At quarterback, Chris Olsen (who is 6-foot-2) looked impressive throwing the football. He throws a hard, accurate, and catchable football. He's a good decision maker, but I wish he were more mobile downstairs in his lower body. That's something he'll have to work on, especially being only 6-2. Now lets wait and see what happens at the end of the camp in terms of the scholarship offer that's up in the air right now.
Kissimmee Gateway running back Roger Daley is only 5-foot-8, but he looked impressive in drills today.
Tight end Curtis Justus lived up to the hype. I have been reading and hearing a lot of good things about him, and he proved it. At 6-6 and 217, he runs like a deer. He had an impressive 4.66/40 in front of the UM coaches. Athletically, he's awesome. He positions himself so well as a tight end and really looks like a taller version of Jeremy Shockey. He could play anywhere he wanted in college football beginning tomorrow. In-state, he'd be a Top 10 overall prospect, maybe Top 5.
Coral Gables offensive lineman Alex Pou showed up at the camp, but did not participate in drills. At 6-4 and 281, Pou appeared to be well liked by the UM coaches and spent a good part of yesterday talking with Art Kehoe and Larry Coker. I confirmed yesterday that he has been offered by UM, so I will be interviewing him very shortly.
On defense, the most impressive player appeared to be defensive end Baraka Atkins, who ran a 4.90 on grass at 245 pounds. Atkins looked very impressive and it's a down year for defensive ends in Florida, so remember the name.
I saved the best for last. Ryan Moore, move over, because Miami Springs standout Devin Aromashadu is as good as any wide receiver in this state. If there's one better anywhere in America, please get my attention and I'll consider personally travaling to watch him prove it. Aromashadu, at 6-2 and 186, did a 42-inch vertical jump. In fact, he actually got higher the first jump, but because the last bar wasn't straight, he had to do it over. He ran a 4.45 and totally dominated every defensive back put in front of him. He's a Top 5 overall kid in the state right now.
I'll have several more reports, as the camp lasts through Wednesday. As I learn and see more, I'll be sure to update everyone.
UM Camp Report - part 1
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