Summer Camp MVP

In one of the strongest years in recent memory in terms of overall talent at the University of Miami summer camp in late June, the surprise of the camp took home MVP honors from Coach Larry Coker.

Meet Brian Hernandez from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Az. It was the third straight year that Hernandez has attended the UM camp, and he left with MVP honors this year.

"It couldn't have gone any better," Hernandez said. "I got the camp MVP, which was really nice."

He measured at 5-foot-11 and 176 pounds, and ripped off a 4.54/40 on a wet grass. He also had a 34-inch vertical jump and dominated wide receiver drills, which included another camper named Devin Aromashodu, who might be the state of Florida's No. 1 prospect.

As a junior, Hernandez caught 26 passes for 534 yards and six touchdowns. Inside the classroom, Hernandez carries a 3.97 GPA and a 1270 SAT score.

"Miami is definitely my leader," he said. "I wish I would have been offered at the camp because Miami has always been my top choice. Coach Johnson said he will be coming to Arizona to see me in the fall."

Despite getting May calls from only two Ivy League schools – Lehigh and Dartmouth – Hernandez says he's optimistic.

"Most schools didn't have my film at that time," he said. "I am very interested in Notre Dame, Northwestern, Stanford, and Georgia Tech as well. And I will be going to the Florida State camp (July 11)."

"I don't have any offers yet," he said. "If Miami offered, that would be great. My two favorite players in college last year were Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne. But things don't work out with Miami, I will have other choices."

The wide receiver prospects that I've been able to confirm as having offers from UM are Devin Aromashodu (Miami Springs), Ryan Moore (Dr. Phillips), Jemalle Cornelius (Fort Meade), Dishon Platt (Charlotte), and Darnell Jenkins (Miami Central). And the Canes are actively recruiting several others, including several out of state prospects. For complete coverage on these kids, with indepth analysis and interviews, check out Premium Recruiting.

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