Semper Fi: Skill Guys to Watch
Adarius Pickett
Adarius Pickett
Posted Dec 31, 2013 national analysts discuss which prospect at a skill position from their region they are most excited to see on the big stage at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...

By: Brandon Huffman- National Analyst, West
El Cerrito (Calif.) cornerback Adarius Pickett may have been the MVP in Northern California this year, starring at running back and in the secondary for the Gauchos, leading them to a section title and a spot in the NorCal Regional Bowl.  Pickett will play defensive back during the week, but given his knack for the end zone on offense (and defense for that matter- he had three pick-sixes this year), it wouldn't be a surprise to see him factor in the offensive plan for a play or two.

By: Brian Dohn- National Analyst, East
There is no doubt I want to see how Englishtown (N.J.) Manalapan four-star receiver and Rutgers commit Saeed Blacknall fares. He is 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, runs well and has huge hands. He should be able to dominate in this setting, and show he is one of the top receivers in the nation.

By: Chad Simmons- National Analyst, Southeast
Scout 100 wide receiver Trevion Thompson can be as good as he wants to be. He started off hot at The Opening, but faded a little as the event came to a close. He is a smooth wideout with good length, and he is a prospect who has a lot of natural talent. He has a chance to be the top performer there if he wants to be.

By: Greg Biggins- National Analyst, West
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral receiver Tyler Whiley is one of the region’s top two-way players and has the ability to play receiver, corner or safety in college. He’ll play receiver in this game and will be fun to watch. He has good size, runs well and is very physical. He’s a natural pass catcher and should show why he's a top five receiver in the region.

By: Greg Powers- National Analyst, Midlands
Texas commit Armanti Foreman had a huge senior season, earning Houston Touchdown Club honors as the Player of the Year. He is very explosive in opens space and has the speed to house it each and every time he touches the ball. Long story short, he is a real exciting player who will have you on the edge of your seat when he has the football in his hands. He can beat you for the long ball or take the the short pass and turn it in to the big gain. His brother D'Onta Foreman is also playing in the game.

By: Jamie Newberg- National Analyst, Southeast
Michigan State running back commitment Madre London is a very good player that gets lost in the running back shuffle in the Sunshine State because of the elite talent at this position with guys like Sony Michel (Plantation American Heritage), Joseph Yearby (Miami Central), Dalvin Cook (Miami Central) and the others. This could be a coming out party of sorts for London. He has great size and can do a lot of different things. He looks like a nice pickup and perfect fit for the Spartans offense.

By: Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
Running back Derrell Scott can flat out fly. In the year of the running back, the backs ranked from 10-20 are guys who would be Top 10 in any other year. I want to see how Scott gets used. Will he run between the tackles against 300 pound linemen? Can he continue his good work catching the ball that I've see through the year? Scott is an explosive athlete that should be exciting to watch all week.

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