Ten prospects on the radar after the Charlotte Rivals 3 Stripe Camp
FORT MILL, S.C. – The Charlotte edition of the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas was loaded with big-time players, but there were plenty that burst onto the scene and made a name for themselves. Here are 10 players that are now on the radar.
Beville really shined Sunday. The quarterback group was deep and Beville definitely stood out. He is a tall signal caller with a strong arm and threw some beautiful passes. His biggest offer is Pittsburgh and he has some Ivy League offers as well, but with his size and arm, his offer list should grow this spring.
A tall defensive back from South Carolina, Cypress is already ranked as a three-star and has offers from Georgia Tech, Duke and North Carolina. But he came into Sunday's event looking to show that he belongs to be discussed more by top programs and he did exactly that.
Cypress has good instincts and ball skills and showed that he's not afraid to get physical when needed. The Yellow Jackets are in good position for Cypress, but they will likely have to battle more programs if Cypress continues to impress this spring.
Jennings was a strong route runner and very tough for defensive backs to stay with. He is more quick than fast, but he was getting separation and making great catch after great catch. He is a slot receiver, but he winning jump-ball battles against bigger defensive backs. Jennings drew a lot of praise Sunday.
Many know Max Johnson, the 2020 four-star quarterback out of Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County, but his younger brother is another one you need to know about. Jake is a true competitor and despite being in the eighth grade, he stood out at the camp. He is a 6-foot-5, 194-pound tight end that already holds Maryland and Miami offers. Yes, he is young, but college coaches go ahead and offer now.
Medley doesn’t play wide receiver full-time at his school but jumped out early during the cat-and-mouse session. He showed great burst and the ability to change direction without losing speed. When it came to the one-on-ones, he flashed strong hands and the ability to adjust to the ball. He made a few great catches. Medley earned his camp invite at the combine and he definitely made the most of the opportunity.
A taller running back, Simpson only recently picked up his first offer from North Carolina. As a stronger, downhill runner, Simpson showed good quickness and the ability to make defenders miss in the open field. Look for Simpson to play a prominent role in powerhouse Mallard Creek’s offense this season.
Smith has spent the new year collecting a variety of offers from around the country, with programs such as Kent State, Western Kentucky and others entering the mix for his services. To date, West Virginia is his biggest offer and it's easy to see why the Mountaineers coaches felt like they found a diamond in the rough in Smith. The long, rangy cornerback made plays all day long and he has the type of size and speed combined with the ability to flip his hips that college coaches love. More top programs will likely join his list as the cycle moves along.
Stone won his share of reps with quickness and a nice spin move. He does not have the height or length of some defensive ends, but his first step was good and he showed a few different moves off the ball. He should see his recruitment pick up in the coming months.
Tabscott was arguably the top quarterback at camp. Florida State commit Sam Howell won the MVP award, and he was very impressive too, but Tabscott was consistent and held his own. The freshman out of Tennessee was spinning the ball, dropping balls in tight spots and he will be a name to know in the future. He has a smooth delivery and his recruitment should pick up over the summer and into the fall.
Wilson is a rising star in North Carolina and had a solid performance on Sunday. Charlotte and South Carolina jumped on Wilson early and it was easy to see why. He has a nose for the ball and flies to the ball carrier very well. Only a freshman, Wilson has plenty of time to grow and fill out his frame. If he continues to progress at this rate, he should be one of the most sought-after prospects in the state by the time he is a senior.