Here are some of my top performers from the Lemming Prep Insider Showcase this past Saturday. Stay tuned, more names will be added over the next couple days.
Jyran Mitchell: QB Rich Central (2018)
Was likely the most explosive prospect at the combine. Ran a blazing 3.93 shuttle to go along with a 4.59 40 and a 10’1″ broad jump all in less than ideal conditions. I think he’s one of the more under recruited players in the state. Already holds a few FBS offers, watch out for a big 2017 season from Mr. Mitchell.
Matthew Stuckey: LB Rich Central (2018)
Looked very fluid in individual drills. Proved to be too much for most of the skill position players. I see him as either a SAM linebacker or a nickel at the next level. Western Michigan is getting one of the more athletic prospects in the state.
Will Christopher: OL North Mac (2018)
Christopher measured in at 6’4″ 296lbs and showed all day long why he’s a legitimate FBS prospect. His pass sets looked clean and his hand placement was right on the money. He finished blocks all day and was very coachable.
Payton Thorne: QB Metea Valley (2019)
Only a sophomore, the Western Michigan offeree was on point at this event. He’s much quicker than he his fast and threw well on the run during indy drills. I didn’t get to see a ton of him, but I was impressed with his overall accuracy and footwork. Was one of the MVP finalists in a very competitive QB field.
Ian Fitzgerald: OL Lake Zurich (2018)
Ian measured in at 6’6″ 292lbs at the event and his size was most certainly noticed by media and college coaches. His combine times won’t wow you, but then again its not common for them to do so for someone of his size. His strong performance in the 1 on 1’s also definitely noted by those in attendance and again proved why he is one of the more under recruited 2018s in the state.
Armoni Dixon: LB Loyola (2019)
I think Dixon is a prospect who is on the verge of blowing up. Was one of the most competitive kids all day and was relentless in 1 on 1’s. Showed great explosiveness in individual drills with a 6’3″ 213 pound frame. Also did well in coverage against some of the top WRs.
Kyle Neputy: QB Stagg (2018)
I’ve seen Kyle showcase and practice a lot over the past year or so and I think this was one of his better showings. The arm strength has always been there and I think it really played up at the event as he routinely fit the ball into tight windows. I’ve seen his accuracy slip at times, but I think his throws were on the money at this event.
Khali Saunders: WR/TE Immaculate Conception (2019)
Measured in at 6’4.5″ and 214lbs. He was a matchup nightmare all day for the DBs and excelled at high pointing balls. Only a sophomore, he is already a legitimate FBS prospect that will be blowing up in the future.
Khalil Saunders: DB Immaculate Conception (2019)
Khalil isn’t a big as his brother, but still has the length you look for in a DB (5’11.5″) with room to grow. On a day where DBs struggled because of the wet conditions, Khalil was one that caught my eye with his ability to stick with the receivers. Only a sophomore, I expect him to get on more radars after the college camp season.
Dominic Collado: OL Crystal Lake South (2020)
Dominic is physically gifted standing 6’3″ 299lbs as a freshman and he looks much bigger in person. He showed quick feet and hand good hand placement especially for a 2020 kid. He has a very bright future ahead.
Darrin Cotton: QB Brooks College Prep (2019)
While I was running around like a mad man at the event to try to keep everything in order, there were some kids that I wish I got to see more of and Cotton was one of them. He measured in every bit of 6’5″ as promised and showed the arm strength I was hoping for. He also picked up his first offer from Morgan State right before the event.
Artese Gregory: OL Plainfield East (2018)
Had phenomenal footwork all day long and dominated in 1 on 1’s. Very physical, he is a very intriguing prospect, who projects as a guard or center at the next level. Was told by one of the OL coaches that he was also very coachable and corrected his mistakes in a matter of reps.