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Team West's Best Players in Wednesday's Practice

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SANTO ANTONIO — 247Sports eliminates the West’s best players during Wednesday’s practice, which led to an afternoon combined session with the East team at the Alamodome. A team of national recruiting and scouting analysts from 247Sports provided live coverage and the following analysis of Wednesday’s West’s best players, headlined by high-ceiling four-star Jelani McDonald of Waco (Texas) Connally.

alpha dog: Jelani McDonald – CB – Not Committed

One of the week’s highest-recorded athletes, Texas native Jelani McDonald has not disappointed since it hit the football field in San Antonio. Measuring 6 feet 1 ¾ and 197 pounds on Monday, McDonald’s athleticism was on full display as he had his strongest day on Wednesday, which included a strong match against the Ohio State signer. carnell tate and a handful of others during the team’s 11-on-11 period. A physical specimen, what impressed most about McDonald’s performance this week was his ability to adapt to a corner position that is somewhat new to him. A positive prospect with a rising ceiling, McDonald is one of the more intriguing prospects out this week as he has the ability set to become a day one pick in the NFL Draft.

Next Five Defenses

Keldric Faulk – DL – Auburn

An ongoing force during Wednesday morning practice session, signer of Auburn’s defensive line Keldric Faulk continues to impress during his time here in San Antonio. A multi-sport athlete with two-way experience at Highland Home High School in Alabama, Faulk measured 6 feet 5 ¼ and 269 pounds on Monday as he displayed the position’s versatility throughout the week to be utilized on a variety of fronts in the next level. Faulk’s surge comes in light of opposing forwards struggling with his length and quickness off the line of scrimmage, as well as the power the Auburn signer has displayed in recent days. Bubbling upside down, Faulk is certainly a name that has helped itself thus far.

Tomarrion Parker – DL – Clemson

A consistent presence throughout the first two full practice days, the Clemson signer Tomarrion Parker continues to make a name for himself as one of the country’s most stable defensive line prospects. A Central High School standout in Alabama, Parker’s effectiveness when it comes to attacking the quarterback is hard to ignore. For the second day in a row, the Clemson signer proved difficult to block for opposing forwards, showing the ability to consistently win with his quickness and heavy hands as a passing thrower. Measuring 6ft 2¾ and 248lbs as of Monday, the Alabama native doesn’t physically blow him away but is arguably the best defensive lineman when it comes to understanding leverage and technique, a welcome sign for a Clemson immediate relief program on the defensive line.

Johnny Bowens – DL – Oregon

A late addition to Wednesday’s All-American Bowl roster, Oregon signee Johnny Bowens wasted no time getting used to the speed of the game in San Antonio. A bit of a teenager at 6’10” and 110kg, Bowens’ combination of athletic ability and early speed provided plenty of adjustments during Wednesday’s individual period. Moving smoothly for his size, Bowens impressed with his ability to win in multiple ways from different positions along the defensive line. As we’re always quick to remember, finding size and athleticism at the defensive line position on the west coast is no easy feat, which makes the addition of Dan Lanning all the more important from a perspective of Texas’s Bowens stature.

Calvin Simpson-Hunt – CB – State of Ohio

One of the most physically impressive defenders around, Calvin Simpson-Hunt looks set to make an impact sooner rather than later when it arrives in Columbus to prepare for Ryan’s day and the Buckeyes. The Texas native Monday measured 5ft 10 ½ and 191 pounds as he is currently in possession of one of the most collegiate ready cadres of candidates in attendance. Already boasting an impressive athletic record, speed is certainly not a concern for Simpson-Hunt, as his top speed has been featured a few times in passing coverage. While Top247’s standout might hold its own on the perimeter, Simpson-Hunt’s size and profile for the position could see him see more time as a next-level nickel corner.

