Last time we took a look at the top underclassmen at the St. Louis Missouri one-day camp. Today we will take a closer look at some of the top underclassmen who attended the Tigers camp on the other side of the state in Kansas City at William Jewell in Liberty MO. These are players to keep in mind for future recruiting classes.
2012 Lee' Summit West OL Evan Boehm 6'4" 290 was a spectator for most of the day at camp. Boehm, who holds an offer from Missouri as well as Oklahoma, Nebraska and Arkansas, did participate in the Gauntlet receiving drill where QB's line both sides of the field and receivers need to run the length of the field catching passes from the right and left as they run full speed. Boehm was impressive both with his speed and hands as he caught all but one low thrown ball.
The massive 2012 DT transfer from Michigan, Ondre Pipkins 6'3 1/2" 322 5.2 forty, had a break out performance on the day showing great speed,quickness and agility for a player his size, or any size. Ondre, who has picked up a Missouri offer, really stood out in agility drills by keeping up with players 100lbs or more lighter then himself. He also showed a great attitude and was very coachable.
Another future D1 DT prospect at camp was Liberty 2012 DT Kurt Pertoll 6'2"1/2 285 5.1 forty-30" vertical. Petroll is explosive at the snap and has good balance,quickness and agility. He performed very well in the DL drills and was probably overshadowed by Pipkins a little bit. Petroll sheds blocks well and makes plays in the backfield and down the line from his DT position.
2012 LB Michael Rose 6'0" 210 4.8 forty impressed with his athleticism and motor at camp. Rose is more quick then fast, but goes full speed all the time and is football fast. He excelled during LB drills and also showed good hands in defensive drills. He also stood out in the agility drills.
Raytown South WR Justus McMullen 6'2"190 4.46 was one of the fastest players at the camp. McMullen has good hands and leaping ability to go along with his speed. He is an impressive looking receiving prospect to watch this coming season.
2012 Staley RB Morgan Steward 5'11" 180 4.54 was one of several impressive KC area underclassmen running backs on hand at camp. Steward plays FB at Staley in front of 2011 stand out Evan Campbell. However, Steward is a true tailback who has good feet,vision and hands and excels running the ball.
2012 RB Jordan Walker 5'11" 185 4.56 –34" vertical Rockhurst. Walker missed most of last year, but he should be another piece of the Rockhurst offense this year. A very good athlete, Walker also plays La Crosse. He has the speed and athleticism you look for at his position.
2012 RB/LB Alex Howell 5'11" 190 4.63 Winnetonka is a good looking prospect on both sides of the ball. Howell is quick,fast and has good feet. He was another standout during all the drills and started on varsity last year.He is also a sprinter on the track team
2012 Rockhurst QB Nick Jones 6'3" 190 4.8 stood out among the underclassmen QBs. Jones has good size to go along with a strong and accurate and ,good footwork and mechanics. The tough thing for Jones is that he will likely have to wait until his senior season to showcase his abilities since the Hawklets return their starter from 2009.
2012 OL Zach Hilsabeck 6'7" 260 5.5 South Nodaway was among the top Offensive linemen in his class at camp. Hilsabeck is a bit raw, but has great size and looks like he is continuing to develop both physically and as a player. He showed up at Mizzou camp in Columbia later that week.
Class of 2013 DT Jamont Boyd 6'3" 260 Lee's Summit West was an impressive looking DT prospect. Boyd looks much older then his age and is strong, athletic and quick. This will be his first year at LSW and he is a player expected to contribute.
The Class of 2014
A couple of players at the camp who were among the prospects who caught my eye will just be entering the ninth grade in 2010.
Peyton Newell 6'2" 230 TE/DE 4.9 Hiawatha (KS) did extremely well in line drills and caught the attention of several visiting coaches there. Newell told me that he participated in the US Army 8th grade bowl this year and recently was MVP at the NUC combine in Kansas City. He looks like he will have a bright future and has interest in Missouri.
From the Missouri side, Raytown South 2014 freshman to be Dale Brown 6'3"206 looked like a junior more then someone who just finished the 8th grade. Brown, who plays DE and QB, held his own against the upperclassmen at the camp. He has a strong arm but needs to work on his delivery. As a DE he has a lot of natural ability to go along with his athleticism. He looks to have good growth potential and is a prospect to remember.
Another future freshman for 2010 is University Academy QB Domonic McKenzie 6'0" 180. McKenzie looks advanced in his QB mechanics and technique and has a nice arm for his age.
OTHERS WHO STOOD OUT AT CAMP
2012 QB Kre Kelso Platte County, 2012 RB Ryan Nace Grain Valley, 2012 WR Zach Hoover Grain Valley, 2012 QB Luke Knott Lee's Summit West, 2012 DE Chris Wiseman Lee's Summit West, 2012 ATH Alex Bales Rockhurst, 2013 RB Joey Burkett Jefferson City.