USAAAB: East Offensive MVPs

It was a dreary day in San Antonio but the Army All-American East squad had plenty of players that shone on the field Monday during day one. FOXSports NEXT director of scouting Scott Kennedy weighs in on the practices.

Day one is in the books at the Army All-American game, and the East squad came out without missing a beat.

FOXSports NEXT director of scouting Scott Kennedy was on hand for the practice and breaks down the East team's offense, starting with the overall most valuable player.

"I would split it between the two interior lineman," Kennedy said. "I thought based on what they were doing today the offensive and defensive lineman were going full speed which gave them a chance to really shine."

And two of them stood out beyond the rest -- Georgia commit Brandon Kublanow and USC commit Khaliel Rodgers.

"I thought that Brandon Kublanow (Marietta, Ga.) and Khaliel Rodgers (New Castle, De.) dominated a very talented defensive line when given the opportunity," Kennedy said.

One group that didn't benefit from the weather, were the signal callers.

"I thought the quarterbacks as a group struggled in just about every phase of the game, starting with the most important the snap from center," Kennedy said. "Some of that was the wet ball and people not used to playing center, but some of them were just drops."

He added, "I think we will see a lot of running from the East, some fades, and some long passes but I wouldn't expect four wide set or 50 passes."

And running the rock for the East, will be top backs Alabama commit Derrick Henry of Hermitage High (Va.), Derick Green of Yulee High (Fl.), and Notre Dame commit and Heritage High (Fl.) Greg Bryant.

"I would be hard pressed to say which running back was best because they are all so different," Kennedy said. "My own bias is the quick big strong guy, so my personal favorite would be Derrick Green. I think he has the look of an NFL type of back, at about 5-foot-11, 230 pounds."

But Green isn't the only one of the three that stood out.

"Derrick Henry looked great out there as well, he takes two steps and is to the tackle. For a player of his size (6-foot-4, 240) if he gets the edge a corner will have a hard time bringing him down," Kennedy said. "Greg Bryant showed up for the second session, and appears to be a little leaner. He's quicker than I have ever seen him play, all three of those guys. Its going to be a running battle from the east, the interior line looks good and the running backs are spectacular."

And you can't forget about the wide receivers, who were led by one player in particular.

"I thought that on-again-off again Clemson/Florida commit Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga.) had the best day of the bunch," Kennedy said. "Even though it was a tough day to get the ball out wide, he uses his body well in tight coverage, is quick in an out of his breaks so he knows how to get open -- he doesn't fight it at all and knows how to get open."

Check back throughout the week for all the latest news from San Antonio from the East team.

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