Samuel Omosigho – LB – Oklahoma

A dynamic three-phase player from Texas, bound for Oklahoma Samuel Omosigho figures to consider as a good defensive chess piece for Brent Venables and the Sooners for years to come. A quarterback capable of three downs, Omosigho impressed on Wednesday with his natural ability to cut down coverage and has shown excellent athleticism in space as he has the ideal skill set to defend heavy attacks in the modern day. A signature athlete, Omosigho appears to be the perfect fit for a defensive coach who prioritizes his star players on that side of the ball.

next five offenses

Cordale Russel – RT – TCU

Going to a program that knows a thing or two about wide receiver development, Cordale Russel seems like a perfect fit for what an explosive Sonny Dykes offense. At 6’10” tall and 202 pounds, Russell possesses a physical frame with excellent playing strength that has allowed him to create separation throughout the week. Showing the ability to stay upright on occasion, Russell has some qualities you can’t teach, including his ability to attack 50/50 balls and a wide receiving radius. If there’s one area of ​​the TCU signer’s game he’ll have to clean up, it’ll be his reliability as a pass receiver where he’s seen two or three easy receptions hit the turf. A physically gifted prospect, Russell has the chance to exceed expectations in Fort Worth.

Kadyn Proctor – OT – Alabama

Widely considered the best offensive lineman in the country next week, it’s safe to say Kadyn Proctor has been top billing so far in San Antonio. A mainstay on the left side of the West line, Proctor’s natural ability to move defenders on the run lined up with our expectations for the week. Coming in at 6’10” and 348 pounds on Monday, Proctor carries his weight exceptionally well and showed improvement as a pass guard in practice on Wednesday, when he won his fair share of 1-on-1 battles.

Spencer Fano – OT – Utah

Ranked Best Offensive Lineman on the West Coast, Utah Utes Signer Spencer Fano had as solid a two days in San Antonio as anyone could wish for. Lining four of the five points on the offensive line this week, Fano has always held his own against some of the best pass rushers in the country. While there were some size concerns in this week’s All-American Bowl, Fano assuaged critics with his excellent play and positional versatility, showing he can be relied on at several different spots along the offensive line. Joining an up-and-coming Utah program, Fano should provide a big boost along the Utes’ line of scrimmage as they aim to be a consistent force in December and January.

Malachi Coleman – ATH – Nebraska

We know Matt Rhule loves speed, so it’s easy to see why Malachi Coleman it’s such a natural fit in Lincoln, Nebraska. Coming in at 6 feet 3 ¼ and 189 pounds on Monday, Coleman and his 10.46 meter speed continued to shine during the week in San Antonio. Considered a straight line burner coming into the week, Coleman showed a bit more maneuverability and separating ability in the short area than we’ve seen previously. With a dynamic skill set and long frame, the Nebraska signer has no shortage of ability to top his rank at the next level.

Rueben Owens – RB – Texas A&M

Ranked #1 in the nation for a reason, Reuben Owens has shown multiple times this week that he’s one of the hottest prospects in the country. A dynamic north-south runner who shows the ability to get down the hill in a hurry, Owens exhibited the make-you-miss ability and elusiveness in the second tier that are consistently found in rookie backs. Not normally known for his ability to catch passes outside of the backfield, Owens has turned some heads with his ability as a receiver on the field. Expect the Texas native to see the field at the start of College Station.

More notes from Wednesday

  • Notre Dame CB signatory Micah Bell made some good plays today, including a diving interception during the 7-on-7 portion of practice. A quick defensive back, Bell has shown some promise by settling into the corner over the last couple of days.
  • Michigan State EDGE signatory Bai Jobe continues to be one of the most disturbing forces here in San Antonio. A high-powered player with excellent athletic characteristics, Jobe has the chance to become a special runner at the next level.
  • Louisville ATH Commitment Jamari Johnson blinked a few times today as he’s working the tight end position this week in San Antonio. A jumbo athlete at 6’10 and 110kg, Johnson’s natural athleticism continued to come to the fore this week as he has the clay to mold himself into a dependable pass catcher at the next level.
  • Ole Miss SAF signatory Braxton Myers had his moments during Wednesday’s practice as he remained active in pass coverage and positioned himself well throughout the afternoon, although he did hit the short end of the stick a few times.
  • Alabama EDGE signatory Yhonzae Pierre continues to add to his inventory as he has been one of the best prospects this week. The combination of explosiveness and quickness on Pierre’s first step was too much for nearly every opposing forward in San Antonio.