Re: OG -- I think OG was the best corner in the country in his class last season. Better than Surtain, Bookie, Campbell, ITS -- any of them. Played like a 5 star on offense, defense, and special teams. Great all-around football intelligence; played much more physical his senior year; dynamic player. Fun to watch and the game comes easy to him. I think he'll be a star at SC and a potential 1st round pick a la Adoree. He and A-Ra could actually take over kick and punt returns for SC this year and be great.
Re: Kyle Phillips -- I saw him at a couple of camps last season and thought he was dynamic. Camp settings arent the same as game settings of course, but with wideouts you can get a good feel for a LOT of things, and Kyle jumped out immediately. Crispy routes, sudden changes of tempo, nuances of the game, hands, competitiveness. Immediate Welker/Amedola visions, even plays with a bit of an edge like Antonio Brown out there with his surprising strength and build (if he's 180, its a rocked up 180). UCLA signed like 22 WRs in this class, and he is probably the lowest rated but will probably end up the best, will catch about 200 balls in 4 years.
Re: ITS -- Its funny, because if we were doing one of those scouting charts on strengths and weaknesses, my first weakness on ITS would probably be "good long speed but will struggle with smaller shifty WRs with short area quickness." So its not surprising at all that KP gave him problems (although it should be noted ITS team won by 3 TDs). I just actually watched film of that (San Marcos-Helix) game you reference, and ITS no doubt had a tough night. San Marcos and KP went at him with the entire route tree: fades, slants, comebacks, posts, etc.
But he also was playing a lot of 0 coverage (no safety help). ITS might be one of a handful of corners at the HS level who could even do that. And corners are gonna get beat at nearly as much as they win playing that coverage, esp. by talented WRs. Even on the "long routes" it was KP's top shelf releases, short area quickness off the line, and route discipline (esp. the post route) that hurt ITS. This isn't a 100 meter dash at the Olympics, and that combination of skills will tamp down a long speed advantage on the field anyday. Plus, I have to note that QB's ball placement was pretty freakin' good in that game. KP and ITS were almost always step for step with each other, or if anything ITS seemed to make up ground on the fade balls after getting beat with a shimmy at the line. But those balls were on the money and Kyle made tough catches. No excuses, give the kid his due. But there are other factors at play in the game of football, and we know that.
So although that's a creative fan chant and ITS certainly could have played better, I'd still say ITS has probably as much upside as any corner coming into college. Greg Biggins even said he thought the kid Scott that is headed to SDSU was the best corner RIGHT THEN (2017) on Helix, but said ITS upside was off the charts and he wasn't what he will be in 3 years. That's hard to deny. One thing is for sure, its very interesting that those two kids (ITS-KP) will be doing battle in college as well (Trojan-Bruin).
Re: Clark -- Very high level prospect, no doubt. I think even at 5'10" and even if he is running in the 4.6-4.8 range (who knows, he skipped the 40 at the Nike camp), he has, like I mentioned, superior ball skills, strength, work ethic, competitiveness -- basically a lot of things that do remind you of OG. I'm not sure if he plays any offense at LM but if not then Frank Mazzotta is high. There are a lot of talented DBs these days playing at around 5'10" with great ball skills -- Tyrann Mathieu, Budda Baker, LaMarcus Joyner come to mind in the NFL, Bookie Radley-Hiles now at Oklahoma. Guys like that have almost forced creation of a new position with their skill set -- a hybrid safety/nickel role. He's 185 now, and I can see Clark being something like 200-205 in college based on him being so swole already. At that size we could see him playing that type of role in the right defense.
SC's defense under Clancy Pendergast doesnt really have that type of role, so that may not be the fit for Clark. But obviously there are a ton of powerhourses that can see him doing things along those lines. He already has a Washington offer I believe (Budda Baker), and I'll actually be surprised if he doesnt pull Florida St (Joyner) and LSU (Honey Badger) offers soon.