Michigan Camp Day 2: Defensive Top Performers

GBW breaks down today's top Michigan Day two camp performers.

Michigan Camp Day 2: Defensive Top Performers

Hjalte Froholdt, 2015 DE/DT, Warren G. Harding (Ohio) High—While he may be new to the game of football, he certainly isn't bad at it. At 6-foot-5, 265-pounds, Froholdt wins top honors today based on his dominant performance in the 1-on-1s. He was all over the line of scrimmage. He played inside, he played outside, it didn't matter, he simply just beat his opponent. He showed tremendous strength and took the coaching well during today's activities. Froholdt projects to be a major talent moving forward and justified it by today's performance.

Justin Hilliard, 2015 LB, Cincinnati St. Xavier—Hilliard showcased why he has double digit offers today, by displaying his athletic 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame during his camp visit, and in the process earning an offer from the Wolverines. Hilliard showed nice bend and has the ability to cover in open space. He projects as a middle linebacker at the next level and definitely made the most of his camp experience.

Kalani Vakameilalo, 2014 DT, Kapolei (Hawaii) High—The Hawaiian defensive tackle came to the camp unknown and left today as a one of the better prospects in attendance. From a glance, he looks like he's roughly 6-foot-4, 285-pounds, and is steam locomotive coming off the line of scrimmage. Once Valameilalo gets a head of steam going no one could stop him. However, he does lack technique and could use some quality coaching on his skill set. He may be more of project, but the kid is strong and was load to block in the 1-on-1s.

Tyree Kinnel, 2015 DB, Huber Heights (Ohio) High—Kinnel proved to be the best defensive back on the field today. At 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, Kinnel showed good hips and ball skills in the 1-on-1s. He's an athletic corner and while he doesn't have an offer yet from U-M, another strong camp and possibly and offer could come his way in the future.

Elijah Taylor, 2015 DT/DE, Cincinnati Moeller High—Taylor used tremendous burst and strength in the 1-on-1s today. He won the majority of his reps and had the full attention of the Michigan coaching staff. At 6-foot-3, 275-pounds, Taylor is a legit BCS level prospect and should continue to hear from the Wolverine coaching staff after today's strong performance.


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