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Prospect Review: Colquitt at Camden

By Barry Every
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Barry Every breaks down the top recruits from last week's matchup between Camden County and Colquitt County.

Kingsland, Georgia – For three quarters #2 Norman Park (Ga.) Colquitt County and #8 Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County traded blows as the Packers held a slight 20-17 edge. Three consecutive possessions without a first down in the final stanza combined with a botched punt ultimately doomed the Wildcats.

Daijun Edwards’ two fourth quarter touchdowns from the infamous Wild Hawg formation ended up being the deciding factor as the Packers escaped with a 34-17 victory. Sophomores took center stage for both squads as Camden running back Jamie Felix and Colquitt receiver Tajh Sanders each scored a pair of touchdowns.

Colquitt County (7-1/1-0) will now host Tifton (Ga.) Tift County (3-5/0-1) while Camden County (7-1/0-1)  hosts #1-Ranked Valdosta (Ga.)  Lowndes (8-0/1-0). Remember, four team regions are only guaranteed three participants in the GHSA Playoffs. The final spot in GHSA-AAAAAAA is decided by a point system.

Below are my top performers from each squad based on their performance and athletic potential. Though only eight players were chosen, more than 15 players from this contest were included in the weekly XOS Digital Prospect Report. This report is distributed to over 200 DI through DIII colleges.

Colquitt County Packers

Omar Daniels, 6-0/170, CB (2021)
Comments: Daniels is a long aggressive corner that excels versus the run. He is also very quick at deciphering the run/pass option and will simply blow up bubble screens and short passes in the flats. His size will allow him to project as a tall corner or a possible safety at the next level. He looks to have smooth hips and very quick feet. Physical corners don’t grow on trees and Daniels is surely worthy of recruiting attention based on his performance versus Camden County where he recorded seven tackles, two PBU’s and one TFL.
Offers: None

Daijun Edwards, 5-11/205, RB (2020)
Offers: (13) Auburn, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Penn  State, TCU, Virginia Tech
Comments: Edwards proved to be a patient workhorse carrying the ball 17 times for 100 yards and two scores. He also displayed really soft hands for a thick back with a nice over the shoulder catch near the boundary. Edwards is a thick bruiser that has a burst of speed to hit the corner. When it was third and short, he always came through with a first down despite a stacked box. But really it was his patience, allowing his blocks to set up rather than just ramming it in there that impressed me the most. He is no doubt an every down back at the next level with the ball skills to remain in the game regardless of the down and distance.

Jaycee Harden, 6-2/185, QB (2020)
Offers: Fort Valley State
Comments: At one point during the first quarter Harden threw three consecutive incompletions and looked off his game. But that soon became a distant memory as the Packer hurler started dropping dimes over the top of the out stretched arms of Camden defenders. He ended the evening 20 of 27 for 298 yards and three touchdown tosses. The majority of his big hitters were throws over the middle of the field. That right there tells me he not only sees the whole field but understands where the biggest holes lie in the defense. The pro-style quarterback recruit has a nice smooth throwing motion and does a great job of spreading the ball around. Little surprised he doesn’t have at least one FCS. Through eight games he has completed 67%of his passes with a 27-2 touchdown to interception ratio.

Tajh Sanders, 5-11/180, WR (2022)
Offers: (1) Florida State
Comments: Sanders only had four receptions but they went for 95 yards and two scores. This speedy slot receiver can really pick them up and put them down. He looked like a bolt of lightning turning a short pass into a slippery sidewinder zig zag to the zone. Then he was able to blow by Camden defenders on a deep route, simply gliding to glory.  The super sophomore has now caught 29 passes for 478 yards and five touchdowns versus some of the best competition in the country. Note to college recruiters, put this speedster on your radar.

Camden County Wildcats

Jamie Felix, 5-10/201, RB (2022)
Offers:  (15) Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Mississippi  State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole  Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee
Comments: Felix was responsible for 60% of the Camden County offense Friday night. The sophomore sensation was credited with 15 carries for 51 yards while catching four passes for 91 yards and a score. But nothing was more impressive than his 64-yard punt return for a score in the first quarter. Felix has incredible overall body structure and has the tools to be that every down back or a change of pace pack in a pass happy offensive attack. He shows good wiggle and has the speed to separate from defenders. His hands out of the backfield are just icing on the cake for college recruiters.

Desmond Fogle, 6-2/215, ILB (2020)
Offers:  (1) UConn
Comments: One of the best looking prospects on the hoof, on either team was this young man. He finished the contest taking part in 12 tackles, five solo and seven assisted. Fogle demonstrated good lateral movement when he scraped off a blocker and tracked the Packer Back down for no gain. On another occasion he was able to flip his hips while dropping in coverage, then changed direction in recording an open field solo tackle on a speedy wide out. The fact that this honor student only has one offer is beyond ridiculous. Two years from now, he'll be a 6-foot-2, 235-pound monster of the midway, as well as a leader in the locker room.

Micheal Holmes, 6-1/185, S (2020)
Offers: (25) Appalachian State, Arkansas, Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, Oregon State, Texas A&M
Comments: Colleges looking for a headhunting safety need to check out Holmes. The quick strike safety led the Wildcats in solo tackles with seven while chipping in on three other stops. Holmes is exactly what I expected, an in-the-box safety looking to wreak havoc. A pair of his tackles was like watching carnage from a Hollywood war scene. He wiped out two opponents and anyone else standing around, including his own teammates. Holmes was also able to track down Colquitt’s star running back racing to paydirt. Watch his feet just before and after impact, they are chopping faster than a buzz saw and never stop.

Micah Morris, 6-5/320, OT (2021)
Offers: (22) Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida  State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina
Comments: The massive offensive tackle excelled as a pass protector doing a great job of staying squared up on the defender. He continually made the defender choose the path of most resistance, the task of going through a 320-pound offensive lineman is nearly impossible. Morris also showed off his athleticism pulling outside and getting blocks on smaller, skilled defensive players. His skill set lends itself to projecting as a left or right offensive tackle, as well as a huge athletic guard. This versatility will allow him to get onto a collegiate football field quicker than most offensive line prospects. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Morris still has one more year of high school football to continue developing his skills.