Prospects show stuff at UofL camp

The University of Louisville coaching staff got a chance to get up close and personal with many prospective recruits at their camp this weekend. Who stood out? Which players surprised and caught the Louisville coaches collective eye?

On Sunday afternoon the University of Louisville hosted their final camp of the weekend. This was the positional camp which was made available for all players from freshman to rising seniors. It is a great chance for the coaching staff to work one on one with the prospect and give them a little taste of the coaching at the collegiate level.

The coaches met with the players at the start of practice and went through several warm ups and stretching exercises. Then each of the coaches took their individual groups to work on position drills. Finally the groups came together to work on group drills. Quarterbacks throwing to receivers with defensive backs playing pass defense. The prospects went full bore with the coaches for three hours before calling it an afternoon in the almost 100 degree temperatures in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Not only is this a showcase for some of the area's top talent, but it is also great exposure for players flying below the radar to shine in front of the coaching staff. The players officially attending the camp are not made available to the public. To that end, InsideTheVille.com was able to speak with a few of the parents and coaches of a few individuals trying to make a splash on the big stage.

WR Courtland Styles Jr. 6-3 190 lbs. Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Catholic)

Styles Jr., accompanied by his father Courtland Sr., was invited by the coaching staff to camp this weekend. Styles has good size for a receiver and an athletic build as well. While he has not received an official offer from Louisville he is receiving heavy interest from the Cardinals coaching staff. Courtland Sr. said last season Courtland Jr. lead the state in receptions recording 60 catches for 539 yard and 5 touchdowns. This was more impressive in the fact his team was a spread run option team. Courtland is also receiving interest from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Michigan, and Middle Tennessee State.

WR Muhammad Saifullah 5-11 175 lbs. Lexington, KY (Bryan Station HS)

Muhammad came to the campus on his own to try to make a name for himself as was told to ITV by his father Muhammad SR. Muhammad is a speed receiver who made some impressive catches during drills. He has good burst off the line and caught everything that came his way. Muhammad is receiving light interest for schools in the region, but has no official offers at this time.

S Danny Mason 6-4 190 lbs. Louisville, KY (Shawnee HS)

Danny came to camp on the invitation from Louisville as a trio with his teammates. Accompanied by his coaches from Shawnee HS Mason has impressive size for the safety position. With long arms and good athleticism Danny will have a chance to make plays at the D-1 level at either safety or linebacker. Danny is being recruited by Louisville but has yet to receive an official offer.

WR/DB Daemon McClain 6-3 170 lbs. Louisville, KY (Shawnee HS)

The second of the trio from Shawnee HS was Daemon McClain. Daemon worked with the defensive backs at camp today. He also has good size and impressive athleticism for his position. Making several plays on the ball Daemon could have helped his exposure today. Daemon is also being recruited by the Louisville coaching staff.

WR/DB Kyle McClain 6-1 175 lbs. Louisville, KY (Shawnee HS)

Last but not least, Kyle went through drills with his brother Daemon with the defensive backs. Kyle has good feet and a good burst as a defender and made some good plays on the ball. His best chance at the collegiate level will be in the defensive backfield. Louisville has also shown interest in Kyle as well but he also has no official offers.


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