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Prospect Review: October 6th

By Barry Every
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A look at the top recruits from this past Friday.

Tattnall County

Craige Saxton, 6-0/195, ATH (2018) – Saxton is one of the few athletes on the Battle Creek Warrior roster that passes the eyeball. Though he plays quarterback, he should be considered an athlete. Versus Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County he carried the ball 12 times for 93 yards and a pair of scores, minus sack yardage. He also completed 10 of 21 pass attempts for 126 yards in just three quarters of play. Saxton most likely projects as a receiver or safety at the next level. He possesses excellent change of direction with good acceleration and speed. At this time Saxton has yet to receive an offer, but looks to have FCS level athletic talent.

Liberty County

Kris Coleman, 5-7/160, APB (2019) – Coleman may not be the biggest athlete on the football field, but proved deadly in space versus Reidsville (Ga.) Tattnall County. The junior finished the contest with a game high 205 yards and three touchdowns on just 21 carries. Coleman is like a waterbug gliding across the surface of the water with quick feet and extreme balance. He is simply hard to see hitting the line of scrimmage as he bounces it outside breaking the ankles of defenders. Coleman has very good top end speed and is almost impossible to get a clean strike on. His skillset lends itself as a potential change-of-pace back and punt returner.

Traveon Freeman, 6-2/225, DE (2018) – He has the frame, length and athleticism to be considered a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker with long arms and lean athletic legs. After a quiet first half he erupted for six tackles, one TFL and a PBU in the second half. Freeman can easily hold another 25-pounds of muscle mass and looks to have the lateral quickness to play outside linebacker. But, what really stands out about his game is the fact that he knows the importance of getting his hands up to cut down passing lanes. At this time he has offers from Chattanooga, Mercer and Samford. Don’t be surprised if a non-Power Five school looking for South Georgia speed doesn’t eventually throw their hat in the ring.

Tramel Walthour, 6-4/275, DE/DT (2018) – The Georgia commit played both defensive end and defensive tackle in the Panthers Region victory over Tattnall County. Walthour actually looked more natural at his recruited position, defensive tackle. On one play he posted the opposing center with one hand, driving him straight backwards, collapsing the pocket. He is also the defender that knocked Saxton out of the game. Walthour possesses the athleticism to chase plays to the boundary and downfield on short passing plays. This is one impressive looking defensive lineman with absolutely no bad body weight. He has thick long arms and a great power base for anchoring down. His frame can easily house another 30-pounds of muscle mass. 

Joshua Washington, 6-0/185, CB (2018) – College coaches looking for long athletic corners will be impressed with the way Washington looks on the hoof. He has a nice smooth and balanced backpedal that allows him to react quickly to the ball. Though he was not really tested in this contest, he did lay a jaw breaking pass breakup in the fourth quarter. His potential long term size may allow him to play safety in college. Washington currently has offers from Central Michigan, Charlotte, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky. He is definitely one to keep an eye on as signing day approaches and college coaches scramble to find long defensive backs that can matchup versus tall wideouts.

Sleeper: Brock Pavo, 6-2/270, OL (2020) – The Panther offensive attack is predicated on getting their skill guys the ball in space, outside the tackles. Though Pavo projects as an offensive center, he plays right offensive tackle. Make no mistake, he can snap the ball as witnessed in pregame warm-ups. Pavo is a natural hip and knee bender that plays with good pad level. He also does a great job of winning the hand placement battle. Once engaged he uses his lower leg drive to give his running backs enough space to bounce it outside. Pavo is one to keep an eye on especially with colleges that run the triple option