We've been attending Steve Clarkson's Trendsetter's camp for years now and this one might have been the most loaded in years. "I think you have to go all the way back to 2008 when we had E.J. Manuel and Terrelle Pryor," Clarkson said. "This was a really good group of kids, not just talent wise but fun to be around. They really enjoyed being around each other and that's always one of the best things about this weekend.
"You never know how the guys will get along when you bring in 9-10 kids from all over the country but this group was really tight. They genuinely enjoyed being around one another and I had a great time with them all weekend."
Weekend MVP: Max Gilliam
Gilliam was solid Saturday and then very good on Sunday wining two of the four weekend competitions and finishing second in the other two.
He doesn't have the national reputation as a lot of the other quarterbacks but Gilliam showed he clearly belonged and had a good day on Saturday. He's one of those quarterbacks who may not be great in any one area but is good in every aspect of the game. He has a strong, athletic frame, plenty of arm, very good mobility and shows nice touch on the deep ball.
On Sunday, the Thousand Oaks (Calif.) quarterback won the obstacle course competition and moving targets accuracy challenge and took 2nd in the long ball throw (66 yards) and virtual reality game.
"That kid needs another star, he's a very good player," Clarkson said. "He reminds me of a bigger Tate Martell. He's a big kid who can move around and make everything throw. He's really making huge strides and I guarantee more offers are going to come in for him."
Gilliam remains solid in his commitment to California despite a recent offer from Washington. Also, don't be surprised if Arizona State jumps in with an offer shortly as well.