Semper Fi: Day 1, Ready to Show More

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Each day FOXSportsNEXT will take a look at five players on the East squad who are looking to improve their game for the next day's practice for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

Every day of practice cannot be the best, but it doesn't mean a player isn't the best. Each day during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl practices, FOXSportsNEXT team will look at five players who are talented, but didn't have the best day on the field, and here are the five coming out of Monday's practice.

Malik Zaire, QB, Archbishop Alter High (Kettering, Ohio)
Zaire, a Notre Dame commit, was a bit rusty on Monday and had trouble getting in rhythm with his wide receivers. Quarterbacks usually need a few days for their accuracy to come around at events like this and we will get a better gauge of Zaire's true ability later in the week.

At times, it looked like Zaire was holding back instead of letting his natural ability and strong arm take over.

Corey Clement, RB, Glassboro (N.J.) High
It wasn't an easy day for running backs as the offensive line was looking to build continuity in the running game and quarterbacks weren't looking for dump off passes in the running game. Clement, who made the cross-country flight, didn't have the usually snap in his step during practice and struggled to get wide on one running play. The Wisconsin commit is a strong runner between the tackles and to the outside, and should show that by the end of the week.

David Kamara, CB, Grayson High (Loganville, Ga.)
Kamara had the tough task of matching up with four-star receiver Will Fuller, who had an outstanding day, several times during the one-on-on period and had trouble keeping up during crossing routes. It could take a day for Kamara, whose two top schools are Ole Miss and LSU, to get his bearings but he said afterward he was confident in his ability and ready for the challenge.

Devin Butler, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
Butler, a Notre Dame commit, had a good start to the day but wound up on the sidelines a lot as the day continued. He was getting stretched out for what looked like a right leg issue, but gave it a go late in the three-hour practice session. Butler is a legit 6-0, and has good length, but there was some disappointment in not seeing him on the field more. As the week progresses, that should change.

Bryce King, Dillon (S.C.) High
Getting used to the speed and power of having Maurice Hurst Jr., a Michigan commit, and Darius Page, an Alabama commit, lined up over you in one-on-one drills isn't the best way to stay bowl week practice. King competed hard, but had trouble with the power and speed of the two top-tier defensive linemen. As he adjusts to the speed of practice during the week, King will improve his play.

FOXSportsNEXT's Kevin Carden contributed to this report

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