The nation's most talented young athletes showed up in Atlanta, GA for NextGen’s The Show 2018 this past weekend. 32 States and Canada were represented at The Show.
The Show is one of the nation’s biggest youth football events. It serves as a great showcase for some of the country’s top talents. This year’s event did not disappoint.
Presented by HeroFuel, here are Youth1’s Top Performers from The Show 2018.
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Cody Shelton - QB - 2023
Shelton was the most impressive QB from the 2023 class at The Show. He made beautiful throws with regularity. He throws the ball with great accuracy and zip. He led Team Future to a championship and was named MVP.
Banks Atkins - QB - 2022
Atkins has all the ability from the QB position. He goes through reads quickly, has great feet in the pocket, and delivers a truly beautiful ball. His performance at The Show was stellar.
Christian Ard - QB - 2021
Ard led Team Blaze throwing some great passes throughout the weekend. He threw some impressive dimes with accuracy and strength.
Knox Scoggins - QB - 2022
Scoggins has a ton of talent throwing the ball. His passes look beautiful in the air. He throws the ball with real precision.
Chad Mascoe (left in picture) - QB - 2022
Mascoe stole the Show in the Platinum division. He made play after play to lead Team Tempo to a championship victory. He was also named MVP. No surprise here, as Mascoe is one of 2022's most highly ranked prospects.
Holden Geriner - QB - 2022
Geriner has great size for a QB. He made tough throws look easy and was standout pocket passer throughout the weekend. He shined for Team Mamba, leading them to the championship game.
Carlos Del Rio - QB - 2021
Del Rio was another stud QB for Team Mamba. He threw some impressive dimes and showed superb touch on his deep balls.
Dwayne Morehead III - QB - 2021
Morehead really impressed with pinpoint throws both game days. He just made something out of nothing more often than not. He throws a beautiful ball with a tight spiral. He threw a bunch of eye-popping TDs.
Trey Miles - QB - 2021
Miles shined bright at The Show. He can make all the throws and did so all weekend long while making it look easy. Deep balls are a specialty of his and he threw numerous at The Show.
Running Backs & Receivers
James Smiley - RB - 2022
Smiley put on a nice performance as he made his share of plays for Team Shock.
Tysheem Johnson - RB - 2021
Johnson played a big role in Team Tempo's championship run. He made big plays when his team needed it most. This young man is fast and supremely talented.
Kiyon King - RB - 2021
King is well known for producing at NextGen events. He continued that trend with an impressive performance at The Show.
Ryan Boyd - WR - 2023
Boyd is a young receiver with a ton of talent. He runs smooth routes, catches the ball with his hands then brings it into his body, and he seems to always find an open spot in the coverage. He had a good connection with 2023 QB Cody Shelton throughout The Show, helping guide Team Shock to a championship.
Raid Zerki - WR - 2022
The always steady Raid Zerki was a standout as usual.
Daniel Martin - WR - 2022
Martin mades plays on both sides of the ball for Team Mamba. He's one of the best athletes in his class and continued to prove that at The Show.
Phillippe Wesley II - WR - 2021
Wesley is a stud young receiver. He's everything young could ask for in a receiver. He had an outstanding performance at The Show .
Trevonte Rucker - WR - 2021
Rucker is a top notch WR talent that was a difference-maker all weekend long for Team Crush. Great hands, excellent route running, and the ability to make the tough catches sets Rucker apart.
Savion Red - WR - 2022
Red did it all on both sides of the ball for Team Mamba. He made plays at LB, DB, and WR throughout the biggest games of the weekend. Red is a confident young athlete who has the game and swagger to back it up.
Alan Wright - WR - 2021
Wright made impressive grabs all weekend long. He snagged a few touchdowns as well.
Armani Winfield - WR - 2022
Winfield is one of the best Receivers from the 2022 class and his talent was on display at The Show.
Jaime Smiley (Right in picture) - WR - 2022
Smiley was a go to WR for 2022 QB Chad Mascoe on Team Tempo. He just made plays when the team really needed it. He caught every ball thrown his way and used his speed to breakaway from the defense.
Akim Sledge - WR - 2022
Sledge was a go to receiver for the Team Blaze QBs. He made a ton of impressive plays that resulted in an overall great showing for the VA native.
Zac Johansen - WR - 2022
Johansen was a go to target for QB Chad Mascoe on Team Tempo. He had a bunch of touchdowns to help get the championship for his squad.
De'Nylon Morrissette - WR - 2022
Morrissette is one of 2022's best receiver talents, if not the best. He made big plays at The Show. He runs great routes, has strong hands, and catches the ball at it's highest point.
Khalil Peart - WR - 2023
Peart was one of the more impressive receivers from the younger age group. A rising young talent to keep an eye on going forward.
Christopher Jordan Jr. - LB/RB - 2023
Jordan is among the best prospects the 2023 class has to offer. He was steady at LB for Team Future during The Show.
Elias Velasquez - LB/DL - 2022
Velasquez is a grinder that outworks and out smarts his opponent. That was on display at The Show.
Carlos Cervantes - LB - 2022
Cervantes' buzz has really grown over the past year and deservingly so. He was a standout at The Show for Team Impact.
Aeden Combest - LB - 2022
Combest is another 2022 athlete that had a great showing at The Show. He's always in the right spot at the right time and ready to make a play for his team.
Logan Moss - LB - 2021
Moss doesn't make mistakes, which makes him an asset to any team. He was strong presence for Team Ice all weekend.
Xavian Sorey - LB - 2021
Sorey played his tail off for Team Blaze. He caught the eye of Youth1 with some big plays at The Show.
Ryan Adams - DB - 2023
Adams is a rising young talent in the 2023 class. Very competitive young man. His performance at The Show was impressive, as he really lifted the defense all weekend. Keep an eye on him going forward.
Khaliq Bowen - DB - 2024
Bowen was a bright spot for his Team Vapor throughout the weekend.
Nasir Howell - DB - 2021
Howell is talented DB that really helped make Team Tempo tough to score on at times. His talent was apparent every game. Very nice kid off the field, but very competitive when the lights are on.
Justus Joseph - DB - 2022
Joseph is a playmaker on both sides of the ball. He made plays all weekend long for Team Blaze.
Derrick Davis - DB - 2021
Davis is a lockdown corner with loads of talent. His ability to shutdown one side of the field, aided Team Mamba through the battle games. He had some big time INTs.
Damon Ward - DL - 2023
Ward has a growing reputation as a one of the top Linemen in the 2023 class. He was impressive at The Show 2018.
Katron Evans - DL - 2021
Evans is a physical lineman with loads of talent. Great technique, solid footwork, and just knows how to make an impact. He shined bright at The Show.
Ryker Keele - DL - 2021
Keele was another standout lineman at The Show. Has great technique, good strength and gives his all in every drill.
Damon Payne Jr. - DL - 2021
Payne is one of 2021's top lineman prospects. His performance at The Show backed up his growing reputation.
Paul Hutson - DL - 2022
Hutson is a beast of a young lineman. He continues to prove he is a force to be reckoned with.
Griffin Scroggs - OL - 2022
Scroggs is a rising talent on the line. He works hard for everything. His strength and technique are among his best attributes.
Drake Hatcher - DL – 2022
His ability to make plays on the line is what has helped build Hatcher's reputation as a standout from the 2022 class. At The Show, he was able to showcase his strength and overall impressive skillset.