Evaluations of U.S. Army Bowl

Scout.com's recruiting expert and analyst, Randy Taylor -- and the former UCLA Director of Football Operations -- was in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and provides us his scouting report on UCLA-committed defensive tackle Brian Price, and UCLA recruits, cornerback Donovan Warren and receiver Brandon Clear...

Brian Price, Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 260, COMMITTED - Brian probably had the best first step of any defensive lineman from either the East or West. From day one he showed terrific quickness and was disrupting the offense most of the week. Price also energized the team's practices and forced everyone there to raise their level of play. He is obviously a talented defensive tackle and can make plays in the backfield. He was the best pure DT on the West squad.

Donovan Warren, Cornerback, 6-0, 180 - Warren was the most pure corner prospect on the West team. He has quick feet and can flip his hips to turn and run. Donovan also has very good make up speed allowing him to close on receivers. In addition, he plays the ball well in the air and is athletic enough to adjust to the ball and the receiver. He can be physical and he competes. As he gets bigger, stronger and faster at the next level, there is no reason why he couldn't play on Sundays.

The first day of practice he looked tentative and I suspect he was nervous along with trying to learn the defense. It's difficult to play full speed when you're thinking about "alignment and assignment" instead of letting it rip. Once he felt comfortable in the system he was special. In fact, other than Gary Gray of the East I think Donovan was the most fluid corner in the game. He went up against Terrence Toliver all week in practice and was able to hang with the talented receiver. That was fun to watch.

Brandon Clear, Wide Receiver, 6-5, 215 - Clear is a tall and long receiver. He isn't the most fluid route runner but is an athlete and is still a little raw as a wideout. Brandon did a good job competing against some pretty good DBs from the East in practice, including Eric Berry, Gary Gray and Marcus Gilchrist. He has the potential to be a good underneath and intermediate receiver but doesn't have the speed to stretch the field. His size and ball skills helped him all week making plays against the smaller East corners but that didn't translate into much success against the little bigger and more physical West corners. This kid has a very good upside, however, as it's easy to see that he can become a good red zone receiver as well as help his team move the chains. Clear will visit UCLA officially this week. (Recruiting Update)


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