PISCATAWAY, NJ – The last stage of Rivals Camp Series was Sunday here in New Jersey and there were plenty of top prospects in attendance. Here’s a recap of some of the event’s top performers — the prospects who won the Friedman Awards.
Humes has had a great offseason so far and his performance on Sunday was his best yet. The Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy star didn’t allow more than two receptions in the day and got his hands on the ball on several occasions.
Humes did a good job staying with the receivers as they entered their routes and he got closer to the ball while in the air with ease. Quarterbacks continually underestimated his 6-foot-5 wingspan when throwing his way.
ohio state will host Humes in early June but he has listed our Lady, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, USL And Oregon like some of its best schools.
“Tank” Carrington is a ball of energy in the middle of the defensive line. He’s so strong and quick at snapping his fingers that offensive linemen have a hard time slowing him down.
Carrington also has a number of different hand techniques he can use to disengage offensive linemen and get into the backfield. He has shown enough athleticism that teams consider playing him in the various defensive line positions.
He is still early in his recruitment but expect Georgia, state of floridaMaryland and Charlotte often come back as the process goes on.
White has always looked like an impressive prospect on paper, but he’s rarely challenged, so seeing him succeed 1v1 on Sunday was a pleasant surprise. White can be a really exciting prospect when he plays with consistency. His length and straight-line speed made it very difficult for defensive backs to keep the ball out of his hands. Quarterbacks regularly found him making catches along the sideline.
Keep an eye on Virginia Tech and Maryland in its recruiting.
Willis won the MVP running back award last year and this year he won the Gold Ball Award. Willis is still a very impressive running back prospect with old-school style and solid receiving skills out of the backfield. He is also a very competent blocker.
We saw him have a lot of success during Sunday’s blitz protection drill. Willis has the quickness to miss defenders in the open field and create separation on runs in the field.
Rutgers (June 2), Pittsburgh (June 8) and Michigan (June 23) will welcome him on an official visit next month.
Westphal and Daniels are two of the greatest offensive linemen you’ll see anywhere in the country. The two were 6ft 8in tall and each weighed north of 320lbs. Daniels (37.75 inches) edged out Westphal (35.5 inches) with longer arms and they each had an 84 inch wingspan.
As for their game, both looked solid in drills but only Westphal participated in the 1v1 session. He did a good job getting into his passing game quickly and was mostly able to handle the rush. the outside. When the defenders took an inside route, Westphal had consistency issues.
On the recruitment front, Westphal makes official visits to Clemson (June 2), Georgia (June 9), Florida (June 16) and Arkansas (June 23). Daniels says the only official visit he has locked up is with Texas (June 23) but trips to the state of Florida, MiamiGeorgia and others are expected to be finalized soon.
It was good to finally get an in-person evaluation from Sanders. He has an excellent build for a defensive back (6-foot-182 with a 6-foot-5 wingspan). Sanders isn’t too big to be a cornerback or too small to be a safety. He also has a lot of muscle mass on his frame at this point.
He did the drills well and showed great footwork, but only took a few reps in the 1-on-1 session. Sanders didn’t disappoint in those reps, but it would have been nice to see him compete with more top players in the region. Sanders has shown the traits and physical tools to be considered one of the most talented defensive prospects in the region.
Wisconsin (May 30), Caroline from the south (June 2) and North Carolina (June 11) will welcome it in the coming weeks. Penn State and Rutgers will likely receive official visits as well. He plans to commit on July 30.
DON’T CALL IT A RETURN
It’s great to see a prospect like McFadden, who has been forgotten for about a year, show up in large numbers at the Camp of rivals Sunday and push for the MVP award. McFadden has slimmed down a lot (268 pounds) since bursting onto the scene as a rookie with offers from the likes of Texas A&MTennessee, Michigan and others.
McFadden has lost much of the excess weight he was carrying and he is a much faster player but still plays with great intensity and strength. He has the ability to play at any guard position but might be the most suited to play center at the next level.
Oregon is McFadden’s latest offering.
Among the really successful receivers on Sunday, Kontosis was very close to the top of the list. He was 6 feet tall and 182 pounds and had plenty of strength to break media coverage. Kontosis showed great quickness off the line of scrimmage and ran solid routes to get enough separation for the quarterbacks to deliver the ball.
He’s also a fairly advanced road runner, showing subtle false headers and quickly accelerating up or down to throw defenders off balance. Kontosis proved to be one of the most reliable receivers on the court and performed a number of acrobatic catches throughout the day.
HIGH STOCK II
Ross is a physically imposing receiver with excellent long speed and solid techniques near the line of scrimmage. He was one of the top threats in the receiving group on Sunday, and quarterbacks struggled to find him open on those deep roads.
As one of the strongest receivers on the field, Ross was able to get the defenders out of the way, which really helped him make some hard-fought catches.
At events almost every weekend in the spring, and now again at Camp of rivals On Sunday, Wiggins proved to be one of the most reliable receivers in the area. He’s a big target that knows how to open up using road running techniques and all-around speed.
Diving catches and ball jumps are areas he excels at, but he’s also a great target for quarterbacks on the short and middle ranges.
Wiggins has official visits scheduled at Virginia Tech (June 2), duke (June 9) and Maryland (June 23).