GVSU Senior Day Camp

Grand Valley State University held their first ever senior only camp on Wednesday afternoon, expecting around 70 kids to show up. 70 registered players and 105+ walk-in players later, the Lakers were off and running on their first, and very successful, senior day camp.

The Grand Valley State coaches in every sport were suffering from weak numbers in registered members for their youth camps...and then came Wednesday's high school senior camp.

With approximately 70 area seniors registered for the camp, it was expected to be a moderately-sized camp, until 105+ walk-in seniors showed up to take part in the first ever GVSU high school senior day camp, turning the day into a large-scale event that was spotted with talent.

The Laker football coaches took the prospective athletes through individual position drills, 1-on-1's, various general drills, and talked with the kids about the recruiting process afterwards.

Among the best that got to experience the ground-breaking event was lineman Garret Davis from Willow Run, one of the largest kids at the camp who looked good in all the drills that were thrown at him, including showing some decent quickness for a guy his size in the 3-cone agility drill.

The camp was littered with an overflow of talent at the quarterback position, as Portage Northern's John Livingston, Nazareth's Adam Marske, Caledonia's Luke Wiest, and Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Nick Ens were all in attendance, all of which are potential Division 1 prospects come the end of their senior seasons. At the camp, they all had their moments and looked sharp, with Wiest also excelling in the agility drills as he was arguably the most athletic quarterback in attendance.

For skill position players, one of the more impressive in attendance was Phil Minolo from Utica Eisenhower, who showed some great quickness in the agility drills as well as in the position drills for the receivers. He was well-built and eye-catching with his speed. Also among the fastest receivers was Daniel Cobb from Stoney Creek, who ran the fastest 40-yard dash of the day with a 4.54.

Alex Koski from Grosse Pointe South was also in attendance, one of the better running backs in the 2010 senior class, and Deonte Hurst was also in the building, one of the defending 100-meter state track champions.

Some last names that Michigan football fans know were in attendance, as Steve O'Shell (GVSU DB Chad O'Shell's brother) was one of the top lineman at the camp, as well as Tyler VanBergen (Michigan DE Ryan VanBergen's brother), both players who will get a lot of college attention as their last high school year rolls on.

Other notable names in attendance included Joe Campagna (St. Rita), Travis Cheesbro (Crystal Lake Central), Blake Goodell (Traverse City West), and Cinque Anderson (Brother Rice).

GVReport will have more information on most of the kids listed here in the coming days, weeks, and months, as we start getting the class of 2010 recruiting season underway.


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