RECAP: Rivals 3 Stripe Miami Camp

RECAP: Rivals 3 Stripe Miami Camp

Stefan Adams
As one of the best camps on the circuit in terms of elite talent, Rivals 3 Stripe Miami camp has been bringing together the best of the best in South Florida to compete on the gridiron for years now.

And the 2019 version of the camp did not disappoint: over 200 of the area’s best prospects again came out to show their stuff versus the cream of the crop this past Sunday and earn an all-expense paid invite out to Atlanta to compete in the Rivals 5-Star Challenge.

With the 2019 class wrapped up and in the books, of course the focus of the camp was the rising seniors of 2020, but others in the 2021 and 2022 classes made a name for themselves as well.

Keep in mind, there is always a lot going on at once, so it is impossible to see everybody compete at all times. But for my money, here are my top performers from the Rivals 3 Stripe Miami.


Top Performers

Jaylan Knighton, RB, Deerfield Beach, FL (Deerfield Beach)

Knighton was close to making my list at the Opening, but there was no denying him a spot this time. When some of the areas top running backs did not turn up at to the event, it became the ‘Knighton Show’ in RB drills as the 4-star prospect put his blazing straight-line speed on display. Knighton also showed off his route running and hands in the passing one-on-one’s, running a perfectly executed wheel route on one play in particular for an easy TD.


Marcus Rosemy, WR, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

It’s hard to keep finding superlatives to say about Rosemy, yet here he was again impressing the crowd. Rosemy uses his size well and straight up bodies and bullies some DB’s, while also possessing the wheels to run right by his man. He’s a 5-star talent for a reason.


Bryce Gowdy, WR, Deerfield Beach, FL (Deerfield Beach)

It was neck and neck between Gowdy and Rosemy for WR MVP, and it seemed like they were trading off easy touchdowns the entire day. At 6’2”, Gowdy has a more compact build, but still has great speed and gets open at will. He’s very fluid in his movements and was also going up over the top of defenders to come down with the ball on Sunday.


Xavier Restrepo, WR, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

Restrepo started the day slow, but eventually made his presence felt yet again at the event, finding the endzone multiple times. Restrepo is a very deliberate route runner and is often working one step ahead to set up his defender. He owns these types of events and is extremely active in trying to take as many reps as possible.


Gerald Mincey, OT, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Cardinal Gibbons)

Mincey is a prospect without a lot of fanfare, but showed he can perform every bit as good as the top-tier recruits. A Kentucky commit, Mincey was the only tackle to lock up DL MVP Donell Harris, who was toasting offensive linemen with his speed the entire afternoon. Mincey also demonstrates a nasty streak and is unapologetic with his physicality. This just might be a sleeper to keep an eye on.


Jovens Janvier, OG, Miami, FL (Miami Christian)

Janvier carries some bad weight and is up to 350 pounds right now, but still has the type of light feet that gives him plenty of potential down the line. Janvier was hard to move out of his stance and was a cinderblock at guard on the day.


Elijah Roberts, DE, Miami, FL (Columbus)

Despite many pegging him for an eventual move to defensive tackle, Roberts continues to show enough speed to stick on the edge at end. Roberts’ rip and swim move is very polished and he looked extremely strong in his bull-rush, which has been his calling card since I first saw him. Still, Roberts was going around offensive linemen at times, brandishing quick feet and change of direction.


Derek Wingo, LB, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

Wingo is just physically overwhelming in the way he is able to break down and attack a ball carrier. He’s put some really nice size on in the past year and continues to show off his improvement every time I watch him. It felt like Wingo was just designed for these drills and he was shutting down everything while running sideline-to-sideline. The Penn State commit has only scratched the surface of his potential.


Jahvante Royal, S, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

The first thing that stands out about Royal is his frame, and he towers over all the other DB’s in his group. Royals moves well with it, though, and uses his length to break up throws most couldn’t get to. He is truly an intriguing prospect that is still learning the finer points of the position, but has all of the physical tools to be special.


