Practice for the 2016 Army All-American Bowl is underway. The showcase of some of the top high school recruits in the nation kicks off Saturday, but it's the practices that are often the most important part for the young athletes. ESPN Insider (pay wall) was at practice, and we're here to detail some of the biggest news and notes for you.
Jacob Eason Update
Eason is the second-rated pocket passer in this class and he'll be headed to Georgia. He struggled at times early, but showed flashes of the talent that has made him such a highly-rated recruit.
UF QB Commit More Consistent
Feleipe Franks isn't as highly rated as Eason, but ESPN Insider said he "was arguably a little more consistent" than Eason. Franks still has plenty of room to grow, but the Gators might need him to play right away.
Dexter Lawrence Looks Good
Lawrence is a five-star defensive tackle and he's already committed to Clemson. ESPN Insider says "he was disruptive during team drills and tough to handle one-on-one." There's no doubting Lawrence's raw talent. He needs some polishing, but could be a great player on Clemson's defensive line in the near future.
Derrick Brown Stands Out
Lawrence wasn't the only defensive tackle that look impressive. Brown checks in at 300-pounds and profiles as a true run-stuffer. The four-star DT has taken visits to Alabama and Mississippi State already. He'll also visit Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee before Signing Day, when he'll likely commit.
Auburn Commit Impresses
The third and final of the lineman to stand out was Auburn commit Antwuan Jackson. Rivals has him as a four-star recruit that ranks just outside of the Top 100. He checks in at 6-foot-2, 300-pounds and ESPN Insider said he "consistently won the leverage battle and was good" throughout practice.