The Missouri Tigers completed another very successful St. Louis (MO) one day camp in the scorching heat on Sunday at DeSmet Jesuit high school.
Former Tiger Will Franklin talks with Durron Neal and Mike Scherer
Those mentioned above did not participate in the camps drills, but did stay for the entire camp and interacted with the coaching staff as well as each other, talking recruiting and even breaking off into their own games of 1 on 1, which was one of the highlights on the day.
Durron Neal, Jehu Chesson and Brandon Sheperd took turns playing QB as well as receiver, and even Michael Scherer and Big Ed "Easy" Ray showed off his receiving skills.
Sheperd showed some great athletic ability on one play leaping over the 6'3" Chesson to make a one-handed catch.
The play of the day though had to be Durron Neal covering Ed Ray when Ray made the catch and had Duron hanging on for a ride of the big fella.
Those five recruits seem to have developed a pretty good relationship with each other and all talked about possibly attending the same school, that being Missouri.
Speed To Burn
There seemed to be a lot of speed at the camp to match the heat in the air. 2012 Kirkwood WR/DB Michael McHugh 6'2" 185 (4.47 forty/37" vertical) helped his cause with a standout performance and being the fastest player at the camp. McHugh is coming off a stellar track season where he had a PR of 6'5" in the high jump and also long jumped 22 feet and performed well in the 200 meters. On the football field McHugh was the leading receiver for the Pioneers in 2012 with 42 catches for 614 yards and 9 TDs. He also had 21 tackles and 2 INTs.
The state of Kentucky's 100 meter champion made the trip up to participate in the camp and did not disappoint. Ryan Timmons 5'10" 180 all-purpose WR/RB in the class of 2013 averaged over 30 yards per touch scoring 15 TDs on 760 yards receiving and had almost 1,400 yards overall as a sophomore. He just came from Kentucky's camp and earned an offer. His coach told me that he asked Ryan for a list of 5 schools he had the most interest in and Missouri was one of them, so they came to this camp.
Webster Groves 2012 CB Michael Cole 5'10" 170 (4.51 forty), Holt 2012 Tra Vaughn 5'11" 175 WR/DB (4.51 forty),Daylen Dean 6'1' 175 Ladue DB (4.53),Lutheran North RB/DB Ryan Moore 4.55 forty/40" vertical) ,Stefan Sansone 6'0" 175 WR 2012 SLUH (4.55 forty) and Cahokia's 2012 DB Antonio Beverly (4.55 forty) were among the top local speedsters at camp.
A pair of teammates from Lawrence(IN) Central high school came to camp and showed their speed and skills. Anthony Shelman a 5'9" 165 WR (4.5 forty) was one of the fastest players on the field on the day. Shelman, who ran a 10.8 100 meters this past track season, was a big time threat in his wingback position both catching and running the ball for 1,429 yards and 18 TDs.
Fellow teammate Marciellion Gardner 5'10" 170 (4.5 forty) also was among the top prospects with speed on the day. Gardner is also part of a state champion 4X100 team along with Shelman.
Out of State Standouts
Players from Ohio, Indiana,Kentucky,Tennessee and Texas all made the trip to the Tiger camp. Here are a few of the players who caught our attention.
2012 Clay(IN) DT LaPhonso Ellis 6'2" 260- All-State in 2010,Rex Dausin 6'3' 180 QB San Antonio (TX) Warren, B.J. Bello 6'2" 195 S (4.6 forty) Lincoln Way(IL) West, Peoria (IL) Richwoods QB /Ath Clayton Glasper 6'3" 179 (4.51),Vincent Waymon 6'2" 215 DE Groveport( OH) Madison, Bolingbrook (IL) DB Philip Wilson 6'0" 181, Tevin Teamer LB Bolingbrook( IL) ,Mike Cotton 6'3" 210 LB O'Fallon (IL) and Sam Friedrich 6'3" 255 OL/DL East Peoria (IL).
Bello looks like a rugged safety prospect and is getting a lot of attention from Big 10 and MAC schools.
Cotton has a couple of offers from Indiana, Kansas State and Northern Illinois. He is a rangy LB prospect with good speed.