Class of 2021

Donell Harris, DE, Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington)


Harris was nearly unstoppable on Sunday, putting most everyone he went up against on skates with his deadly first step. Many offensive linemen try the tactic of bodying him up to bully him, but very few can even get their hands on Harris to attempt that. Even more surprisingly, Harris is becoming more and more technically sound and demonstrated an array of pass rushing moves.


Savion Collins, DT, Miami, FL (Southwest)

Collins’ athletic potential is through the roof and I continue to like him better the more I see him. Collins explodes out of his stance and really stood out on one rep, easily breaking through the line without much pushback from his opponent. He is gradually putting on size and the Miami commit says he is now up to 287.


Class of 2022

Julian Armella, OT, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

Armella has now made this list in back-to-back events (the Opening) and it’s clear he is the real deal. He blended right in with the upperclassmen at the event and didn’t look out of place at all. Armella won the majority of his reps with strong hands and quick feet, and is not afraid to mix it up after a rep and get nasty.


Notes

**
Those that won MVP’s were: Michael Pratt (QB), Knighton (RB), Rosemy (WR), Armella (OL), Harris (DL), Wingo (LB), and Dave Herard (DB).

**In addition to the MVP’s who earned automatic invites, here were the others that are headed to Atlanta after Sunday: Gowdy, Royal, and Janvier.

**Manny Diaz was in the stands during the camp, which was allowed due to his son participating in the event. Diaz, who had a roster in hand and seemed to be evaluating players, talked to some parents during the day, including those of Elijah Roberts, but only gave nods of acknowledgement to the players who noticed him due to NCAA rules on speaking to prospects off campus.

**2020 STA 4-star OL Marcus Dumervil took only one rep before bowing out due to an illness.

**UM commits Don Chaney Jr., Bryan Robinson, and Dominic Mammarelli were scheduled to be in attendance, but did not show up at the event. Mammarelli in particular took a visit to Miami’s campus instead.
 

Comments (21)

Thanks as always Stefan for the birds eye view of camp. It’s very encouraging to hear a lot of Miami commits did well at 3 Stripe, May they have continued success at 5 Star. In your opinion are the Miami commits solid at this point for 2020? I know 2021 and 2022 are light years away, just wondering if we will hold on to the Top 5 class for NSD. Yes, in and they will come but what if we fall to 9-4 or 10-3, are they still on-board?
 
As one of the best camps on the circuit in terms of elite talent, Rivals 3 Stripe Miami camp has been bringing together the best of the best in South Florida to compete on the gridiron for years now.

And the 2019 version of the camp did not disappoint: over 200 of the area’s best prospects again came out to show their stuff versus the cream of the crop this past Sunday and earn an all-expense paid invite out to Atlanta to compete in the Rivals 5-Star Challenge.

With the 2019 class wrapped up and in the books, of course the focus of the camp was the rising seniors of 2020, but others in the 2021 and 2022 classes made a name for themselves as well.

Keep in mind, there is always a lot going on at once, so it is impossible to see everybody compete at all times. But for my money, here are my top performers from the Rivals 3 Stripe Miami.


Top Performers

Jaylan Knighton, RB, Deerfield Beach, FL (Deerfield Beach)

Knighton was close to making my list at the Opening, but there was no denying him a spot this time. When some of the areas top running backs did not turn up at to the event, it became the ‘Knighton Show’ in RB drills as the 4-star prospect put his blazing straight-line speed on display. Knighton also showed off his route running and hands in the passing one-on-one’s, running a perfectly executed wheel route on one play in particular for an easy TD.


Marcus Rosemy, WR, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

It’s hard to keep finding superlatives to say about Rosemy, yet here he was again impressing the crowd. Rosemy uses his size well and straight up bodies and bullies some DB’s, while also possessing the wheels to run right by his man. He’s a 5-star talent for a reason.


Bryce Gowdy, WR, Deerfield Beach, FL (Deerfield Beach)

It was neck and neck between Gowdy and Rosemy for WR MVP, and it seemed like they were trading off easy touchdowns the entire day. At 6’2”, Gowdy has a more compact build, but still has great speed and gets open at will. He’s very fluid in his movements and was also going up over the top of defenders to come down with the ball on Sunday.


