ATLANTA, Ga.— After rain forced the cancellation of the East morning practice session at the Georgia Junior Bowl, the team was finally able to hit the field in full pads in the afternoon at Grady High School.
Nigel Bowden had a very good day for the East squad from his LB position. Bowden is a high academic young man as well with over a 4.0 GPA.
Here is a breakdown of today’s top performers from the East squad.
Carl Lawson - Defensive lineman from Milton did not take long to establish himself as a top player during the one-on-one drills against the offensive line group. Dawson currently has no offers, but at times dominated other prospects with multiple offers. Lawson, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound prospect, will be one to watch as the week goes on. Auburn is the school that Lawson says he hears from the most right now.
Kelsey Griffin- Griffin, a 6-foot-3, 290 pound defensive tackle prospect from Mill Creek High School showed why he has early offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn. Griffin was a tough match up for any of the East inside guys to handle and showed great hands. Griffin said he's wide open and has not really thought much about recruiting at this point.
Isaac Rochell- Rochell comes into this game with over 20 plus offers and today he did not disappoint. Rochell showed a complete package of moves coming off the edge. He has long arms which helped keep linemen off of him. Rochell said he is wide open, but Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech are schools he has mentioned in the past.
Nigel Bowden - Bowden would get the award for the player you want to get off the bus first on your team. Bowden, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker from Central Macon was physical at the point of attack, but also showed a great burst from sideline to sideline where he was able to cover smaller backs in the flats. Bowden has an early offer from Vanderbilt and wants to major in Mechanical Engineering in college. Alabama, Georgia, and Georgia Tech are other schools he is hearing from right now.
J.P. Vonashek - Vonashek, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive tackle, has transferred from Glynn Academy to Camden County where his sister teaches and will play his senior season with UGA quarterback commit Brice Ramsey and J.J. Green. Vonashek showed great punch, great bend and was able to block smaller ends on the edge. Vonashek said he's getting the most interest from Georgia, South Florida and Tennessee. Georgia would be on top of list right now without an offer.
Joshua Outlaw- Outlaw from Martin Luther King Jr. High School picked up where he left off after a stellar junior season leading his team to the third round of the GHSA playoffs in 5A. Outlaw has good feet and was able to get out in space to block a second level defender. Outlaw could project as a offensive tackle or guard at the next level. South Carolina and Florida have already offered.
Alvin Kamara- The running back prospect from Norcross, Ga. had an outstanding day. Kamara showed he has another gear catching the ball out of the backfield or turning it inside to get the tough 3-4 yards needed. Kamara is 5-foot-9, 185 pounds and currently has a Syracuse offer. He has also been hearing from Alabama lately.
Tyshon Dye - Dye was the biggest back on the East squad, but may also be the fastest. Dye is really pushing for the state’s top running back prospect next season and showed how versatile he can be today when the offensive coaches lined him at wide receiver at times to just keep him on the field. Clemson, Georgia and Alabama are three teams recruiting him the hardest right now according to Dye.
Eddie Printz- QB Lassiter
Josh Cardiello-OL Buford
Will Jones- OL Richmond Academy
Carlos Burse-WR Alpharetta
Derrick Ferrow-CB Bleckley County
Keyante Green- RB ELCA
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