MSL/The Insiders.com Combine Observations From UM

For the two past days prospects from all over the state of Florida showed up at University of Miami to compete in the MSL/The Insiders.com Combine. Several players that stood out yesterday and today are seriously considering the Noles.


The top prospect was running back Antone Smith of Pahokee. He was not a 100% but Smith still posted the fastest time of the weekend with a 4.4 40-yard dash time. He did not participate in any of the other drills because of an ankle injury. Smith has several offers, including Florida, Florida State and Miami. His top lists of schools are Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and North Carolina State.

One of the top running backs that attended the MSL Camp on Sunday was Miami Monsignor Pace High School Conredge Collins. The 5-foot-11 running back weighed in at 220 pounds. The Insiders spoke with Collins and he told us that he will be camping at Florida State this summer and the Seminoles coaches have been showing him a lot of interest lately.

"I have received mail lately from the FSU coaches and they told me that they wanted a big running back in their class this year," Collins said. "I will go to their camp this summer and hopefully walk away with an offer."

His teammate safety/wide receiver prospect Quinton Andrews also was at the camp today. He mentioned to The Insiders that FSU and Miami are his top two schools at this time. He will attend the FSU camp this summer with his teammate Conredge Collins. What was most impressive about Andrews is that in individual drills the Pace star did not drop a pass. He has very strong hands and runs solid routes.

The top offensive lineman on Sunday was South Miami offensive tackle Simon Codrington. He was recently offered by Auburn and Eastern Kentucky. He ran the 40 yard-dash in 5.45 seconds. What was most impressive with Codrington was his 6-foot-6 ½ frame that he measured in today. He also performed well in the agility drills. The South Miami star is one prospect to keep and eye on this fall. He has not even come close to tapping out on his potential.

One of South Florida top programs this year will once again be Miami Northwestern. The leader in quarterback sacks in Dade County last year Dustin Forsten was also in attendance. He measured in at 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds. The reigning sack champ in Dade County mentioned to us that he would most likely move to linebacker this year. His top schools are Miami and FSU.

Another Bulls football player that looked impressive at the camp was wide receiver Mario Alexander. He has great size at 6-foot-5. When we spoke with Alexander here is what he had to say.
"I have size now I just need to add some weight to my frame," he said. "I expect to be one of the top receivers in Dade County this season."
If there is a sleeper prospect in Dade County Alexander is the one to watch.

One of the top linebackers in South Florida this year was also in attendance this weekend Elijah Hodge of Fort Lauderdale Dillard. What did the he like most about the MSL Camp?

"I liked how there was individual coaching at the camp," he said.

This summer Hodge will camp at LSU and Auburn.

When it comes to one of the most physically impressive looking prospects at the MSL Camp that honor goes to North Broward Prep receiver Mike Moore. He is a 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. Moore also had one of the fastest shuttle times at 4.4 and his 40-yard dash was run in 4.64 seconds which was the second fastest time run on Sunday. If Moore does not make it as a receiver, there is no doubt he can make an impact on defense. Moore intends on camping at FSU this summer. He was invited to the camp and told the Insiders that he was excited about making an impact there and impress the FSU coaches.

A top prospect watching the camp was Norland Tight end/defensive end Richard Gordon. He was dressed in street clothes and did not participate in any of the drills. Gordon passes the look test as he is one of the most impressive looking prospects in South Florida. He is a legit 6-foot-4 and weighs more than 230 pounds. We asked him about what camps he would attend this summer.

"I am going to the LSU and FSU camps with my coaches," he said.

So has Gordon been offered at this time, not yet?

"Not yet," he said. "I have heard from both FSU and LSU and with a good showing at their camps an offer will probably come."

Another standout defensive end prospect at the MSL Camp was Boyd Anderson Gerald Williams. Even though he has played middle linebacker in high school, the Broward County standout expects to play defensive end in college. The top two schools for Williams still remain the same.

"I like UM and FSU," he said. "Those two teams are the ones that stand out the most."

Even with the slow time recorded at the MSL Camp Williams ran the 40 yard dash in 4.8 seconds.

As a junior Dorian Monroe of Miami Coral Reef led the Dade County with ten interceptions. At today's combine he stood out in individual one on one drills. The 6-foot-0 and 180 pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. He told the Insiders.com that if Miami offers he'll most likely commit. His second favorite team is the Florida State Seminoles.

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