In a 7-on-7 camp on Saturday, many talented prospects showcased their skills in Rochester (NY). On the defensive side of the ball, several of those prospects stood out.
Isaiah Brown (2016 CB): Every time I see Brown in person, he is more and more impressive. His ball skills are excellent, especially considering he's only a freshman. He has the speed to stay with just with receivers, and technique to be in position to make plays. As Brown continues to develop, he should start getting looks from BCS-level programs. The only weakness in Brown's game is the ability to be consistent when catching interceptions. He drops some from time to time, but he just makes plays.
Myles Nicholas (2014 LB): Nicholas passes the eye test right away. He is big, tall, and fast. During part of the camp, he spent time covering receivers one on one in drills and more than held his own. During 7-on-7 drills, he directed the defense and was a force in the middle. He has great footwork, reads the play well, and good speed to get to the ball carrier. On a side note, Nicholas said that he recently was in contact with Syracuse and they invited him to attend one of their camps this summer.
J'Vaughn Presley (2016 DB): Presley stands out with his speed and quick footwork. He is extremely athletic, but a little bit raw. Presley continues to work on his technique, but has the skill set to develop into a solid player. He lets receivers get position right away, which allows him to get beat. But he shows strength and speed when he uses proper technique. Continued development and consistency will serve him well.
Jamir Jones (2016 LB): Jones is the younger brother of current Notre Dame player and former 4-star prospect Jarron Jones. He comes from great bloodlines and flashes that same athleticism. Jones has great size for a freshman and is still growing. He moves very well and shows solid strength as well. He's a name to keep an eye on.
Kemani Howard (2014 CB): Howard is a talented, athletic prospect with the strength and speed to be successful. He struggles sometimes with technique and biting on fakes. However, if he continues to develop, he could be a solid player at the next level.
Jay'Von Hampton (2015 CB): Hampton was very impressive during on one on drills covering various receivers. He is able to use his hands to bump receivers off the spot, and has the speed to stay with them down the field. Hampton also showed solid ball skills to make deflections and create turnovers.