TN Top 100 Establishes Itself as a Top Camp in the Southeast in Year Two

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.

(2023 DB A.C. Young Lines up for One-On-Ones)

Lively Shines and Dominates Competition

There was not a big offensive line group at the camp, but there were some impressive players. Knox Catholic offensive lineman Devin Lively was by far the best offensive lineman in the group. The 2023 lineman stands at 6’3 and 275 pounds. Lively showcased his versatility by lining up at all three interior offensive line positions while absolutely dominating the one-on-one matchups with the defensive lineman. Lively informed me that there is a high level of mutual interest with ETSU. On the other side of the ball, the defensive linemen were very solid. Adrian Fisher is a name to watch among under-the-radar defensive linemen. Despite standing at 6’4 and 305 pounds, the 2023 lineman moves like he weighs 260. Fisher showed very quick hands and footwork. He plans on taking an unofficial visit to Auburn on June 15th, which will likely be followed by more visits for the defensive lineman.

Elite Athletes Shine at RB

Former NFL Pro Bowl running back and return man, Dexter McCluster, was on hand to coach the running backs this past weekend. Most of the RBs in attendance were the scatback type, meaning they were very useful in the passing game. Many of the camp’s backs could line up in the slot as well. One of those backs is Jamarion Dowell. Dowell showed his elite speed and versatility with the ability to line up in the slot and in the backfield. Another impressive running back this weekend, was Braxton Sharpe. Coming off of a leg injury didn’t seem to affect Braxton too much, as he came away with the camp’s top running back award. Sharpe’s footwork was very impressive and was by far the best RB in the drills.

(NFL Pro Bowler Dexter McCluster Coaching the Running Backs)

5’9 Linebacker Continues to Shine

Although standing 5’9 and 205 pounds, Luke Pendergrass has gained a ton of interest from Power 5 schools with PWO offers. Luke went through drills with ease, but with effort and precision. He paid attention to every little detail and always looked to improve. As Pendergrass continues to grow, full scholarship offers should come his way. DJ Curll was another impressive Linebacker. The Centennial High School OLB has a great frame and moves very well for his size.

Two Elite Quarterbacks Show Great Promise

Ryan Damron, who won Camp MVP, currently holds 3 D1 offers, and for good reason. Damron was the most accurate Quarterback at the camp and made difficult throws look routine. 2025 Quarterback Jayden Neal out of Knox Catholic was also very impressive. Despite being young, Neal has a very high football IQ. He will hurt you not only through the air, but with his legs as well.

(Camp MVP, Quarterback Ryan Damron)

Year 2 was a Huge Success!

Despite this only being the second year, the TN Top 100 camp has grown tremendously. We look forward to many events in the future! Follow @tntop100 and @usatop100 on Instagram for updates on camps and events!

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