Several talented pass catchers showed up today, including North Broward Prep's Mike Moore and Coral Reef's Dorian Munroe.
Moore (6-1, 180) is coming off an outstanding junior season and posted a 40.5-inch vertical jump today. He impressed onlookers with a 4.6/40-time on grass and then displayed excellent athletic ability in other areas. His 4.0-shuttle time was one of the best of the entire camp.
Munroe (6-0, 180), who also plays in the secondary where he picked off nine passes as a junior, ran a 4.07 shuttle, 4.57/40, and jumped 35 inches. He is already garnering major recruiting attention and his performance at today's camp will certainly help that continue.
Skilled players aren't the only ones that get a chance to workout, as several big men showed up. Two in particular who really stood out were Hialeah's Oscar Gonzalez (6-6, 282) and South Miami's Simon Codrington (6-6 3/4, 246).
Gonzalez, who was involved in a car accident last Friday, came in a little dinged up. However, that didn't stop the talented big man from showing off amazing athletic ability. He jumped 34-inches, did 17 reps, and ran a 4.7 short-shuttle while showing off excellent footwork, balance, and flexibility.
Codrington, who played on South Miami's basketball team that reached the Class 6A state championship earlier this month, also displayed excellent athletic ability. The talented big man jumped 32 inches, did 11 reps, and ran a sub 5.0-short shuttle time.
Leading the way for defensive linemen was Piper's Vlad Richard. At 6-3 1/2 and 255 pounds, Richard passes the eyeball test immediately and showed off good athletic ability. His 31-inch vertical jump was just one way of seeing that. Richard will be one of the state's most heavily recruited defensive linemen this season.
Linebacker Dustin Forston (5-11, 209) of Northwestern, who posted 26 sacks while rushing the passer as a junior last season, jumped over 30 inches, ran a 4.8/40, and ran a 4.4/shuttle run while again showing off why he's one of the best linebacker prospects in the entire state of Florida.
A pair of Dade County defensive backs looked outstanding on Sunday. Norland's Ahmad Bowleg (5-11, 166) jumped a camp-best 42 inches on the vert and did 8'-3" on the long jump. Monsignor Pace standout safety Quentin Andrews (5-10 1/2, 190) jumped 33.5 inches and proved during drills why he'll be as heavily recruited as former teammate Lovon Ponder. Andrews did 10'-6" in the long jump as well, showing off tremendous explosion in the lower body.
Again on Sunday, the MSL Combine in south Florida was a major success. Shawn Garrity, Johne' Battle, and their team of coaches and administration put on a first class event and earned the respect of a lot of players and coaches in the area.
"This is great exposure for the kids," said Larry Blustein of FloridaKids.us, who has been covering the state for over 25 years. "All the different drills they go through is a great way to really gain some major exposure to a lot of college coaches."
The MSL Combine is a tremendous opportunity for kids with aspirations of getting a college scholarship. The road show moves on to Gainesville next weekend for two one-day events. TheInsiders.com will again have complete coverage, including photos of all the top players.
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