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Camp Chatter: Stars evaluate their peers at Rivals 3 Stripe Atlanta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – There is no higher honor for a football player than to earn the respect of his follow competitors. So we asked some of the participants at Sunday’s Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas in Atlanta to talk about which players impressed them most that they battled all day.

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BEST QUARTERBACK


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"Emory Jones just seemed like he was real smooth and effortless today. When he was throwing to me, it was a perfect ball each time." - Three-star TE Ben Bresnahan, Cumming (Ga.) West Forsyth

"He is a smooth quarterback and he throws a good ball." - Four-star RB Asa Martin, Decatur (Ala.) Austin

"Williams connected with me three or four times on corner routes and it was always right on time. The zip on the ball was crazy." - Three-star TE John Fitzpatrick, Atlanta (Ga.) Marist

BEST RUNNING BACK

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"He's a very special player when he has the ball in his hands and he looked very good running routes and catching balls out of the backfield." - Four-star ATH Kearis Jackson, Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County

BEST TIGHT END

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"He is a big and strong tight end who can pretty much catch the ball anywhere. He can also run well and he has a good route tree." - Three-star WR Chigoziem Okonkwo, Marietta (Ga.) Hillgrove

BEST WIDE RECEIVER

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"He is a great route runner with nice hands a lot of speed. He's got the whole package." - Three-star DB Chris Smith, Atlanta (Ga.) Hapeville Charter

“I really didn’t notice a lot of them, to be honest, but I guess I’d go with EJ Turner. He was good. I threw to him a lot.” – Five-star QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville, Ga.

"Zeze stood out because at his size he showed his quickness and route running against top competition." – Three-star DB Donte Burton, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett

BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

Christian Armstrong is really strong.” - 2019 4-star DE Derrick McLendon, Tucker, Ga.

"Trey Hill has good feet and good hands." - 2018 DE Tyrese Black, McDonough (Ga.) Eagles Landing Christian

"I didn't see him live, but I saw some videos and he was impressive." - 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville, Ga.

Trey Hill. He never got beat.” – McLendon

Tre'Shaun Hodge was good. He has good hands. Tough.” – Black

Keiondre Jones. He has great footwork and he is very strong. He gets really low. You don’t see tackles get that low.” – McLendon

"Great feet for someone his size. I would speed rush and he would get out there real quick.” - McLendon

BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

“Probably Rashad Cheney. His hands are strong, man. I mean, I’m strong but he got me.” 3-star DT Timaje Porter, Theodore, Ala.

I think it was probably Kingsley Enagbare. He’s just a good, solid player.” 2019 OL Riley Simonds, Buford, Ga.

Alfred Thomas. He was pretty fast and strong. I thought he was the best.” - 4-star OL Marcus “Tank” Jenkins, Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing

BEST DEFENSIVE BACK

Daquez Crawford. He gave up one catch all day.” – Three-star DB Jaycee Horn, Alpharetta, Ga.

Jaycee Horn. He was just a flat out dog out there in coverage.” - 2018 LB Jayden McDonald, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

Chris Smith. He’s a great competitor and a flat out baller. He won every rep I saw him take.” – 2020 QB Harrison Bailey, Marietta, Ga.

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