Charlotte NFTC: Offensive Preview

The next stop for the Nike Football Training Camp is Charlotte, N.C., and many elite athletes will be there competing Saturday. Here is a preview of the offense.

Nearly 300 prospects are expected to be in Charlotte tomorrow at Ardrey Kell High School. Below are the top offensive prospects scheduled to compete.


The top-ranked quarterback at the camp on Saturday will be North Carolina commit. Anthony Ratliff. The 2015 Matthews (N.C.) Butler signal-caller, who recently added a fourth star, had a strong performance at the Atlanta Elite 11 last weekend and is a big-time dual-threat quarterback.

Kendall Hinton will also be hand. The Durham (N.C.) Southern standout helped lead his school to a state championship last season. Like Ratliff, he can beat with both his arm and legs. Duke and N.C. State appear to be the teams to beat for the three-star prospect.

Another junior quarterback to watch is Kelvin Hopkins.

Two of the top 2016 signal-callers who will be in attendance are four-star prospect Avery McCall and Austin Kendall. Both have multiple scholarship offers and very bright futures.

A couple others to keep an eye on are 2016 prospect Jordan McRae and 2017 prospect Jackson Williamson.

Running Back

Numerous talented running backs will be in the Queen City.

The group features two four-star prospects – Bryce Love and Nyheim Hines. Love, who is from Wake Forest (N.C.), is one of the fastest prospects in the country. Hines, who is out of Garner (N.C.), is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the nation. Each have scholarship offers from across the country.

Reggie Gallaspy and Shawn Furlow are two of the top running backs in North Carolina and are also scheduled to compete. Gallapsy is a physical runner, while Furlow is speedster.

Others to watch are Jareke Chambers, Joshua Allen, Jager Gardner, Akease Rankin, Marcus Marshall and Kelton Whithead.

The 2016 class will also be well-represented at running back. Leading the way will be four-star prospects Antonio Williams, who is committed to North Carolina and Tre Harbison. Both are coming off big sophomore seasons.

Benjamin Lemay, C.J. Freeman, Cade Carney and Elijah Deveaux are Division I prospects with a lot of potential.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

A number of talented receivers will be at the camp on Saturday.

The 2015 playmakers will be led by three three-star prospects – Michael Bowman, who is committed to South Carolina, Markeyvious Adams and Freddie Phillips. All three are physical receivers.

Alex Barrow, Glen Coates, Jonte Leaston, Braylin Collins and Aaron Frazier are others to watch on Saturday.

Bryan Edwards is one of the top 2016 receivers in the country. The four-star Conway (S.C.) prospect is very strong and athletic. He holds offers from Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Duke and Virginia Tech.

Also on hand will be Emmanuel Jones and Cornell Powell, who are two of the top 2016 receivers in North Carolina.

Cole Blackmon is also a very good prospect.

The top-ranked tight end scheduled to compete is Tavin Richardson from Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes. He is long prospect, who can also play wide receiver. Richardson has double-digit offers.

2015 Charlotte area tight ends Michael Holmes and Mahlon Medley are also guys to watch on Saturday.

Offensive Line

Three offensive linemen with double-digit offers are scheduled to attend. Brian Chaffin from Charlotte (N.C.), who is the top center in the South, has seen his recruitment explode recently. Emanuel McGirt from Durham (N.C.) Hillside and Austin Clark from Lexington (Va.) Rockbridge County are also two fast-rising offensive tackles.

Chaffin remains wide open with his recruitment. North Carolina and N.C. State are McGirt's top two schools. Lastly, Clark will narrow his list down in about a month, but said Penn State, Tennessee and Clemson will definitely make the cut.

Offensive tackles Marley Conley, Phillip Walton and Ryan Matson are also intriguing prospects. Recommended Stories


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