Lovejoy MVP Camp News and Notes

March 11, 2019
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HAMPTON - It’s camp season in Georgia, and for the first time in years, it was a nice day outside to cover one of the top camps in the south. Sunday’s MVP Camp at Lovejoy High School showcased some of the top young quarterbacks in the state of Georgia, along with some under the radar receivers and defensive backs.

 

Dawg Post didn’t see much of the lineman work, but 2020 offensive lineman Weston Lee Wallace was named the top overall performer of the camp. The big man out of Gatewood (GA) had the crowd going crazy after a strong performance in the final 1-on-1 showcase. Wallace moves well and showed off his strength on a number of reps.

 

At the quarterback position, 2021 gunslinger Brock Vandagriff‍ proved why he’s already one of the top quarterbacks in the country in his class. The Prince Avenue Christian (GA) sophomore has a good frame with some room to grow with a live arm. He put the ball on the money throughout the day and will visit Oklahoma soon along with Florida, Tennessee, and a few others.

 

The top quarterback award was given to Flowery Branch (GA) junior Elijah Gainey. Now a two-time award winner, Gainey is a big kid with a thick frame compared to other quarterbacks. He’s a good athlete who showed a big arm with consistent accuracy. He might not stand out at first, but he’s a guy who makes the consistent throw over and over.

 

Other quarterbacks who stood out included Taji Hudson (Cedartown), Ben Whitlock (Denmark), Skylar Adams (Central Gwinnett), Stratton Tripp (Cartersville), and Zak Rozsman (Walton).

 

Another one of the camp’s top performers was 2021 McEachern (GA) athlete Cheif Borders. Borders is put together well at 6-foot-4 232-pounds and played multiple positions throughout the camp. Borders started off at linebacker, but moved over to receiver and won some reps there later on in the day. His versatility and athleticism allow him the ability to play outside linebacker, tight end and receiver. He had a very good day on Sunday.

 

The top defensive back award went to 2021 cornerback Nyland Green of Newton (GA). A really long, lean defensive back at 6-foot-3 175-pounds, Green has a really nice frame and plays with physicality. He’s got a swagger to him and was really competing with every rep. Green looks the part and has a chance to really see his recruitment take off soon as he continues to develop and work on his craft.

 

2022 OL Ashton Jackson of Jenkins (GA) was named the top underclassmen of the camp. The freshman offensive tackle looks similar to former Grayson prospect Wanya Morris with his wide hips and large backside. He has plenty of room to grow in his upper body and in his arms, but he bends really well and has a bright future ahead of him at tackle.

 

Another Jenkins (GA) standout was 2021 running back KiRhon Jones. The tallest running back at the camp, Jones is a 6-foot-2 180-pounder who really stood out early on in the drill work. Once he got to the 1-on-1s, he was a tough cover for just about every linebacker he went up against. He showed good speed and ball skills throughout the camp. Look for Jones to eventually see his recruitment really pick up as he’s a name to know.

 

2021 OL Keon Watson of Cedar Grove was named the top offensive lineman of the camp. Dawg Post didn’t see a ton of his reps, but the ones we did see were impressive. He’s a large guy at 6-foot-5 310-pounds and a classic Cedar Grove offensive lineman.

 

On the defensive line, Dutchtown junior Dezmond Tell really stood out amongst the rest. He’s not the tallest defensive lineman, but he’s a strong kid who plays with leverage. He’s quick and used his hands well to get off blocks.

 

A few receivers who stood out include Newton (GA) athlete Diondre Glover, North Gwinnett (GA) receiver Zach Johansen, and Lovejoy (GA receiver Chester Woods. Glover really stood out in the final showcase, making tough catches and showing good body control and quickness in his routes. He got open consistently and showed reliable hands throughout the day.

 

Creekside (GA) running back Tyler Malone also impressed, running a 4.38 in the 40. 2022 linebacker Vincent Hill is another name to know out of Creekside that impressed during the camp.

 
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