WOODBINE, Md. – Under Armour, ESPN and the UC Report hosted a camp outside of Baltimore on Sunday. It brought together over 200 top recruits from all around the Mid-Atlantic. Below, are some top performers from the event.
WR Andre Greene Jr. – The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to get eyes on a number of coveted prospects around the country including Greene, who played a three-game spring season at Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher’s School. There’s no real need to beat around the bush here as Greene was simply awesome Sunday. The Top247 recruit looked to be over 6-foot-2 with long arms and long legs. He only got a few reps during the 20-minute session reserved for 1-on-1s, but turned heads during positional drills as he exploded in and out of his breaks while working the route tree like a seasoned veteran. The highlight for the day for Greene came when he went through gauntlet as he attacked a series of balls with his strong hands before catching the final pass of the circuit and hitting a turbo to jet up sidelines. Greene reports over 50 scholarship offers from schools around the country. He has yet to name any leaders, but is expected to take official visits to both Georgia and Notre Dame in June. Ohio State and Penn State are two others that have been in contact according to dad. The team at 247Sports currently pegs Greene as the nation’s No. 32 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2022. That might be a little too low as he looked like a true blue-chip talent that has a chance to make an impact early on at the Power 5 level.
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OL Andre Roye – Roye was light on his feet and almost looked like a big dancing bear, at least during some NFL Combine-style drills designed to exploit those that struggle to move laterally. Once 1-on-1s got underway, the three-star tackle out of Baltimore St. Frances Academy won his two reps. Roye has an official visit to Rutgers lined up. He also recently picked up an offer from NC State and has stated that he plans to eventually check out Raleigh. Penn State and Boston College are also involved in the recruitment and could get visits.
WR Mehki Flowers, Penn State commit – Flowers did it all as a junior for a Steelton-Highspire team that won a PIAA Class A state title as he totaled over 1,000 receiving yards on offense and picked off five passes on defense. On Sunday, Flowers was with the wide receiver group and made probably the catch of the day when he hauled in a deep post as he broke the plane of the end zone. Flowers could clean up his footwork a little bit, but the future looks bright for the Top247 recruit, who will play his senior season at Harrisburg (Pa.) Central Dauphin East.
WR Ike White – White proved to be a difficult cover for defensive backs during 1-on-1s. He actually wasn’t able to reel in what should have been two long gains, but that was more so a product of a bad throw by the quarterback and a great recovery by a cornerback. White, who also attends nearby St. Frances Academy, has picked up offers this spring from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Cincinnati and Indiana. He’s built like a slot wide receiver, but might be able to get it done on the outside at the next level given how he gets off at the line of scrimmage.
RB Ramon Brown – There were a number of running backs getting loose Sunday, but Brown looked to be the most elusive of the bunch. His jiggle at the top of his routes kept linebackers guessing and created enough of a window for quarterbacks to comfortably complete passes. Brown, who also runs track, has official visits set up to Penn State, South Carolina and West Virginia. He rushed for 871 yards and 14 touchdowns in seven games this spring at Midlothian (Va.) Manchester. Brown could carve out a role early on in college as a third-down back.
OL Jordan Seaton (2024) – Seaton is a young promising offensive line prospect that has already started to reshape his body. When he first emerged on the scene at the FBU All-American Bowl back in December, he was well over 350 pounds. He now claims to be hovering right around 300 pounds after running on his own and buying a jump rope. Seaton held his own during 1-on-1s and used a strong punch and wide base to win a pair of reps. Penn State, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Boston College have already offered the soon-to-be sophomore at Washington (DC) St. John’s.
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DE Dani Dennis-Sutton – Dennis-Sutton would have been the camp’s ‘Alpha Dog’ had Greene not showed up. The Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School standout checked in at 6-foot-4, 248 pounds and broke 4.8 in the 40-yard dash according to one person working the camp. Another event staffer said that Dennis-Sutton was one of the best defensive linemen they have worked out all spring after he glided through a variety of different bag drills looked like a professional in the process. Penn State, Alabama, USC, Georgia and Oklahoma are all battling for the Top247 recruit’s signature.
DE Anto Saka – Stock up for Saka, who had one of the smoothest 40-yard dash attempts of the day for a non-skill player and clocked a 4.53 in the short shuttle at roughly 230 pounds. Not only did the edge rusher out of Towson (Md.) Loyola Blackfield test well, but he showed some juice during 1-on-1 as he was able to round the corner and get right to the middle of the imaginary pocket. Saka has official visits lined up to Michigan, USC and Penn State. The longer he remains on the market, the more likely SEC schools come calling.
