UA Preview: Sleepers To Watch

Ben Boulware

Scout's analysts key on which sleepers from their region they expect to emerge at the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando...

Scout.com recruiting analysts will be in Orlando all week for the UnderArmour All-America Game practices. Leading up to the UA Game, a gathering of 80 of the top prospects from all across the country, they are focusing on some of the key things to watch in the weeklong practices.


  1. Which underrated prospect from your region is poised to breakout in Orlando?
Zack Greenlee
Brandon Huffman (National Recruiting Analyst, West): Few players performed as well during the spring and summer as Zack Greenlee did.  The MVP of the Las Vegas Elite 11 regional, Greenlee went on to the Elite 11 Finals and performed well too.  For whatever reason, he didn't get a lot of recruiting attention, despite doing everything he needed to.  The Fresno State commit did his part to make an impression, but at times, was overshadowed on his own team by the nation's top running back, Justin Davis.  On the big stage once again, Greenlee will get a chance to make a name for himself.

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Ben Boulware
Chad Simmons (National Recruiting Analyst, South): It is hard to say any of these young men are underrated, but a three-star on Scout that I am ready see is Clemson commitment Ben Boulware. He is an animal on the football field that plays hard at all times and he constantly is around the ball. He was one of the first prospects invited to this game and I expect him to show why. I am not sure he has too much to prove, but he could see his ranking improve with a strong week-long performance.

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Gareon Conley
Bill Greene (Ohio Recruiting Analyst): In my opinion, Ohio State commit Gareon Conley might be the most underrated prospect in the Midwest and the two-way player will be at cornerback for the White Team.  Conley has the length, footwork and hip recovery to be able to match up against the top wide receivers on the Black Team and I'm anxious to see him perform against the best in the country.

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Keanu Neal
Geoff Vogt (Florida): Keanu Neal is the guy for me. The South Sumter stand-out made an early commitment to the Gators and has flown a little under the radar with Marcell Harris and Vernon Hargreaves grabbing much of the DB headlines in Gainesville. His school is off the beaten path as well, but he has quietly had strong back to back seasons. Neal has good size, strong character, and he can run. I would not be surprised if his stock is on the rise at the end of the week.

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Alvin Bailey
Jason Higdon (Florida): Alvin Bailey.  Some felt the UF offer was a bit off the radar. Will Bailey prove he belongs on the game's biggest stage? In my mind the wide outs have a leg up on the corners and Bailey will need to take advantage early and often so he is not over shadowed by higher ranked wide outs.

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Chris Jones
John Garcia Jr. (Alabama): Chris Jones just earned a fourth star after his work in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, and it will be interesting to see if the momentum carries over to bigger and better competition. The Mississippi State defensive end commit stands 6-foot-6, 260 pounds with a frame to build upon. He already has the raw strength and motor to develop into a five-star, and a good week at Disney World may seal the deal with his ascent.

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Chris Jones
Yancy Porter (Mississippi): Chris Jones out of Houston, Miss, is a prospect that hardly anyone regionally, much less nationally, ever heard of until recently. Heck, he only held an offer from Mississippi State until his break out performances at the MS/AL All-Star practices last week. The 6' 6", 250-pound defensive end is quick off the edge and has a motor that never stops running. He is a true sideline-to-sideline type player, but what impressed me the most about Jones is how physical he plays for an end. How will he stack up against the nation's elite? We wouldn't put any money against him.

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Alvin Bailey
Amy Campbell (Florida): Going with three-star wide receiver Alvin Bailey on this one. I've watched him a lot over the past two years - in pads and in 7-on-7s - and he is always making plays. He may not bring a lot of length to the position, but he is fast, and really just has a knack for finding a way to make something happen. I'm expecting him to surprise a few people.

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