It's not an always transition for a high school runningback to make the transition to slot receiver, and a camp appearance at the position reveals a player's ability to catch the football.
Demario McCall, 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, is coming off an impressive season as a runningback for North Ridgeville (OH). He performed as a receiver at Sunday's Ohio State, and looked like he had been playing the position all his life.
"It was great being at Ohio State and competing in front of Coach (Urban) Meyer," McCall stated. "He wants me to come back to the Friday Night Lights Camp in July, and I plan on doing that. They didn't pressure me to commit, and told me to take my time."
"I can play anywhere on the field, so I was glad to play wide receiver in this camp. I also took reps at cornerback," he added. "I didn't catch the ball much at all last year as a sophomore, but it comes naturally to me and I know I can catch the football with anyone."
As one of Ohio's top 2016 prospects, McCall is going to land a lot of offers. Currently, he holds three.
"I'm doing good in the classroom, so everything is going well for me," McCall stressed.
EVALUATION: This was a WOW performance, the best individual workout I've seen so far in 2014. McCall will be in the running for Ohio's top 2016 prospect, and he answered any questions there might have been going into the camp. The speed and quickness is elite, and he caught the ball well and showed great route-running ability. This performance was a TEN, and McCall should end up a national recruit going forward. It will be fun to see how good he becomes after two more high school football seasons, but this is the type of skill set that lets a player end his high school career at one of the national all-star games.