By Josh Newberg
I drifted between the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Today's talent was light compared to what will be on the field tomorrow.
At quarterback there were two prospects that stood out, Brad Mayes from Berkeley Prep in Tampa and Lamar Jackson or Oakland Park Northeast high school. Both are 2015 guys. The ball came off their hands differently than the others at camp. They really snapped it off with good velocity. Hope to see more tomorrow in 1on1's.
There was only one running back that FSU is seriously considering and that is Jamel James out of Texas. He was light on his feet, fluid in and out of his cuts and displayed great hands. Coach Eddie Gran worked very closely with him and seemed to pay more attention to him then some of the others in the group. Fred Coppett is lightning in a bottle, but he's small. Coppett will play BCS football, likely at USF or Boston College.
There weren't any FSU prospects at wide receiver. Tomorrow will be very interesting, two of the top 2014 WR's will take the field. Jacob McCrary and Artavis Scott are both top 5 receivers for next year and we'll get to see them side by side.
By Sean Grimm
Austin Golson, Ryan Hoefeld, Ira Denson and Denver Kirkland were not working out today. The three linemen who did stand out during the workouts were Austin Bland, Kyle Schafenacker and Mason Cole (2014). Bland looked solid for the most part, but his teammate, Schafenacker, did get beat a couple of times. Unfortunately, Cole's left hand was in a cast so he so saw limited action. He was sitting down and talking to coach Rick Trickett one on one for a while during Nole Ball.
Coach Trickett was his usual self, getting in players faces and constantly coaching kids up. Vic Viloria was acting as the quarterback when they were doing one on one's and he almost got taken out once or twice. Everyone, coaches included, had a good laugh about that.
Tomorrow should be eventful with both Denson and Kirkland dressing out. Everyone is waiting to watch them, especially after all of the hype built up from The Opening.
DE D'Angelo Reynolds had another strong showing today.
By Geoff Nichols
Only two guys stood out while I watched the linebackers and one of those may catch you by surprise.
** Immokalee safety Mackenro Alexander was working out with the LBs today. He certainly looked like a safety size-wise and he made every drill look effortless and fluid. He did get called out once for not keeping his eye on the ball but every time after that he was locked on. He struggled some in coverage during the 1on1's with the running backs, but that's expected. He has good size, not great.
** Dillard OLB Josh Williams stood out to me simply because of the amount of effort he put out. He went all out on every rep of every drill. You can tell he is trying to get himself noticed out there. The biggest knock on him is size. He's probably not a guy FSU will recruit, but he'll play college ball somewhere.
By Dustin Tackett
I watched the defensive line today -- mostly the defensive ends -- and found some clear standouts.
D'Angelo Reynolds, who stood out during the June Camp, continued to impress. His technique has really improved since the last time I saw him, and he still has the size and strength that caught everyone's eyes last month. Reynolds ran through 1on1's with ease, some of that success was due to the lack of competition on the offensive line.
Reynolds was joined by a 2014 DE in Denzel Ware, who besides his height, has everything you want in a defensive end. Ware, out of Crestview high school, stands 6'2 and weighs 215lbs. His technique constantly impressed the coaches, and his speed was far beyond the rest of the field. Ware has offers from Florida State, Clemson, Southern Cal, and Alabama, but is really high on FSU.
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