Camron Davis (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Recap: United Stars Chicago Showcase

McCOOK, Ill. -- Talent from across the country came to the Windy City for Saturday's United Stars Showcase. Here is an in-depth recap of the standouts and MVPs.

Camron Davis, running back, Miami (Fla.) Carol City

Davis, a Miami (Fl) commit, is a well-built kid, very competitive, ran good routes and caught the ball well. OFFENSIVE MVP
Maurice Washington, running back, Oak Grove (Calif.)

Very athletic, smooth operator who can change directions easily and is a natural pass catcher. Could play running back, slot and/or defensive back in college. Holds quite a few offers, but Ohio State is one of the top schools.

Kewan Parker, safety, Miami (Fla.) Carol City

Physical and did well in coverage. Showed recovery ability too and had an interception that was a camp highlight. South Florida has offered but the camp coaches feel he's capable of getting many more.

Quarterback: John Paddock, Bloomfield Hills (Mich.)
Running Back: Lew Nichols, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
Wide Receiver: Anthony Torres, Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn (tight end)
Offensive Line: Tyrone Sampson, Detroit (Mich.) East English Village Prep
Defensive Line: Desjuan Johnson, Detroit (Mich.) East English Village Prep
Linebacker: Kyren Cunningham, Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's
Defensive Back: Taj Ward, Solon (Ohio)

 - Paddock once again threw the ball very well. He has technique, velocity, accuracy and we love his intangibles. 2018 kid awaiting his first offer.
 - Nichols is a well-built 2019 back who has burst and explosion. Has a handful of offers and a lot of others looking his way.
 - Torres is a great looking kid on the hoof. He might be bigger than his listed 6-foot-5 and is a true tight end with pass-catching skills and the size to be an on the ball blocker.
 - Sampson is one of the best interior offensive linemen around. He always comes to play and is tough to beat with his combination of strength and technique.
 - Johnson does not have any offers yet, but he will get them. He is a quick-twitch edge rusher with stop-start ability and and a lot of athletic tools.
 - Cunningham is a track kid who can run with any back and has excellent ball skills. Holds a couple offers, but more should come this spring/summer.
 - Ward also has a good handful of offers. He has good size and the coaches praised his technical skills and competitiveness. 


Wisconsin commit Ben Bryant threw the ball well all day. He has a tight spiral and was accurate. Virginia Tech commit Quincy Patterson is a big, powerful kid who has improved greatly since we saw him at this time a year ago. East St. Louis' Christian Perez and Maryland Heights (Mo.) Pattonville's Kaleb Eleby both had good days. Utica (Mich.) Eisenhower's Max Wittwer is an accurate, consistent passer. D.J. Cotton from Chicago Brooks is an intriguing 2019 prospect with a 6-foot-5 frame and good arm. Another young prospect to look out for is 2020 California native Kenzel LawlerAlec Ogden from Wisconsin has had a good offseason and had a good day as well. Kyle Neputy has been at several offseason camps also and has size and arm talent. Detroit Cass Tech's Aaron Jackson and West Bloomfield's Bryce Veasley are two Michigan kids with good arms. West Bloomfield has a younger quarterback Anthony Romphf who threw the ball well also, we'll see how the 2020 prospect grows over the next couple years. Mekhi Hagens is another 2020 quarterback who showed natural arm talent. Dorian Woods is another big passer from Chicago with size and arm talent. J.P. Andrade is another young guy from California who threw for a ton of yards last season who had a solid camp.

Isaiah Williams from St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic is being recruited as an athlete, but played quarterback and showed he can spin it as well.

One of the running backs who continues to stand out is Orchard Lake St. Mary's Rashawn Allen. He followed up a good performance a year ago with another one here. He runs good routes and catches the football well. Detroit Cass Tech 2019 standout Jaren Mangham had one of the best days of any back there as well as he continues his strong offseason performances. Torriano Richardson is another Michigan back, a 2019 one, who had a good day. He's a speedy kid with good hands. A trio from Georgia had a good day even though they had to leave the camp early, C'Borius FlemisterNuru Tinch and Rico Frye all have legitimate skills and Tincy and Frye already have offers, Flemister should get them. Teely Rhyne from Indiana and Darries Rainey from St. Louis are two others to watch for.

At wide receiver, Taj Mustapha from West Bloomfield had a good performance. He dealt with an injury later on but he is skilled kid with excellent hands. Northville (Mich.) native A.J. Abbott had a good day. He is a good route-runner with sure hands. Nick Whiteside is another technician who runs good routes and catches the ball naturally and consistently. Oak Park (Mich.) has a 6-foot-6 freshman in Malik Carr who is still developing but has big time potential. Another class of 2020 prospect to watch out for is Fort Wayne Snider's M.J. Ledo, a slot guy with quickness and ability to create separation. Malcomb Baker is a 2019 slot receiver who had some good 1-1 reps. Detroit King's 2019 Darrell Wyatt is a receiver who has size and length. Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman is a freshman from Minnesota whose brother plays at Northwestern. He showed some quickness and route-running skills for a young guy too. Jameson Williams is a 6-foot-2 kid 2019 kid from St. Louis who impressed camp staff as well. Leon Payne from Chicago Simeon is a skilled kid who had a good day. Kiondre Smith, a Canadian kid who had a good BOOM showcase, had another good day.

