TEAM GEORGIA WEST ATLANTA CAMP RECAP
Due to conflicting events, the 8th grade camp for West Atlanta was postponed, but the 6th and 7th grade camps more than provided enough action and talent to make up for several camps. FSG alum Richard Young is currently the #1 ranked running back in the country for the class of 2023. The West Atlanta camp 7th grade MVP, Darius White reminds us of Richard Young at this age. Young was 170lbs and ran an FSG 7th grade best ever 4.57 in the 40-yard dash. White is more compact and more physically defined at 160lbs and ran a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash this weekend. If White is anything like Young, to go along with last week 7th grade RB Caelyn Menzie, Team Georgia 7th grade could possibly have one of the most explosive backfields we have seen.
But, the bulk of the talent in this camp was the very talented 6th grade group. This was a group that was very deep, competitive and very talented. You have to start with the camp MVP, Demetrius “Meaty” Carter. Carter showed up to the camp as if he had a point to prove, as he dominated other linemen during the one-on-one period. He was explosive and physical. Displayed amazing strength and quickness, and at 240lbs ran a 5.88 in the 40-yard dash, faster than some skill guys over 100lbs lighter.
Another 6th grader with a very good camp and was in consideration for MVP was Keelan Wonsley. Wonsley had an incredible knack for the ball and seemed to always be in position to make a play on the ball on defense, and was very solid on the offensive side. Kruz Marion received great praise from the high school coaches in attendance, he has great length and long arms with big hands. Catches the ball effortlessly in stride and had the fastest 40 time of the day for 6th graders.
Offensive lineman Jeremiah Magee had a very good camp on the offensive line. Looked strong in pass protection even against the older 7th graders. Kamar Boykin got the attention of the coaches with his versatility and deceptive speed for his size. Very big kid that could be a physical press corner or box safety, and fast and athletic enough to be a very good receiver. Another kid that caught the high school coach’s attention for his raw potential was Cincere Roebuck. Roebuck is a long rangy linebacker than was able to play sideline to sideline. Once he learns to play the game and develops better technique, he has a very high ceiling. At 240lbs, Arthur King looked really good on the offensive line.
Another player receiving praise from the high school coaches was quarterback Cannon Robinson, described as accurate and has potential as he grows and develops more arm strength. There are several other 6th graders that had good camps and could have their names called when the team is announced at the end of the month.
At the 7th grade level, in addition to White, big Rylan Robertson had a very good camp that garnered MVP consideration on the OL. A tall, lean offensive lineman that showed good form, feet and was not beaten much during the one-on-one session. Jordan Bogar looked impressive at both receiver and defensive back. Good size and athleticism, he showed flashes of being equally effective on both sides of the ball. Kaleb Noel showed great technique and evaluators like his potential as a center. DJ Rumph was a smaller rush end with an explosive first step. His quickness and technique displayed make him a dangerous outside pass rusher.
These are some of the kids from this camp that have a chance to have their name called when Team Georgia is announced at the end of March. Several others had really good camps this weekend also, too many to mention them all here in this space.