Urban Meyer Camp Underway

Camp Urban Meyer is under way with the lineman portion of camp kicking off Saturday evening. With hundreds of linemen on the Florida practice fields in 100 degree weather, and around 60 or so skill players also in attendance, the Gators had their share of stars show up for the first two sessions. In a 10 day session numerous stars will be here, but here is who and what we saw Sunday morning.

With more than 1,200 football players scheduled to roll through Gainesville in the next 10 days, the Urban Meyer Football Camp has become a monster showcase for the University of Florida football program. Of course not all 1,200 are current stars, but many of the younger campers will be some of the very prospects we talk about to day on the message boards and in recruiting stories here on Scout.com.

Of course, we are here to talk about the stars and here is what we saw from the first morning session in Gainesville.

Quarterback Jeff Driskell from Oveido Haggerty was the headliner at the position. Driskell with the cannon arm is already committed to Florida and showing off his skills in front of quarterback coach Scot Loeffler. A 2012 quarterback to watch out for is Nathan Peterman of Jacksonville Bartram Trail. Peterman has good height at about 6-2 and is a smart quarterback who is very accurate.

At running back, the group was led by Jacksonville Trinity Christian's Andrew Buie. The scat back has big time quickness and is compact, definitely a talent. One to watch out for is Adam Lang, from Winter Haven. He will be in the class of 2013 and has pretty good size at around 190 pounds for a prospect just entering into his sophomore year. The staff was all over him.

At receiver in the morning sessions things were led by Willie Snead Jr. The son of Gator Great Willie Snead came all the way from Muskegon Heights (MI) to participate in the camp. He doesn't have great size, but he is cat quick and elusive. Look for the talent to improve at receiver in the afternoon session with the addition of a few names.

At tight end, Gator commitment A.C. Leonard dominates but pulled up with cramps at the end of the morning session. Leonard rode over to the camp with Buie and Gator Great safety Guss Scott. Driskel missed a chance to throw to his future teammate after the cramps.

The offensive line was represented well with Dover (DE) massive pancake man Trip Thurman. Dressed in all black, Thurman must not have been warned about the sweltering heat and sun in Gainesville. Thurman has good bulk and really drive blocks well. He is a powerful looking prospect.

Jacksonville Ed White Lineman Kaleb Johnson was also there. Johnson is also massive and performed well in drills. The same could be said for Zach Hooks who wasn't dressed in pads, but did well in drills. Hooks came all the way from Alliquippa (PA) and really looks the part. Big timer Kiaro Holts from Indianapolis (IN) was on sight, but was not seen at the morning session.

With much respect to Tim Jernigan, the nation's top rated defensive tackle, who was here Saturday…the defensive line wasn't a group we can really parade at this time. We will keep watching to see if anyone pops out at us.

At linebacker, Tony Steward showed and performed well despite an ankle injury he should be staying off of. Steward, from Pedro Menendez in St. Augustine is the nation's seventh rated middle linebacker and one that is coveted by any program in the country. Steward was in camp a year ago, and looks like a totally different person having shifted the bulk of his body to his chest and arms and mentioning that he can bench 350 pounds now.

Safety/linebacker Jordan Montgomery and all-star cornerback Nick Waisome, both of Groveland (FL) Southlake were also in attendance. Montgomery really has the body of a division one football player and can run with the running backs and tight ends easily. Waisome is putting on some bulk and has always been an elite cover guy. With added bulk, if there were questions about Waisome, there should be none now. He covers everyone he faces like a blanket.

We will be attending the afternoon session today as well as the two early sessions tomorrow, so look for more right here at Scout.com.

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