ATLANTA- The annual Atlanta MVP Camp took place Saturday afternoon at Therrell High School. As is usually the case, there was not only top tier talent on hand, but also depth in numbers with 395 prospects in attendance from the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and even 2017.
Cameron Albright is a prospect that shows up more on Friday nights than in a camp setting.
Here is a look at some of the top prospects and performers on hand.
Cameron Albright, S/OLB, Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb
While Albright didn’t have any “wow” moments yesterday, he’s a prospect that shows up more on Friday nights due to his overall athletic ability, versatility and under valued ability to set a defense from the safety position. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder did flash his impressive feet and soft hands in drills the first half of the camp, along with an impressive frame that includes a plus wingspan. Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Wake Forest, UCF and others have offered with the Tar Heels being the most recent Tuesday. A visit to Ole Miss is scheduled for Thursday with an offer a strong possibility.
Dorian Baker, WR, Cleveland (Ohio) Cleveland Heights
Of the out-of-state prospects on hand, Baker stood out with his frame, strength, competitive fire and ability to snatch the ball out of the air against attached coverage. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has verbal offers from Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Akron, Ohio and Buffalo along with interest from Louisville, Indian and others. Pitt is the leader due in large part to wide receivers coach Bobby Engram, and the relationship the two have developed.
Chris Barnes, OT, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Barnes was the top class of 2016 prospect on hand. While the one-on-one setting can be very tough for players this young, Barnes jumped right in and competed. While he did overset on one occasion, he more than held his own using his long arms and strong hands to punch, and redirect. Barnes, who started for Lee County on varsity as a freshman, will attend the Clemson spring game in two weeks. Georgia is also showing interest already.
Wesley Green, CB, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King Jr.
As expected, Green was one of the top corners on hand Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder didn’t back down from a challenge, especially one extended by the afore mentioned Dorian Baker. Green was fluid in hid pedal, and continues to show quick reactions to sudden change of direction and the ball in the air. Clemson is the leader for the Top247 prospect with Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee playing catch-up.
Arden Key, DE/OLB, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King Jr.
Key has been listed at 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-5, and on Saturday his height was validated checking in at a shade over 6-foot-5 and 198-pounds. Key, who has 15 verbal offers, is one of the top class of 2015 prospects in the country featuring very quick feet, reactive quickness, plus flexibility, the ability to change direction balanced and under control without wasted motion and the stride to eat up real estate and close on ball carries and flushed quarterbacks. Key listed a top three of Georgia, Clemson and Texas Tech Saturday with the Bulldogs sitting in a very good position headed into the spring evaluation period.
Collin Lisa, WR, Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee
Class of 2014 slot wide receiver Lisa doesn’t impress walking in the door at a camp that featured a number of big frame skill players. The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder impresses where it counts, however, on the field. He’s quicker than fast, excelling in the short passing game with the ability to beat press coverage, quickly get into routes putting the defender in an immediate recover situation and the feet and hips to get in and out of cuts quickly. Lisa also possesses strong hands, and the ability to make tough catches in traffic with a fearless mentality. Cincinnati, UAB and Toledo have offered with Boston College likely to enter the race
Terrone Prescod, OG, Decatur (Ga.) Columbia
The 6-foot-5, 326-pound Prescod impressed on Saturday in drills and one-on-one’s with his ability to mirror with active feet, along with a physical mentality. He drew praise from the Camp offensive line coaches for his initial punch and sliding of the feet (not jumping in a reactive way as many do). Prescod has offers from East Carolina, Virginia, Ole Miss, Marshall, Louisiana-Lafayette, FIU and Georgia State with Vanderbilt possible in the coming weeks.
Tyler Queen, QB, Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb
The 6-foot-2, 233-pound class of 2015 quarterback impressed yesterday with a combination of quick feet, advanced ball mechanics, a compact release and strong arm, along with having the physical look of a college player. His ability to place the ball down the field to receivers he has never thrown to stood out, even though plays weren’t finished by the pass catchers for the most part. Queen was offered by North Carolina Tuesday, visited Georgia Friday and will be going to Clemson this Thursday. Summer trips to Southern California and Alabama are on the docket.
Dallas Warmack OG, Atlanta (Ga.) Mays
If there was a technique only award at the offensive line position Saturday, the 6-foot-1, 287-pound Warmack would have won going away – as expected as the younger brother of Chance Warmack. With that said, advanced technique was only part of what stood out about the class of 2015 guard. The entire baseline skill set is present including quick feet, plus knee bend, hips and lower back flexibility, body quickness and quick, active and strong hands. Add in a terrific wingspan for his size, and Warmack has the look of a future BCS Conference prospect.
Bryson Allen-Williams, OLB/DE, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove
The 6-foot-1.5, 214-pound Allen-Williams continues to truly impress with his competitive fire and intent to improve and prove doubters wrong. As usual, the high school edge terror was first in line to register – arriving even before the MVP Camp staff – and then was the first one in every line and took as many reps as allowed at a camp with over 350 prospects. Working at outside linebacker, he was fluid and quick on footwork drills. While he plays downhill more naturally than dropping in coverage, he looked more comfortable with each rep South Carolina is the leader with Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Tennessee and others in the mix. He was sporting Alabama shorts Saturday.
Chris Williams, DT, Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek
Saturday was a big day for high three-star defensive tackle prospect Chris Williams. First, he measured at nearly 6-foot-1 and 280-pounds upon arriving, which is key as his height is something that some have questioned. After zipping through drills with quick feet and impressive flexibility, he went to work in the one-on-one portion of the camp where his quick and violent hands took over. The hands, combined with his quickness and ability to win the leverage battle overwhelmed the majority of the offensive line prospects he went against. Ole Miss is the current leader for Williams with an unofficial visit coming Wednesday. A visit to Ohio State next weekend will follow, with teammate Demarre Kitt. Tennessee and South Carolina follow the Rebels on Williams’ list.