Five predictions for Rivals Camp Series event in Mobile
The Rivals Camp Series presented by adidas will hold its third event this Sunday at Mobile, Ala., and will feature some high-end talent in the middle of SEC country. Below, Rivals.com looks at five storylines to watch on a day that should feature some entertaining matchups.
1. STINGLEY WILL LOCK UP WRS
If I am a wide receiver and I see Derek Stingley Jr. lined up across from me, I might want to wait until the next rep to take my turn. At a camp like this you, of course, go to learn from former NFL players, but you also go to compete and make a name for yourself. Stingley Jr. is the No. 1 cornerback in the country and the star out of Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham just locks his side of the field down.
It will be no surprise to see him not allow a catch when playing press coverage Sunday. He checks every box when evaluating cornerbacks and he showed it a year ago when he was one of the few underclassmen selected to participate in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.
2. A NEW FOUR-STAR WILL EMERGE
Who will it be? Look for at least one three-star prospect on Rivals to emerge as a four-star after we see them live this weekend.
A few to keep an eye on are defensive tackle LeDarrius Cox of Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen, jumbo-athlete Derick Hall of Gulfport (Miss.), rush end Demonte Russell of Jackson (Miss.) Provine and defensive back Jerrian Jones of Brandon (Miss.) Northwest Rankin. Those three currently sit as the highest three-star on Rivals with a 5.7 rivals ranking. We will see many in person for the first time and you can bet someone will really improve their stock on Rivals.
3. DOMINATION FROM A 2020 D-LINEMAN
Everywhere he goes, he dominates. McKinnley Jackson is only a sophomore, but he is one of the most talked about interior defensive linemen in the South. It all started for the 6-2, 260 pounder out of George County (Miss.) last summer when he camped at Florida State and left with an offer. He went on to commit to LSU in late November, but recently reopened his recruitment shortly after a visit to Auburn. Jackson is expected to be one of the best in attendance.
4. LOUISIANA QB WILL MAKE NAME FOR HIMSELF
The quarterback group in 2019 is down, there is no doubt about that. But a signal caller that Rivals is high on is New Orleans (La.) Warren Easton junior Lance LeGendre, and by the end of the camp, we expect many others to be, too. He has quietly picked up some big offers in the last six to seven weeks. Alabama, Houston, Missouri and Virginia have offered in February. He is a dual-threat quarterback with a big arm and on this stage, he could become a national name.
5. THOMAS WILL BE UNKIND TO DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
If you have ever seen five-star offensive lineman Kardell Thomas compete, then you know just how violent he is in the trenches. He just knocks defenders to the ground. Every now and then, Thomas will slam a lineman or even put them in the choke hold, so he is one who hates to lose.
The LSU commit out of Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab was at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge a year ago and he will arrive this weekend looking to earn another invite. Numerous schools made a run at Thomas, but the LSU fans will love to hear that he appears to be locked in on the Tigers.