The morning began with former Laker star and current Pittsburgh Steeler Eric Fowler talking to the group, then some more agility testing. In the afternoon, it was the fun part as more 1-1s were held.
As we noted yesterday, Muskegon Heights sent over several kids and all did well.
DE Steve Winston was the highest rated player to attend the camp this year and he showed why as he was virtually unblockable all afternoon except by his own teammate Kyle Jackson (more on him in a minute). For GV fans who want a point of reference on Winston, he is a bigger version of Mike McFadden; very comparable quickness, agility and pass rush ability. Winston is a big timer who is hearing from all of the MAC and most of the Big Ten, so the Lakers have an uphill battle here, but they are still in the game.
Jackson is also hearing from MAC schools and the super strong center did a great job in one on one drills. He also could project to defensive tackle.
LB Daquante Caviness was tried at defensive end, as that is his likely college destination. A strong kid with good athleticism, the main thing for him right now is conditioning.
Heights wasn't the only team from Muskegon to send a few kids over, the Big Reds were represented by All-State OT Carlin Landingham and WR Kevin Turner.
Landingham is one of the stronger players in the state and is hearing from Michigan State as well as MAC schools. His height (6'2) means he'll likley be an interior guy at the next level, although he is built like current Laker OT Brandon Barnes.
Turner is skinny, but quick and runs nice routes. He'll be featured a little more in the Big Red offense this season.
Standing out in 1-1s again was Ann Arbor Huron's duo of WR Daryl Gooden and S Mike Elias. Gooden doesn't have blazing top end speed, but can stop and start well and has his fundamentals down. Elias, for a bigger guy, stays with receivers pretty well in coverage. I still think if he can bulk up into a linebacker and not lose his coverage ability, he could be a good one.
GV Camp Report: Day Two
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