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Saturday, January 1, 2011
Updated: January 3, 10:28 AM ET
Under Armour practice Day 2 blog

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Under Armour All-Americans finally get to show their stuff when they take the practice field for the second time on Sunday. ESPN will update all the action throughout the day -- the big plays, the big hits, who's standing out and who's struggling -- so keep checking back for all the latest news from Day 2 of UA All-America Game practices.

Clinton-Dix still deciding
4:03 pm ET -- Safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, who is currently committed to the Crimson Tide, says it's between Alabama and LSU with no other schools in contention.

Skills Challenge preliminaries
These All-Americans will compete in the finals tomorrow.

UA Hands Competition
1. Quan Bray 0:31:25
2. Doran Grant 0:31:50
3. Eli Rogers 0:32:06
4. Robinson Therezie 0:33:59

Lineman Challenge
1. Desmond Jackson 0:24:46
2. Cyrus Kouandjio 0:24:84
3. Steve Miller 0:25:41
4. Giorgio Newberry 0:25:78

Obstacle Course
1. Brandon Williams 0:30:78
2. Travis Hughes 0:31:00
3. Vinnie Sunseri 0:31:25
4. Trey DePriest 0:31:41

Williams going to be good
3:58 pm ET -- Danzel Williams, a multifaceted athlete who could also play running back, is doing really well as a full-time corner this week. He's got great feet and showing really good natural cover skills. Going to be a good one for the Sooners.

Clowney meets Crowell
3:48 pm ET -- Jadeveon Clowney just introduced himself to running back Isaiah Crowell in a collision of two of the top performers so far this week.

Mitchell injury
3:43 pm ET -- Jabari Gorman just read a play, closed hard on a route and created a lot of contact with Malcolm Mitchell. Mitchell appears to have suffered an ankle injury on the play.

Story makes the play Florida commit Ja'Juan Story beats Josh Turner, a Texas commit, on a deep pass.

White team more intense 3:37 pm ET -- The White team appears much more intense than the Red team during today's practice. The White team is hitting harder and running twice as many reps. On the Red side, Tacoi Sumler, a future Duck, fumbled a reverse and Texas Tech commit La'Raven Clark gave up a blindside sack to Anthony Chickillo.

Pettis crushes Johnson
3:33 pm ET -- Another Noles pledge, offensive lineman Trey Pettis, just de-cleated five-star Anthony Johnson. The future LSU defensive tackle did not see him coming. One of the harder hits so far this week.

Karlos to the house
3:32 pm ET -- Karlos Williams picks off a Max Wittek pass and takes it to the house. White team defense is very excited celebrating with Williams, a future Seminole, in the end zone.

Collins strong with LSU
3:28 pm ET -- Rumors persist, but La'El Collins says he is solid with LSU. Collins is out for today's practice with an ankle injury.

Disruptive Dickson
3:26 pm ET -- Xzavier Dickson continues to cause disruption off the edge. He's proved to be a handful with his quickness and is extremely fast off the edge.

Better at safety
3:23 pm ET -- Defensive back Robenson Therezie is playing both corner and safety but looks more comfortable at safety.

Carlisle's burst
3:21 pm ET -- Cardinal commit Amir Carlisle just showed great speed and burst on a slot reverse and got the edge as the White team shows a little trickery.

Driskel picked off
3:20 pm ET -- Jeff Driskel throws pick-six to Trey DePriest. The future Crimson Tide LB, who has really impressed us with his range in coverage, undercut a Brandon Fulse route and took it to the house.

Frazier struggling
3:13 pm ET -- Kiehl Frazier has had a bit of a tough day so far. The quarterback who will play Saturdays on the Plains, threw a pick to North Carolina linebacker commit Travis Hughes on a bad read and missed Marqise Lee with an errant throw.

Turner's return
3:10 pm ET -- Nebraska commit Jamal Turner is showing that he's a true athlete with a big punt return on the first rep of live 11-on-11 punt drills. He showed great burst to the edge and juked two would-be tacklers.

Red DL dominating
3:09 pm ET -- Advantage in the trenches for Red team has to go to the defensive line at this point. It is doing a lot of damage with its speed and quickness while pass rushing. Along the interior offensive line, future Auburn Tiger Reese Dismukes and Marcus Jackson have been impressive sitting and anchoring against the bull rush.

White team WR/DB drills

Westerman to USC?
3:06 pm ET -- Current Texas commit Christian Westerman just informed ESPN's Jeremy Crabtree and Jamie Newberg that he's going to visit USC on Jan. 13. The Longhorns edged the Trojans for his initial commitment. The Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) product is now considering only those two schools. More to come on this news tonight during ESPNU broadcast and in Corey Long's notebook.

Kouandjio improving
3:04 pm ET -- Cyrus Kouandjio, who played in a run-heavy offense in high school, is taking the coaching well and has improved his pass blocking throughout the day. He just rode Anthony Chickillo outside the pocket and is getting back into his set quickly.

Throw Nick's way
3:00 pm ET -- Nick Waisome, who will play in Tallahassee, is begging for something to be thrown in his direction but no dice.

Jackson, Clowney tough to handle
2:59 pm ET -- Desmond Jackson is extremely tough to handle in one-on-one drills when using a shade technique. Jadeveon Clowney has victimized La'Raven Clark a few times during pass-rushing drills. Clowney's also just beat fellow five-star Cyrus Kouandjio.

