SW Ultimate 100 standouts includes Kentrell Brothers

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Barry Every
Recruiting Analyst

DUNCANVILLE, Texas – Three major recruits came away the top awards at the SW Ultimate100 this past Sunday. University of Texas commit Desmond Jackson earned Overall MVP, Oklahoma commit Kameel Jackson earned the Dodie Donnell Award (best on-the-field performer) and New Jersey speedster Damiere Byrd walked away with a hat trick of honors.

Below are the top eight performers based on potential and performance as seen by Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Barry Every.

Terell Brooks, 6-4/290, DT, Duncanville (Texas)

ASSETS: Has excellent overall size and body structure and was very coachable.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: His skill set may be best suited for the offensive side of the ball. As a defender he needs to improve his get-off and overall pursuit speed.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Did a nice job of staying low at the point of attack and learned how to make good use his long arms. His size was too much for the smaller, less athletic interior offensive linemen as he earned DL MVP honors.
CONCLUSION: Skill set may be best suited along the offensive line. With that being said, someone will give him a chance to compete on the defensive line because of his size and body structure.

Kentrell Brothers, 6-1/213, OLB, Guthrie (Okla.)

ASSETS: Very instinctual, plays downhill and showed good closing speed.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: He does a tremendous job in football-related drills, but still must improve his overall athleticism and testing numbers to be considered an elite recruit.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Looked natural in pass coverage, and physical at the point of attack during 7-on-7. His ability to read and react earned him LB MVP honors.
CONCLUSION: He has 14 offers at this time and plans on cutting his list down soon. Even though he does not have either in-state Big 12 offers don’t be surprised if he still ends up in the Big 12.

Damiere Byrd, 5-9/160, WR, Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek

ASSETS: Exceptional speed, soft hands and changes direction on a dime.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs to add some size and muscle mass in order to counter big, physical corners.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Ran a 4.35-second 40 and then followed it up with a 4.33 while posting a 35-inch vertical. These feats earned him Fastest Man and Combine King. But it was his ability to stretch the field during 7-on-7 that garnered him WR MVP.
CONCLUSION: Has a chance to be a difference maker at the next level because of his speed in hands. Look for him to get looks as a kick and punt returner in college.

John-Philip Hughes, 6-4/239, TE, Tulsa (Okla.) Edison

ASSETS: Hughes has a huge frame and very soft hands.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Work on his overall speed in order to make yards after the catch.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Did a nice job of attacking the ball with his hands and catching the ball in traffic. His consistency earned him TE MVP honors.
CONCLUSION: His frame allows him to project as a potential offensive center or strongside defensive end if tight end does not work out. He has not been to many camps this summer and that could be hurting his recruiting a little. There is no doubt he is a legit DI prospect so look for his stock to take off.

Desmond Jackson, 6-1/285, DT, Houston (Texas) Westfield

ASSETS: Very quick off the ball, good use of his hands and very motivated.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Can he add more size and strength in order to handle bigger, more athletic interior offensive linemen? He will need to be very consistent with his pad level to have the same success in the Big 12..
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: By the time the second session of one-on-ones came around he had just flat worn out every offensive lineman in the camp. Jackson did what he was supposed to and earned Camp Overall MVP.
CONCLUSION: His speed and competitiveness are his two biggest assets. Expect Jackson to have a very productive career as a Longhorn and be a leader in the locker room.

Kameel Jackson, 6-0/196, WR, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston

ASSETS: Excellent hands, tremendous body control and very competitive.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs to improve his ability to get off of man coverage by using his hands to combat physical corners.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Starred both ways during 7-on-7 while making circus-type catches in the end zone on several occasions. He also has improved his speed and is now running as low as a 4.45-second 40.
CONCLUSION: Look for him to be an overachiever and outshine more highly sought after receivers at Oklahoma. He fears no one and will compete against anybody.

Jarreth Rougeau, 5-6/163, APB, Lake Charles (La.) Barbe

ASSETS: Has good speed and amazing change of direction to go along with soft hands.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: If he is going to be a running back at the next level he will need to add at least 12-to-15 pounds of muscle mass, making him more durable and give him the ability to break tackles.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: He was impossible to cover in space because of his exceptional change of direction, and he is a serious threat to gain yards after the catch. He proved to be more elusive and faster than any back in this camp and earned the RB MVP.
CONCLUSION: Do not be surprised if he ends up being recruited as a slot receiver. He will be a serious weapon in the spread offense. Size may be making schools hesitant, but they really need to consider checking this mighty mite out.

Cooper Woodyard, 6-1/200, DQB, The Woodlands (Texas) (2012)

ASSETS: Great leadership skills, throws well on the run and makes excellent decisions.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: He just needs to get the reps at the quarterback position. Woodyard will be playing safety this fall for The Woodlands.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Had the highest percentage of scoring drives of any quarterback during the 7-on-7 tournament. His on-the-field play earned him QB MVP honors.
CONCLUSION: Look for him to be a real sleeper at the quarterback position as he will most likely not be a full-time starter at the position until his senior season.

Others who impressed:

Caleb Ealy, OG, Houston (Texas) Westfield; Devon Hocutt ILB, Killeen (Texas) Ellison; Josh Hunt, OLB, Duncanville (Texas); Terry Johnson, DT, Oxford (Miss.); Jaylen Jordan, Missouri City (Texas) Elkins; Rickey Lunford, RB, Brazoswood (Texas); Connor Myers, DT, Edmond (Okla.) Memorial; Robert Seals, WDE, Pearland (Texas) Dawson; Blaire Sullivan, PQB, San Antonio (Texas) Central Catholic.


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