Pioneer high school in Whittier, California will be home to the two-day Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp that will kick off on Thursday. Some of the nation’s top college programs will be on hand to check out what looks like a very solid group of athletes on both sides of the ball.
Just a few of the programs who have confirmed for the camp include the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Tennessee Volunteers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans as well as West Coast programs like the Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, BYU Cougars, Oregon State Beavers, Oregon Ducks, UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans and Washington Huskies.
Here's a look a some of the top players expected to be in attendance:
Darnay Holmes is the headliner of the event and one of the most talented players in the country. He's a lockdown cover corner and just as dominant as a receiver on the offensive end. Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and UCLA are his top choices at the moment.
There should be a strong collection of quarterbacks on hand led by Husker commit Tristan Gebbia and Anaheim (Calif.) Servite's Tyler Lytle. Rising junior Brevin White is one of the top prospects in the 2018 class and 2019 quarterback J.T. Daniels already boasts offers from schools like Notre Dame, UCLA and USC.
A pair of Scout 150 prospects in Terrell Bynum and Osiris St. Brown headline the receiver group. Bynum is a Washington commit and one of the most dynamic players in the region. St. Brown just visited Stanford and will head to Notre Dame this weekend.
St. Brown's younger brother Amon-Ra St. Brown is one of the top junior prospects in the nation and rising sophomore Horace McCoy is a big, physical receiver who already boasts offers from schools like ASU, Nebraska, Notre Dame and USC.
You won't find too many running backs more fun to watch than West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade junior T.J. Pledger. Pledger, who has national offers from schools like Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee, along with the local programs, UCLA and USC, is lightning quick, can embarrass a defender in space and has great hands out of the backfield.
Washington commit Keith Taylor leads a strong crop of defensive backs. At a solid 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Taylor has a safety frame but a corner skill set and could end up anywhere in the secondary.
Fast rising Jeffrey Manning is another intriguing player who like Taylor, could play corner or safety in college. Elijah Hicks is a talented corner who can run and Marques Evans is another player who should stand out and we liked a lot this spring.
Just a junior, linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu is already one of the top defensive prospects in the region. BYU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC and Washington are just a few who have offered the athletic outside 'backer.
Lamin Touray is one of the state's top inside 'backers and his stock as really soared this spring. He recently took home LB MVP honors at the Opening Regional Camp in Oakland.
Junior offensive lineman Tommy Brown always impresses every time we see him. The massive 6-7 tackle has early offers from Cal, Missouri and Virginia and we expect that list to grow considerably this coming fall.