Georgia's Summer Camp off to Hot Start

Summer camps are one of the biggest tools in recruiting, and the University of Georgia is having it's big senior camp this weekend. The first round of the camp is completed, and several prospects have stood out early. Here is a first look at some of the prospects making a big impression in Athens.

There are big names from all over the country in Athens this weekend, and many of them lived up to the advanced billing. Knowshon Moreno made the trip from New Jersey and the top running back didn't waste his time. He clocked under 4.5 both times that he ran. In a spirited race with local product Cameron Smith, both players time under 4.45 as they crossed the finish line almost simultaneously.


Marcus Ball

The Marcus Men both have had good showings early on as Marcus Sims ran a 4.6 and Marcus Ball ran a 4.6 and a 4.47 with the benefit of a tailwind. Both linebackers showed the speed it takes to be two of the most heavily recruited prospects in the country.

Charles Deas made his way up from South Florida and has been impressive in all facets. Deas ran a 5.2 at 318 pounds. He showed enough speed that he could end up playing defensive tackle or offensive line in college. He will work at defensive tackle at the Georgia camp.

Georgia commitment Rico Crawford looked like a 4th year college player when he walked into the weight room. At 6-1.5 and 305 pounds, Crawfor turned in a 5.2 forty and physically looks ready to make an early contribution. He is a December graduate, and it's expected that the Bulldog staff is extremely excited to get him on campus in for Spring Drills.

One player poised for a huge jump in the rankings after missing all of his 2004 season is Deantwan Whitehead of West End High School in Birmingham. "Peanut" made his way over to Athens for the weekend, and at 6-5 and 220 pounds with a 4.7 forty, he could end up being one of the top prospects overall in the state of Alabama once he gets back on the field as a senior.

Marcus Ball is only one of a talented trio of linebackers from Stephenson. Perry Riley also made his way up to Athens with his teammates, and he turned in an impressive 4.6 forty while racing his teammate and another star Stephenson linebacker Kelvin Shepherd. If there's a more talented group of linebackers in the country than the ones the Jaguars will line up with this year, it would be surprising.

Continuing the watch for a terrific Class of 2007 in the state of Georgia. Morgan Burnett of North Clayton turned in a 4.4, and Caleb King of Parkview broke the 4.4 mark on one run.

Georgia commitments Rico Crawford, Kris Durham, Kevin Perez, and Chris Davis are all in attendance. Stay tune to the Dawgpost for complete Summer Camp coverage.

Make sure you hit The Porch for even more tidbits from the summer camp, including sleepers and surprises.


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