Georgia Future Stars Tryouts – Savannah Recap
Georgia Future Stars tryouts got underway this weekend, and the first stop was Jenkins High School in Savannah. Savannah showed up with some very talented athletes, especially at the 7th and 8th grade levels.
The 6th grade MVP came down to a 2 man battle between Davion Smith and 5th grader Juwan Johnson. Johnson as only a 5th grader ran the fastest 40 time of all 6th graders. He was explosive and a difference maker on the field.
Davion Smith was a model in consistency. Demonstrating the ability to play at a consistently high level play after play. Making up for size and foot speed with determination and a high football awareness.
At the end of the day, Smith walked away with the Savannah MVP for the first Georgia camp.
Savannah tryout 7th grade was a very deep and talented group. Rashaud Green was extremely impressive as a dominant defensive lineman, Kelvin Drummond displayed some great ability catching the ball, Damazzio Harris showed a lot of potential.
But, Damani Frazier was a standout at the camp from the moment he walked out of the parking lot. At 5’8 and 160lbs he a great frame for a power back or a dominant linebacker. But, his 4.81 speed in the 40 also makes him the fastest 7th grader at the camp.
Frazier was a very coachable kid that was equally as dominant on both sides of the ball. He demonstrated great footwork getting in and out of breaks running routes as a receiver. He showed patience, power and speed covering as a linebacker.
Look for Frazier to be a name to watch in the future.
Team Georgia could stop their tryouts with the first one in Savannah and would have an excellent set of skill players. The skill players were deep and a lot of speed in the group. On a very windy day, half of the 8th grade skill guys ran sub 5 in the 40.
You had dominant and fast receivers in Jacob Reese and Austin Singleton, on the line there was defensive end Tyler Thompson, Colby Quinney was a technician on the OL. James Shellman and Samuel Brown were extremely impressive. Future Stars returning players Gerrard Brown and William Griffin demonstrated why they were selected to participate in the 2015 Future Stars Game. With an abundance of talent, getting the Savannah MVP was going to be well deserved.
In the end, the MVP was award to William Griffin. He has a very good frame and excellent speed, with a 4.71 in the 40. Griffin has a great understanding of the game, but his footwork and balance are beyond his year
s. He demonstrates great change of direction and ability to get in and out of cuts.
He was the best running back at the camp and was equally effective when he lined up at defensive back. Griffin was a starting corner on Georgia’s 7th grade team helping them to the win in 2015, and he has demonstrated that he hasn’t stopped getting better and will be there to try and help Georgia to a win again this year