UA Game: Eyeing Outside the Region

Scout national analysts discuss who they are interested in seeing specific prospects perform outside their region Under Armour All-America week here...

Which prospect outside your region are you most excited to see?

Scott Kennedy – Director of Scouting
I've referred to Scout's No. 1 prospect Leonard Fournette as the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson. I was impressed with Fournette's agility at The Opening in a setting that favors small and quick, but the All-Star game practices present a different dynamic in which the players try and separate themselves from the pack. We've seen five-star running backs get hit, go into a shell and disappear. I want to see Fournette step up against the country's best players.


Greg Biggins – National Recruiting Analyst (West)
There has been a lot debate about who is truly the No. 1 receiver in the nation this year. Malachi Dupre of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis is currently at the top of the board and is definitely a special talent with size and speed. He was solid at The Opening as well as the B2G Elite Camp, the two times I've seen him live but didn't necessarily scream out that he was hands down the top guy in the nation. This week will give him that opportunity to distance himself from the pack.


Brian Dohn – National Recruiting Analyst (Northeast)
This is an easy one. I'm going with West Monroe (La.) High offensive tackle Cameron Robinson. If I were starting a team and drafting the 2014 class, he would be my first pick. I find a mix of being in awe and giddy about seeing an offensive tackle dominate the way Robinson can dominate. I think he's the best player in the country.


Brandon Huffman – National Recruiting Analyst (West)
We saw Da'Shawn Hand at The Opening in the summer of 2012 and again this past summer. I personally thought he was better the first time in Beaverton. He's one of the premier players in the country and I'm interested in how he stacks up after having a target on his back for the better part of two years.


Jamie Newberg – National Recruiting Analyst (Florida)
Which prospect from outside of your region are you most excited to see in the Under Armour Game? Three years ago I saw a young sophomore play in the state of Florida, when Ramsey (N.J./Don Bosco) took on Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee. I would guess there were at least 20 D1 prospects in this game and the best was a super sophomore named Jabrill Peppers. He finished his high school career at Paramus (N.J.). I haven't seen him in person since 2011 and I am very anxious to see him next week. He just may be the very best player and prospect in this class. Peppers is committed to Michigan.


Greg Powers – National Recruiting Analyst (Midlands)
This may be a common answer for this game, because they are the top two players in the country, but the battle between Leonard Fournette and Cameron Robinson for the No. 1 spot on scout.com should conclude in most of our analyst's eyes by the time the final whistle blows in the game. I got the chance to see both players at The Opening, but you just cannot get a strong feeling one way or another on a top back in a non-padded camp setting. This should give him the stage to shine.


Chad Simmons – National Recruiting Analyst (Southeast)
Out in Texas there is a safety in Jamal Adams who is among the best in the country. I am interested in seeing his game and just how good and developed he is. Texas is a great high school football state and Adams has great size and he is outstanding on tape, so seeing him compete in this event will be something I am interested in.

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