AUSTIN, Texas – After a quiet day at Burger Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Team USA was back at it in full force on Monday with a morning scrimmage in preparation for the upcoming IFAF 19-U World Championship.
Florida commit Rodney Adams was once again a top performer for Team USA.
Some of the top performers from Monday were also listed on the initial top ten from the debut practice, but several Team USA members stepped up and got themselves onto the list with strong scrimmage efforts.
Team USA Top Ten: Monday
1. Rodney Adams, WR, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood – committed to Florida
The future Gator has had a strong start to the practices. On Monday he was crisp getting in and out of his cuts and caught the ball cleanly and consistently when it was near him. He made the catch of the day when Brayden Scott lofted a throw to the back of the end zone, allowing Adams to make a leaping grab just inside the end-line over a defender. He also did some nice things after the catch in the scrimmage.
2. Logan Tuley-Tillman, OL, Peoria (Ill.) Manual – committed to Michigan
The Team USA offensive line might be strength of the team, and Tuley-Tillman looked the part and then some on Monday. The Top247 future Big Ten tackle was outstanding in pass protection showing good knee bend, a strong punch and an impressive ability to mirror the defender. During the scrimmage he dominated his side of the line of scrimmage.
3. Eric Beisel, LB, Fenton (Mo.) Rockwood Summit
The three-star linebacker has taken over as the unspoken leader of the Team USA defense. He's constantly helping get others into the position and appears to have earned the respect of the players and coaches in Austin. He's got a motor that runs hot, and he blasted four-star running back Tarean Folston on a blitz in the scrimmage, which lead to a rushed throw.
4. Malique Belfort, WR, Staten Island (N.Y.) Tottenville
Belfort had several drops on Sunday, but he came back strong on Monday. He's a big target for the Team USA quarterbacks over the middle of the field and the bounce in his step was back. Belfort moves fluidly, but the thing he did that impressed on Monday was the way he attacked a football.
5. Jesus Wilson, WR, Miami (Fla.) Homestead – committed to Florida State
Wilson got loose on a jet sweep for one of the biggest plays on the scrimmage. His burst was tremendous and as he's done all week, he didn't waste any time dancing around with the ball in his hands. He's proving to be the most explosive offensive weapon for the Team USA offense.
6. Hunter Bivin, OL, Owensboro (Ky.) Apollo – committed to Notre Dame
Bivin will probably make this list every practice because he continues to look the part and play the part at right tackle. He consistently had good pass sets and he and Tuley-Tillman make a great pair of bookends. Bivin is also consistently getting movement in the run game.
7. Dakota Jackson, DE, Roanoke (Va.) Northside – signed with Virginia Tech (2012)
Jackson came to the event as a tight end, but he's been forced to play defensive end due to the absence of Texas commit Daeshon Hall and a minor injury to Kight Dallas. Jackson brings great effort and energy on every snap. He doesn't offer much in terms of a repertoire of moves, but he's relentless when attacking the line of scrimmage and made several stops around the line of scrimmage on Monday.
8. Reggie Chevis, ILB, Houston (Texas) Sharpstown – committed to Texas A&M
One of the most vocal players on the field, Chevis had his most productive day thus far on Monday. He hit the right gaps in run support and showed to be willing to stick his face in the middle of the action and pop the ball carrier. He also made a nice pass breakup over the middle of the field when dripping into zone coverage.
9. Cameron Walker, CB, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
In drill work Walker looked stood out in a big way. His hips were more fluid than the other defensive backs on Monday and his ability to transition from his back pedal to being able to turn and run, track the ball, and finish the play was impressive.
10. Jacob Hyde, DT, Manchester (Ky.) Clay County – committed to Kentucky
The defensive tackles have taken a while to get going, but Hyde made some noticeable plays on Monday. He's playing over the ball did a nice job at not only showing the ability to consistently hold the point and/or create a push backwards, but he also used his hands well and showed the ability to slip off of blocks.
The Next Five Best:
Alec Abeln, OL, St. Louis (Mo.) St. Louis University – committed to Missouri
Chase Abbington, OLB, St. Peters (Mo.) Fort Zumwalt South – committed to Missouri
Dajaun Drennon, DE, Slickerville (N.J.) Timber Creek
Brayden Scott, QB, Tahlequah, Okla. Sequoyah – committed to Memphis
Darrius Sims, CB, Southhaven (Miss.) Whitehaven – committed to Vanderbilt
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