DAVIE - Two days, 250 of the top athletes in south Florida. That was the result of the first ever Perfect Competition/www.floridakids.us Camp/Combine held on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday March 20.
Blue skies, plenty of great competition and the opportunity to learn something about enhancing the total football experience was the order of the weekend for a number of quality athletes who came from as far as Palm Beach Gardens and the southern reaches of Miami-Dade County.
"This was all about the kids," said Perfect Competition CEO Sean O'Brien. "When (former Miami Dolphin receiver) James McKnight and I planned this event out, it was to make it different than the camp and combine experience that the kids usually get this time of year."
Andy Hartmann, Plantation American Heritage
One of the first of its kind, the camp/combine began each day with four sessions that dealt with nutrition, weight training, speed and agility work and the recruiting process.
"I have played elite football and have been around top camps and competition all my life," said former Los Angeles Raider and Oklahoma Sooner Derek Crudup, Sr. "But this event far exceeded anything I could have ever thought up for these kids to be a part of. It was an honor to be a part of this."
Cody Clinton, Boca Raton
Camp No. 1 attracted nearly 100 athletes on a day where there were track meets and other camps in the area. Several of the top football players still made their way to the event and took part in afternoon drills as well as full day of enhancing their total football experience.
After the morning session and a quick lunch at the Pefect Competition facility, the scene shifted to nearby Nova High School where McKnight was joined by Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael and several area high school coaches for two hours of football.
Eddie Shepherd, Cypress Bay
The first day of this unique event had some impressive athletes come out to see what all the talk had been about for the past six weeks.
The opportunity to bring two worlds together without timing the athletes in the 40 or shuttle run or having them lift weight to see how strong they were worked out great.
What this combine/camp was all about was to help each and every athlete maximize his ability as a football player, which has been missing from post-season football.
Javon Hill, Miami Monsignor Pace
"To me, this was a great camp for instruction in the sport of football," said Miami Monsignor Pace lineman Javon Hill. "There are no camps that anyone runs that comes close to the experience we had out here. People who didn't come really missed one of the best things ever. Really, this was an experience every player left talking about."
While there were plenty of tremendous athlete on hand, there were some names most have come to recognize for the Class of 2006. Players such as Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas left tackle Sam Young, Delray Beach Atlantic receiver Preston Parker and Miami Killian offensive line prospect Kevin Perez.
Kevin Perez, Miami Killian
The camp also featured athletes like running back Marcel Archer of St. Thomas Aquinas, Boca Raton quarterback Cody Cilton, Florida Christian running back Jermaine Doctor, Hialeah running back Shomari Grant, Plantation American Heritage linebacker/fullback Andy Hartmann and Fort Lauderdale Stranahan emerging lineman Kindly Jaques, Miami Killian tight end Chris Exposito, Delray Beach Atlantic quarterback Mark McGraw, Weston Cypress Bay linebackers Eddie Shepherd and Mike Johnson and South Miami standout defensive back Patrick Robinson.
"The Saturday camp was impressive," said Charles Fishbein of www.floridakids.us and Scout.com. "With so many other things going on in the area and this being the first day ever of this camp/combine, what's not to be impressed with."
Sam Young, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
With Jamie Newberg and Scott Kennedy of Scout.com and Countdown To Signing Day on hand, other players who stepped up on the first day included linebacker/fullback Michael Rodriguez of Hollywood Christian and defensive lineman Jared Martin of Davie Western.
NEXT UP: The second and final day of this unique weekend in Davie, Florida.
CAMP ROSTER FOR DAY NO. 1
Cameron Abdellah, WR, 6-0, 170, Boca Raton.
Patrick Adolphe, DL, 6-2, 235, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Legrand Bien-Aime, PK, 5-10, 147, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan.
Pedro Aldand, TE/DE, 6-2, 230, Hialeah.
Richard Alseme, FB/LB, 5-10, 210, Hollywood South Broward.
David Anderson, OL, 6-0, 315, Plantation American Heritage.
Marcel Archer, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Marcel Archer, RB, 5-11, 188, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Robert Balkunas, OL/NT, 6-0, 290, Boca Raton.
Carlton Bethel, OL, 5-11, 271, Miami Northwestern.
Bradley Bieger, RB/DB, 5-11, 170, Hollywood South Broward.
Reid Blair, OL, 6-4, 265, Pompano Beach.
Jacky Candy, QB/DB, 5-11, 175, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan.
Cody Clinton, QB, 6-2, 210, Boca Raton.
Andrew Coambs, FB, 5-8, 190, Miramar Everglades.
Danny Cornely, LB, 6-0, 180, Miami Palmetto.
Michael Dent, WR/DB, 5-9, 160, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Jonathan Decoster, OL/DL, 6-4, 270, Miramar Everglades.
Jermaine Doctor, RB, 5-11, 190, Miami Florida Christian.
Tommy Durand, QB, 6-1, 180, Hollywood South Broward.
Angelos Erilus, DL, 6-1, 280, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan.
Chjristopher Exposito, TE, 6-3, 220, Miami Killian.
Corey Farver, QB/DB/WR, 6-0, 175, Hollywood Christian.
Jesse Fulton, QB, 6-0, 180, Hialeah.
Al Gibbs, SS, 5-11, 160, Boca Raton.