Dausin seemed to be drawing a lot of attention from the Tiger coaches and displayed some nice QB skills.
Ellis is an athletic D-lineman who was one of the top performers at his position in camp.
Wilson is a speedy DB with good athleticism and looked good in defensive drills.
Good Group Of Signal Callers On Hand
The Tiger camp brought out a good group of quarterbacks on the day. Besides the Texas prospect Dausin, some talented local prospects were on hand to work out.
2012 CBC QB Dalton Demos 6'4' 190, who also attended the Tigers camp in Springfield (MO) last Wednesday, came out and displayed his strong,accurate arm and athletic skills. Dalton told me that Tulsa is in the mix to possibly be his first offer and that their coach down their told him that he is in the running for an offer.
Ft. Zumwalt West QB Drew Hare 6'2' 190 (4.7 forty) had a very nice day throwing the ball and may have made the Tigers take notice with his performance. Hare is a true dual threat who threw for over 3,200 yards and 24 TDs while rushing for over 1,000 more yards and 12 TDs.
Collinsville (IL) 2012 QB/ATH J'Vaughn Williams 6'5' 195 is an intriguing prospect. Williams has great size,is athletic and has a strong arm. He plays for a team that doesn't really run the ball and only threw for 500 yards as a junior. He told me that he is getting looked at by some schools including Missouri as an athlete. If some school has the patience to work with him he could develop into a solid D1 QB.
SLUH 2012 QB Trevor McDonagh 6'2" 195 who threw well on the day and has always displayed good mechanics and a strong arm. He has an offer from Central Michigan
Parkway South QB Eric Laurent 6'2' 190 (4.6 forty) is a very athletic QB with good mobility and runs well with the ball in his hands. He will be making visits to Indiana and Northern Illinois along with other school showing interest.
Logan Fitch 6'1" 190 Columbia (MO) Rock Bridge is a good looking lefty QB who throws with very good accuracy. He is drawing attention from a variety of schools on different levels.
Other Locals Who Stood Out
Here are some other local prospects who had good days at the camp.
Kevonn Mabon 6'2' 205 (4.57 forty) DeSmet, Jamie Placht 6'0" 205 LB/S DeSmet, Clayton Burnett LB 6'0" 215 (4.6 forty) Kirkwood, Demetrius Robinson 6'3" 180 WR Webster Groves(4.6 forty), Jeshon Jackson 5'11" 200 RB (4.55 forty)Marquette, Keith Jones 6'1" 265 DT McCluer North,Jamil Irvin-Muhammad 5'11" 175 DB SLUH (4.58 forty), Jordan Barnes 5'10" 180 RB Trinity, Sean Holloran 6'4" 255 OG CBC,Nick Barrett 6'2" 250 DT O'Fallon (IL), Ejay Johnson 5'9" 180 RB O'Fallon (IL), Demonte Smith 6'1" 205 LB U. City, Todd Hearnes 6'3" 215 DE MICDS, and Lamore Wise 6'0" 210 LB/RB Miller Career Academy.
Top Underclassmen On Hand
We will be doing a separate report on the underclassmen who attended, but a player worth mentioning who attended was DeSmet 2013 OG Nick Wunderli 6'4" 285 (5.1 forty), who came to the camp fresh off winning the offensive line MVP at Missouri's team camp held last week. We have a report on that camp coming as well.
Wunderli is a solid 285lbs who is strong,quick and moves very well. He runs well and is my top offensive lineman for the Missouri class of 2013.
Two top out of state TE prospects worth mentioning that we will cover in the underclassmen report are Green (OH) TE Christian Dilauro 6'5" 225 and East Peoria (IL) TE Adam Sommer 6'3" 245.
My top 2014 prospect Andy Bauer 6'5" 275 was at camped and watched. Andy, who has an offer from Miami (FL) already told me that he is also interested in Missouri among the many teams showing him interest early.
2014 LB Tori Millender 6'2" 225 Belleville (IL) West looked like the top freshman prospect out at camp who participated in drills.
A full underclassmen report will be on the way as we continue to cover camp week.