The well-known skills training clinic Quick Twitch returned this week after a short layoff during which most athletes were attending college camps. With the winding down of such camps, the time for athletes to work on their skills before the 2013 season is here.
Two young men taking full advantage of such an opportunity were 2015 Desoto WR LaMont Jordan and 2016 Fort Worth Southwest QB Devin Williams.
Lamont Johnson is an agile slot WR who has been clocked at low 4.5 speeds and plays even faster- he has relatively nice footwork and strong hands.
He is quick off the line and runs solid routes. Even though is admittedly raw at most of these skill sets, he stands out as a name to watch for me because of his tremendous upside and growth potential, not to mention he is training with one of the top wide receiver trainers in the metroplex in former Oklahoma wide receiver David Robinson, who is known for being his clients strongest critics.
Johnson is aggressive when coming off the ball and this was my first opportunity to see the transfer from Skyline in action, and he most certainly is impressive. His expectations of himself shows as well- when he drops a pass he begins doing pushups, and Johnson by no means look like one to shy away from the weight room either.
Although he hasn't yet heard from any big programs as of yet, he most certainly is one most should start paying some close attention.
Devin Williams is one of the hardest working kids I have had the pleasure of meeting and if there such thing as an ‘it' factor, he flat out seems to have it. His game is one that stands out amongst the crowd. He keeps you looking every time he steps in to do a drill or throw a pass.
Although he is one who on paper would otherwise go overlooked, you would be hard pressed to find very many quarterbacks in the state of Texas who pack the ability to place a football anywhere on the field and be as mechanically inclined as this young man, to say that is mute, but this brief clip put some visual to the claim.
He made quite a few throws at the clinic that left on lookers scratching their heads including myself. Williams is starting to draw some serious interest from some major universities, and he feels confident about getting his first offer very soon.
- 2014 ATH Logan Thomson out of Red Oak is a nice size athlete who will be making the move from safety to starting quarterback for the Eagles. Logan is showing some vast improvement on his footwork and today his passes were clean and efficient.
- 2016 QB Miles Thompson of Allen High School had a nice showing as well. The 5-foot-10 Thompson has a very strong arm, which was on full display in some windy conditions that didn't seem to affect his velocity very much.
- 2016 West Mesquite WR Donte Coleman showed some real potential. At 6-foot-2, he has the height to make plays over the top of defenders. He will get the opportunity to play on the varsity level this year for a team that doesn't lack in quality at his position.
- 2015 Red Oak DB Dailen Sutton will be a stud. The young aggressive corner attacks the ball in the air very well and is stout in man-to-man coverage. Working with DB coach Clay Mack will improve his footwork and coverage skills even further so keep an eye out for him
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