Southeast Elite Camp in Tuscaloosa: Defense
Jarrick Williams
Jarrick Williams
Asst. Regional Manager
Posted Apr 17, 2009


The FoxSports/Scout.com Southeast Elite Camp will host more than 150 players in Tuscaloosa Sunday, April 19. Regional and national recruiting analysts will take a closer look at prospects from across the region. Scout.com presents several of the players on the defensive side of the ball who plan to compete.


Defensive Line:
The defensive line will represent with Wilson Love from Mountain Brook, and Jeremiah Jackson from Hoover-Spain Park. Love and Jackson are the top two ranked defensive linemen in the state of Alabama.

Love has collected scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Jackson has several similar offers including Auburn, Duke and Vanderbilt. He holds offers from Arkansas and Ole Miss as well.


Wilson Love
Several other linemen include Derrick Billups from Aliceville, Josh Lawson from Prichard-Vigor, Marquee Reddrick from Clay-Chalkville, Pat McNeil from Mobile-Davidson, Marteze Jackson from Demopolis and Judd Hunt from Oneonta. A couple of 2011 prospects include Terry Redden and Marvin Barton from Memphis-Whitehaven, Tenn.

Carlos Thompson will travel from the Magnolia State from Hollandale-Simmons. He holds several scholarship offers including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss and Baylor. His brother, Quentin Groves, plays for the Jacksonville Jags.


Linebackers:
The linebacker position is deep and talented as the state of Alabama's top prospects will attend the camp including C.J. Mosley from Theodore, Ladarius Owens from Bessemer-Jess Lanier, Jawara White from Troy-Charles Henderson, Barry James from Mobile-Williamson and Jake Holland and Nigel Terrell from Pelham.

Mosley is the highest ranked linebacker prospect representing this group as the Scout.com 300 member holds several scholarship offers including Alabama, Auburn, Duke, Stanford and Tennessee.


C.J. Mosley
Owens has already traveled to Tuscaloosa once during the week and plans to return for the A-Day game. Owens is a speed player who has played defensive end in high school, but will make the transition to linebacker on the next level. He plans to showcase his talent Sunday and holds numerous scholarship offers including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, FSU, LSU and Tennessee.

White and Terrell are outstanding athletes who star in track as well. White has collected several offers including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Ole Miss. Terrell recently received an SEC offer from Kentucky. Southern Miss and UAB have extended offers as well.

Terrell’s teammate, Jake Holland, committed to Auburn the first week in April. Barry James is a big middle linebacker who holds several scholarship offers including Arkansas, Auburn and Clemson.

Fred Harvey, from Memphis-White Station, Tenn., is a weight room warrior. He holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Texas Tech and Stanford. Another Volunteer State prospect is Ferlando Bohanna, from Memphis-Whitehaven. Bohanna has been extended a scholarship offer from North Carolina.

Victor Beasley, from Adairsville, Ga, has transformed from wide receiver to linebacker. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect worked out at linebacker for the first time last month in the Scout.com/New Level Athletics 7-on-7 tournament. His speed, athleticism and size have college coaches wanting to see more of Beasley in the spring working on defense. Duke extended a scholarship offer this week.


Defensive Backs
The defensive backs expected in T-town are another strong group lead by National 100 prospects Jarrick Williams from Prichard-Blount, Ala., and Demarcus Milliner from Millbrook-Stanhope Elmore, Ala.

Williams and Milliner hold scholarship offers from several of the South’s top programs. They had a stellar performance in the Scout.com/New Level Athletics 7-on-7 tournament in Tampa and looking to reunite in Tuscaloosa.


Demarcus Milliner
Other defensive backs who played for ‘Team Alabama' in the 7-on-7 tournament are eager to arrive for the camp including Dale Trimble from Gadsden City, Desmond Brown from Centre-Cherokee County and Ryan Smith from Cordova.

Trimble has received scholarship offers from Auburn, Clemson and Tennessee. Brown and Smith are BCS school caliber prospects hoping to attract college coaches in the spring.

Scout.com will take a closer look at Nick Perry, safety from Prattville, who recently committed to Alabama. He received an offer from Oklahoma after the commitment and held several scholarship offers including Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Stanford and Vanderbilt.

Brandon Hill, safety from Columbus-West Lowndes, Miss., is a Mississippi State commitment who will travel to Tuscaloosa as well.

Pee Wee Cobb, from Auburn, will have college coaches taking a closer look in the spring and has picked up scholarship offers from Florida and UAB.

A couple of defensive backs who are looking to emerge more on the radar include Chris Hughes, from Mobile-Davidson, and Todd Neal from Theodore.


This is not the complete list of defensive prospects who will showcase their talent in Tuscaloosa, but a look at several of the more talked about names prior to Sunday.

The University of Alabama has a 120-yard indoor practice facility which is available next to the practice fields in case needed for bad weather.

The Southeast Elite Camp is an invitation-only event sponsored by FoxSports/Scout.com.


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