Top Five Surprises (Alphabetical Order)
Lamont Finnie, 2018 ATH, Miami (Fla.) Edison
With a flurry of scholarship offers to choose from, Finnie was a consistent deep threat throughout one-on-ones, and rarely found himself on the losing end. He flashed that sheer quickness at the line to create that initial separation, and did a good job of tracking the ball through the air for deep scores.
Finnie isn't the biggest receiver across the map, but knows how to get attention of defenses with his top-end speed.
Damarco Harris, 2018 WR/TE, Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur
Harris, who could eventually shift inside to tight end before it's all said and done, measured in at 6-foot-3, 203 pounds, and also posted a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash and 4.32 in the short shuttle.
During one-on-ones, Harris did a nice job of setting up defensive backs in order to create separation when breaking off his routes. He looks bigger than his posted weight, and possesses a frame that should expand with no problem, so tight end could be the best fit long-term.
Abdul Ibrahim, 2018 WR, Miramar (Fla.) High
Ibrahim is not the most explosive receiver for his size, but is an honest route runner that got to where he needed to be on the field. He's a possession receiver that does a nice job of sticking his foot in the grass when breaking off his routes, and then extending out to set a target for the quarterback.
Ibrahim also showed concentration when catching the ball is congested areas, so working on his overall separation will help turn those eight-yard catches into 15-yard gains. The 2018 prospect is still waiting on his first offer.
Patrick Joyner, 2018 OLB/DE, Homestead (Fla.) South Dade
Joyner, a fast-rising, lengthy prospect that's fresh off an offer from Florida State, passes the eye test at an intriguing 6-foot-2, 225 pounds. Most of his suitors envision him playing outside linebacker, but it was at defensive end where Joyner turned heads on Sunday.
The three-star prospect was light on his feet and did a nice job of putting offensive linemen where he wants them to be. Joyner played under control while also showing some bounce in his game as well. The offers should really start to pour in during the spring evaluation period.
We already knew Joyner was a Power Five talent, so it shows how much of an impression he made.
Kalani Norris, 2019 WR, Miami (Fla.) Christopher Columbus
Norris entered the camp with already one Division I scholarship offer to consider, and showed much more than that when he was consistently running by defensive backs in one-on-ones this past weekend.
He showed that bounce at the line of scrimmage to keep defensive backs on their toes, and was more successful than not when utilizing a double-move down the field. He'll have to continue to get stronger over the next couple of years, but Norris can certainly stretch the field.
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