Robert Hicks (Photo by Corey Bender)

Scout looks at the surprising performances from Under Armour's Miami camp stop

MIAMI -- Scout looks at head-turning performances from Under Armour All-America camp Miami that caught our staff by surprise.

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Dashaun Davis, 2019 ATH, Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High

From dills to one-on-one reps to seven-on-seven competition, few wide receivers caught the football running away from defensive backs as often as Davis did. Especially when the secondary was in off-man coverage, the underclassmen was able to gain ground in a hurry, stick his foot in the ground and come out of the break quick enough to make onlookers ooh and ahh at times. Davis has no reported offers at this time. 

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Robert Hicks, 2018 DE/OLB, Miami (Fla.) Central

Making the transition from defensive end to linebacker over time, Hicks looked as fluid as one could have hoped for during the drill portion of the event. His athleticism made up for a lack of experience at the second level thereafter, including during one-on-one competition, where he redirected running backs better than most. A one-time Auburn pledge, Louisville now appears to be the team to beat for the versatile edge presence who was invited to the Under Armour All-America Game as a result of his head-turning effort. 

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Carlos Silencieux, 2018 WR, West Palm Beach (Fla.) Oxbridge

Finishing the iLLSPEED event with the best time of the year so far, with a sub 14-second effort, Silencieux was mobbed by his Oxbridge teammates after his win to end that phase of camp. But it wasn't all the rising-senior did on this day, winning plenty of reps on the outside at wide receiver with solid routes and consistent hands. He set up defenders nearly as well as the other smaller wide receivers who came into the event with much more recruiting hype like Elijah Moore and Mark Pope. Silencieux may not ascend to their level on the trail, but he was at their level on this day. 

Carlos Silencieux (Photo by Corey Bender)

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Maurice Smith, 2019 OL, Miami (Fla.) Central

Another underclassman to make this list, Smith did it with more finesse than power Saturday. He didn't underwhelm when contested straight-on but he really excelled in space and with defenders who tried to move laterally or with outside movement against him. Smith has well above-average feet and it showed through most of the day as he won well more reps than he didn't, finishing with some power in the process. FAMU represents his first scholarship offer but after the weekend it surely won't be his last.

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Cameron Stage, 2018 OL, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons

Despite suffering an apparent arm injury during one-on-one competition, Stage came out of the gates on fire against a few defenders. He was stout against any inside moves and held his own with those trying to defeat him with speed rushes, but he was most impressive against the bull-rush. There weren't many offensive linemen, in a pretty good group, who anchored more effectively than Stage did on Saturday. Look for his stock to rise following the breakout effort. 

Scout's Corey Bender contributed to this report.


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