BYU Summer Camp: Same places; new faces

Day One of BYU Summer Camp -- in each of the two weeks they are held in June -- is probably the toughest to report on because participants don't do too much beyond introductory drills to objectively evaluate talent. This challenge was further compounded by heavy rains that ended camp early, canceling planned running skill drills.

As many as 700 football campers were scheduled to check in and participate in this week's camp.

Like my associate Brandon Gurney, the standouts were easy to identify. Despite some areas of duplication, here are my first-hand impressions: JACOB BOWER: The highly-touted Meridian High School quarterback's arm strength and excellent footwork became apparent as he was put through various drills. At first glance, one notices Bower (pictured) has good height and is reasonably defined physically. He's not as built as Canyon High School quarterback Nate Longshore, but is very light on his feet with great footwork.

Bower throws well on run drills and throws a very hard and tight spiral with ease. It became apparent why BYU coaches have offered Bower, who demonstrated very good field presence.

MAX HALL: Hall who also possesses a strong arm, tight spiral and showed good mobility on his feet during footwork and passing drills. He is very confident, sure of his abilities and is a very intense competitor who also demonstrated good field presence.

PAUL KRUGER: Kruger is a pure pocket passer and does not seem to possess the mobility of either Hall or Bower. However, he has excellent arm strength and throws a tight ball. ESPN's prep recruiting expert Tom Lemmings called Kruger "the best quarterback in Utah" and rated him a four-star recruit. AUSTIN COLLIE: The 6-2, 180-pound Oak Ridge High School wide receiver did not participating in today's camp, but made the rounds watching the quarterbacks running drills.

DREW MUGLESTON: Mugleston run routes with speed and has good athleticism and hands.

NICK ALLETTO: Alletto was one camp participant that physically stood out among the linemen group. A 6-6 and 290-pounds, the recruit from Parker Ponderosa, Colorado, has great size and is very athletic for a big man. There was an unconfirmed report that BYU has offered this LDS athlete a scholarship.

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