Carol City's Ricky Jean-Francois attended two days of UM's camp this past weekend and came away with some comments.
"It was fun out there," Jean-Francois said. "The coaches had a chance to watch me for a couple days. I ran a 4.9 and then did a 38-inch vertical jump. That's the best vert I've gotten."
After doing all the combine type stuff on Saturday morning, the 6-3, 245-pounder then began running through drills.
"I wanted to work out as a linebacker so that's who I went with," he said. "The first day I really didn't see any good competition out there for me. A few running backs were kinda quick or whatever but nothing really caught my eye."
Jean-Francois returned for the second day of the camp and said there was better competition that day.
"The two guys from Northwestern came out so I had some competition at linebacker," he said. "I also worked in some with the ends. Chris (Barney) from Northwestern was a good offensive lineman. The dude from South Miami (Simon Codrington) was there but he really didn't show me much."
The Freak described what makes Barney such a good player.
"He's real thick and strong," he said. "He knows what's he's going and he's tough when he puts it all together. He was the best guy I went against all last year too."
The talented defensive end prospect had a chance to talk to some of the UM coaches after the camp.
"They were telling me how I did a good job and stuff," he said. "Larry Coker told me I have a scholarship offer to come play there. But until I get those in the mail, I really don't pay attention."
The talented defender plans on attending several more camps later this summer.
"I wanna go to Down & Dirty because I know the dude from Edgewater (Matt Hardrick) will be there," he said. "He was real tough last year in the state game. I also wanna go to Michigan and LSU's camps."
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