Starkville (Ms.) 2017 linebacker Willie Gay turned in one of the better camp performances you’ll ever see. He won the majority of his reps, player drills, and overall was the No. 1 competitor in camp. Gay was simply a stud amongst boys. He has speed to keep up with elite running backs/wide receivers (see above highlight of him checking five-star 2017 RB Cam Akers), but is still big enough physically at 6-foot-1.5, 215-pounds to play in the middle of the field. He would be a player on any team – specifically the Michigan Wolverines – as they would love to have him.
NOTE: He reacted positively to Michigan’s coaching throughout the camp. There seems to be a bond there. Also, it seems like he gets along with his main recruiter Tyrone Wheatley, and he mentioned that in his interview with The Michigan Insider after the camp.
Scout.com’s No. 3 overall running back Cam Akers arrived late, but still didn’t disappoint. While he only participated in 1-on-1s, the Clinton (Ms.) standout showcased why he’s a legit top-25 prospect in the country. He’s fast, shows good hands and wiggle for a running back. Camps aren’t exactly the best atmosphere for RB’s, but Akers still looked the part of an elite athlete.
NOTE: Akers met Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for the first time today. He reported it to be a very positive interaction. Moving forward, he says his plan is to visit U-M and Ohio State later this summer as part of his northern visit.
Columbus (Ms.) 2017 RB Kylin Hill had an impressive camp performance. He finished third in his sprint drill. He showed great instincts in the tackling drills. He also was a tough cover on 1-on-1s, displaying good hands and moves off the line of scrimmage. He will play RB at the next level, but could also play LB if needed. He’s a good player to have on any roster.
NOTE: Hill said he’s solid to MSU, but if Michigan offered he would visit. He says talks have ramped up with the Wolverines, too.
NOTE: MSU 2017 defensive end commit Aaron Odom was just hanging out on the sidelines. The Jackson (Ms.) Callaway Senior High standout maintains his commitment to the Bulldogs. Although he says an offer from Michigan would get his attention and possibly earn them a visit.
Malik Heath was just hanging out as well. He is Odom’s high school teammate, and like Odom, he’s committed to Mississippi State. Unlike Odom, however, Heath is committed in MSU’s 2018 class. He says he would visit Michigan if offered and plans to visits schools still throughout his recruitment.