News and Notes from Rutgers Camp 6-30-2004
Rutgers Football Camp 2004
Former Rutgers players Marshall Roberts, DB Coach at Liberty University (left), Aaron Grady, LB Coach at Georgetown, (middle) and Josh Hedgemen Head Coach at Schlick High School in New Jersey (right)
are among the coaches working the camp.
- There was a rumor regarding possible a verbal from a northern New Jersey RB/DB. To date, these rumors are believed to be unfounded.
- Tiquan Underwood (WR, 6'2"170lbs)
has obtained his first scholarship offer. Rutgers officially provided him the
offer by Fedex on Tuesday.
On Sunday night, Underwood impress everyone with a 4.41 forty. As a junior, Underwood was named all-area after passing for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns. Also lined up at wide receiver and had 300 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Notes and Comments
As stated yesterday, this is the most talent that I have seen at a Rutgers camp to date. The talent can be seen at the skilled positions. So let's start there.
Dillard High School is well represented at the Rutgers Football Camp. Yesterday, we talked about Elijah Hodge but today we will focus on WR Chris McClover (6'2'-180lbs). His size, speed, and fluid movement has caught a lot of people's eye. As most Florida WRs, he has the confidence to line up against anyone and ability to succeed in many of those encounters. For a bigger WR, he has the body control to make the tough catches and the necessary physical nature to play the bump and run. For Rutgers fans, he appears to be a slimmer version of current Rutgers WR and Florida resident Marcus Daniels.
His slim built makes him appear taller than 6'2". He is another player who will benefit from a college weight program to add more weight and muscle to his frame.
Earlier in the day, James Williams (DB, 5'11"-180lbs, 4.5 forty) from Plainfield H.S. in Plainfield, New Jersey visited the Rutgers Camp for the morning session. William lined up against all of the best WRs (including Chris McClover and Demetrius Morley) in camp and more than held his own. A few coaches told me that Williams was impressive in his one-on-one coverage.
Another one day visitor was Keith Hughes (OL, 6'4"-280lbs) from Northern Highland H.S. The big linemen showed solid footwork and determination during his one-on-one protection. During one of the one-on-one battles, he lined up against Sean Lissemore (DE/LB, 6'3"-230lbs) from Dumont H.S in Dumont, New Jersey. The battle was a draw.
The Bergen County battle
Sean Lissemore (black) goes 1-on-1 against Keith Hughes
Although he has an hip flexor injury Malcolm Jenkins (DB, 6'0"-175lbs) from Piscataway High School is also in camp.
More gunslingers arrived today. Domenic Natale (QB, 6'2"-188lbs) from the Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey and Willy Drew (6'5"-210lbs) from Randolph H.S. in Randolph, New Jersey were in camp today.
Domenic Natale (left) and Willy Drew (right)
One of the players, who might be an unknown and has had a good camp was Charles Taylor (6'2"-280lbs). He has displayed good strength and the ability to protect the passer. He will probably played center at the next level.
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