Xavier Restrepo, WR, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

Restrepo started the day slow, but eventually made his presence felt yet again at the event, finding the endzone multiple times. Restrepo is a very deliberate route runner and is often working one step ahead to set up his defender. He owns these types of events and is extremely active in trying to take as many reps as possible.


Gerald Mincey, OT, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Cardinal Gibbons)

Mincey is a prospect without a lot of fanfare, but showed he can perform every bit as good as the top-tier recruits. A Kentucky commit, Mincey was the only tackle to lock up DL MVP Donell Harris, who was toasting offensive linemen with his speed the entire afternoon. Mincey also demonstrates a nasty streak and is unapologetic with his physicality. This just might be a sleeper to keep an eye on.


Jovens Janvier, OG, Miami, FL (Miami Christian)

Janvier carries some bad weight and is up to 350 pounds right now, but still has the type of light feet that gives him plenty of potential down the line. Janvier was hard to move out of his stance and was a cinderblock at guard on the day.


Elijah Roberts, DE, Miami, FL (Columbus)

Despite many pegging him for an eventual move to defensive tackle, Roberts continues to show enough speed to stick on the edge at end. Roberts’ rip and swim move is very polished and he looked extremely strong in his bull-rush, which has been his calling card since I first saw him. Still, Roberts was going around offensive linemen at times, brandishing quick feet and change of direction.


Derek Wingo, LB, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

Wingo is just physically overwhelming in the way he is able to break down and attack a ball carrier. He’s put some really nice size on in the past year and continues to show off his improvement every time I watch him. It felt like Wingo was just designed for these drills and he was shutting down everything while running sideline-to-sideline. The Penn State commit has only scratched the surface of his potential.


Jahvante Royal, S, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

The first thing that stands out about Royal is his frame, and he towers over all the other DB’s in his group. Royals moves well with it, though, and uses his length to break up throws most couldn’t get to. He is truly an intriguing prospect that is still learning the finer points of the position, but has all of the physical tools to be special.


Class of 2021

Donell Harris, DE, Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington)


Harris was nearly unstoppable on Sunday, putting most everyone he went up against on skates with his deadly first step. Many offensive linemen try the tactic of bodying him up to bully him, but very few can even get their hands on Harris to attempt that. Even more surprisingly, Harris is becoming more and more technically sound and demonstrated an array of pass rushing moves.


Savion Collins, DT, Miami, FL (Southwest)

Collins’ athletic potential is through the roof and I continue to like him better the more I see him. Collins explodes out of his stance and really stood out on one rep, easily breaking through the line without much pushback from his opponent. He is gradually putting on size and the Miami commit says he is now up to 287.


Class of 2022

Julian Armella, OT, Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas)

Armella has now made this list in back-to-back events (the Opening) and it’s clear he is the real deal. He blended right in with the upperclassmen at the event and didn’t look out of place at all. Armella won the majority of his reps with strong hands and quick feet, and is not afraid to mix it up after a rep and get nasty.


Notes

**
Those that won MVP’s were: Michael Pratt (QB), Knighton (RB), Rosemy (WR), Armella (OL), Harris (DL), Wingo (LB), Dave Herard (DB), and Gerald Blue (Gatorade aka Hardest Worker).

**In addition to the MVP’s who earned automatic invites, here were the others that are headed to Atlanta after Sunday: Gowdy, Royal, and Janvier.

**Manny Diaz was in the stands during the camp, which was allowed due to his son participating in the event. Diaz, who had a roster in hand and seemed to be evaluating players, talked to some parents during the day, including those of Elijah Roberts, but only gave nods of acknowledgement to the players who noticed him due to NCAA rules on speaking to prospects off campus.

**2020 STA 4-star OL Marcus Dumervil took only one rep before bowing out due to an illness.

**UM commits Don Chaney Jr., Bryan Robinson, and Dominic Mammarelli were scheduled to be in attendance, but did not show up at the event. Mammarelli in particular took a visit to Miami’s campus instead.
Outstanding report Stefan! Thank you for the information and insights.
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DT
6'4"
255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
DE
6'5"
210
Miami, FL
WR
6'2"
180
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne, FL
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL

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