Gainesville NIKE Camp -- Offense

For the second straight day I was blessed with the opportunity to watch several of the state's top prospects on a beautiful day. Earlier today Gainesville was the host of the third NIKE Training Camp of the year and it brought out some of the state's finest.

**Please Note: Like yesterday at Miami, I had a chance to see every kid in person before the camp actually started. Yesterday I was at the picture table and today I was measuring heights of all the kids. Therefore, I got a really good look at every kid that walked through the doors into the UF weightroom today.**

A major focus at today's camp was on the quarterbacks. With over 25 that showed up, three of them will be among the best in the entire country. It's been many years since this state has produced three quality quarterbacks like it will this year. Land O Lakes standout Cornelius Ingram (6-4, 191) were all extremely impressive.

Interestingly when the quarterbacks were broken into three groups, all three of these kids were in the same group. Like Lee told me afterwards, they wanted it that way. All three can really throw the football. Weatherford, right now, appears to have the best mechanics of the three while Ingram's the most athletic with the best arm. His ability to throw a bullet or put touch on the ball is incredible. Lee has a cannon as well and has tremendous feet and hips. All three were making tremendous throws all afternoon and I truly believe you won't find many quarterbacks in the entire country with as much upside as these three kids.

There were two running backs that caught my attention. Trinity Christian's Lamar Lewis (who will also get looks as a cornerback) ripped off a 4.42/40 (they were timed on grass and against a slight wind) and looked very instinctive and quick in drills. He made two different linebackers look silly during one-on-one drills. Lewis is coming off an excellent junior season, which he finished by going for almost 200 yards in the state championship game. The other running back that caught my attention was Auburndale's Lenford (Chub) Small. After measuring in at 5-8 1/2 and 194, Small turned in a low 40-time of 4.43. He looked very good in drills and is coming off two excellent seasons.

Switching to the wide receivers, I wanted to make mention of something that you might not hear about again for a long time. Palm Bay's Xavier Carter was scheduled to be at the camp but was at a national track meet in Arcadia, CA this weekend. At that meet, he won the national title in three separate events -- 100m, 200m, and 400m. It's the first time anyone has ever won those three events. That's borderline insane. He's probably the fastest football prospect I've ever seen.

There were some talented receivers there today, however. Fort Meade's Larry Freeman (6-2 1/2 and roughly 185) plays quarterback for the Miners but is going to be recruited to play wide receiver and he showed why today. He runs good routes, can jump, and is very competitive. Lake City Columbia's Rashaun Jones (6-0 1/2 and 178 was also a standout at the receiver position. A third kid, Orlando Edgewater standout Brad Allen did not show up.

Moving to the offensive line, the three kids that caught my attention the minute they walked into UF's weightroom were the same three kids that I was looking forward to watching the most on the O-Line today -- Wakulla's Drew Miller.

At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Lewis is a guard prospect with huge hands. He threw up 23 reps on the bench press and make it look easy. He then went on to have a strong camp, including a play in which he pancaked a defender during a pass pro drill. Tartt, who is 6-4 and 310, has excellent feet for a big man, fairly long arms, quick hips, and a big motor. He's very passionate about the game, moves very well for his size, and has good agility. He threw up more than 30 reps on the bench press. Tartt, in my opinion, was the most talented lineman there today. Miller, who checked in at 6-4 and 290, looks a lot like Derrick Morse did this time last year in person. With good feet, he also had a solid day and is definitely a major Division 1 prospect.

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