Albany Camp 2018
The second stop for Team Georgia Future Stars was at Lee County High School in the Albany area, home of the high school football state champions. And this camp did not disappoint with a loaded 8th grade group and some extremely talented 6th graders.
Here are some of the top performers from this camp
Kameron Davis (6th Grade) – Every so often you see a kid at camp that has the rare set of elite size, intangibles, and physical ability. This is the 5-7 154lbs Davis who ran a 4.81 in the 40, the fastest at any FSG camp this year. Davis is a big, athletic and physical back with a good football awareness and an excellent receiver out of the backfield. He is also a physical and instinctive linebacker that can play sideline to sideline. His reputation preceded him at the camp, and he did not disappoint as he walked away with the 6th Grade Camp MVP. Davis is a unique talent that has potential to be one of if not the top players in his age group.
Devin Collier (6th Grade) – As much hype as Davis received coming in, one player stood out and pushed Davis and went head to head with him, and that was Collier. Collier has that “it” factor. Very confident player with good speed, excellent quickness and a fierce competitive attitude. As a linebacker or strong safety, Collier takes a back seat to nobody. He flies to the ball and plays with passion. His performance almost netted him with an MVP award for his age group.
Shawn Barr (8th Grade) – The 5-7 and 155lbs athlete has elite cornerback written all over him. He has the attitude and athletic ability that coaches long for in elite press corners. Barr took on all comers at the camp. He was very physical at the line of scrimmage and displayed good eye discipline for a defensive back his age. He made play after play and did it enough to walk away with the 8th Grade Camp MVP award. He is not as polished at this age as some of the elite corners we have seen in FSG history like 5 star recruits Jaymest Williams(South Carolina), AJ Terrell(Clemson) and LeAnthony Williams(Clemson), but he is every bit as talented. Thomasville, Georgia has a star in the making.
James Gatlin (8th Grade) – Gatlin is just a playmaker. Period. Whether he is lining up at corner on defense, at receiver on offense, he finds a way to make plays. The Valdosta native is competitive, athletic, and very well polished. On offense he is capable of beating press coverage and uses his body well to create separation. On defense, he is a pesky in your face defensive back that can cover all over the field. The battles between Gatlin and Barr at this camp were the best one on one battles Team Georgia has seen so far this camp season.
Manzjai Martin (8th Grade) – Martin is a no-nonsense, lunch-pail type middle linebacker. He has a great frame for the linebacker position and works extremely hard. He has good quickness and diagnosed plays well. He is not going to draw your attention with flash or talk, but just works hard and finds himself in position to make plays.
There were several 8th graders at this camp that could have been mentioned in this column, that gives Team Georgia a very strong start for their 8th grade team. With weekend #1 in the wraps, Team Georgia moves on to Cobb County for a March 3rd Camp.