Miami Nike Camp Offensive Stars

Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp in Miami gave over 200 players the opportunity to receive coaching on core fundamentals to improve their game.

QUARTERBACK

Miami Northwestern's Teddy Bridgewater was the overall Camp MVP and the top QB in attendance. Bridgewater continues to develop, his mechanics are coming along, and he flat gets the ball where it needs to be. His accuracy improves as he gets focused and competitive, he is just a 'gamer' and it shows even in shorts at an event like Sunday's. At 6'2, 180 he still has plenty of room to fill out and perhaps another inch or two of height.

Tampa Jefferson's Quentin Williams showed an elite arm, he is 5'11 and very strong. He can get the ball down the field and throws accurately on the run.

2012 Fort Pierce Westwood QB Travares Copeland continues to impress. He is not unlike Bridgewater in that he is a superior athlete(also could play WR at a high level) and is knowns as simply a player. Area coaches rave about his upside at the spot.

RUNNING BACK

Several top RBs were in attendance. Park Vista's Tre Mason showed the elite burst that makes him a game breaking RB. It was the MIAMI Nike Camp, but a player from Utah made the journey. Utah's Harvey Langi made the cross country trek and walked away with RB MVP honors. At 6'1, 220 we can only imagine how good he looks in pads. He certainly proved his point---he can play with Florida competition. 8th grader Sony Michel, all of 5'11, 180 pounds showed why he is already well known on the recruiting trail. The sky is the limit for this young man.

WIDE RECEIVER

St. Thomas's Rashad Greene earned MVP honors for the WRs and he has solidified himself as a top three WR in the state for 2011. Consistently impressive in testing(particularly speed), Greene is 6'0, with soft hands, and understands the game. He should hold most of the major offers in the Southeast. Northwestern's Eli Rogers has impressive acceleration, he has some size and strength, and is just rock solid across the board. Columbus's Tacoi Sumler was perhaps the fastest player at the event. His initial burst is as good as it gets, he does not get enough credit for being a good all around WR, he ran some beautiful routes. We liked that several times he came back to get the ball with a DB in his back pocket, the type of play showing a good feel for the position.

Jefferson's dynamic duo of Chris Moore and Andre Davis were in attendance. Moore continued to just make plays, he has intriguing upside with sneaky speed, quality route running skills, and he has a long way to go physically. Davis has a terrific pair of hands, he needs te become a more explosive athlete to take his game to the next level. We did see something we had not before, A.J. Sebastiano dropped a pass! He quickly made up for it with a beautiful grab in the endzone over a DB. He continues to be able to get open and has good size. Marken Michel, Sony's older brother, had a good day catching the ball, he has deep speed and figures to be a vertical threat at the next level.

Hialeah's Craig Wilkins does not get as many opportunities as others in pads, Sunday was a day to show that he deserves to be in the top group in the state. Another Miami area WR, Lasalle's Courtney Moshood, had a good day building on his impressive showing two weeks ago at the Tampa 7on7. Jacksonville's Kenneth Myers made the five hour trek south to show he can play with anyone. Myers showed he can open and make plays, he should really see a lot of interest over the next two months.

One player to keep an eye on in the future is Glades Central's Jamie Wilson. He may not end up a WR at the next level, but he is a BCS D-1 athlete who still has two full years of development left.

TIGHT END

Barron Collier TE Jeff Heuerman was the top TE in attendance. He showed why he has over 10 BCS offers. He continues to develop as a pass catcher and now is over 230 pounds. A new name to keep an eye is on Summit Christian's Matt Rodriguez, the 6'4, 220 pounder is an impressive looking athlete and should see some D-1 offers down the road.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Park Vista's Mike Matulis walked away with the MVP award for the offensive linemen. Matulis's team mate, Cody Preble, is an early commit to Wake Forest, he should join him in the BCS ranks down the road. Bobby Hart was absolutely dominating at times, pancaking players and showing a good competitive streak. He is well known by colleges and has a bevy of offers to choose from. Tarpon Spring Zack Debell does not shy from competition, the 6'6 OT has consistently performed this off-season. Sunday was no different as he showed the type of length and athleticism that should make him a coveted OT prospect down the road.

A pair of 2012 prospects make it look easy. Avery Young has everything that a college team could look for in a prospect. He will clearly be one of the top prospects in the state next year. A lesser known player is University's Abraham Garcia. The 6'5, 310 pounder showed that he can be a force down the road. He has some work to do to get in better shape, but the raw athleticism and toughness are there.


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