Top 5 Performers at Rutgers Camp

The "30 lists in 30 days" series concludes today with a breakdown of the top, overall performers at Rutgers camp. ScarletReport.com enjoyed bringing you this series and enjoyed the debate and conversation it sparked on the message boards.

ScarletReport.com breaks down the top performers among hundreds of campers at Rutgers this week fighting for offers and time with college coaches.

5.) OT Derwin Gray — Gray came up with a small contingent from Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.) on Monday and his stature alone made him a standout among offensive linemen.

A 2013 recruit, Gray stands at 6-foot-5, 265 but has an extremely athletic build and moves very well. He has the frame to get even bigger and stood out as the top 2013 offensive lineman at camp.

Gray holds verbal offers from New Mexico, Michigan State and Rutgers. While working at camp, Gray spent a lot of time with coach Greg Schiano watching closely.

4.) DE/LB Patrick Jean — This DE/LB hybrid from Treasure Coast (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.) led the camp in swagger and attitude, but backed it up with tremendous performances throughout the camp.

Jean excelled in a LB/S role during 7-on-7s and as a defensive end on Tuesday. Though he weighs just 200 pounds, Jean's tremendous speed made up for what he clacked in size as he consistnetly beat the top linemen on Tuesday including Duaron Williams.

The best part about Jean, however, is that after he beat someone, he was not afraid to let them know.

3.) CB Eli Woodard — This 2013 defensive back from Eastern (Vorhees, N.J.) cleaned up during one-on-one drills and left with his third scholarship offer.

Woodard was a known commodity coming into camp with offers from Purdue, Notre Dame and Ohio State, but he backed it up with e tremendous performance, including dominance over Carlton Agudosi during one-on-one drills.

2.) OT Ryan Brodie — Brodie only drilled during Monday's morning session, but he made his presence felt.

The highly sought-after tackle performed well alongside Gray with Schiano and offensive line coach Kyle Flood looking on. The camp was crucial to Brodie because it was his first chance to truly get to know Flood.

1.) QB Blake Rankin — Rankin was a top performer when he was still a prospect. As a verbal commitment to Rutgers, Rankin was even better.

Rankin looked extremely comfortable taking orders from Frank Cignetti, his future offensive coordinator, and through tight, accurate passes throughout the two days he spent drilling.

The Bloomsburg Area (Bloomsburg, Pa.) quarterback told ScarletReport.com he loved the time he spent at Rutgers throughout the week and looks forward to spending many more nights in Piscataway before he officially becomes a Scarlet Knight on National Signing Day and enrollment at this time next year.



***Between four fields and three days, ScarletReport.com's staff saw a lot of action, but with 1,000 campers not all is seen. This list was comprised on what was witnessed by the staff at camp.


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