Khris Banks had a tremendous day lining up mostly at left tackle. The Wayne (N.J.) DePaul standout was strong with his initial punch and he remained patient in his base. He moved his feet well and was able to cover the outside, yet remained balance to counter the inside rush. He holds offers from Kent State, Buffalo and Marshall, but keep an eye on Rutgers and Temple. Both increased their interest in Banks recently.
Jalen Berger is young -- class of 2020 -- and he may outgrow the running back spot, but on this day he was outstanding. His burst, stop-start ability and his top speed were all impressive. He located the ball well in pass catching drills. The Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco prospect already holds offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Michigan, Maryland and Syracuse.
Nothing changes with Jahan Dotson and his special set of skills. He was quick in and out of his breaks, and was able to gain separation easily. He has tremendous hands, and again he did an outstanding job of catching everything near him. He demonstrated great body control. The Hightstown (N.J.) Peddie standout is electric in games, and his acceleration stood out. He is focused on Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan.
Scout rates Zihir Lacewell as an outside linebacker (and a four-star one at that) but he wanted to try receiver and he performed well. His high-level athleticism shined through, and he was sharp coming out of a lot of his breaks. He caught the ball well and his ability to separate was great. His offer list includes Boston College, Maryland, Syracuse, Indiana and Pittsburgh, but Rutgers is in the driver's seat.
Devin Leary, an NC State commit, earned an invitation to the Elite 11 finals with a strong performance. His arm strength was top notch (as usual) and he threw some beautiful deep balls. He was accurate on mid-range and short passes, and he made a couple of stellar throws to the sideline.
Chingoziem Okonkwo made the trek from Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove and it was worth it. His burst off the line of scrimmage and his ability to locate the ball were a few of the best attributes he flashed. His body type lends to an interesting tight end/receiver hybrid type of player. He holds offers from Georgia Tech, Maryland and Navy.
The top offensive player at the event was No. 4 tight end Jeremy Ruckert of Lindenhurst (N.Y.) High. He ran well, attacked the football in the air, was in and out of his breaks at a high rate of speed and looked physically imposing. He tracked the ball extremely well. He is looking at Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Penn State commit Justin Shorter won the fastest man competition when he clocked in at 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash final, and then he went out and excelled in the rest of the camp. He was able to stretch the field, was tight out of his breaks and he got his hands away from his body to catch the ball. He was the standard for receivers on the day, and the Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick star ended his day with an invitation to The Opening Finals.
The cross-country trip resulted in an Elite 11 invitation for Washington quarterback commit Jacob Sirmon of Bothel (Wash.) High. He was fluid in his delivery and his release was clean. Sirmon threw the ball to the outside well and he was never stressed, even when throwing the deep out.
Penn State commit Zack Kuntz was easy to spot because of his size, and it was simple to keep focused on him because of his skill. The Camp Hill (Pa.) High standout got into top gear quickly and he was at home running 30 yards down the field. He tracked the ball well and showed good hands. His ability to get into and out of breaks will continue to evolve because of his size (6-foot-7), but he caught the ball away from his body and knew how to shield defenders.