Minnesota's camp today was the most well-attended camp in the Tracy Claeys era and the guy who put on a show all day was East Ridge (Minn.) running back Dominik London. London tested extremely well like he did at the Nike Camp in Chicago, and just toasted every linebacker during one on ones. London is very elusive in space and knows how to use his quickness to his advantage, just toying with the defender in the open field. The Gopher staff is extremely high on London after witnessing his abilities in person today, and it wouldn't be a surprise at all if Minnesota offers later this week.
Gophers OL commit Eric Abojei had a very good day on the board drill in front of his future college coaches today. Abojei has a very powerful first step and punch and he's got the natural strength to move his defender to their heels in a hurry. Abojei was getting in as many reps as possibly and was very engaged while winning these reps. Abojei is just starting to scratch the surface of what he can be at Minnesota, and he's got a very bright future ahead of him if today's camp was any indication.
One of the top in-state players for the Northstar state's 2018 class was on display in Marshall (Minn.) quarterback Trey Lance. The Marshall athlete worked out as a quarterback today and he was clearly one of the best athletes in the group. Lance has a lot of untapped athletic ability and could have one of the higher ceilings for 2018 Minnesota class. Lance has a quick release and threw well on the run today.
After watching Indiana quarterback Drew Keszei today, he's just a flat out terrific athlete and that's why he's holds that top Nike SPARQ rating ever for a quarterback at 124.86. As you can imagine, Keszei just destroyed the combine testing portion today and threw the ball well in front of Gophers offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jay Johnson. Sounds like the Gophers staff wants as much information as possible about Keszei before making a decision about a potential offer, but the Indiana quarterback definitely did his part today.
Sartell's John Schmidt is another name to watch for Minnesota's 2018 class as he was one of the most physically impressive running backs on the field today. Schmidt has a great frame and is solid in multiple facets of the game, which you don't usually find for a younger player. Schmidt will be back to camp with the Gophers next weekend at their senior one day camp as well.
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Benilde running back Ricky Floyd was the other running back who stood out with Schmidt and London, as once Floyd finds a crease or gets a step, you're not catching him. He's got a great burst out of his cuts and should be receiving a division one offer sooner rather than later.
The other player to note from today was NDSCS wide receiver and former Minneapolis North athlete Keyon Thomas. The former North Polar absolutely cruised through every single combine drill turning heads drill after drill leaving coaches looking around wonder who that player was. Thomas definitely made a name for himself today.