Oden shows out at Louisville camp
Columbia, Tenn., Spring Hill High School wide receiver Justin Oden has a dozen scholarship offers, including the University of Louisville, and said back in the spring he wanted to show the coaches he could play for the Cardinals at camp.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Oden did just that last week.
Oden was impressive running routes and with his hands during one of the camps that had 40-plus wide receivers.
"I think I did pretty well," Oden said. "I talked with coach (Bobby) Petrino and he asked how I had been doing and we talked about Tylin."
Oden's brother, Tylin, was a long time quarterback commitment to Louisville but ended up signing with Rutgers two years ago and is now at a junior college. Justin Oden is a member of the Class of 2018.
The younger Oden also has offers from Kentucky, LSU, Memphis, Rutgers, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Big-time Tennessee athlete a star at camp
Big-time Franklin, Tenn., Road Academy athlete Lance Wilhoite was a star at last weekend's camp session.
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Wilhoite will be one of the top prospects from the Nashville-area in the Class of 2019 and already holds more than a dozen offers, including U of L, Tennessee and LSU.
"The Louisville camp was great I think I was a top performer at the camp," Wilhoite said. "Coach Petrino and coach (Lonnie) Galloway were impressed with how I worked and also how my catching, route running and speed was.
"And I think I opened other coaches eyes as well."
Manual's Robbins shows off his skills
Manual High School athlete Aidan Robbins is one of the top targets for the Cardinals in the Class of 2019 and showed off his skills last week when he camped with U of L.
Robbins worked with U of L running backs coach Kolby Smith.
"I feel like I performed well based on my natural ability but that's where the coaching comes in," Robbins said. "Coach Kolby helped me in many aspects overall bettering and fine-tuning the skill to my game because talent doesn't always get the job done."
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Robbins has a bunch of other camps planned for this summer.
As a junior, Robbins ran for 370 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. He also caught a touchdown pass and had one interception on defense that he returned for a touchdown.
Doss defensive lineman stands out
Doss High School has several Division I prospects, including defensive tackle Ricky Barber.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Barber was a guy who stood out last week working with the defensive front.
"I think I did pretty good; the coaches were telling me they are going to check out more of my film," Barber said. "I think they liked what I did at camp and what I could do on the field."
Barber has offers from Cincinnati and Purdue and is a member of the Class of 2019.
Floyd Central athlete recaps camp
Floyd Central High School versatile athlete Zach Rodgers camped with the Cardinals in hopes of turning some eyes.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Rodgers said he felt like he "performed well but still have a lot to prove."
Rodgers has played running back and linebacker and could play full back in college. He has visited several other schools, including Ball State, and is hoping to do a few more camps.
"I'm never satisfied and I just want to keep getting better and better each day," he said. "I talked to coach Smith and he said I did a great job and we've been talking since the camp and I talked to coach (Chris) Klenakis also and he said he looks forward to working with me in the future."
Rodgers was expected back at camp this weekend.
Young Indiana QB looks solid
Indianapolis Cathedral quarterback Orin Edwards, who is in the 2020 class, was at camp last Friday and showed some solid skills for a younger prospect. He returned for the school's Quarterback Academy and is one to watch for sure.
The 6-foot, 160-pound Edwards will be a dual-threat QB who starts getting offers soon.
"I think I performed well," Edwards said. "I am just trying to get better and take advantage of every opportunity I get."
Edwards also attended Ohio State and Cincinnati camps.
Another young QB to watch
Suffield, Conn., Academy quarterback Tyler Van Dyke is another 2020 prospect to keep an eye on after he was impressive at camp.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Van Dyke is a pro-style quarterback with a strong arm. He already has an offer from Massachusetts and is hearing from Boston College, Maine and others.
"I threw the ball very well and felt like I was one of the best QBs there," he said. "I thought the facilities and campus were amazing and I really liked the coaches a lot."
Mason County lineman shows improvement
Mason County High School offensive lineman Dalton Kindt showed some improvement last week at camp.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Kindt said he felt he had a "really awesome day," working out with the Cardinals and new U of L offensive line coach Mike Summers. He had also attended camp last summer.
Kindt said he's been hearing from several schools but is waiting on his first offer.
"Coach Summers said he was going to watch my game tape," Kindt said. "They invited me to come back to a game."
Another St. X lineman impressive
U of L has offered St. Xavier offensive lineman Wyatt Smock and the Cardinals are watching his teammate - Chase Farris - in the Class of 2018. A third prospect from the Tigers' roster was impressive at camp - Clayton Six.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Six showed good footwork and athleticism for his size.
"I think I did pretty well," Six said. "I definitely did better in the second one-on-one because I corrected my mistakes from the first session," he said. "But overall I was pretty happy with my performance."
Six has an offer from Morehead State and he's been talking with Eastern Kentucky. He's also camped at Western Kentucky and is at Cincinnati this weekend and will attend Kentucky's camp in July.
Two Tennessee prospects fare well at camp
Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oakland defensive back Woodi Washington and East Nashville, Tenn., defensive back Yukari Blanchard were younger players that stood out at camp in front of the U of L coaches.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Washington is a top prospect in the '19 class.
"I think I did pretty good and coach (Peter) Sirmon talked to me after the camp," said Washington, who said he doesn't have any offers at this time but has other camps set up.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Blanchard is a member of the 2020 class and will be an elite prospect.
"I think my performance was great," Blanchard said. "I felt i was doing everything that was ask for me to right and i took a lot of stuff they taught in put it all in my head so I can use it other places."