Alabama Prospects Excel at Elite Camp

Ben Jones and Jerrell Harris

The Southeast Elite camp held at Georgia Tech brought in numerous top prospects from across the South, and the athletes from Alabama dominated the competition.

Dee Finley, safety from Auburn, is as good as advertised. Finley was solid in the one-on-one competition with his 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame and has the speed to go with it.


Dee Finley

The secondary players may have thought they were shipped to Parris Island for a mini-boot camp as Scout.com coach Don Cox heads up the drills. Finley wasn't one to complain.

"It was a little different, but I liked working with him," he said. "He is very intense. He helped us out."

Jerrell Harris, linebacker from Gadsden City and a National Hot 100 member, was clearly the best at his position in Atlanta. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound chiseled-frame prospect dominated in the one-on-one drills.

Former Atlanta Falcon Jesse "The Hammer" Tuggle lead the individual drills and singled out Harris several times. Harris was asked the lead most of the drills after he got into a rhythm.

"I had a great time. I thought there was a lot of great competition, but I think I did really well. They worked us really hard. I learned a few new techniques that I am going take back to Gadsden with me," Harris said.


John Michael Boswell

Three Alabama lineman performed at a high level including Antoine McClain (Anniston), Alabama commitment John Michael Boswell (Northport-Tuscaloosa County), and the biggest surprise coming from Ben Jones (Centreville-Bibb County).

Jones, 6-foot-3, 300-pounds, dominated all who faced the talent from the small Alabama town. His offer list of only Troy and Air Force will change in a hurry.

"I thought I helped myself out a lot," Jones said. "It was a lot of fun to be going up against some of the best players in the South. I thought best guy was Brandon Riley."


Willie Bohannon

Willie Bohannon, defensive end from Pritchard-Blount, was by far the quickest in attendance at his position. He stands 6-foot-2, 230-pounds and has played defensive end throughout his prep career. He could move to linebacker in a 3-4, or add weight and excel as a speed rush defensive end.

Bohannon was too quick on many occasions for the big offensive lineman. He needs to stay in the weight room if he plans to play with his hand down on the next level, but he proved himself as a heck of a talented prospect at the Elite Camp.

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