, Perry (2019)
Mullins is has excellent height and length. His elegant long strides are deceiving, as he can get up on the heels of a defender quickly. But what set him apart was his proficiency of going up over defensive backs and snagging the rock. Mullins showed excellent balance and nimbleness by keeping both feet inbounds on balls that looked to be going out-of-bounds. Yes, he has the basketball player rebounding mentality going after the ball. Mullins does need to add more muscle mass to his frame in order to combat physical corners that want to press near the line of scrimmage.
Courtney Perkins, OL, 6-3/295, Monroe Comprehensive (2018)
Perkins was clearly the most physically impressive looking prospect on the hoof at any position in the camp. He has a huge barrel chest with long thick arms. But it’s his lower body structure that makes him the ideal offensive guard prospect at the next level. Perkins has absolutely no bad body weight. He is light on his feet and proved to be a natural hip and knee bender. When he locked his bear-sized paws on a defender during one-on-ones they were completely stonewalled. Perkins probably took more reps than any other offensive lineman in the camp. His aggression, though ideal for run blocking, did leave him exposed a few times while pass protecting. Perkins needs to fight the urge to attack and simply get into his pass set. This is the other prospect that college recruiters need to have on their recruiting board ASAP.