Semper Fi Bowl: Day Two Top 5 Defense

Day two practice action of the Semper Fidelis Bowl heated up and five players emerged...

The action picked up in day two of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

The Scout team was on hand for the two hour session and picked out the Top Five performers of Day Two...


 

 
James Burgess - LB - Homestead (Fla.) 

The best word to describe Burgess is active. He can really run for a linebacker and had some of the Scout team wondering if he could play in the secondary. Burgess had his best moment during the team session when he took an errant pass back for a touchdown. If he stays with %%MATCH_2%%, Burgess will fit right into the Hurricane tradition of athletic linebackers.

 

 

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Michael Barton - LB - Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

Barton had a great day over at the West practice. His pick six was the highlight of the day and showed his play making ability. Barton is a linebacker that can really run and always seems to find his way to the football. %%MATCH_7%% is getting a good one in Barton.

 

 

 
Darren Lake - DT -  York (Ala.) Sumter County

Jason Jewell summed up the day by saying that Lake couldn't be blocked. Lake prevented the offense from getting the run game going and combined with the defensive line as a whole to grind them to a halt. Defense has dominated for two days straight on the East and should prove a tough test for the West offense.

 

 

 

 

 
Greg McMullen - DE - Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban

McMullen batted down multiple passes during the session and showed off his athletic side. The East defensive line is the most dominant position group in Phoenix and caused problems on every play. McMullen will be a great addition for the cornhuskers and should be able to rush the passer as well as hold up against the run.

 

 

 
Tee Shepard - CB - Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union

Even after missing his entire senior season, Shepard is a dominant force. Shepard is very smooth, has great change of direction and looks like he can cover anyone in the country. On Tuesday, he was the only player that could match up against wide receiver %%MATCH_12%%. The two friends and HS teammates faced off multiple times with each one pulling out wins.



Check back tomorrow for Day Three of coverage.

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