Lakeland Kathleen's Chasio Thomas came to the camp along with more talked about teammate Julius McLellan. But at 6-2 and 185, Thomas was the better of the two. In tennis shoes, Thomas ran a 4.45 on grass, which means he could have ripped off close to a 4.40 flat had he been wearing football shoes. Thomas looks to have potential to become a big time safety.
Hillsborough County was well represented at the camp. Elijah Dukes was the best linebacker at the camp in my eyes, while two others from that area stood out at safety. Jefferson's Jeremy Burnett (6-1, 184, 4.56) and Hillsborough's Ricky Johnson (6-2, 187, 4.66) looked very impressive in drills and both tested well. Johnson had a 34 inch vertical jump, while Burnett had a 33.
Southridge will again have one of the toughest defenses in Dade County, and they'll be led by cornerbacks Tremaine (5-8, 155, 4.48) and Jermaine McCollum (5-9, 162, 4.48). Both players look like Division 1 players and are very aggressive for their size.
Although he didn't have a lot of fanfare heading into the camp, Tarpon Springs standout Roshawn Marshall did very well in testing. Marshall checked in at 5-9 and 179 while running a 4.40 and turning in a camp-best 39.4-inch vertical jump.
Two Dade County standouts were probably the top cornerbacks there. Edison's Terrell Walden (5-11, 150, 4.37) and Central's Darnell Jenkins were very impressive. Jenkins will likely be a wide receiver at the next level.
But the best defensive back at the camp, and one of the elite players at any position was Suncoast standout Devin Hester. At 5-11 and 176, Hester dominated every drill, and ran a camp-best 4.33 on grass. Hester has the look of an All-American candidate and he proved it at this camp.
NIKE Camp Recap - Part 5
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