Fulse playing better
2:58 pm ET -- Team Red tight end Brandon Fulse, who had some difficulty on Day 1, just displayed soft hands catching a pass.

Johnson's big hit
2:56 pm ET -- Tennessee linebacker commit A.J. Johnson just lit up Quan Bray on a kick return drill. Players aren't tackling and wrapping up but Johnson put Bray to the ground on contact.

Story's advantage
2:54 pm ET -- Ja'Juan Story, a Florida pledge, just made a great grab in between coverage down the seem. He used his height and huge catching radius to come up with the ball.

Versatile Clinton-Dix
2:52 pm ET -- Alabama commit Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix is proving to be one of the more scheme-versatile players here. He's moved down and covered the slot and played in the deep middle coming over the top of routes.

Driskel to Blackmon
2:51 pm ET -- Devon Blackmon is developing into Jeff Driskel's go-to-guy.

Living up to the competition
2:50 pm ET -- Oklahoma commit Jordan Phillips blows past Trey Pettis, who's headed to Florida State, with a swim move. The kid from Kansas is playing against the best competition he's ever faced and doing very well.

Red team WR/DB drills

Tough to beat
2:45 pm ET -- Anthony Wallace continues to impress with his athleticism turning and running with polished pass-catching tight end Ben Koyack, who's headed to Notre Dame.

Newberry making plays
2:44 pm ET -- A couple of notes on Giorgio Newberry's day. The Seminoles commit handled Ohio State commit Steve Miller. He then beat Miller with great leverage. Newberry then shifted to defensive end and used an impressive spin move to get past Bobby Hart, a future teammate in Tallahassee.

Landry vs. Grant
2:39 pm ET -- Good matchup to watch this week during practice is Jarvis Landry and Doran Grant. A classic duel between two of the quicker skill prospects. Grant, who will be playing Saturdays in Columbus, Ohio, is looking really good so far. Very hard to shake as receivers have struggled to gain separation.

Primary returner
2:37 pm ET -- Red Team using Devon Blackmon as the primary return man during a kickoff drill.

Davaris showing off his hands 2:34 p.m. ET -- Future Fighting Irish pass catcher DaVaris Daniels makes a great grab on a laser out route by Trojan-to-be Max Wittek.

Quick Quan
2:33 p.m. ET -- Athlete Quan Bray looking good taking some reps at running back. He's very quick through the hole.

Heated Bellamy
2:27 p.m. ET -- Clemson commit Mike Bellamy is having a spirited "conversation" with his running backs coach after he missed him with a pass. Bellamy wanted the ball because he can make plays. Bellamy backed up his talk on the next rep beating Anthony Wallace, a future Duck, on a fly route. Bellamy remains visibly upset during inside run drills.

Westerman showing his power
2:23 p.m. ET -- Current Longhorns pledge Christian Westerman just put Gabe Wright flat on his behind in combo drills. Wright then came back with an impressive rush on Thomas O'Reilly, an Auburn commit. Arkansas commit Mitch Smothers just pancaked USC verbal Antwaun Woods, opening up a huge hole for Quan Bray.

Complete player
2:21 p.m. ET -- Florida commit Jeff Driskel shows his complete skill set rolling hard to his right and then lofting a perfectly thrown go route down the left sideline.

Anthony making moves
2:20 PM ET -- LB Stephone Anthony just blew up a toss sweep, while two offensive linemen tried to get to him.

The natural
2:17 pm ET -- Future Gator Ja'Juan Story looks so natural at receiver you wouldn't think he played quarterback for his high school team this season.

Stepping up
2:15 p.m. ET -- DE Greg Townsend Jr. is stepping it up and adjusting to the increased competition.

Tiger pride
2:11 p.m. ET -- Future LSU receiver Jarvis Landry proving to be one of the better all-around receivers on White team.

Dangerous runner
2:10 p.m. ET -- Buckeye-to-be Braxton Miller is difficult to contain as a dual-threat QB. He has great outside quickness and makes decisive reads.

Johnson vs. Williams
2:05 p.m. ET -- Tennessee commit LB A.J. Johnson just really held his own against Oklahoma commit RB Brandon Williams on an out and up route. However, Williams got him back when he did a head-and-shoulder fake on a catch in the flat.

Miller on fire
2:02 p.m. ET -- Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is really bringing it today on the quick slants. He has hit four in a row with perfect velocity and accuracy.

Thompson getting coached up
1:59 p.m. ET -- The coaches are really working with QB Kendall Thompson, a Texas commit, and making sure he follows through when he throws the out route.

Rome looking good 1:58 p.m. ET -- Jay Rome looks physical in blocking drills and then started to display his soft hands in sideline pass drills. Ben Koyack also looked good moving his feet in the blocking drills.

Looking more efficient 1:54 pm ET -- Red QBs are starting to look more in sync today working on timing routes. Auburn pledge Kiehl Frazier and Bruin-to-be Brett Hundley both look more efficient on timing routes. Receivers appear to be getting more comfortable with the throws.

Starting slow
Day 2 started off with some simple walk-throughs and another spirited warm-up by coach Don Cox.

Mo Latu warm-up dance
Red team center Mo Latu getting his team ready for Day 2 of practice.