Peat, Sarao, Pippens highlight defense at MNL

While part one of The Bootleg's Monday Night Ball report focuses on the offensive standouts, part two focuses on the defenders.

DL
Todd Peat
Kevin Anderson
Anthony Hayes
Michael Brinston (Southern Miss commit)

The defensive line group wasn't the deepest or most talented, but did feature Todd Peat, a recruit of high interest to both Stanford fans and the Cardinal coaching staff. Although he didn't dominate in one-on-ones against a very talented group of offensive linemen, Peat had the strength and agility to be the clear No. 1 lineman at the camp.

Anthony Hayes looked trimmer and was a bit more athletic than I had imagined (he beat Peat in a sprint) but had a bit of trouble doing much against the OL at the camp.

Kevin Anderson and Mike Brinston both had their moments, but the d-line had trouble with the o-linemen as a whole.

LB
Anthony Sarao
Daniel Davis
Malique Micenheimer

With the absence of projected camp attendees James Vaughters and Nick Menocal (who is quite high on the Card, incidentally) the linebacking group took a hit in quality. Still, Stanford commit Anthony Sarao brought plenty of talent to the Stanford Stadium field. Sarao was easily the fastest of the linebackers and tight end (thus earning the unofficial designation of fastest ‘big athlete'). Sarao displayed his trademark impressive lateral quickness, shuffling well from side to side in drills. Although he doesn't have the biggest frame, Sarao appeared solidly built and capable of withstanding the rigors of playing linebacker at the Pac-10 level.

DB
Matt Bailey (Virginia Commit)
Ra'Chard Pippens
Addison Holstein

Although there weren't a banner group of athletes in the defensive backfield, a few recruits caught our eyes. Pippens in particular looked the part of a solid safety. Hailing from McDonough High School in Georgia, Pippens is a solidly built 6-foot-1, 180-pounder who looked pretty fluid in drills.


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