Semper Fi Bowl: West Day Two Practice Recap

The West returns to the practice field for Day Two of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...


The quarterbacks were solid not spectacular on Saturday.  Bart Houston, the Wisconsin verbal, probably was the most consistent, and he spent much of the day wearing a helmet with a camera on it, which was quite entertaining.  Washington verbal Jeff Lindquist was steady throughout most of the day, though did have a couple of wobblers.

Running Backs

D.J. Foster continues to shine on his home turf.  He had the play of the 1-on-1s, making a great adjustment on a poorly thrown ball, and went up the ladder to come down with the grab.  He's quick out of the backfield and has excellent hands.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

It was another day for Deontay Greenberry and Jaydon Mickens to shine.  Mickens continues to look better every time we see him and is making a big push for consideration for the Scout 300.  He blew by a couple of corners on his first move.  Greenberry toys with DBs at times and has tremendous explosion.  BYU commit Josh Weeks doesn't make flashy plays but he was the most consistent, catching everything that comes his way. 

Offensive Linemen

Matt Cochran definitely had the biggest decleater of the day, taking out linebacker Michael Barton on a sweep, drawing oohs and aahs from his teammates.  Pittsburgh commit Adam Bisnowaty also had a good showing on Saturday, continuing to show his athleticism and agility.  Alex Kozan and Freddie Tagaloa also had some nice moments.

Defensive Linemen

Paul Boyette worked over the offensive linemen in the 1on1s, including one where he was double-teamed and just blew by both linemen. DeForest Buckner, the 6-7 defensive end from Hawaii, continues to show his explosiveness off the edge.


Aside from getting pancaked by Cochran, Michael Barton had a good day, with a pick, two pass breakups and several blown up plays.  He moves well laterally and just flies to the ball carrier.  Kendrius Whitehead had another great day of practice at backer.

Defensive Backs

Tee Shepard got beat for the first time this week, then bounced back with a pick and two pass breakups.  Anthony Standifer and D.J. Singleton also had good showings.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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