Prospects Enjoy Full Day At OSU Senior Camp

We have observations and some data from Saturday's senior advanced camp at Ohio State. There were roughly 200 prospects in attendance. They did testing and drills in the morning, toured Ohio Stadium at lunch and came back for drills and competition in the afternoon. Ohio LB Vincent Browne was one of the top performers. Click here for details on the camp as well as the state track meet.

Ohio State opened its summer football camp by welcoming in about 200 prospects for the first senior advanced camp. The second advanced camp will be held on June 23.

The day began with check-in, followed by testing and position-specific drills. At noon, the players bused to Ohio Stadium for lunch and to watch a video of the fourth quarter of the Michigan game.

The afternoon session was split between speed work and the "County Fair," where the coaches work players through five stations designed to improve footwork and agility.

The day ended with a session where offensive and defensive guys went head to head.

Here is a look at some of the key prospects in attendance on Saturday:

* Gainesville, Ga., OL Nick Claytor, who goes 6-6 and 319 pounds. Claytor has family in the Toledo area and seems to be giving Ohio State every consideration. He seemed to enjoy himself at the camp and was one of the most impressive prospects on the field. He is mulling offers from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech and LSU.

* Trotwood-Madison safety C.J. Peake, who had 40-yard times of 4.47 and 4.48 seconds. Peake missed some of the afternoon session as he was hobbled a bit.

* Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit OL Nick Schepis, who has offers from West Virginia, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Duke.

* Clayton (Ohio) Northmont junior OL Zebrie Sanders, who at 6-5, 260 pounds looks like he could be a prototype tackle in a year or two as he fills out. He showed above average agility and athletic ability.

* Upper Arlington, Ohio, DE Joey D'Andrea, who, at 6-2, 245 pounds, ran a nice 4.7 40.

* Lisbon (Ohio) David Anderson LB Vincent Browne, who, at 6-5, 240, ran a nice 4.8 40 and a stellar 4.4 in the pro shuttle.

* Others who were impressive include: Hubbard OL Marcus O'Hara, Grove City TE Zach Clark, Canfield DB Shawn Baker, Xenia TE Zach Furlong, Piqua DE Jafe Pitcock.

* Quarterbacks of note: Chris Smith of South Point, Ohio; Cody Endres of Washington (Pa.) Trinity; Mike Cappetto of Bloomfield (Mich.) Brother Rice; and Zach Collaros of Steubenville, Ohio.

* One of the stars of the day was Clairton (Pa.) Thomas Jefferson DB Dom DeCicco. He was tops in the broad jump (10-2) and the shuttle (4.01 seconds). He has a number of nice offers (Arizona State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and others) and could have another one coming his way soon. He is 6-3, 195 pounds.

Top Testers

We were able to get the names of some of the top testers at the camp:

* Broad Jump -- DeCicco, 10-2; Blake Koons, Columbus DeSales, 10-1; Derrick Henry, Worthington Kilbourne, 9-8; Brandon Hostetler, Louisville, 9-6; Taylor Bradley, Winton Woods, 9-5.

* Pro Shuttle -- DeCicco, 4.01 seconds; Adam Vanderink, Crestwood, 4.02; Furlong, 4.04.

* 40-Yard Dash -- Fastest time was 4.42 seconds (did not catch the name, a player from somewhere in Minnesota); Peake, 4.47; Tom McGee, Steubenville, 4.48.

* Bench Press -- James Edwards, Nelsonville-York, 22 reps of 225 pounds; Joey D'Andrea, 18 reps; John Flowers, Lancaster, 17; Ridge Riebold, Olentangy Liberty, 16; McGee, 16; Joel Younkins, Hubbard, 16.

State Track Meet

The state track meet was also held this weekend at Ohio State. Piqua's Brandon Saine, an OSU verbal, was trying for a rare triple with wins in the 100-, 200- and 400-yard dash. He came up short, though.

Here are results of several football prospects from the state meet (all Division I unless noted):

* Saine -- Won 100 meters in a state track meet record 10.5 seconds; won 400 meters in 46.88 seconds; finished seventh in the 200 (22.08).

* Skylar Jones, Middletown -- Fourth in 110-meter high hurdles (14.23); won 300-meter hurdles (37.26).

* Kyle Jefferson, Cleveland Glenville -- Second in 400 (47.8); helped Glenville win the 4x400 relay.

* Dane Sanzenbacher, Toledo Central Catholic -- Fourth in 400 (48.6)

* Robert Rose, Cleveland Glenville -- Finished sixth (56-11.5)

* Dante Jackson, Greenfield McClain -- First in 110-meter high hurdles in Division II (14.06); second in 300-meter hurdles (38.3).

Glenville's Ray Small did not compete in two relays on Saturday due to an injury. Glenville continued its run as the Division I team champions, though.


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