Purdue 7v7-Lineman Camp Recap

Scout was in West Lafayette on Saturday for Purdue's lineman camp along with a 7 on 7 Darrell Hazell and company hosted. Here is a look at who stood out and who helped themselves at the event.

First up were the big guys on Saturday, as the linemen went first.

Mishawaka Marian (Ind.) rising senior Kirk Barron accompanied former teammate Jacob Appleman, who has now moved to Illinois. Barron, an Ohio commit, said before the camp that should he earn a Purdue offer, it would not change his status with the Bobcats, and that statement may be tested soon as he had a very good camp. He is technically sound, strong, works and plays hard, and has a chance to add offers throughout the process, despite his assertion that he is firmly committed.

A young, in-state prospect, Jacob Robinson from Westfield (Ind.) was our choice as a top guy on the defensive line. He's quick, athletic and fast. Right now, he's purely a speed rush guy, but as he continues to get stronger and add some moves to his repertoire, he has a chance to be an excellent pass rusher.

Another Division-1 prospect on the defensive line was Junior Berry of Terre Haute South (Ind.). He was somewhat hampered by an ankle injury, but is powerful, plays with good leverage and also stepped over to offense. We could see him play on either side of the ball in college. While Deion Eakins does not have any offers yet, the Florida based defensive tackle has the tools, namely quickness and power, to be a Division-1 guy. Paoli (Ind.) rising senior Ruger Gill is a kid who impressed us with his athleticism, but he must get stronger and develop technique.

On the offensive line, a pair of big Ohio juniors to be took part. Ted Stieber of Akron Hoban and Cameron Bell of Nordonia are both massive bodies who have two more years to develop.

Evan Mallory is not from Ohio, but the Brownsburg (Ind.) native is another 2015 prospect who has great size and strength and is already being looked at by Division-1 programs.

Jake Pruehs of St. Edward in Ohio is a senior to be who is tough, strong and plays with grit and tenacity. He's an inside guy and he's not a tall, long guy, but he can definitely play football. Someone will get a good player with him.

One sleeper who emerged was Andrew Poremba from Bradley Bourbannais (Ill.), who has good length and size at 6'5, 260-pounds. He played both offensive tackle and defensive line and could grow into either position. He has to figure that out and get stronger, but he has the frame and athleticism to go with it,


In the 7 on 7, Arsenal Tech walked away with the title. A big part of that was cornerback Jason Beck, who shows great instincts and ball skills along with his 5'11 frame. He made interception after interception and several other big plays and is a kid to watch going forward. Running back James Gilbert is a quick, well put-together kid who catches the ball well out of the backfield.

Warren Central (Ind.) safety Mykelti Williams, a rising junior, is a good athlete with good instincts. He already has an Indiana offer and looks like a kid who will earn more before it's all said and done.

Noah Furbush, a linebacker for Kenton with several offers is a big kid who looks like he will only get bigger. He is strong and physical, throwing a few would be receivers to the ground off the line. We think with his size and growth potential, he may end up putting his hand down at the next level or potentially being a hybrid type guy.

Kenton's quarterback Grant Sherman has an unorthodox release, but is tall, accurate and smart. We saw him throw very few incompletions let alone bad balls. He knows where to go with the ball and he gets it there. He can put touch on it when he needs to and sling it in there at other times. He has to polish up those mechanics, but there are things to work with with him.

Muskegon Mona Shores (Mich.) duo of rising junior quarterback Tyree Jackson and rising senior Asantay Brown hooked up a few times for their squad. Jackson is still developing, but shows good touch when he needs it and fired in a couple scores into traffic as well. Brown has solid, sure hands and runs good routes.

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