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UA Game: Takeaways from Team Fire practice


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The first workout session of the Under Armour All-America Game week went down on a cold Saturday night, with dozens of blue-chip recruits in action.

Rivals was on hand for the practice, focused on individual drills and install more than competition, and offers some quick thoughts on prospects who stood out for Team Fire on the rather light evening of work.


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Jordan Ross
Jordan Ross (Karyna Aguilar)

1. Dylan Stewart set the tone for the entire week with his flashes on Saturday night. It was a limited competition setting to kick things off, but the South Carolina signee lived in the backfield after a strong showing during individual drills.

2. When Stewart was subbed out, Tennessee signee Jordan Ross picked up where he left off. Ross has an ideal edge frame and looked to get credit for a sack during team sessions.

3. The Auburn Tiger fan base should be excited about the wide receiver haul coming to the Plains. Headliners Cam Coleman and Perry Thompson spent much of the workout together and the combination of size and athleticism they share is head-turning in any setting. Each is well put-together and Saturday ready.

4. Florida football fans should also feel good about a position group. Linebackers Myles Graham and Aaron Chiles Jr. looked like great complements to one another. Graham is compact and cat-quick to the ball and Chiles is a specimen who can work downhill with ease.

5. Brian Robinson did not arrive at media day and missed a lot of time with injury in 2023, but he looks ready to hit the ground running at Kentucky. He worked out without pads compared to his peers but his frame and upper-body build still stood out.

Myles Graham
Myles Graham

6. Of the quarterbacks, South Carolina signee Dante Reno looked the most steady on what is often the toughest workout for passers. New system, new targets, All-Americans at every turn, yet Reno was able to play accurate football and work on time during routes on air and team settings compared to his peers.

7. No. 2 safety and Texas signee Xavier Filsaime led the Team Fire secondary through drills and looked fluid enough to work at cornerback if need be. He is also impressive in his physical build.

Xavier Filsaime
Xavier Filsaime (Karyna Aguilar)

8. Another South Carolina signee that made some plays in a limited session was wide receiver Debron Gatling. He ran solid routes and plucked the ball away from his frame on air as well as against defensive backs in the team session.

9. DJ Lagway impressed onlookers with his listed 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame at QB, but his arm talent was interesting to watch Saturday night. He has that dip in his throwing motion but it doesn't affect the zip on the football to the second or third levels. If anything, he may have to dial the power down at times to help his targets run underneath the ball.

DJ Lagway
DJ Lagway (Karyna Aguilar)

10. A'mon Lane-Ganus, who missed a lot of time in 2023 due to injury, was back to his old ways during the workout. The Auburn signee worked at cornerback and was the vocal leader of the Team Fire secondary.