Orlando Nike Camp: Notebook

The Nike Training Camp circuit stopped through Orlando on Sunday and Scout was there for all the action. Read on for a notebook from the event.

Asiantii Woulard was the MVP of the quarterbacks and had the best day of the group. "A guy that continues to impress me is Asiantii Woulard from Winter Park," says Scout's Southeastern Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons. "The quarterback has great size, he is very athletic, he has a live arm, and he is making a push towards the Scout300. He really has all the tools you look for in a top quarterback in today's game and he could make a big move in the rankings if all comes together for him over the next six months or so."

Woulard was throwing darts all day, was very accurate, and showed a lot of coachability.

Running Backs:
Ryan Green was the MVP among the running backs. "Who the heck is 230," one coach asked during a drill. "Dang, he's explosive!"

Green is certainly explosive and showed it off again today. He's considered by some to be the state's top running back prospect in the 2013 class. Greg Bryant also had a good day and the Oklahoma commitment was wearing Sooner socks.

"Green was the best during the blocking drills against the linebackers, and he continued his good work in the skeleton passing drills, showing off good hands out of the backfield," Scout national recruiting analyst Scott Kennedy added.

Wide Receivers:
Johnell Barnes was very good from start to finish. He took lots of reps, caught a lot of passes, and paid very close attention in all the teaching drills. He was given the MVP for the receivers. It's probably only a matter of time before he starts collecting some major offers.

Ahmad Fulwood, Kermit Whitfield, Tony Stevens, and Travis Johnson are Big 3 level prospects who all had excellent days. Whitfield took a break from a busy spring of running track. The fastest player in this year's class, he's trying to beat his personal best of 10.21 in the 100m.

Johnson, who could end up growing into a pass-catching tight end, continues to catch everything thrown in his direction. Stevens and Fulwood are big targets who have already committed to Florida State and Florida, respectively.

Tight Ends:
"Milan Richard, a tight end from near Savannah, Ga. was one of the most physically imposing players at the camp," Kennedy said of the player most considered the top tight end at the event. "He's from the same small Calvary Baptist that produced a similar athletic freak in Demarcus Dobbs who played for the Georgia Bulldogs."

Tampa Jesuit's Vincent Jackson, a 2014 prospect, worked out with the tight ends and looked very good. At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, he is probably a better linebacker at this stage but showed off tremendous skills on the offensive side of the ball. St. Pete Catholic's Reilly Gibbons is another 2014 prospect to watch and turned in a solid performance today.

Offensive Line:
"The biggest surprise of the camp for me was Ira Denson," Simmons said of the Madison County standout. "He was dominant throughout the one-on-one session and he will quickly emerge as a hot name in recruiting. He showed great punch, he was patient, and once he anchored, he wasn't moving. He really shined today."

Denson impressed everyone in attendance watching the drills.

"Denson put on a performance from his offensive guard spot that was as good as any I can remember in 11 years of covering and running spring camps and combines," Kennedy said of the impressive performance. "Denson dominated his opponents including Scout 300 member Caleb Brantley who is committed to Florida. He used his hands to control his man from the snap and was strong enough to stop even the quick and powerful Brantley."

Denson's performance was tremendous and so that's not a knock of Brantley.

"It wasn't that Brantley had a bad day, he was one of the top defensive linemen in attendance tossing some defenders around like rag dolls," Kennedy said. "It's just that Denson was simply that good."

Denson won more 1-on-1 reps than any other offensive lineman, followed closely by 5-star tackle Laremy Tunsil and St. Thomas Aquinas standout guard Kyle Schafenacker.

Defensive Line:
"Demarcus Walker was one of the most impressive performers on Sunday," Simmons said of the Sandalwood High standout. "I liked his strength and his quickness off the edge, and he carries 276 pounds very well. He got a lot of reps, he won most, and he was taking in the coaching while dominating most in front of him."

Walker won the majority of his reps along the defensive line. It was noticed by many.

"Walker was the top defensive lineman at the camp," Kennedy said. "As dominating as Denson was on offense, Walker was equally effective on defense using a wide array of spin, swim, and rip moves or simply running past his man. Walker flashed the Alabama "A" with his hands after virtually every rep, perhaps tipping his hand so to speak as he's reportedly choosing between Florida and the Crimson Tide."

Walker won most of his reps and so did Jones High's Devin Washington, who claims over 20 offers and was given the MVP award for his position.

Hillsborough's Jordan Sherit has over 20 offers and was excellent during drills. Unfortunately, he got banged up a bit during 1 on 1 drills and wasn't able to finish the way he wanted to.

Kyle Shortridge is somewhat of a sleeper prospect from Seminole Ridge High and he won the majority of his reps during 1 on 1 drills against some quality linemen.

"Defensive end Juwon Brown of Largo could get scholarship offers by simply getting off the bus," Kennedy said of another defensive line standout. "He's got a great frame and glided through position drills. He's light on technique, but he outquicked most of the offensive linemen he faced."

"Quinton Powell was good at this event today," Simmons said of the Mainland High standout and UF commit. "He is a long and rangy linebacker with good athleticism and he used all that to his advantage today. He moved well side-to-side, he was impressive during the drills, and he stayed with many running backs in coverage."

Simmons wasn't the only Scout expert high on Powell.

"Another Florida commit in linebacker Quinton Powell had an excellent day," Kennedy said. "A lean 6'2+ and 200 pounds, Powell has the build of a big safety or smaller, speedy outside linebacker. His speed and quickness was on display in both coverage and pass rush drills as he stood out during both segments."

Defensive Backs:
"Leon McQuay is one of the top defensive backs in Florida and he had a very good day today," Simmons said of the Armwood High standout. "He showed good footwork, he was solid in coverage, and he reacted quickly in the secondary. He broke up a number of passes, he did his assignments, and showed why he is being recruited the way he is today."

Vernon Hargreaves, a 5-star cornerback, was also top notch today. His cover skills are rare and he's a tremendous athlete.

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