Players to watch at Day 4 of the Brent Key/Corky Kell + Dave Hunter Classic 7-on-7 Tournament

The final day of the 2024 Brent Key/Corky Kell + Dave Hunter Classic 7-on-7 Tournament will feature talent from around the state as players and coaches are prepping for the fast approaching football season in the fall. The last day of the tournament will feature teams such as the 2023 Class A-Division I state champions, Prince Avenue Christian, along with Roswell and Carver-Columbus who are both coming off deep playoff runs a season ago plus a handful of other great high school football programs.

The final day of the tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 12th beginning with pool play beginning at 9:30 a.m. at three locations at Georgia Tech (Bobby Dodd Stadium, Brock Indoor, and the Rose Bowl).

With the great programs coming to compete at Georgia Tech, there come talented players which make up these rosters.

Here are some names to watch for on the final day of the tournament, June 12th:

Rodney Colton Jr (LB, Newnan)

Standing at 6-foot-1, 220-pounds, the Newnan linebacker is rated as a top-20 player in the state and a top-15 linebacker in the country according to the 247Sports player rankings. Colton committed to continue his football and academic career at the University of South Carolina where he is one of the top players in the Gamecocks Class of 2026 recruiting class. He is one of two 4-star recruits in South Carolina’s 2026 recruiting class along with 4-star quarterback out of Jackson, AL, Landon Duckworth. Before committing, Colton held offers from many prestigious college football programs before ultimately deciding on South Carolina. According to 247Sports, the junior linebacker will look to graduate early this winter from Newnan and enroll early for the Gamecocks most likely in the beginning of 2025. Colton dealt with injuries for most of his sophomore season, only playing in two games for the Cougars last year. Now back for his junior season, Colton will remind spectators that he is a problem for opposing offenses and must be accounted for when lining up at the line of scrimmage. Colton is great in coverage at linebacker and has the ability and the quickness to move down on the line and come off of the edge. The versatile linebacker will become a big piece to South Carolina’s defense in the near future.

Nalin Scott (WR, Kennesaw Mountain)   Scott is a name that has flown under the radar in the class of 2026. The 4-star wide receiver out of Kennesaw Mountain displays great size at around 6-foot-2, 200-pounds and has great speed as he has competed for the Kennesaw Mountain track team throughout his high school career. On the track as a freshman, he ran the 100-meter in 11.50 seconds and the 200-meter in 23.76 seconds. The combination of size and speed for Scott makes him lethal on the outside at wide receiver and one of Kennesaw Mountain’s top options on the offensive side of the ball. Scott is rated as a top-20 player in the state of Georgia for the Class of 2026 and holds offers from places such as Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, LSU and more. His run-after-catch ability and vision in open space make him a threat for opposing defenses.

Tristan Givens (ATH, Carver-Columbus) Givens is a do-it-all athlete for Carver-Columbus, playing on both sides of the ball for the Tigers last season as a sophomore. Last season for Carver-Columbus, Givens finished with 20 total tackles, 18 of those solo to go along with 10 sacks and five tackles for loss. On the offensive end, Givens totaled 13 catches, 276 yards and a touchdown while averaging over 21 yards per catch last season for the Tigers in 11 games, averaging around 25 yards per game. His use on offense and defense for the Tigers to go along with his measurables makes Givens an intriguing prospect to college programs around the country. Whether he is coming off of the edge to rush the quarterback on defense or lining up as a wide receiver on the outside, Givens’ size at 6-foot-4, 215-pounds creates a matchup nightmare for the opposition. Givens currently holds around 20 offers going into his junior season from programs such as Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Texas A&M and more. He is listed as a 4-star on 247Sports and a top-15 in the state of Georgia in the Class of 2026. At the 7-on-7s at Georgia Tech, look for Givens to be making plays on both sides of the ball, impacting the game in many different areas on the field.


Bryce Lewis (ATH, Blessed Trinity)

Rated as a composite 3-star by 247Sports, Lewis committed to Boston College earlier last week and is one of the top players in the Eagles Class of 2025 recruiting cycle. Lewis stands at 6-foot-6, 200-pounds and plays both wide receiver and defensive back for the Titans. Playing on both sides of the ball, Lewis’ size makes him a threat downfield on offense and allows him to utilize his size to block downfield to get his teammates open. His size allows him to be a factor without the ball in his hands and impact the game in multiple different facets. Defensively, Lewis has been playing cornerback for the Titans showcasing his versatility and athletic ability for Blessed Trinity. Lewis held offers from places such as Boston College, Kansas State, Maryland, Kansas and Duke before ultimately deciding to commit to the Eagles and new head coach Bill O’Brien. Along with Lewis, his Blessed Trinity teammate, Marcelous Townsend committed to Boston College in early June as well. Lewis and Townsend were the seventh and eighth commitments for the Eagles in their Class of 2025 and are both rated as 3-stars.


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