The Evaluation Period brought in a host of colleges to Bamberg High School to check in with elite prospects, A.J. Cann and Justin Henderson. However this sleeper prospect from out of B-E had his share of visitors as well. We are talking about 2010 MLB/FB prospect Javonta Middleton.
Javonta currently checks in at 5-11, and weighs around 215 pounds. He reports a 365-pound bench press, and a 500-pound squat. He also reports a 4.6 in the forty and a 32-inch vertical.
After having the opportunity to watch this young man on film as well as in-person, we simply feel that Middleton has a legitimate shot to play on the next level. And apparently a number of college coaches feel the same way. I guess that explains why several of them were lined up to check in with B-E product on last month.
"A lot of schools came by the school last month," Middleton said. "East Carolina, North Greenville, Georgia Tech, Appalachian State, North Carolina A&T, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, and South Florida. There were a few more, but I can't remember who else right now."
As you can see, there are a number of schools in the mix early on for Middleton. But however, a few of them have showing him more love than the others. "North Carolina A&T has probably been showing me the most interest out of everybody so far," Middleton continued. "Actually, I think they are about to offer me. The Citadel and Georgia Tech have been showing me a lot of interest too. They want me to come out to their camps and workout this summer."
Middleton hasn't put together any official plans in regards to where he will be camping just yet. But he has been kicking around the idea of camping with the Citadel and East Carolina this summer. He also informed us that a trip to GT could be in the mix. At any rate, we will continue to keep you posted on his next move, so stay tuned in right here with SCPrepNation.com for much more.
Note: SCPrepNation.com was in Bamberg, South Carolina on last Saturday to take in the Red Raiders 2009 Spring Game. The video link above provides you with a few highlights of Javonta doing what he does best.