Northeast Five-Star Showdown's Top Performers

Some of New England's best, and one of the best players from New York, spent Saturday at Xaverian Brothers High in Westwood, Mass., at the Northeast Five-Star Showdown. Among the top performers were Ishaq Williams and Albert Louis-Jean, and there were also a number of underclassmen who shined bright. Check out's top performers at the event.

WESTWOOD, Mass. -- The Northeast Five Star Showdown took place Saturday at Xaverian Brothers High, and it brought some of New England's best talent as well as one of the top players from New York City.
And even with much of the talent coming from the area, the player who performed the best at the event was four-star Abraham Lincoln High (Bronx, N.Y.) standout Ishaq Williams,'s No. 7 rated defensive end in the class of 2011.
Miami commit Albert Louis-Jean, a speedy cornerback from Brockton (Mass.) High and Iowa commit Marcus Grant of Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.) also showcased their Division I talents.
There was also some interesting linebacker talent, and a number of class of 2012 players worth keeping an eye on.
Here are's top 12 performers from the camp:

1. Ishaq Williams, DE, Abraham Lincoln
The 6-foot-5, 222-pound Williams showed tremendous quickness and speed. The offensive linemen talent wasn't high, but after a slow start he was dominating. If he wasn't going around someone, he was planting his foot in the ground, using his hands and quickly shifting directions to get to the inside to get and reach the quarterback. He holds 27 offers, and for good reason.

2. Albert Louis-Jean, CB, Brockton
The Miami commit was noticeable from the tests to the one-on-one drills, showing closing speed in coverage and also being able to cover tight at the line of scrimmage. He was able to play bump-and-run and also sag back and break quickly on short passes. His 4.39 time in the 40-yard dash was the best of the combine.

3. Marcus Grant, WR, Lawrence Academy
The Iowa commit showed good explosion getting off the line of scrimmage and ran precise routes. He was consistently able to get past the defensive backs in one-on-one drills, and displayed good hands. He ran a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash, and was easily the most polished receiver at the camp.

4. Graham Stewart, LB, Xavier (Middletown, Conn.)
At 6 -1, 216 pounds, Stewart could be a tweener between safety and linebacker, but he does have the frame to add weight and play there in college. He moves well laterally, and was quick coming off the edge in one-on-one drills. He also competed at a high level. He holds written offers from Boston College and Connecticut and has verbal ones from Temple and Florida State and is being recruited by Iowa and Maryland, among others.

5. Michael Orloff, LB, Lawrence Academy
Orloff was known as a quarterback at The Governor's Academy before being targeted as a linebacker at Lawrence Academy. He moves well and had a quick first step during the one-on-one portion of the camp. He ran a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash, and was a respectable 4.42 in the shuttle. He holds an offer from Louisville and he believes Penn State and Northwestern are close to offering. Syracuse, Connecticut, Boston College, Notre Dame and Purdue are also looking at Orloff.

6. Tim Joy, LB, Chelmsford High, North Chelmsford, Mass.
The top underclassmen of the event was the 6-1, 195-pounder, who excelled in agility drills and also in one-on-ones. He showed good cover skills and a nice burst, but the highlight was his 4.31 seconds in the shuttle and a 36.5 inch vertical leap, both of which were the best by a linebacker at the camp. Schools are looking at him as an outside linebacker and safety. Boston College visited his school twice this spring and Connecticut was by Friday. He is also getting recruited by Maryland, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon.

7. A.J. Doyle, QB, Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury, Mass.
Easily the best quarterback at the camp, the 6-3, 224-pound Doyle showed a strong arm, nice touch and solid footwork as he threw to both sides of the field, fit balls into tight areas and also threw the deep ball with accuracy. He has heard from Boston College, Connecticut, USC, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee and visited Rutgers, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

8. Jason Sylva, LB, Tabor Academy, Plymouth, Mass.
Already known in the class of 2012, the 6-2, 222-pound Sylva is hearing the most from Rutgers and Boston College. He moves well, and at 17 years of age will have a mature body by the time he gets to a college. His 4.94 time in the 40-yard dash was concerning, but he showed good feet and change of direction in drills.

9. Camren Williams, WR, Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury, Mass.
His 4.48 seconds in the 40 was the best of the receivers at the event, and his 6-2, 196-pound frame is fine for the eyeball test. He got off the line of scrimmage quickly and was able to get open time and again, but a few drops kept him from being higher on the list. He was easily one of the most talented receivers in attendance, and his desire to play showed through as he continued to jump in line and get in the route-running mix. He is being recruited by Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Boston College, Connecticut, North Carolina and Michigan State.

10. Tyler Cardoze, OL, Lawrence Academy
Cardoze measured in at 6-3, 330 pounds, but didn't appear that heavy or have slow feet. There were not many offensive linemen to choose from, but Cardoze outshone nearly everyone else. He was the most consistent, and when he moved his feet, he was nearly impossible to get around. Cardoze had a few mental lapses, he was one of two offensive linemen all the defensive linemen wanted to go again. He said he is being recruited by Rutgers, Penn State, Iowa, Boston College, North Carolina State, Syracuse and Connecticut.

11.Max Ricci, OL, Lawrence Academy
To be honest, when the 6-3 Ricci said he weighed in at 360 pounds, it was a shock. He needs to get his body in better shape, but no way did he look 360 pounds. He was neck-and-neck with Cardoze in the one-on-one drills, and he often had a very good battle. He is also strong, but needs to work on his stance. He ran a 5.66 in the 40, but his 4.79 in the shuttle was the best of the offensive linemen. He is being recruited by Penn State, Boston College, Syracuse Connecticut, North Carolina State and several Division I-AA schools.

12. Obum Obukwelu, DL, Boston College High, Dorchester, Mass.
The 6-1, 250-pounder showed tremendous speed and strength in one-on-one drills, and at times it looked unfair as he used his size, quickness and strength to continually beat overmatched offensive lineman. The question, though, is whether he has the size to play on the defensive line. He looks more like a linebacker, but he may not move well enough to play there at a high Division I level.

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