Top Five at Tampa's Camp

Saturday's camp had about 100 kids from all over Florida and a few from Georgia. The camp was held on the USF practice fields in Tampa. It was a sunny day with light wind. The field was soft and sandy, which is great for drainage but not forty times. Nobody ran under a 4.50, mostly due to the field conditions. However, there were several kids that made an impression during one-on-one drills.

Jarred Holt, LT, 6-foot-6, 312 lbs, Clearwater

He's a big kid with great technique. Holt has two brothers, one plays for NC State and the other at Georgia. I heard from some coaches at the camp that he is a real competitor and also plays on the basketball team at Clearwater. From what I saw, it looks like he's got some real good work ethic also. While everyone took a water break, he was on the side going over pass blocking technique. Holt has a big body but he also uses his hands and he doesn't let the defender get inside on him. He has offers from Duke, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Rutgers and Kentucky.

Donald Bowens, WR, 6-foot-2 ½" 192, St. Petersburg

Physically Donald is ready for college ball. Not only was he the biggest receiver of the camp, but he was also the best performer. Bowens is a long strider and looked very smooth with his route running and pass catching. He still has some developing to do, but he looked the best for his position. He has one offer from Ole Miss. Bowens definitely has interest in FSU. "I really like Florida State," he said. "I always wanted to go there since I was younger. I like the campus and have been up there a bunch of times."

Daron Rose, OT, 6-foot-5, 310, Tampa Jefferson

Looks are deceiving with this guy. He wears glasses and looks like a teddy bear on the sideline, but when the glasses come off he turns into a monster. During blocking drills, he buried everyone he went up against. Rose has quick feet and pure strength. FSU has yet to offer him.

Colin McCarthy, TE/LB, 6-foot-3, 215 Clearwater Central Catholic

Colin was the surprise of the camp. After he ran back-to-back 4.60 40-yard dashes, I asked him how many offers he has and he said none. Some coaches saw me talking to him and I said that he has zero offers, the coaches responded by saying he'll have a bunch real soon. At the tight end position, he caught 32 catches for 595 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. McCarthy also plays linebacker and compares himself to a Derrick Brooks type saying, "I'm not oversized, but I can play football fast, sideline to sideline and make plays." He has interest in all the Florida schools, Pittsburgh, and Penn State.

Caz Piurowski, TE, 6-foot-7, 240, Land O' Lakes

Piurowski is a great all-around player who has hands, speed and size. Caz ran in the 40-yard dash in the 4.8-4.9 range, but he is fast for his size. Most of the talk surrounding Caz is that he could be an offensive tackle. I think that would be a mistake because he has outstanding hands and he has the coordination of a wide out. The Land O' Lakes standout caught about five balls in one-on-one drills, two were jumping over the defender and one was an over the shoulders grab. In my opinion, to move this kind of talent to offensive line would be a waste. Caz is a freak. Twice he jumped over the defender, adjusted in the air, caught the ball and held on as he hit the ground. There are not many kids that are 6-foot-6 that have the physical abilities he does. His father played at Florida State and he joked that he doesn't want to go there because then everyone will ask his dad why he wasn't as athletic as his son. He also said he has interest in UF and not much interest in UM, but will probably still make a visit there. In our opinion, the Noles are the team to beat.

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