Many top prospects from the southeast were in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend to participate in the TN Top 100 camp at Lipscomb Academy. From blue-chip names to recruits trying to become one, the competition this weekend was nothing short of elite.
Two 2024 Blue-Chips Rise Above the Rest
The WR vs. DB one-on-one matchups were definitely the most entertaining and showcased the most talent. The offensive side of the ball featured 2024 WR Debron Gatling out of Alpharetta, GA. Gatling currently holds 23 offers and was one of, if not the best WR this weekend. He showed his polished route running, superhuman-like reaction time, and reliable hands. Gatling also walked away from the camp with the “Best Hands Award,” which was definitely deserved. The defensive side of the ball featured one of the best corners in the 2024 class, Kaleb Beasley, out of national powerhouse Lipscomb Academy. Kaleb is a very smooth corner whose hips move flawlessly. Beasley showcased his elite recovery speed this weekend, which is among the best in the 2024 class. Kaleb currently holds 19 Divison 1 offers.
(2024 WR Debron Gatling Goes Up for a Jump Ball)
Under the Radar Receivers Catch Spectators Eyes
Many under-the-radar receivers shined as well. Wide Receiver Tayton Swift out of Chapel Hill, TN showcased his talents this weekend. Demetrius Bell was one of the more athletic receivers at camp this weekend. His footwork was among the best. Delanie Majors, who leads the state in receiving yards, was giving the top DB’s a run for their money. Darius Cannon, who won the award for the top receiver at the camp, was definitely one of the best deep threats at the camp. Every receiver mentioned here should and most likely will start blowing up with offers soon.
(WR Demetrius Bell Lines up to Run a Route)
Physical Defensive Back Dominates
When it comes to the Defensive backs, one really stood out. That would be Covington High School’s star corner A.C. Mason-Young. Young showed his incredible versatility as he dominated the one-on-one matchups with his physical play, which may be his best attribute. Young also lined up at Safety during the 7-on-7 portion of camp and broke up three passes in the endzone. Mason-Young projects at the slot-corner position at the next level. He currently holds one offer, being from Tennessee, but I expect that list to grow soon.