IMG Day 1: Top performers defense
Performance: Myers often gets mentioned in the same sentence as his brother, five-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers, but with the way he has blown up this spring, it's clear that JayVaughn is worth of all the new attention he's been receiving. He had a dominating day on Saturday, locking down half the field while using his size and length to blanket receivers. His team, Unsigned Preps, went undefeated and he was a major reason why.
Malcolm Askew (2017)
McCalla (Ala.) McAdory
Recruiting wrap: Askew nearly committed to Georgia recently. The Bulldogs lead, but Alabama and others are still in play.
Performance: Askew played both ways, but looked better on defense than he did offense. He covers well and is incredibly smooth in his backpedal. He covered a number of bigger wide receivers and showed some surprising physicality for a prospect that could stand to add some size to his 5-10, 176-pound frame.
Recruiting wrap: Davis recently visited Florida and will tour Georgia in mid-July. He is planning a Signing Day decision.
Performance: Playing his natural position of linebacker, Davis looked smooth in coverage. He is an absolute physical freak that boasts a college-ready body. He also moved incredibly well laterally. Davis made a few plays while playing wide receiver and caught at least one touchdown. Playing both ways allowed Davis to highlight the exceptional athleticism he retains for a prospect who is 6-4, 236.
Will Ignont (2017)
New Market (Ala.) Buckhorn
Recruiting wrap: Ignont says he will visit Texas A&M in the near future. He also plans to visit Georgia on July 18. Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Florida are the frontrunners to land his commitment.
Performance: Ignont looks wonderful in a uniform and boasts a college-ready body at 6-1, 241. His long arms allow him to cover extra ground. And while he isn't the quickest linebacker on the planet, he moves well laterally and can cover most players he'll line up against on Friday nights. Ignont shines brightest in actual football games, but was impressive in 7-on-7 work.
Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek
Performance: Fundamentally Sound's squad is loaded with offensive talent, but after an undefeated Saturday, the guys on defense also deserve some love. Banks was clearly the most dominant defensive back for the squad, shutting down every receiver he faced during pool play. Banks isn't as vocal as some of the other defensive backs on this list, but his game did the talking for him on Saturday.
Marco Wilson (2017)
Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage
Recruiting wrap: Several schools are in the mix for the underclassman, including Auburn and Florida.
Performance: In case his recent round of viral videos weren't enough to prove that Wilson has moved out of the shadow of his father and brother, both accomplished football players in their own right, Wilson continues to turn in impressive showings against high-level competition. He has picture-perfect technique and continues to develop a confidence that allows him to go into any matchup with the expectation of a victory. Wilson also continues to add both height and weight and looks like one of the state of Florida's best defensive backs in his class.
New Orleans (La.) Holy Cross
Recruiting wrap: Meyers is committed to Florida State.
Performance: When it comes to pure measurables, Meyers might not fit the typical mold of the defensive backs you expect to end up in Tallahassee, but after seeing just how physical of a defender he can be, it's easy to see why he's already in the fold for the 'Noles. Meyers ability to jam at the line was very impressive and he also made several plays to rip or knock the ball out of receivers hands down the field. His combination of quickness and physicality was a big reason for the Bootleggers' success on Saturday.
LaGrange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy
Recruiting wrap: Love is committed to Notre Dame.
Performance: Love spent some time on both sides of the ball for the Chicago-based Boom squad and probably could have landed on either the offensive or defensive top performers. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect will probably play defensive back in college and he showed a nice ability to cover. His ball skills were also impressive on both sides of the ball and he played a major part in his team's undefeated day on Saturday.
Hammond (La.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Recruiting wrap: Dantzler is committed to Mississippi State.
Performance: Dantzler is listed in the Rivals.com database as a wide receiver, but worked out almost entirely at defensive back on Saturday. The long, rangy defensive back made several key pass deflections and also came up with a juggling interception to seal a victory for his team. Dantzler was overlooked by some schools, but with his focus now of defense, he could turn out to be quite the steal for the Bulldogs.
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Recruiting wrap: Carriere-Williams is committed to Cincinnati but is still considering other colleges.
Performance: Carriere-Williams is a ball hawk with some serious aggression. He plays with physicality despite being just 5-10, 174. He was incredibly active on Saturday and showed a nose for the football. He was always involved in or around a play and made a few impressive pass breakups. He wasn't perfect by any stretch, but the good far outweighed the bad.
Miami (Fla.) Norland
Recruiting Wrap: Joseph is committed to Florida.
Performance: Joseph is built to play in space. In a 7-on-7 environment, his football instincts really help set him apart from most linebackers. He can read and react very quickly and his speed helps him keep up with shifty running backs and slot receivers when needed. In an era where speedy, athletic playmakers are needed to help slow down up-tempo spread offenses, Joseph is an ideal fit.
Knoxville (Tenn.) Fulton
Recruiting wrap: Green is still awaiting his first scholarship offer.
Performance: One of the day's pleasant surprises, Green had a solid body of work. He grabbed a key interception in an upset victory over one of the tournament favorites. He also showed an ability to cover sideline to sideline. And while he could stand to add muscle, he has long arms and other tools that could be of value to a college.
Richard LeCounte (2017)
Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County
Recruiting Wrap: Ohio State and Georgia are among the schools battling for LeCounte.
Performance: LeCounte plays a centerfield role for his Pro Impact team, a similar role to the one he plays on Friday nights for his high school squad. The spot fits LeCounte perfectly as he can read and react to make plays all over the field. He made several deflections and nearly came away with multiple interceptions.
Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Southeast Recruiting Analyst