All-RCS: Top five tight ends from 2016 Rivals Camp Series
Prospects and coaches agree the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour is one of the most competitive and best places for players to test their skills and receive college-level coaching. The best tight ends in the country competed in the 10 Rivals Camp Series regional camps. Here are the five best.
Recruiting wrap: Dotson recently visited Penn State and named the Nittany Lions his leader.
Performance: It was a cold, windy and downright ugly day to be a pass catcher when the Rivals Camp Series went to Columbus, but Dotson showed his Midwest grit and delivered an outstanding performance. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound tight end has the ability to get separation with his route-running and quickness and showed tremendous downfield speed while catching everything thrown his way. – Rivals.com Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt
Recruiting wrap: Muhammad's offer list is as impressive as anyone's in the class of 2018. He's very nearly been offered by every SEC team, has recently visited Auburn and had previously visited Alabama. Arkansas is his most recent offer and he is putting the finishing touches on a summer visit schedule notably headlined by Michigan. He has said that he is going to wait until National Signing Day to make his commitment.
Performance: Muhammad could be a pretty good prospect at wide receiver, but as a pass-catching threat at tight end, he's elite. His combination of height, athleticism and wingspan make it a simple task for quarterbacks to simply lay the ball out in his general area and he'll just overmatch defenders physically for the ball. He is the textbook example of a tight end that is too fast for linebackers and too big for defensive backs to cover, and I expect him to really impress at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour. – Rivals.com Texas Recruiting Analyst Nick Krueger
Recruiting wrap: Parkinson is committed to Stanford and plans to stick with that decision despite an offer from Alabama this week.
Performance: Parkinson might have the best hands out of any tight end in his class and he has great athleticism and speed as well, so he’s difficult to defend in any situation. The Stanford commit is 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, so he can split out, he’s a huge target and he’s really fast into his routes. Sometimes, linebackers can muscle him up, but once he learns how to shed that, he’s unstoppable all over the field. Quarterbacks just have to throw the ball in his area and Parkinson, who looked good at the Los Angeles camp, is going to come down with the catch. – Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Adam Gorney
Recruiting wrap: USC, UCLA and many others remain involved and Jaggers has been picking up a lot of SEC interest, too.
Performance: Jaggers is a physical tight end who has the ability to put his hand down or split out and be productive that way. At 6-foot-4 and muscled up, Jaggers has no problem getting physical with linebackers who try to jam him at the line and defensive backs have no hope defending him because he overpowers them and he has great size. His speed is not elite, but the four-star has learned to catch tough passes and make grabs in a crowd and at the Los Angeles camp, no one came close to consistently stopping him. - Gorney
Recruiting wrap: Jurgens is committed to Nebraska.
Performance: Jurgens measured in at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds in Kansas City and physically was one of the most impressive-looking prospects in attendance, even though he is just a sophomore. The Nebraska commit also carries himself in a manner that belies his age and approaches the game with tons of confidence. He has a great presence down the field and presents a very inviting target for his quarterback, while showing consistent hands and the ability to make the tough catch. - Helmholdt