This is the camp primarily conceived as an instructional camp to earn the coaching staff extra income, rather than a true recruiting tool.
Among the 200 or so high schoolers, there were probably just a handful of legitimate UCLA prospects.
High on that last was Ryan Moya, the 6-2, 225-pound tight end prospect from El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge. Tight ends coach Jon Embree showed Moya a great deal of personal attention in the morning, and head coach Karl Dorrell took Moya off the field for a period of time. In the afternoon, in the drills, Moya showed why he's so coveted by UCLA (having been offered after the Palo Alto Nike Camp). Even though he is more of the size of a linebacker, Moya is a talented tight end, with great quickness and pass-catching ability. A recruiting update is on the way.
Shaun DeWitty, 6-2, 180, Colorado Springs (Col.) Doherty, was definitely a standout, running the day's fastest 40 at 4.53 (which is considerably fast running uphill on the IM field), and what we believed was the fastest shuttle time of a 4.27. Being a running back primarily last season, he was a bit rusty working out with the defensive backs, but showed great athleticism and foot speed. UCLA is recruiting him as a safety, and DeWitty worked out at that position Sunday. DeWitty Recruiting Update
Another Coloradoan, cornerback prospect Grant Crunkleton, 5-11, 166, Denver (Col.) Mullen, made the trip to participate in the camp. On the slow IM field, Crunkleton ran a 4.6, and looked particularly agile in the drills. A recruiting update is on the way.
UCLA's committed quarterback prospect, Osaar Rasshan, 6-4, 190, Pomona (Calif.) Garey, participated Sunday. With the number of campers, Rasshan didn't get many reps throwing the ball. In the few reps we did see, it appeared that Rasshan has gotten a bit more refined in his throwing motion, and is better and more accurate on the short ball. Throwing the ball downfield over 20 yards was where the ball got away from him a bit. UCLA quarterbacks coach Jim Svoboda worked closely with Rasshan on the day.
Probably the next biggest name at the camp was wide receiver James McDonald, 6-1, 185, who made the trip all the way from Washington (D.C.) Dunbar. McDonald was easily the best wide receiver prospect at the camp, with very good size to go along with nice fluid athleticism in running his routes. A recruiting update is coming.
Offensive line prospect Ian Brinker, 6-6, 280, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe, was in attendance Sunday. Brinker has very good size, obviously, and for how thick he is, moves fairly well.
A sleeper name to watch is running back Terrance Hooks, 6-1, 192, Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza. Hooks looked like a thoroughbred in the drills, with a great, quick stride and good footwork. A recruiting update is also on the way for Hooks.
More than likely there will be more prospects showing up over the course of the next three days.