One player to make an impact at the camp was 2013 Dunbar High (Washington, D.C.) offensive tackle Derwin Gray, who left campus with a verbal offer, which is why he is the next subject in ScarletReport.com's "Spotlight 2013" series.
"I think I did well with my footwork and my combination of speed and strength" the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Gray said. "I did better with explosiveness, and also with giving my all and being competitive out there, and giving the person on the other side of the ball a chance to get better. "I thought I handled myself well. I liked the competition that was there."
"When I left, they verbally offered," Gray said. "They cannot give me an official (written) offer until next summer."
"It shows a lot," he said. "I've grown, and the schools see something in me that can help the program, or bring a championship to their program. That means a lot to me."
Gray liked what he saw at Rutgers in regards to the facilities, and he said getting instruction from the coaching staff was a plus.
Although he didn't see much of the campus, that will change when he camps at Rutgers (June 26) again.
"I know they are the first school to play a college game, and it was against Princeton," he said. "I know they have a very good academic program, and are No. 2 in the country in (APR). I like that.
"The academic (support) is so good I don't have to worry about having a problem that I don't have to worry about it. The school is there to make sure I have my grades together, and continue the tradition of no players flunking out."
Gray plays left tackle at Dunbar High, but can move to guard in college if he doesn't grow a few more inches.
"He's a real athletic guy," Cherry said. "We are a multi-offense team. He's a physical specimen. He's 6-4, 255, and he's only 16 years old, so he is nowhere near reaching his potential. He has good footwork, good strength and is a gym rat. He's an excellent kid to coach. He listens. It's pleasure to coach him."