Syracuse continued their summer camp schedule Friday night as they hosted approximately 50 prospects. Several stood out as having the strongest performances.
Anthony Siciliano: The strongest offensive performance was from the Winter Springs (FL) quarterback. While Siciliano didn't leave camp with an offer, he did just about everything he could to earn one. He showed very strong footwork in his drop, confidence in his abilities, and a strong arm. Siciliano can really sling it, throwing the ball with a tight spiral on nearly ever rep. His accuracy was also there, frequently throwing to the right spot. To top it off, the arm strength Siciliano showed was very impressive. The only thing keeping him from an offer is his size.
Myles Nicholas: Nicholas showed the athleticism and quick feet that stands out on film. He ran very well in the three cone and other footwork drills. He covered well in the one on ones, though has to watch how often he holds the receiver. Had Coach Shafer been in attendance, it's possible an offer would have been extended. Syracuse just has so many outside linebackers on their radar, it's hard to determine where Nicholas would fit into Syracuse's plans. He only ran a 4.8 40, but performed well in other phases of the camp.
Micah Wright: Wright had one of the strongest 40-times at 4.5. During one on ones, he ran deep routes well and showed soft hands. The defensive back competition wasn't very strong, so it was hard to tell how good Wright really looked. However, he stood out as being an athletic prospect with good speed.
B.J. White: White was the strongest lineman at the camp. The Syracuse staff seems to really like him. He showed solid footwork and quickness out of his stance as a defensive tackle. He struggled a bit in the cone drill, but was solid in one on ones working on his technique. White uses his hands well to shed blockers.
David Francis: The Hialeah (FL) athlete attended camp as part of an unofficial visit on Friday. Francis was OK, but not spectacular. He struggled a bit in the cone drill, and dropped a couple of passes during receiver drills. The 6-foot-2 prospect did not appear smooth running his routes, but did show athleticism in other areas.
Isaiah Brown: Brown was solid at the Syracuse camp on Friday. He back peddled well, was good in one on ones, but struggled in the 40. He was told he hit a 4.9 40-time. That is not where a division one defensive back should be. However, he's a class of 2016 prospect and has a lot of time to work on that. He plays much faster than that during one on one drills. In order to grab an offer, Brown will continue to work on his 40-time to show he has the speed to play at the next level.
Todd LaRocca: Todd was a bit disappointing during the camp. He did not wow with his arm as he had done in previous camps. He just seemed a bit off. Still, LaRocca's footwork was solid and he clearly has a strong arm. He just wasn't as accurate as he's been in the past, and the tight spiral was not consistent. LaRocca did show nice touch on a few deep balls, however.