One of the most impressive offensive linemen was actually a freshman, Oak Park (Mich.) native Justin Rogers who already holds a couple offers. He has gotten a little taller since we last saw him and he battled hard and showed good technique for a young guy. He has a chance to be very very highly recruited. A few rising seniors who don't have huge offer lists, but had good performances were LaGrange (Ill.) Lyons Township's Charlie O'Connor, who was one of the few guys to slow down defensive lineman Austin Smith on the day. Two kids from Georgia, Blake Anderson and Jazston Turnetine did well. Turnetine, at 6-foot-6, has a lot of potential, but is still learning the position. Anderson just picked up his first offer from Virginia. Detroit King's Josh Mayberry is a technician who hardly lost a rep and projects as a guard or center. 2019 prospect Trevor Keegan already holds a Northwestern offer and showed why as he had a good showing in 1-1s. Austin Donaldson had a good day. He's a Georgia native who just received his first offer from Western MichiganJames Coffey is a 6-foot-5 sophomore from Morgan Park who has a lot of potential. Dobbs, one of the most offered players at the event, looked really good in drills, started off strong in 1-1s, but sat out the rest after suffering an injury. Spencer Brown has a big frame, and the current defensive lineman played mostly offensive tackle, a position he is still learning. He has the tools but has to keep developing and working there. Christopher Manzini is another 2019 kid who came up from Miami had shows a lot of potential in a 6-foot-6 frame. Damon Kaylor from Indiana and Ira Henry from Trinity Catholic in St. Louis are two other 2019 kids who caught our eye. Henry is massive and already holds a couple of offers. He took some reps inside and guard may be the position he plays in college.

On the defensive line, one of the most impressive players in attendance was the aforementioned Ola (Ga.) defensive tackle Austin Smith. Had he not had to leave early, he would have been an MVP candidate. He is very quick off the ball and powerful, a "grown man" as one observer put it. Another Georgia product, Abu Bangura had a good day rushing off the edge. He is a good athlete who showed a good variety of pass rush skills. Nate Thurman, a 2019 end from Missouri had a good performance as well. He is a well-built kid who may grow into a three-tech over time. Detroit Delta Prep has a 2019 prospect in Justin Hudson who is 6-foot-5, 290 pounds and has the potential to be a high-level recruit. Detroit King's Jalen Bell is a powerful, high-motor 2019 interior guy who has had a good camp season. Orniska Webster from East English Village had another good camp. Not the tallest guy out there, but has a motor and is skilled. Tierre Turner from Chicago Simeon emerged as a definite guy to know with his power and quickness. Detroit King's 2019 end Tyrece Woods continues to get bigger and stronger and grow into more of a full time defensive lineman after initially being a linebacker entering high school. He has a lot of potential as he keeps growing and learning the position. Ecorse (Mich.) freshman Mike Sessoms continues to impress on the camp circuit as well. He has a quick first step and a great motor.

Prior to an injury, Detroit Cass Tech's Deandre Square was a top performer at linebacker. Chris Calhoun came all the way from California and was selected by the coaches as a top performer. Jerrin Harvey from Farmington Hills Harrison and Hayden Bollinger from Ballwin (Mo.) Lafayette were two others who had good moments. Latrell Thompkins is a young linebacker from Detroit Delta Prep who is already 6-foot-4 and nearly 230 pounds already as a freshman. Two rising seniors with offers, Dyontae Johnson from Detroit Cass Tech and Joseph Bonds from Chicago, are both about 6-foot-3 and certainly look the part and perform the part.

It was a loaded group of defensive backs. Wisconsin commit Reggie Pearson and Notre Dame commit Kalon Gervin both backed up their statuses as power-five commits. DaShon Bussell continues to make the transition to defensive back with great ease after being recruited early on as more of a wide receiver. Oak Park's Robert Daniel had a very good day as he was physical and covered well. Speaking of physical, Patrick Lupro twice pressed the much bigger Anthony Torres and did not let him off the line.

Rochester (Mich.) Adams' Vincent Gray is a long, smooth kid who had a good day. The same goes for Brother Rice's Dwayne Thompson who broke up several passes. East English Village's Zhamaine March is very physical and strong and that allowed him to win several reps impressively. Two more Belleville kids, Kmare Carey and Davion Williams are both long corners with cover ability. Davison's Anthony Fordham was one of the top sleepers at the whole event. He has excellent size and physical tools. Detroit King's Jaeveyon Morton is a multi-offer prospect with great speed and despite giving up some size to the receivers he faced, is not afraid to play up on the line either.

Farmington Hills Harrison's Roderick Heard was one of the top 2019 cover men there along with Xavier Goldsmith who had several good reps and an INT. Cameron Shannon is another 2019 cornerback to know about. The Fort Wayne native has good size and ability. Detroit King's Marvin Grant holds two Big Ten offers (Michigan and Iowa) and has good size and cover skills as well. Jalani Williams holds several major offers as well and the St. Louis native won a majority of his 1-1 reps. He is a long, smooth kid. Fellow St. Louis native Dijion Walls is another to watch. Wynston Russell from Chicago is another 2019 cover guy who had a good day. Jalen Alexander, a 2019 from Georgia and T Lee, a 2020 from Georgia are both power-five guys as well. Darreion Hunter from Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln has some NFL bloodlines and was ear-marked by camp staff as a top performer.

There were a handful of middle school guys there. Deuce Taylor, a quarterback from Fort Wayne and Travis Boston Jr. from Oak Park (Mich.) have the look of two guys who will be top level guys come high school. A young lineman, Thomas Coffey from Chicago has a lot of ability too and already has good size.

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