DT Will Norman (2023) – Norman is an ex-basketball player that is now focusing strictly on football at Oakdale (Conn.) St. Thomas Moore. He used a quick first step to win inside multiple times during 1-on-1s. While that was certainly impressive, he also flashed the ability to sink his hips and get low during positional work, which is important for someone pushing 6-foot-5. Norman, who is originally from New Jersey, claims offers from a dozen schools around the country. He could emerge as a five, three or one-technique depending on how his body fills out.
CB Jamal Hood, Boston College commit – The staff working the camp named Hood the MVP of the DBs after he looked strong in both drills and 1-on-1s. Hood, who suits up for St. Frances Academy, is graded out right now as a cornerback, but is a defensive back with some position versatility that could cover slot receivers and provide some run support given his play strength, if needed. The Eagles beat out a number of Top 25 programs for Hood’s commitment back in May of 2020 and is a big reason why Jeff Hafley’s 2022 recruiting class currently ranks No. 2 in the ACC.
CB Zilan Williams – There might not have been a 2022 prospect in attendance with more to prove than Williams. After starting his prep career off in West Virginia, Williams transferred into Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic where he missed out on a fall season and played just three games in the spring. He was aggressive during 1-on-1s and used his long arms to get his hands on a ball or two while in coverage. Aside from the length, what also stands out about Williams is his speed. He reportedly broke 4.4 on the lasers last month in the 40-yard dash.
AROUND THE CAMP
After winning a Virginia Class 6A state title with his Oscar Smith teammates on Saturday, Top247 safety Sherrod Covil drove over four hours on his birthday to compete. He might have been running on some tired legs, but was relatively smooth with his backpedal. Some schools view Covil as more of a box player and it wouldn’t be surprising if he eventually settled in as a money linebacker in college. Potomac (Md.) The Bullis School three-star cornerback Oliver Bridges was another defensive that looks like he could be moved at some point down the line. He was sticky in coverage and appears to have some foot speed. Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic three-star athlete Kevin Winston also has some position versatility and could do a variety of different things in a college secondary.
Notre Dame quarterback commit Steve Angeli was presented with an invite to Under Armour All-America Game at the conclusion of the camp. The Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic signal caller showed some touch on his passes and dropped a dime right down the sidelines as the 1-on-1 session ended for the toss of the day. Penn State quarterback commit Beau Pribula isn’t as natural of a passer as Anegli, but the dual-threat talent from York (Pa.) Central York put some zip on his balls and was a little more consistent at times on Sunday.
It was a rather deep group of defensive linemen. Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road defensive end Beau Atkinson owns an intriguing frame and got east-west better than most. He has the skillset required to develop into a multi-year starter for a Power 5 program. Top247 end Derrick Moore of St. Francis Academy was another pass rusher that shined before tweaking his ankle and having to shut things down. Woodbridge (Va.) Forest Park tackle Gilbert Tongrongou, Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic end Q’yaeir Price, Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall Colleg end Daniel Owens and Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly end Derrick Brown were four more defensive linemen that stood out.
Walkersville (Md.) three-star tight end Jeremiah Franklin came alive during 1-on-1s as did Red Bank (N.J.) Red Bank Catholic three-star tight end Alex Bauman. Franklin, who is committed to Boston College, is a tad more fluid than Bauman while the later was a little more aggressive when it came to using his body to shield defenders in order to make a catch. Both should be able to aid the passing game at the next level given what we saw Sunday.
Shawn Murphy was by far the most college-ready looking linebacker on hand. The Top247 recruit from Manassas (Va.) Unity Reed was serviceable in coverage and came down with an interception. Tyler Banks is currently listed as an athlete, but took reps at linebacker and looked the part. He plays his ball at Crewe (Va.) Nottoway. Willmington (Del.) Salesianum’s Micah Wing should also probably be viewed as more of a linebacker long term than a defensive end given his wiry build.
Rutgers three-star offensive tackle commit Nelson Monegro lost a handful of reps during 1-on-1s, which was almost expected as he’s still learning the sport. The Union City (N.J.) product might be raw from a technical standpoint, but he’s got a pretty high ceiling given his reach. Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown three-star offensive tackle Isaiah Montgomery and Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School 2023 guard Tamarus Walker were two other offensive line prospects that had their moments.
In terms of wide receivers, there was a lot to like about Virginia Beach (Va.) Green Run 2024 wideout Keylen Adams. He figures to be a national recruit and his early offer sheet already reflects that. Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal three-star wide receiver Jaiven Plummer impressed, as well.
Other prospects recognized as position MVPs include: Voorhees (N.J.) Eastern defensive end James Heard, Chantilly (Va.) Westfield linebacker Caleb Wheatland, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep 2023 offensive guard Chris Moreno and Stafford (Va.) Mountain View 2023 running back Ike Daniels.
247Sports analyst Brian Dohn, Sean Fitz of Lions247 and Bobby Deren of ScarletNation all contributed to this report.