UM Camp 2008: In Pictures - Part 2

In part two of our camp photo essay, we take a look at several underclassmen who came in and did well as well as a couple seniors who put themselves in position to earn an offer and one who did.

Not Wasting Time: South Grand Prarie (TX) WR/DB DeWayne Peace needed only two sessions to prove himself worthy of an offer. After working out Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the versatile athlete earned himself a scholarship offer from the Wolverines and quickly declared them his leader.



Sunshine State Soph: Michigan has been recruiting Florida harder of late and one player they will be staying on top of is Orlando Dr. Phillips' junior to be, Ricardo Miller. Miller can play defensive back, but lined up at wide receiver this week and was one of the more physical wideouts in attendance.



Stickum: One senior wideout who had a nice week was Redford Covenant's Jamonne Chester. He showed good hands in the one day he was there and served notice that he is one of the top receivers in the state.



Lightning Strikes Again?: Although it has been some years since the Wolverines plucked Charles Woodson from Fremont Ross, the school's next prospect may be worth the wait. Only coming off his freshman year, cornerback Greg Brown covered like a much older player and could soon earn himself an offer.



Breaking Up is Hard to Do: The one on ones are always spirited and the wide receiver/defensive battles picked up as the week went along. Here, East St. John (LA) speedster CB Torri Zeno swats a pass away from Ricardo Miller.



Getting Familiar: A number of prospects from nearby Pioneer and Huron came by. Pioneer wide receiver Ricky Griffin had a nice week. Here he catches a pass while be draped by J.L. Mann (Greenville, SC) cornerback Calvin Caldwell. Only a freshman, Caldwell was impressive all week going up against the big boys. He backed up 2008 signee J.T. Floyd a year ago and is a big time prospect in his own right.



Attack of the Clone: Nick Hill will make you do a double take. First, because if he walked by you or you saw him run out of the corner of your eye, you might think he's Mike Hart. In fact, Hill, who is from nearby Chelsea has been mistaken for the former Michigan star before. He also will turn your head with his play. Hill's quickness and ability to catch the ball were impressive this week and he will be a player with multiple offers before it's all done.



Welterweight Champion: At 6'3, 205-lbs, Ann Arbor Huron DE Justice Akuezue was dubbed "Slim" by the coaches at the camp. However, offensive linemen soon learned not to take his game lightly as he blew by everyone he faced and really was not blocked all week. If he can add some weight and keep his quickness, he will be an outstanding player.



Work in Progress: For the second year in a row, Detroit Pershing OT Tevon Conrad came out to camp. At 6'7, 310-lbs, he is hard to miss. With basketball player agility, long arms and a willingness to learn, Conrad is a huge project, but has big time upside. He showed flashes of brilliance and inexperience this week.



Back and Better than Ever: Birmingham Brother Rice defensive back Kenny Watkins sat out all last season with a mono, but he has gained his weight back and is now turning heads as he has two offers under his belt with more on the way. He worked out at safety with the Wolverines and also ran a 4.53 forty.



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