West Recruit Roundtable: Top Camp Performers

Scout.com West analysts discuss their picks for the top camp performance they've seen in 2014...

In our third installment of the West Recruiting Roundtable, we asked our analysts to name the 2016 prospect impressed that impressed them the most during this spring when they saw them in person and how they think their recruitment has benefited from their emergence.

In our final installment, the team names who had the single best camp performance they saw during the evaluation period, regardless of class.

Greg Biggins
National Recruiting Analyst, West

The best camp performance I saw was from Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie. McKenzie was already a household name when he attended the NIKE Camp in Oakland but showed he could be the top overall player in the West Region following the event. At a solid 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, McKenzie was physically able to manhandle every lineman he went up against but it was his technique, violent hands, quickness off the ball and high motor that put him over the top.

Brandon Huffman
National Recruiting Analyst, West

Kahlil McKenzie at the Oakland NFTC was definitely the best defensive performance of the spring but I'll switch it over to offense and tip the cap to La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat 2016 athlete Trevon Sidney. While he's the No. 1 cornerback in the 2016 class nationally, on that day, he starred at receiver. Whether it was his one-handed catch in the 1on1s, going up the ladder, his touchdown catch where he reach over a cornerback or his other acrobatic catches, Sidney put on a show and cemented himself as one of the premier prospects nationally in 2016.

Jason Jewell
Southwest Recruiting Analyst

Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek OL/DL Nathan Eldridge. Eldridge had a handful of FCS offers as a defensive lineman but he camped at Arizona and played offensive guard, a spot he has very limited experience at. He showed the ability to learn quickly and ended up having a dominating performance. The staff at Arizona offered the 6-4, 275 pound Eldridge as a result. He should be a multiple BCS level offer player as on OL.

Doug Kimmel
Mountain Recruiting Analyst

Jaren Hall was the definition of unstoppable at the UteShoot 7 on 7 tournament. The 2016 quarterback from Spanish Fork (Utah) Maple Mountain took a team most people had never even heard of and carried them to the finals. Hall made great reads and strong and accurate throws over and over. Hall was the unanimous MVP of the event, and went from a guy that was hardly being recruited to picking up a Utah offer and being invited to a lot of camps across the country.

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