NIKE Camp - Quarterbacks

For the second year in a row, it was a junior that led the way for quarterbacks at the NIKE Camp. Last year it was Justin Midgett and this year it was Daytona Beach Seabreeze's Xavier Lee that was the top performer at this position. Lee was one of several quarterbacks who performed well.

It was one year ago at this camp where a rising junior stole the show. In a down year for quarterbacks around the state of Florida, junior Justin Midgett was the top performer at the QB position one year ago.

Midgett (6-3 3/4, 180) returned to this year's camp and performed very well again and proved why he's a major college prospect. However, it was again a junior that stole the show.

Daytona Beach Seabreeze gunslinger Xavier Lee was the top signal-caller at yesterday's camp. Checking in at 6-3 and 200, Lee has everything you want in a quarterback prospect at that age. He bring a big, tough presence to the pocket and he can sit back there and pick you apart with tremendous arm strength. Lee still needs to work on his throwing mechanics, but here's a name to remember for next year.

After that, it was a group of seniors that were all impressive.

St. Petersburg (Lakewood) quarterback Patrick Carter showed up and played very well, improving his stock as a definite Division 1 prospect. At 6-foot-2 1/2 and 168, Carter has tremendous athletic ability, a decent arm, and a natural feel for the passing game.

Zephyrhills High School was represented by quarterback James Adamo. The south paw who transferred here from New York last summer was very solid. He's a big kid (6-2 1/2, 227) that will garner looks from Division 1 schools this spring.

Rounding out a very solid group of Div 1 quarterback prospects was Dwyer's Pete Martinsen, who displayed a strong arm and nice touch on his underneath routes. Martinsen tested well and in drills showed why he'll likely sign a Division 1 scholarship next February.

Next up - review of the running backs.

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