Scouting GK: Midwest Defense
The Players: LB's: Curtis Grant, Travis Hughes, and Conner Crowell CB's: Demetrious Nicholson, Doran Grant, and Albert Louis-Jean. S's: Eilar Hardy and Ron Tanner Top Performer: Hardy. The linebackers are all built right and athletic but opposing tight ends caught a lot of balls on them. The corners were hot and cold. Hardy at safety, however, was all over the field. He was around the ball a lot, seems to have excellent instincts, and kept everything in front of him for the most part. He was the reason why teams had to string together long drives. The Notre Dame commitment was named to the All-Tournament team after. Top Prospect: Hughes. The state of Virginia has at least two big time linebacker prospects this year and Hughes looked excellent. At 6-1 and 225, he has a rock solid, muscular build. He runs really well for someone his size and loves to compete. You can't tell from these types of events whether a LB will hit anyone or not but based on everything else I saw, Hughes looks like a big time LB prospect so it was no surprise to me that when I looked up his name on Scout, he was listed as a five-star prospect. Other Notes: Grant is only 5-10 but looks very smooth and fast. He has some cover skills, too. He struggled at times with bigger receivers but looks like a top notch prospect. Jean-Louis has ideal size for a corner with long arms and he can fly. He has all the tools but is very raw and you'd like to see him being more aggressive and assertive out there. Grant is a lot like Hughes -- ideal size, speed, and athleticism and played well. Tanner has ideal size and runs pretty well and seems to have a good understanding of the game.
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