Some more thoughts on the Rivals Camp

Some more thoughts on the Rivals Camp

DMoney
In case you haven't seen [MENTION=10499]ErickMarreroU[/MENTION] 's post on the camp, check it out here.

I was also in attendance and wanted to add a few more thoughts:

- St. Thomas Aquinas is stacked at receiver. Trevon Grimes is an obvious stud and was the most impressive performer of the day. He's huge, fast, confident and dominates on downfield routes. Mike Harley is small but blazing fast and quick. He didn't get touched all afternoon. And Jordan Merrell (Dillard transfer) is a lot better than I thought. He got major separation and is another confident kid. Jake Allen is an average prospect but he will look like a Hall of Famer throwing to these guys.

- Jerry Jeudy was bigger than I expected and performed like the elite prospect he is. He put a couple DBs on the floor with his quickness out of breaks.

- Kemore Gamble was impressive. He's not a 6'6 prototype stud TE, but he has plenty of size for H-Back with a heavy lower-body. He won nearly every rep and snatched the ball naturally.

- Navaughn Donaldson stonewalled Kedonis Haslem like a little kid. He will be even more athletic when he gets rid of some bad weight. Kai-Leon Herbert looks the part and showed a good punch with long arms.

- The two alpha dogs at linebacker were VanDarius Cowan and Deandre Wilder. Cowan (FSU commit) looks like a million bucks with a wide 6'4 frame and smooth movement skills. Wilder is not as big as Cowan but is faster. Those two competed hard all day. James Houston IV and Diego F'agot are big-bodied kids who will be 240+ in college.

- Christopher Henderson didn't take a ton of reps, but he was able to run side-by-side with Grimes on a 9 route without breaking a sweat. He didn't turn around for the ball (it hit the back of his head) but those instincts will come with more reps at CB. The God-given speed is there.

- Josh Jobe and Gilbert Frierson had up-and-downs days in coverage but their size and athleticism is obvious. They are really big kids.

- Naytron Culpepper is an athletic, rangy player but he's probably not a corner. Safety is his best bet.

- Everybody knows the 2018 class is stacked at CB. The most underrated guy in the group might be Trenell Troutman of Northwestern. He got right in Jeudy's face and won the majority of their battles. Hungry Duece😈🏈 - Trenell Troutman highlights - Hudl

- Another name to keep your eyes on for 2018 is Chaminade DE/DT Davoan Hawkins. Really big athlete who competes with a lot of energy. Beast mode full season - Davoan Hawkins highlights - Hudl
 

Comments (41)

DMoney -- any more of an evaluation on Diego?
 
Growing up with a name like Diego ***ot must not be easy. This kid must be tough as nails.
 
DMoney -- any more of an evaluation on Diego?

Hard to say without pads. He looks goofy running around because his legs are so big but he has good instincts in coverage.
 
Naytron Culpepper is an athletic, rangy player but he's probably not a corner. Safety is his best bet.

We´ll see. According to his 247 profile he is only 1 year old. So I´m guessing he´s going to be a beast by the time he is 5/6 years old.

Naytron Culpepper, Miami Carol City, Safety
Athletic, rangy safeties in high school= NFL players in 3-4 years

I'm not that high on Culpepper, I saw him in the first round of the playoffs against Columbus and he getting beat badly by Jerron Rollins and Orlando Hidalgo. I'm not saying he isn't a take but i need to see more from him. Note I'm interested in seeing what he does Carol City this year
 
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looked rough for blades
 
Not sure how Blades Jr. got DB MVP. Got beat by everyone. is The new staff recruiting him? He did not show for jr day.
 
Trevon Grimes is the best high school receiver I have seen since Randy Moss. Big, fast,quick, polished and running precise routes ...wow. I hope we get him.
 
Trevon Grimes is the best high school receiver I have seen since Randy Moss. Big, fast,quick, polished and running precise routes ...wow. I hope we get him.

He's an all-star in shorts. Has that production translated to the field yet?
 

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