Steady Stream of Talent for Meyer Camp

It isn't the deluge of talent at one time on the fields at the University of Florida like you would see at Friday Night Lights, but the Urban Meyer Football Camp continues to bring in top talent every single day. Friday morning was no exception with James Wilder in attendance along with some good looking linemen, a slew of other running backs, and more. Camp has been a success so far.

Urban Meyer's camp at the University of Florida has been going on for almost a week now and in its second session, we have seen numerous prospects at the top of Florida's recruiting board visit and camp with the Gator coaching staff. The line of prominent visitors continues.

First we can recap the Thursday afternoon session where the only real sight to be seen was the participation of Belle Glade Glades Central monster receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin displayed some good speed able to get behind defenders, something unexpected. However, the quarterbacks weren't connecting with him having really only minutes to get used to him running routes and them throwing to him. I don't think there has been a question about his speed, but if there as one, there shouldn't be now.

In the Friday morning session we saw quite a few more stars. The above mentioned James Wilder, the big time running back from Tampa Plant, was in attendance, but did not work out. He wore a Gator visor and looked good in it I must say. Wilder is of course a top priority and a real beast that wants to and will play running back at the next level, but would be a stud linebacker as well.

Wilder brought along his head coach at plant and a couple of other prominent players from his team. Quarterback Phillip Ely is a play maker with supreme talent that just lacks the ideal size to play the position. Still, Ely performed well for the staff and I am sure they will continue to watch him.

Offensive lineman Tony Posada is also from Plant and was the best lineman at camp that also included Marquis Lucas from Miami Central and Zach DeBell from Tarpon Springs. The three prospects are definitely guys that will be looked at hard moving forward and all bring different attributes to the table. DeBell is longer leaner tackle type, while Posada is the wide load guard with power. Lucas has quickness and size, but needs to work on his strength and technique.

While Wilder didn't work out three other prominent running backs did. Interlachen's Kion Williams, the nephew of Gator Great John L. Williams, was impressive and is bigger and faster than most expect. He has really improved his overall game and had 220 yards on eight carries in his team's spring scrimmage last month.

Miami Central running back Devonta Freeman is a really good looking prospect who was slowed lightly with an ankle issue, but ran fast and hard. He isn't tall, but he is powerfully built and fast. He is one to watch with several offers already.

If you want big, Yulee sophomore to be Derrick Henry is a 6-3, 225 pound running back and makes James Wilder look normal. The class of 2013 monster really is an imposing physical specimen and runs very well for his size. You just have to wonder about his size as a sophomore and will he grow completely out of the running back position.

Dwight Jackson of Miami Central was the best looking linebacker that worked out for the staff. Not great size, but a good motor and speed will keep him recruited by some of the countries' best schools. In attendance but not working out was Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic's E.J. Levenberry. The 6-3, 200-plus pound linebacker is well respected even as a 2013 prospect in his neck of the woods, but was hampered with a hamstring problem so couldn't work out.

Danville (KY) Boyle County middle linebacker Lamar Dawson has arrived on campus and will participate this afternoon, but hasn't seen the practice field just yet. Middle linebacker is a necessity in this class for the Gators and Dawson is a high priority.

One final prospect of note is Ft. Lauderdale, St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Marcus Roberson. Roberson was a priority for the staff when he was on the field.

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