June 6, 2009

FAU's camp attracts top prospects

FAU hosted their annual one day football camp Saturday. After having consecutive seasons end with bowl wins FAU's camp is quickly becoming one of the premiere events to begin the summer in the state of Florida. We highlight some of the top performers in attendance.

No you were not seeing double. Twins Justin McCray and Jordan McCray of Miami Southridge were in attendance. The 6 foot 2, 300-pound offensive lineman ran almost identical 40's when paired together. Right now the duo sits with one offer from Central Florida.

A couple of local standouts had very good showing on Saturday. Jerome Thomas a safety from West Boca High School was one of the most impressive athletes in attendance and Terrell Williams a wide receiver from Boca Raton High School was unstoppable in one on ones. The 6 foot, 183-pound Thomas ran a 4.44/40 and showed he could play cornerback, safety or wide receiver in one on ones. The 5 foot 9, 175-pound Williams was just too quick for the defensive backs on this day. He made great catch after great catch all afternoon.

There were a number of talented defensive backs at the camp. Demitri Beal a 5 foot 10, 170-pound cornerback from Chaminade-Madonna was solid all day in coverage. Beal is hearing from FAU, USF and Cincinnati. Daniel Jones a 5 foot 9, 175-pound cornerback from Florida High in Tallahassee showed excellent coverage and ball skills as he took on all comers. Fredrick Maxwell a 5 foot 9, 180-pound cornerback from East Ridge High School made several nice plays during one on ones. Khalid Smith a defensive back from Neptune Beach Fletcher also looked solid during one on one.

Quarterback was another position that had quite a few top prospects. Chris Rapka of Cardinal Gibbons, Matt Younger of Cocoa, and Nick Becker of Pine Crest had some of the strongest showings on the day. Rapka is hearing from a lot of Ivy League schools and FAU. Younger is just beginning his camp circuit as he is headed Georgia Tech next week. He currently has one offer from Illinois State.

Wide receiver Jared Dangerfield of Royal Palm Beach was coming off an outstanding spring game performance. He continued his strong play and he caught pretty much every ball that came near him. Another Royal Palm Beach standout, who missed part of last with an injury, was running back Jevonte Green. He showed no ill effects of the broken leg he suffered last fall.

Another standout at wide receiver was Josh Burch of Faragut High School. Burch has an offer from Illinois State right now. Rodney Hunter who recently transferred to Miami Columbus from Miami Southridge showed he can be a receiver to watch out for this fall.

A couple of prospects were in attendance but did not participate. Bruce Heggie of Mount Dora was there to meet the FAU coaches and check out the campus, but an injury kept him from participating. Rivals 4-star prospect Chris Dunkley was there watching some of his former Royal Palm Beach teammates participate in the event. Dunkley plans to head up to Georgia soon to participate in their camp.

On the day there were around 150 prospects in attendance.

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