FBU rolled into the talent-rich states of Alabama and Georgia this past weekend with one-day camps in both Montgomery and Atlanta. 247Sports has some top performers and standouts after consulting the FBU staff.
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CB Avion Terrell – Yup. This is Atlanta Falcons cornerback and former Clemson star AJ Terrell’s younger brother. He has a name that has been circulating inside the scouting community ever since he arrived on the scene as a freshman at Atlanta Westlake, but according to FBU’s Erik Richards – who has seen the younger Terrell plenty of times over the years – Sunday was the best that the rising senior has ever looked in this type of setting. More importantly, Terrell wasn’t afraid to get coached up, which is always encouraging. He not only flashed during 1-on-1s, but was solid during 7-on-7 play.The NFL legacy put Clemson, Texas A&M, Auburn, Michigan State and Kentucky in his top five a few weeks ago.
D.B. Tevis Metcalf (2024) – You guessed it. Another camper with NFL ties as Metcalf is related to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and former Ole Miss standout DK Metcalf. The soon-to-be junior was excellent all day Saturday as he moved well in coverage per Richards. “He’s a very athletic safety,” Richards noted. Metcalf, who attends Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley, got snaps on both sides of the ball as a sophomore. He already holds early offers from Jackson State and Arkansas. His older brother, class of 2023 safety TJ Metcalf, is also a legitimate Power Five prospect and being courted by the likes of Michigan State, Penn State, Miami and FSU in addition to Lane Kiffin’s Rebels.
DL Bryce Perry Wright (2026) – Buford is always loaded with talented front-seven players and Perry-Wright might be next up. The eighth grader has kind of been overshadowed by some of his teammates on the youth circuit, but he looked the part Saturday. “He always does the grunt work inside. So, the other guys would have the sacks and he would have nothing,” Richards explained. “But he was a man in Montgomery. He can play outside and inside. And he’s got as good of handwork that I have seen for an eighth grader.” Perry-Wright lists himself at 6-foot-3 and apparently has gone 4.81 in the 40-yard dash. He can also score on the hardwood.
R.B. Bryce Green (2026) – Green is also expected to play his freshman season at Buford. He was a top performer earlier this year at an MVP Camp and has also been impressed on the 7-on-7 circuit for Hustle INC. Richards compared him to a young Justice Haynes. What also stands out about Green are his track times as he recently went 11.62 in the 100-meter dash to place 8th at the Peach State’s middle school state track meet Assuming he keeps progressing he should eventually break the all-important 11-second mark, which is a key feat for running backs in this era of football.
More from around Saturday and Sunday’s camps
Metcalf, Wright and Green all punched their tickets to the 2023 National Combine, which will be held inside the Alamo Dome this upcoming January. Joining them in San Antonio will be a long list of campers as plenty of underclassmen impressed either Saturday or Sunday.
Prospects from the Montgomery stop that will get a chance to shine out in the Lone Star State include: Tupelo (Miss.) Christian Academy 2024 three-star offensive lineman Isaiah Autry, Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley 2024 defensive back Rod IvyLexington (Miss.) Central Holmes Christian School 2024 running back Lamarion Buchanan and Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing 2025 defensive back Jotavion Pierce.
Autry’s mother played basketball for the Lady Vols. He reports bids from both Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Richards called Ivy “smooth” and Buchanan “good.” Pierce, on the other hand, was actually picked to participate in the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl last year, but wasn’t able to play due to AHSAA guidelines. “He’s going to be nice,” Richards said while pointing out that there’s some position ambiguity with Pierce as he could be molded into a variety of different roles at the second and third level of a defense.
Those from the Atlanta stop headed to the Alamo City include: Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day 2024 linebacker Antonio ButtsHampton (Ga.) Dutchtown 2024 quarterback Bryce Clavon and Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove 2025 quarterback EJ Colson.
Butts has “all the tools” per Richards, but kind of tweener measurables at the moment. His stock could soar if he grows. Clavon is actually committed to play baseball at Oklahoma and holds a grade of a “10” on Perfect Game’s sliding scale, which indicates that he’s a potential “very high” MLB Draft pick. That makes sense seeing as he throws in the mid 80s and has clocked a 6.59 in the 60-yard dash. Colson, who landed an offer from Arkansas last summer, also has a ton of upside.
Some additional high school standouts include: Columbia (SC) Spring Valley cornerback Zion Fuller, Arlington (Tenn.) Bolton defensive lineman Deon Bradley, Union Springs (Ala.) Bullock County linebacker Jamal Thomas, Phenix City (Ala.) Central running back/ wide receiver Romello Green, Kennesaw (Ga.) Mount Paran Christian School athlete Trey Jackson and Birmingham (Ala.) Mountain Brook 2025 quarterback Charlie Johnston. Pitt actually became offer No. 1 for Johnston on Tuesday.