Jimmy Gower, OL/DL, 6-3, 230, Fort Lauderdale Archbishop McCarthy.
Travis Grace, RB, 5-7, 173, South Plantation.
Shomari Grant, Hialeah
Shomari Grant, RB, 5-9, 185, Hialeah.
Dominique Grooms, RB, 5-8, 161, Pompano Beach.
Andy Hartmann, FB/LB, 5-11, 225, Plantation American Heritage.
Rashidi Haughton, TE/DE/PK, 6-3, 225, Hialeah.
Lujah Henlon, OL, 5-7. 225, Ives Estate Dr. Michael Krop.
Javon Hill, OL, 6-4, 330, Miami Monsignor Pace.
Kindly Jacques, OL, 6-6, 300, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan.
Junior Jean, DB, 5-11, 175, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Rithner Jean-Baptiste, RB, 5-9, 190, Cooper City.
Mike Johnson, Weston Cypress Bay
Mike Johnson, LB, 5-10, 205, Weston Cypress Bay.
Joe Krissel, DL, 6-4, 265, Davie Western.
Edward Lisanti, DE/LB, 6-0, 203, Pompano Beach.
Jeff Lubin, WR/DB, 5-9, 150, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan.
Jose Lucho, DB, 5-8, 153, Ives Estate Dr. Michael Krop.
John Lubischer, TE/DE, 6-4, 240, Boca Raton.
Christopher Marino, DE, 6-5, 260, Miami Florida Christian.
Jared Martin, DL, 6-2, 290, Davie Western.
Kendal Mason, DL, 6-1, 275, Boca Raton.
Mark McGraw, Delray Beach Atlantic
Mark McGraw, QB, 6-3, 200, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Alex McHale, OL/DL, 6-1, 235, Fort Lauderdale Archbishop McCarthy.
Junior Michel, DB, 5-10, 180, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Jamelle Murray, WR/DB, 5-9, 160, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Joseph Myers, TE, 6-3, 210, Miami Palmetto.
Ricky Neaves, LB< 6-0, 205, Cooper City.
Preston Parker, Delray Beach Atlantic
Preston Parker, DB/WR, 6-0, 180, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Devin Parrish, WR, 6-0, 160, Miami Gulliver Prep.
Getro Paul, WR/DB, 5-10, 120, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Kevin Perez, OL, 6-4, 280, Miami Killian.
Silvio Pierre-Louis, WR/DB, 6-1, 189, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Demetrius Randolph, QB, 6-2, 205, Pompano Beach.
John Richardson, WR, 6-0, 160, Miramar Everglades.
Bryan Rietter, DB, 5-9, 160, Ives Estate Dr, Michael Krop.
Patrick Robinson, DB, 5-11, 170, South Miami.
Francelin Rock, DB, 5-9, 165, Delray Beach Atlantic.
Mike Rodriguez, Hollywood Christian
Mike Rodriguez, FB/LB, 6-0, 210, Hollywood Christian.
Miguel Rodriguez, WR/DB, 5-10, 170, Fort Lauderdale Archbishop McCarthy.
Rocco Russo, OL, 6-2, 325, Miami Southridge.
Michael Salsberry, OL, 6-1, 225, Fort Lauderdale Archbishop McCarthy.
Eddie Shepherd, LB/SS, 5-10, 190, Weston Cypress Bay.
Lorenzo Smith, QB/DB, 6-0, 175, Fort Lauderdale Archbishop McCarthy.
Brett Swenson, PK, 5-9, 150, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.
Cory Teramo, QB, 5-10, 155, Hollywood Christian.
Daniel Triche, DB/WR, 5-8, 155, Hialeah.
Leon Trimble, FB/LB, 5-7, 218, Hialeah.
Adam Van Lange, Cooper City
Adam Van Lange, RB, 6-0, 188, Cooper City.
Donovan Walker, S, 5-8, 180, Cooper City.
Josef White, WR, 5-11, 185, Fort Lauderdale Dillard.
Jeffrey Wilson, WR, 6-0, 155, Miramar Everglades.
DeAngelo Wofford, LB, 5-6, 190, Miramar Everglades.
Sam Young, OL, 6-7, 295, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Ianean Yves, FS/WR, 5-11, 153, Hialeah.
Anthony Zoller, DB, 5-8, 170, Hollywood South Broward.
To see more action photos and for parents to order pictures from the Saturday session, just click here: Perfect Competition/www.florida.us Camp Photos – Day 1
PERFECT COMPETITION CAMP/COMBINE: Day 1
Sun State Football Top Stories
Fantasy Football: Tennessee Titans OutlookShawn Childs provides an in-depth preview of the Tennessee Titans heading into the 2017 Fantasy Football season.
Scout Fantasy9:04 AM
Vikings testify of hard-throwing BridgewaterAlthough Teddy Bridgewater isn’t fully back from his knee injury, teammates and coaches like his arm strength.
Viking Update7:47 AM
Vikings defense in good handsNo Zim? No problem for Minnesota Vikings defense while the top dog recuperates.
Viking Update7:01 AM
98 Days to Kickoff: #98 Ancrum & PowellWe are 98 days until the Florida Gators kickoff against the Michigan Wolverines in Dallas, Texas and we’re going to count down the days with the Florida roster until that game.…
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 9:50 PM