Five who stood out at the Gophers Senior Showcase camp on July 16th

Gophers held their final senior camp of the summer on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, and out of all the campers, here are five who stood out -- and a few more to watch.

Five who stood out

The most impressive player of the day was hands down 2018 Chicago (Ill.) Marist defensive tackle Elijah Teague. The to be junior was an absolute force during one on one's today at Minnesota's camp as he was rarely, if ever, beaten on a rep against the OL. Teague has an explosive first step and has great power for his size. He's someone I think the Gophers staff will keep a very close eye on and I would think offer before Teague signs on the dotted line in a few years.

Eden Prairie (Minn.) defensive end Jermaine Johnson showed very well during the one on one portion of camp. Johnson has a huge frame at all of 6'5" and bends well around the edge. Johnson is lacking in weight, only around 210 lbs, but he's very physical for a guy of his weight. Johnson had a very good showing on the board drill and during the pass rush. The question mark for Johnson will be if can add enough weight to play as an every down college defensive end, but physicality and athleticism are not an issue.

Gindorff camped with the Gophers for the second time this summer, and had an improved showing from the first time around. Gindorff is a huge athlete at all of 6'6" 230 lbs, and made progress on the boards and in his route running. Who ever lands Gindorff is getting an athlete with a lot of upside.

The best wide receiver at the camp today was Cretin Derham Hall's Denzel Fondungallah, as his route running is one of his best attributes. Denzel is able to explode of his route on a dime, creating immediate separation from the defender and he's got some good hands as well.

The Hopkins defensive end in Boye Maye already has a few offers coming into camp, and it's easy to see why. While he may be a little raw around the edge in terms of technique and pass rush moves, he's got a ton of athleticism to go with a very good frame, plus he bends well for his size. 


Warren did some good things on the board drill while at Minnesota's camp today, and he's got a frame that college football coaches will be able to build on as well. 

A 2018 in-state name to watch is Minnetonka defensive back Nehemiah Montague. Montague was one of the best defensive backs during one on one's as he's got a lot of length to go with his 6'0" frame. He was constantly going up and attacking the ball with the receiver. He's definitely one to watch going forward. 

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