Syracuse held one of their annual camps on Sunday, June 18th and had plenty of talent participating. Here are the players who caught the eye of CuseNation.com.
Chance Amie is a highly touted quarterback prospect for a reason. Not only did he move extremely well during drills, but was impressive in the throwing portion as well. Amie has an effortless release and the ball simply flies out of his hand. With a simple flick of the wrist, Amie throws the ball 40-50 yards downfield with accuracy. He had zip on the ball on shorter routes as well.
Few have had as strong of a camp season as Will Levis. Syracuse offered after the camp, and his performance during made it easy to see why. Levis can really spin it, throwing darts during one-on-ones. He is extremely accurate with the ball at all three levels.
Anthony Queeley was the best wide receiver for most of the day. He combines solid speed with smooth athleticism, strong footwork and physicality against defensive backs. Queeley did not have a drop all day, and committed to Syracuse after the camp concluded.
Easily the best offensive lineman at the camp, Tyrone Sampson proved why he is a Scout 300 prospect. Though maybe not overly impressive from a drills and measurables standpoint, Sampson is at his best during one-on-ones. He uses his supreme strength, strong use of his hands and elite footwork to dominate opponents. Once he engaged with an opponent, it was over. Sampson displayed quickness off the ball, strong knee bend and strong initial punch.
Despite being a class of 2020 prospect, Kenny Mestidor has all the makings of a national recruit. He is long, has an outstanding frame, uses his hands well and can really run. He was clocked at 4.60 in his 40 after running slightly better than that at Penn State recently. Already at 6-foot-2, Mestidor could become an outside linebacker prospect if he continues to grow significantly.
Trill Williams certainly looks the part. Not only does he look thicker in person than one would expect, but he runs so well and so effortlessly, that you almost do not notice how fast he is moving. A supremely gifted athlete, Williams stood out among the defensive backs.
Cory Gross had an excellent camp. He ran a 4.58 40, moved well during drills and was exceptional during one-on-ones. He did not allow a catch during the five reps he took, and had a shining moment against receiver Jalin Cooper. Gross was physical with Cooper during his route, then undercut Cooper to intercept a pass. His combination of game speed, footwork and physicality was on full display.