ATL Stars pt.1 (DR7 Atlanta, GA)

    By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G

    ATH Dijon watkins (Savage Longhorns 10U)

    Watkins was unstoppable all day Saturday – playing both sides of the ball. This kid only in the 4th grade but was clearly one of the most impressive players in the entire tournament, no matter the age group. In one game alone, Watkins had two interceptions returned for touchdowns as well as a couple offensive scores. Watkins was in rare form and there was no answer from the opposing teams. Watkins high points the ball really well, great tracking skills and is good at reacting after reading the quarterback eyes. Even the plays he didn’t make, Dijon caused several four second calls just by his lockdown coverage. 


    27′ RB Brayden Tyson  (@BraydenTyson24)

    Tyson is a specimen of an athlete with a ton of athleticism to compete early at the next level. Brayden is 6’0+ and well over 200 pounds. The most jaw dropping part is that he’s only a freshman. It’ll interesting to see if he remains a running back or will he look to try other positions due to the size advantage he have over most players his age. This can jump with the best, I’ve seen him make contested catch after contested catch near the redzone. Brayden also have a quick first step to beat any defender off the line. A true complete back – you’d be nitpicking to say there’s a real weakness in his game. Tyson already have a dozen scholarship offers that include the likes of Florida State, Oregon, Tennessee and many others. What a special talent this young man and he’s just scratching the surface to how great he really can be. 

    25′ QB Colton Morris  (@Colt0onmorris)

    Colton isn’t a stranger to the DR7 platform. However, his performances never cease to amaze. He can really spin it with some of the best. The talent Morris possess is worthy of a division 1 athletic scholarship. The 25′ standout throws a nice deep ball, touch passes and also have the strength and timing to make the long sideline passes, which by some is considered the most difficult throw to make. No ducks thrown whatsoever – Colton make defenses pay when he sees them slacking off and you’re playing bump coverage, he’ll just drop it in a basket where only his receiver can get it. This is a major off-season for Morris as he looks to continue to add onto his resume and get ready to have a great senior season. 

    28′ ATH Kamar Boykin

    Boykin have the makings of a future top recruit in a couple of years. The guy can play both wide receiver and defensive back. Kamar is a bagnet, who just finds a way to make a play. His production was consistent and unmatched on Saturday. Boykin is already a polished route runner that helps him create separation from the defense – not to mention he plays with great leverage and never take plays off even when he knows the play is not for him. Having really good hands to match such a profound route tree is a lethal combination that’s hard to stop. His age alone will have recruiters lined up to get to know Kamar. It’s really only a matter of time before his name blows up and become a highly touted athlete.

    26′ RB DeShawn Spencer  (@shsDeShawn1)

    DeShawn Spencer is a young prospect that deserves more attention in the 2026 class. Spencer already collected a handful of division 1 offers his sophomore year. Spencer played with 5 star Ryan Williams at Saraland, who demanded alot of attention. Although his primary position is running back, he can line up outside the numbers as well. In today’s game, things are transitioning away from the traditional back to the do-it-all type of player who can catch and run routes like a receiver. Even the size of the backs are different now – Spencer fits that mold. He’s fast, twitchy, good hands and can make plays in open space. As he continues to progress, expect DeShawn Spencer’s recruitment to grow in a major way.

    26′ QB Darnell Kelly  (@TCreatedplayer)

    Darnell Kelly is one of the most intriguing quarterbacks in 2026. Kelly looks the part and plays it as well. Watching his film, this kid reminds me somewhat of Shedeur Sanders when he was coming out of high school. Darnell throws a tight, accurate spiral and have really good mechanics. He sets his feet up under him on every throw so he don’t have to overcompensate. Kelly is more of a pocket passer but can move around if he has to. Darnell is a tall, rangy athlete that can make all the necessary throws to be considered a top quarterback when he graduates. With offers from a few different universities already, I believe Kelly will have his coming out party this upcoming junior year. Keep a tab on this kid, he can be special.

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