Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Columbus NFTC all-camp team
By Brian Stumpf
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Saturday marked the 10th of 13 Nike Football Training Camps on the 2011 tour schedule. More than 230 competed at Ohio State, including 70 already boasting Division I scholarship offers. Here are the top 24 performers based on both NFTC staff feedback and college potential.
QB: Shane Morris ('13), 6-2½, 182, (Warren, Mich.De La Salle)
It's very rare that an underclassman wins QB MVP honors at a Nike Camp, but Morris was the second rising junior signal-caller to do so on the tour this spring. The strong-armed lefty has already pledged the Michigan Wolverines after a solid sophomore season last fall in which he threw for 1,140 yards and 14 touchdowns.
RB: Devin Campbell, 5-10½, 187, (Youngstown, Ohio/Boardman)
A taller back, Campbell is a very smooth athlete who made everything look effortless. Very fluid and natural, he also has nice speed and lateral cutting ability. Caught the ball well and was good in the open field. Likes Wisconsin, Bowling Green, Northwestern and Purdue and is still looking for his first offer.
RB: Ray Harris, 5-7, 194, (O'Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West)
A bit of a sleeper, Harris had an excellent day overall to take home RB MVP honors. Ran for 1,438 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior.
RB: Anthony Wales, 5-8½, 175, (Louisville, Ky./Central)
An ultra-productive back on the field as a junior, rushing for 2,994 yards and scoring 40 touchdowns, Wales displayed the physical ability Saturday that allowed him to pile up those eye-opening stats. Has offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois and Northwestern and calls Miami a "dream school".
RB: Trey Williams, 5-8, 174 (Houston, Texas/DeKaney)
Williams is a great athlete and very talented with the ball, and could have just as easily won MVP for the running back group. He showed some quickness and lateral mobility along with quick and sharp cuts in the open field. Ran for 2,286 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and committed to Texas A&M three weeks ago over numerous other scholarship offers.
WR: Marcus Davis, 5-10, 164, (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman)
Davis displayed great route-running, hands and football IQ.
WR: Tre' Parmalee, 5-9½, 149, (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Bishop Miege)
The son of Chiefs' tight ends coach and former NFL RB Bernie Parmalee, Tre' had a solid day overall to win WR MVP honors. Caught 68 balls for 981 yards and seven touchdowns last fall and likes Kansas, Missouri and Texas.
WR: Monty Madaris, 6-0, 182, (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller)
He wasn't going to workout due to an injury but his competitive nature kicked in and he worked hard all day. Offers already from schools like Nebraska, Kentucky, Purdue, Michigan State and others.
TE: Ron Thompson, 6-3, 250, (Southfield, Mich./Southfield)
Thompson still is holding onto dream of playing WR in college. Moves well for his size and showed some savvy releasing off the line and navigating traffic in half-skelly. Has offers from Michigan, Indiana, Syracuse and others.
OL: DeAndre Herron, 6-5, 331, (Avon, Ind./Avon)
Took a ton of one-on-one reps and won the vast majority of them. Currently holds offers from Louisville, Southern Miss, Buffalo, Toledo, Arkansas State and Northern Illinois.
OL: Kyle Knapp, 6-4, 266, (Kalamazoo, Mich./Portage Central)
Showed excellent technique and took about twenty 1-on-1 reps, displaying his competitiveness. Listed offers from Ball State, Western Michigan, FIU, Toledo and Bowling Green.
OL: Ethan Pocic ('13), 6-5½, 287, (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township)
Herman has a huge frame, and is just a little light right now but showed great toughness, an excellent desire to compete, and listened to coaching very well. Committed to Houston in mid-March.
DL: Dan O'Brien, 6-2, 305, (Flint, Mich./Powers Catholic)
Built like a tank, O'Brien was unblockable in one-on-ones and might have challenged for MVP honors had he not stayed out of some of the earlier action to protect against a prior injury. Good leader and has some swagger at the DT position. Had 83 tackles and nine sacks last fall and listed offers from Tennessee, Michigan, Alabama, Iowa, Pitt and many more.
DL: Ondre Pipkins, 6-2½, 330, (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill)
Harris did a good job all day, looked like he was in good shape and he passed the eye test with his size. Was athletic in SPARQ drills and looked real explosive running the the floor bags. He started off one-on-ones with rushes but struggled when he went to the right side and when the OT quick set him. Currently holds offers from Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas and UL-Lafayette. Had 65 tackles an eight sacks last fall.
DL: Se'Von Pittman, 6-3½, 245, (Canton, Ohio/McKinley)
Showed good pass rush repertoire and likes to compete. Likes Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame. Had 97 tackles and eight sacks last fall.
DL: Josh Posley, 6-0½, 244, (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central)
Smith is a very strong young man who impressed earlier on the Nike combine tour when he posted the nation's top power ball throw and also top SPARQ rating for a D-lineman nationwide at 109.41. Likes Texas A&M, Miami, TCU and Texas.
DL: Adolphus Washington, 6-3½, 258, (Cincinnati, Ohio/Taft)
Washington is a good athlete that will only get better as he masters the fine points of the position. Likes Ohio State and Alabama amongst 20+ offers.
LB: James Ross, 6-0, 215, (Orchard Lake, Mich./St. Mary's Prep)
The Michigan commit arrived late but jumped right in and stood out in position drills. Is an exceptionally gifted athlete with a burst to the football.
LB: Jaylon Smith ('13), 6-2½, 209, (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers)
The younger brother of Ohio State RB Roderick Smith, Jaylon showed Saturday he's on his own path to stardom. Likes Ohio State, Alabama, Texas A&M and Michigan early on.
DB: Mike Svetina, 6-1½, 222, (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius)
Registered 163 tackles last fall to earn Division I all-state honors. Has five MAC offers plus Syracuse and Air Force; lists Ohio State, Boston College and Cincinnati as his favorites.
DB: Cameron Burrows ('13), 5-11½, 192, (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison)
Looked very good in the SPARQ and individual periods and already has a solid understanding of zone concepts. Picked up an offer from Ohio State shortly after the camp and also already has tenders from Pitt, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Purdue and Colorado.
DB: Terry Richardson, 5-10, 162, (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech)
Even though he didn't compete in every drill and couldn't finish the camp due to fatigue from a track meet the night before, Richardson still flashed the tremendous feet and hips that have many calling him the Midwest's top cornerback prospect. Committed to Michigan earlier in the week.
DB: Ruben Lile, 6-2½, 184, (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech)
While not as lauded as his Cass Tech teammate Richardson, Lile has an intriguing combination of size and change of direction. Showed great footwork in individual and SPARQ stations. Iowa, Cincinnati, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Toledo have offered so far.
DB: Sebastian Smith, 6-2, 168, (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central)
A rangy safety, Smith showed great footwork for a player his height, earning DB MVP honors on the day. Competed well in half-skelly, showing he can cover a ton of ground and play in space, making several pass breakups. Indiana is his first offer.
ATH: David Perkins, 6-2, (South Bend, Ind./Washington)
Perkins worked out with the defensive line and was nearly unstoppable in one-on-ones with his burst off the line. Played mostly RB last fall, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards. Has offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Louisville, Mississippi State and Michigan State.