NIKE Camp Recap - Part 3

Last year's camp produced nine Division 1 defensive linemen, led by Auburndale's Chauncey Davis who signed with Florida State. This year, that number probably won't reach nine, but it'll be close. Leading the way were four kids who turned in standout performances.

The best defensive lineman at the camp was John I. Leonard's Steven Kline, who at 6-3 and 285, had an outstanding junior season. Kline ran and tested well and looks to have the toughness to develop into a major college prospect.

Another Palm Beach County athlete, Coy Green of Palm Beach Lakes, was impressive. At 6-2 and 239, Green ripped off a 4.74 in the 40 and had a 32-inch vertical jump. Green has shown the quickness to play end and the strength to play in the middle. He is coming off an excellent junior season and is already profiled in our recruiting database.

Glades Central brought six kids to the camp, and one of the more impressive players was Ray McDonald, who at 6-3 and 232, tested very well. He ran a 4.80 in the 40 and displayed the athletic ability that will have college coaches from all over knocking at his door. He is the son of former Florida Gator Ray McDonald.

While Palm Beach County was definitely well represented with defensive linemen at this camp, the fourth standout was from the central part of the state. Daytona Beach Mainland's Ramon McCollough is coming off an excellent junior season. Despite checking in at 322 pounds, McCollough showed why college coaches will be watching him closely. He did 26 reps on the bench press, and dominated one on one blocking drills. McCollough, who ran a 5.05, told me he wants to get down around 305 before the start of the season. If he does that, he'll become much more productive than he'll be at 325.

Next up - Linebackers, perhaps the most impressive position group at the camp.

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