Preview of the 2009 B2G Camp

The B2G Camp is in its ninth year, and it might have its best group of talent participating this year, with the likes of Josh Shirley, Paul Richardson, and Joshua Shaw displaying their skills for the next couple of days at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks...


The tenth year of the B2G Elite Football Program begins Friday in Thousand Oaks, and the offensive prospects that will be on display feature some of the elite prospects in the country, including the top four receivers in the West.

The running backs are going to be loaded, led by Top 10 back, James McConico from Compton (Calif.).

A returner is Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd running back Mario Brown, who had a good showing a year ago.

La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis' Dietrich Riley is one of the most heavily recruited players in the country and he can play a myriad of positions, but he'll primarily work with the running backs this weekend.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw junior running back DeAnthony Thomas was the state sophomore of the year, and he's going to be one of the few underclass stars in attendance.

Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser running back Anthony Brown has been a regular attendee at the B2G Elite Instinct Training and he'll be in town for the entire weekend.

Other running backs to watch include Gardena (Calif.) back Donald Hall, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery's Nolan Plummer and Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward's Blayr Jimmerson.

The receiver position will have some serious talent on hand as well, with Scout 300 selections filling the list.

USC commit Dillon Baxter from San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay, Gardena (Calif.) Serra's Paul Richardson and Ontario (Calif.) Colony's Kenneth Scott are three of the headliners and two-way threat from Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral, Anthony Jefferson, will also be on hand.

Other receivers to watch include Culver City (Calif.) Edwin Tillman, Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Oasis two-way threat Elijah Mitchell and Piedmont (Calif.) receiver Joey Andrada.

At quarterback, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) passer Greg Watson, who led his squad to the CIF-SS title a year ago, will headline the field of passers. Watson, who was offered by Oregon as a cornerback, is going to work strictly with the quarterbacks.

Westlake (Calif.) junior quarterback Michael Bercovici is also scheduled to attend.


The defensive prospects that will be on display feature some of the elite prospects in the West.

The linebackers are led by four-star linebacker Josh Shirley from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser, one of the premier pass-rushers in the country.

He'll be flanked by Culver City (Calif.) linebacker Victor Burnett, who's now up to 13 offers, with Tennessee becoming the most recent school to offer.

Eureka (Calif.) linebacker Soma Vainuku will also be on hand along with Visalia (Calif.) Redwood linebacker Taylor George.

The secondary will have a very nice number of prospects, led by four-star cornerback Joshua Shaw from Palmdale (Calif.) and Scout 300 safety Dion Bailey.

Shaw's stock has been on the rise and B2G directors Ron Allen and Henry Bell predicted in February that he'd become one of the elite prospects nationally, and now with offers from schools like Ohio State, Tennessee, USC, Oklahoma and Notre Dame, that's come to fruition.

Bailey is also an elite prospect, and he's coming off a nice showing at the USC Rising Stars Camp.

Shaquille Richardson's stock is soaring as well, thanks to a great spring on the camp and combine circuit, especially at the Los Angeles Combine and he's up to a half-dozen offers as he heads into his senior year Los Alamitos.

Anthony Brown from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser was offered by USC on Thursday and he'll be buoyed by that when he attends the B2G this weekend, as he's been a part of the Instinct Training all offseason. Brown will also spend some time with the offense at running back.

Lucky Radley from Agoura (Calif.) is back for the second straight year and he'll work with both the safeties and the running backs.

One of our favorite DBs is Bryan Douglas from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, and the three-star cornerback has also been a frequent attender of Instinct Training.

UCLA commit Tevin McDonald from Fresno (Calif.) Edison, is back after excelling a year ago.

Deche Milburn had a great week at the UCLA and USC camps, primarily as a receiver, but he'll work on both sides of the ball at B2G.

Enrique Thomas was one of the stars at the B2G Select Tours in Santa Maria and the Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa corner will be on hand.

Upland (Calif.) safety Keith Hutchins is another name to watch. will provide coverage the first three days of B2G and the camp, which runs from June 25-28, culminates on Sunday, the 28th with the A-Game.

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