MIAMI, Fla. — The first stop on The Opening Regional tour was in South Florida on Sunday. The event was loaded with elite talent as you would expect. 247Sports brings you the camp’s top performers

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Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy five-star running back Trey Sanders showed a little bit of everything during Sunday’s camp. Sanders, despite being a powerfully built 5-foot-11, 215-pounder, made defenders miss during cat and mouse drills, which tests one’s effectiveness in the open field. He showed he was more than capable of catching the ball out of the backfield during half-skeleton passing drills. As you would expect, Sanders dominated linebackers in pass protection drills as well. Sanders was the top overall performer Sunday and did nothing but back up his lofty No. 6 overall in the nation ranking.

NEXT FIVE ON OFFENSE

1. WR Jeremiah Payton: The Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher four-star gave defensive backs fits most of the day. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Payton has the speed to make plays down the field, and attacks the ball when it’s in the air. Payton is a big, athletic target on the outside that has a knack for making plays. Miami is considered the team to beat for Payton.

2. OL Evan Neal: The massive 6-foot-7, 350-pound Neal engulfed pass rushers throughout the day. Neal, a standout at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, won nearly all of his one-on-one reps playing left tackle. Despite his huge build, Neal still moves rather well. Neal was clearly the top offensive linemen in the camp. Florida, Florida State, Miami and others are all in the hunt for Neal’s pledge.

3. WR Marcus Rosemy: A name to watch in the 2020 class is Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Marcus Rosemy. Nobody made more contested catches than the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Rosemy, who consistently came down with those 50-50 balls with defensive backs in tight coverage. He has strong hands, and does an excellent job high-pointing the ball.

4. WR Frank Ladson: No other receiver in the camp has the physical tools that Ladson possesses. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Homestead (Fla.) South Dade product is fast and fluid running his routes, while his upside is through the roof. Ladson was able to consistently get open, but the throws were often off mark. Regardless, Ladson still made his fair share of plays.

5. OL Charles Turner: The Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy standout was feisty and tough to get past playing center during one-on-ones. Despite being on the leaner side standing 6-foot-4, 255-pounds, Turner played with good leverage stuff interior defensive linemen. Turner also used his quick feet to slow any counter moves from pass rushers.

TOP FIVE ON DEFENSE

1. CB Kaiir Elam: The North Palm Beach (Fla.) Benjamin School product surprised many by ripping off a 4.51-second forty to open the day, a time that was tied for third best in the camp. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Elam then used his great size and speed to lock down receivers during one-on-one drills. Elam is high on Florida, Ohio State, and others early in the process.

2. S Jordan Battle: The Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas product measured in at 6-foot-2, 186-pounds and ran an impressive 4.57-second forty. Battle then followed that with impressive coverage skills for a safety during one-on-one reps. He is certainly a long and fast prospect to have on the back end of a defense.

3. DT Tyler Davis: The Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva product is undersized at 6-foot-1, 260-pounds, but his ultra-quick first step is devastating for offensive linemen. Davis blazed past linemen rep after rep to pressure the quarterback in one-on-one drills. The four-star prospect had the best showing of the defensive linemen in the camp.

4. CB Jaden Davis: Quick feet are what make this Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas standout is one of the better cover men in South Florida. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Davis looks as if he would fit into the nickel spot perfectly with his ability to stay attached to receivers of all shapes and sizes. Davis is a pesky defender that is constantly battling and making it difficult on receivers.

5. LB Jahmar Brown: This was one of the more athletic linebackers in attendance at Sunday’s camp. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas product used his speed to undercut a pass to the flats for an interception during half-skeleton drills. Brown was rarely shook during cat and mouse open field drills as well.

OTHER NOTES…

— Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna four-star wide receiver John Dunmore was very consistent throughout the day and made several catches on intermediate and underneath routes on the day. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Dunmore has some of the best hands in the state of Florida as he snatches the ball out of the air.

— Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic offensive tackle Michael Cartwright is an intriguing prospect that stands 6-foot-5, 280-pounds. Cartwright has the length to play tackle, and he won his fair share of one-on-one reps. It’s clear Cartwright is still developing as a player, but from he showed on Sunday, his offer list should grow throughout the spring.

— Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy five-star running back Noah Cain has really filled out since he was on the camp circuit a year ago. However, he still possesses his smooth and shifty running style. Cain is another back that’s really effective catching the ball out of the backfield as well. Texas, LSU, and Ohio State look to be atop Cain's recruitment early.

— Deerfield Beach (Fla.) 2020 wide receiver Bryce Gowdy put up a solid performance on the day. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect made an impressive snag in the back of the end zone on a go route.