UL Camp Notes: Part One

Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns 2012 football prospect camp netted a number of top high school athletes in attendance Saturday afternoon on campus in Lafayette. Prospects were weighed and measured for accurate height before the camp began breaking off into other stations. Part one covers Saturday afternoon's early camp notes.

At every college football camp there are a number of higher profile athletes that are expected to come in and perform well, and a hand full of athletes that raise a few eyebrows during the day. The focus of part one of Camp Notes will be on the athletes that did not come with the resumes of some of the higher profile prospects in attendance.

On the defensive side of the ball, a few really interesting linebacker/safety type prospects stood out during the drills. Dominique Lavalis (6'0, 231) Alexandria High, Jarred Dunn (6'0, 190) Richwood High, Claude George (6'1, 220) Acadiana High, Sergio Medina (5'11, 205) Hahnville High and Harrison Domingue (6'1, 205) Dunham High all showed good athletic agility in covering backs and tight ends during the drills.

Sergio Medina 4.6 and Harrison Domingue 4.59 are athletes that could either play weak side linebacker or at safety. Both kids showed good coverage skills and the ability to turn and run with the receiver down field.

Dominique Lavalis 4.75 is a pure inside backer with a very muscular build and has very good lateral movement.

Jarred Dunn 4.7 is another muscular built athlete that could easily play at 210 -215 pounds at the next level.

Claude George came in a little smaller than most thought at 220-pounds, but showed that he could play out in space covering backs and tight ends. George has played defensive-end in high school the past two seasons.

Defensive lineman Nick Bickham (6'4, 241) St. Amant showed good burst off the edge at times and good strength pushing up field from interior during drills.

A couple small cornerbacks showed good coverage skills in the one-on-one drills were Derrix Gray (5'9, 182) Houston Alief Elisi and Ty Bell (5'9, 162) Block High.

Gray showed blazing speed running a 4.39 in the forty and good recovery speed if he fell behind any receiver during the drills.

Ty Bell is not as fast, but showed good back peddle and turned his hips very well to stay in the back pockets of the receivers he covered.

Safety Weston Steelhammer (6'1, 178) Calvary Baptist had a hard time getting lose to run his forty times, but did look pretty good covering against receivers during the drills.

Local product Orlando Calhoun (5'10, 196) Northside High showed well again at safety. Calhoun played more in the box last season for the Vikings and needs to prove that he can cover in the secondary to play at the next level. He ran a 4.6 forty, but ran a 4.49 at UL's camp last summer.

Scat back Jamal Revis (5'8, 198) Beau Chene High ran a blazing 4.3 forty and reminded some on viewers of former Cecilia High athlete Montrel Carter. Revis is very quick in the open field and has another gear when he catches the ball. He has a very solid lower base, which doesn't seem to hurt him accelerating. He is a very interesting prospect.

Two receivers from Bogue Chitto High out of Mississippi showed well in the camp. Germaie Martin (5'11, 179) and Kenneth Rogers (6'1,177) are very good athletes that catch the ball with their hands very well. Rogers show his athletic ability with a 40' inch vertical.

Offensive lineman Reggie Smith (6'5, 347) Ouachita was the largest lineman in camp and moved for his size. He some problems with speed rushers off the edge, but could be an interesting prospect should he improve his footwork.

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