We spotlighted the one day camps and top players primarily in the 2011 class over the past week. Now we turn our attention to the top underclassmen at the camps starting with a detailed look at the top underclassmen at those camps beginning with the St. Louis camp.
2012 De Smet WR/DB prospect Durron Neal looked comfortable on his home turf during workouts. Neal runs a consistent 4.52 forty to go along with his 35" vertical jump. Neal is quick,fast, agile and has great receiving and defensive skills which he put on display all day. He was clearly the top underclassmen prospect on the day.
2012 MICDS DE/LB Michael Scherer 6'3' 230 had a limited workout, but the talented junior to be with the Tiger offer already did not need to work out on the day at all. Scherer has had a busy summer and stood out at the Nike camp last month garnering attention. Scherer will likely move to DE on the college level since he looks like he will outgrow the MLB position. Michael told us that while he favors Missouri he will be visiting Stanford, where his brother attends, and will see what his other options that come along will be.
2012 WR/S Brandon Sheperd 6'2" 185 Parkway Central continues to impress every time you see him. For those of you who have read my reports for a long time, you have read about Sheperd the past couple of years. Brandon caught my attention as an incoming freshman back then with his size,speed and football skills where he earned a starting spot his first year of high school. He has a good day in drills showcasing his athleticism as well as his receiving and overall skill set. He ran a 4.46 forty at the Show-Me Football combine back on May 8th.
2012 RB/DB Markese Marbley 5'11" 190 Miller Career Academy was another junior to be standout at the camp. Marbley has a bright future on either offense or defense with his 4.6 forty and 36" vertical jump. He has advanced cover skills as a defensive back and agile and athletic on offense. He averaged almost 10 yards a carry with 8 TDs in limited duty last year and also accounted for 64 tackles and 4 INTs on defense.
Mabley's Miller teammate Lamore Wise 6'0" 210 LB/FB also did well on the day. Wise is a big playmaker at his LB position and is all over the field making big hits. He was also the second leading rusher for CA.
2012 WR Jehu Chesson 6'3" 175 Ladue is another in what is a strong crop of wide receiver prospects in the state for 2012. Chesson is more of a raw prospect then Neal or Sheperd as a receiver, but his has great athletic attribute, including his size/speed ratio, and he displays very good pass catching skills. Jehu is a long strider with good speed and good leaping ability that creates match-up problems.
2012 WR KeVonn Mabon 6'2" 200 DeSmet saw limited time last year as a sophomore but made his presence felt in the Haelwood West game with a nice TD catch. Mabon has very good size and speed for a receiver and good hands to match. He did well in offensive and defensive drills.
2012 OL Jason Howell 6'4" 270 Festus was the top underclassmen offensive lineman I saw on the day. Howell's 5.1 forty and overall athleticism really stood out in drills. He is quick and shows good explosion and quick feet. He has good strength and is a standout at his school in the throws in track. He also has a twin brother Josh 6'3" 255 who can play as well.
2012 DE /TE Tim Smith 6'6" 230 Ft.Zumwalt East is an intriguing looking prospect. Smith has great size and moves very well but is still developing. He played varsity ball for FZE and contributed around 40 tackles. He is a prospect to keep your eyes on.
2012 LB/DB Darrian Bass 6'3" 200 CBC is a rangy defender who caught my eye at the camp. Bass looked quick and had showed good speed during offensive and defensive drills. He played a lot for the Cadets as a sophomore and looks like he is continuing to improve as an athlete and player.
2013 Prospect has Tigers as his top team
Class of 2013 LB Brandon Minor 6'2" 225 Chaminade was my top freshman prospect in the state after the phenomenal season he had entering high school. Minor was the Flyers leading tackler with 98 and was a beast for opposing ball-carriers to handle. Brandon, who took time off from his elite summer baseball schedule for the camp strained a quad muscle early and had to sit out the rest of camp. Minor, who runs a 4.6 forty and vertical jumps 28" already, did tell me that Mizzou was his top team and where he would like to play college ball.
Others Who Stood Out At St. Louis Camp
2012 QB Trevor McDonagh 6'3" 190 SLUH, Stefan Sansone 5'11" 170 WR/DB SLUH, 2012 Jake Herbert 6'4" 185 WR Ft. Zumwalt West, 2012 Ben Walker 6'5" 260 OT Sikeston, 2012 RB MICDS A.J. Washington 5'10" 175, 2012 Phillip Posley 6'0" 200 DL Parkway North,2012 CB Cameron Stubbs 5'9" 165 SLUH,