How Did Penn State Recruits Do At Local Nike Camps?

FOS breaks down some of the Nike Football Camp performances from a Penn State football recruiting point of view.

FOS was on hand for the Nike Football Regional Camp in D.C. and New Jersey over the past two weekends. There was a lot of talent on hand at each camp that included Penn State recruits. This video features a few clips of the following players:

Here's a clip of Dotson below.

Cleezy’s Quick Take on Penn State prospects at the Nike Football Camps in D.C. and New Jersey

Penn State 2018 wide receiver commit Justin Shorter took home MVP honors in New Jersey and earned an invite to Nike’s “The Opening” Football Camp in Oregon. Shorter, who gained twenty pounds in the past year, looked great physically and could not be stopped during 1v1’s.

Penn State running back commit Ricky Slade (D.C. camp) didn’t get to showcase his running ability but he was able to showcase his speed, quickness and agility. Slade earned an invite to Nike’s “The Opening” Football Camp.  Slade’s first step is one of the fastest of any player in the country. Speaking of fast first steps, Penn State wide receiver target Jahan Dotson (NJ camp) blew past defenders all day at the Nike Camp in New Jersey. Dotson may have a small frame, but his speed and playmaking ability more than makes up for it.

Zack Kuntz (N.J. Camp), a 2018 Penn State tight end commit, looks to have recovered from a foot injury that he suffered during his junior season. Even at his height (6-8), Kuntz looks athletic while running his routes and doesn’t lumber along. Defensive linemen prospects John Morgan (D.C. camp) and Tyler Friday (NJ camp) both had dominating performances during the 1v1 portion of the camp. Morgan is also being recruited as a linebacker.

I was very impressed with the performance of Imhotep Charter safety Isheem Young in New Jersey. Young looked fluid during the individual drills period and made several interceptions during the 7v7 session. His ability to track the ball while it’s in the air coupled with his hard-hitting style makes him one of the top safety prospects in the nation. Young took home the Nike Camp defensive back MVP award at the camp in New Jersey.

Former Penn State commit Micah Parsons (N.J.) is the best overall football player that I’ve seen out of the two Nike Camps that I attended. Parsons loves to show that he’s an all-around football player as he spent time at the wide receiver, linebacker and defensive end positions. Parsons earned an invite to “The Opening”. Penn State still has an excellent shot to land the five-star defensive end next year on Signing Day.

Wide receiver Daniel George had a dominant performance at the Nike D.C. Camp. George’s size, strength and speed made him hard to cover during the 1v1 session. George's style of play makes him a great fit for Penn State’s offense. Wide receiver Darryle Simmons was one of the top players at his position at the Nike D.C. Camp. Simmons says he plans to visit Penn State real soon.

Four-star wide receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts had to bow out of the Nike Camp in New Jersey a little earlier than expected after suffering a minor leg injury. However, Anderson-Butts did enough to showcase his downfield speed as he blew past defenders during the 1v1 session. Anderson-Butts has Penn State in his list of top five schools and plans to visit during the Lasch Bash.

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