Miami Nike Camp: Top DL

The Nike Training Camp stopped in Miami on Sunday and Scout was there for all the action. Lets take a look at the top defensive linemen at the event.

MVP: Paul James. At 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds, James played his junior season at Dr. Krop High but has since transferred to Norland, where he'll be one of the top pass rushers in all of South Florida. He uses his hands well, he has very good quickness up the field, and just flat out knows how to drop his shoulder and get after the quarterback. He was excellent all day in drills and really elevated his game during 1-on-1 drills. James already claims offers from schools like Miami, Florida State, Tennessee, and more. He's definitely one of the premier defensive end prospects in Florida's 2013 class.

Top 2013 Prospect: Quay Bain. At 6-foot-4 and close to 300 ponds, Bain plays inside at The University School but worked out a lot as a defensive end here. He has ideal size with long arms. He has top notch athleticism, especially for someone his size. He knows the game well. He plays with a good motor. He has a lot of what you look for in a major college D-Line prospect. He's been committed to Florida State since November but Miami is making a serious push for him lately.

Sleeper: James Looney. At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Looney plays at Lake Worth High. He has the ability to play inside or outside and will likely grow into a tackle in college. People aren't talking about him as much as some others at his position but he can play and had a very good day here. He already has BCS offers from schools like South Florida and Minnesota and should see many more in the spring.

Top Notable: Alvonte Bell. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Bell plays at Everglades High in south Florida. He's long and lean and very athletic. He plays on both sides of the ball but brings a tremendous amount of ability to the field as a pass rusher. He should only get bigger and stronger and he already has top notch athletic ability and really knows how to rush the passer. Bell has offers from schools all over -- Clemson, Illinois, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and West Virginia just to name a few. He's quickly emerged as one of the state's premier prospects at this position.


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