SMSB: Day Two Notes

Michigan QB commit Alex Malzone stood out in day two of the Sound Mind Sound Body football camp.

HARPER WOODS, Mich. – Day two of the Sound Mind, Sound Body football camp didn't disappoint. There were many players that stood out. Here is a breakdown of Friday's top performers.

Alex Malzone – Four-star 2015 QB, Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice

Josh's take: Malzone came to work on day two. Maybe, just maybe, having his future coach Doug Nussmeier in attendance was an added incentive as well. The future Wolverine looked sharp in drills and listened closely whenever Nussmeier addressed him. In the one-on-one portion of the camp, Malzone excelled. He showcased his arm – like always – and made nice precise throws. He doesn't seem to mind the added attention of being Michigan's quarterback of the future, even when everyone is watching. An overall great performance by the four-star prospect.

Kyle's take: Working even more on day two with the direct coaching of Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, Malzone threw a very nice ball Friday afternoon. While some quarterbacks might go through the motions in drill work I was impressed that Malzone seemed to take every rep seriously. In the 1 on 1's Nussmeier was right behind every snap Malzone took and the Michigan commit was crisp and accurate routinely hitting his Brother Rice wide out teammate Grant Perry in stride.

Malik Henry – Five-star 2016 QB, Westlake (Calif.)

Josh's take: Henry looked sharp on Friday. He has a nice smooth delivery and was able to make all the throws. He doesn't have elite arm strength yet, but that may come with time. He also took to Nussmeier's coaching and talked it up with Wolverine offensive coordinator on numerous occasions. Still only a sophomore, Henry has everything you would want in a quarterback. And it's easy to see why he is rated a five-star talent.

Kyle's take: As smooth a looking quarterback prospect as you can see for a kid his age. His footwork, his release, both very impressive for a kid with two seasons left on the high school level. Nussmeier certainly made it a point to spend some extra time coaching Henry and it worked well. As good as he is with the intermediate passing, Henry possessed a very pretty deep ball that was on full display Friday.

Jayru Campbell – Three-star 2015 QB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech

Josh's take: Campbell had a strong two day showing at Sound Mind, Sound Body. He made nice throws and you see the improvement in his game since last season. He played a little wide receiver too. And he wasn't bad at it either. He could play both positions in college. Plus, he played so well – he earned a offer from Cincinnati.

Messiah deWeaver – 2016 QB, Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)

Kyle's take: Physically looking much bigger and toned compared to a year ago. deWeaver is beginning to look much more polished and complete as a quarterback. deWeaver threw the ball with good zip and is continuing to work on his footwork/throwing on the run. The most impressive part of deWeaver's game might still be when he can step into a throw and let it fly.

Grant Perry – 2015 WR, Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice

Kyle's take: Consistency, that is Perry's game and despite lacking ideal size he makes up for it with precise routes and solid hands. Perry is so disciplined in his breaks that he's able to break down corners seemingly every play. When the ball was delivered to him, Perry caught everything and turned up field. I maintain this Brother Rice product is a Big Ten caliber receiver and I believe the offers will end up showcasing that.

Darrin Kirkland – Four-star 2015 LB, Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central

Kirkland had another strong showing on Friday. There really nothing new with him. He's strong, smooth and moves well for a middle linebacker. He is a very consistent player. And Michigan got a good one with him.

Luiji Vilain – 2017 DE/LB, Ottawa (Can.) Lester B. Pearson

Vilain is an athletic and very intriguing defensive prospect. He stands at 6-foot-4, 231-pounds, and has a very quick first step. He has tremendous upside. He won his fair share of the one-on-one matchups throughout the camp. The Michigan coaching staff took notice of his skill-set and will be name to keep an eye on moving forward.

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