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Best of RCS: Wide receivers/tight ends

The Latest: Bruce is committed to Miami but is looking at a number of other schools. He is expected to take all five official visits this fall.
The Skinny: Bruce rarely lost a rep at RCS: Miami. His acceleration is his greatest weapon. The fact that he gets up to speed as though he's been fired from a cannon allows him to overcome being just 5-foot-8. To have any shot of covering Bruce, a corner must jam him at the line of scrimmage, because allowing him to accelerate in the open field is asking for disaster.
Darnell Salomon
Miami (Fla.) Central
RCS: Miami
The Latest: Salomon has picked up an offer or two as of late but Oklahoma and Alabama are the frontrunners in his recruitment. He has visited Tuscaloosa, Ala., and plans to tour OU this offseason.
The Skinny: A thick, fast wide receiver that run incredible routes, Salmon does a lot of things extremely well. Salomon showed his skills at RCS: Miami and beat some of the event's top defensive backs without much trouble.
Isaac Nauta
Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, RCS: Atlanta
The Latest: Nauta is committed to Florida State and seems likely to stay in the Seminoles' fold until National Signing Day.
The Skinny: Nauta has actually slimmed down a bit, which worked in his favor at RCS: Atlanta. Despite maintaining a hyper-impressive frame, the massive tight end looked quicker and more elusive than ever. Nauta seemed to have a gear that wasn't there before and was a big-time threat on all sorts of routes.
Donovan Peoples-Jones
Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech (2017), RCS: Cleveland
The Latest: Peoples-Jones lists no favorites among his 15 offers and is in no rush to make his college selection. Florida and Stanford are his most recent offers.
The Skinny: Peoples-Jones emerged on top of a loaded wide receiver group in Cleveland to win position MVP. The 6-foot-1, 182-pound rising junior is a big, smooth receiver who gets vertical in a hurry and has outstanding ball skills.
Kelvin Harmon
Palmyra, N.J., RCS: New Jersey
The Latest: N.C. State offered Harmon when he visited a few weeks ago.
The Skinny: Harmon is a big (6-2, 196), strong receiver that has the technique to break press coverage and speed to outrun defenders in the open field. He showed that he was a very reliable target at RCS: New Jersey and was able to make some very impressive catches.
Kaden Smith
Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus, RCS: Dallas
The Latest: Smith is committed to Stanford.
The Skinny: From the time he stepped on the field at Cedar Hill High School until the moment he left, Smith was at the top of his game. He ran crisp routes. He made acrobatic, one-handed catches. He overpowered defenders to go up for the ball. He used his body to shield defenders. He did it all and he did it really well. It was a no-brainer to name Smith the receiver/tight end MVP and he was No. 1 on the offensive top performers list.
OrTre Smith
Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Wando (2017), RCS: Charlotte
The Latest: Clemson and South Carolina will play a major role in Smith's recruitment.
The Skinny: Smith had one of the most impressive performances by any wide receiver at a camp this year. The way he was able to leap over defenders and haul in difficult catches caught everybody's eye.
Trevon Sidney
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat, RCS: Los Angeles
The Latest: USC is considered the favorite, but Sidney plans to visit Notre Dame and Washington soon.
The Skinny: Sidney is clearly a wide receiver in college, not a defensive back, and he showed it in Los Angeles, where he dominated cornerbacks on vertical routes and confused them on underneath routes. The four-star also has excellent hands and does a nice job setting up cornerbacks to bite on double moves.
Brandon Burton
Gardena (Calif.) Serra, RCS: Las Vegas
The Latest: Burton will take all five official visits with plans to see Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida State and Alabama. A fifth to an undetermined Pac-12 school will also happen. USC and UCLA are very much in the picture.
The Skinny: Burton could easily play safety in college as well, but the four-star has proven this spring that he could also be a lethal wide receiver. He's super smooth in and out of his routes and he has a propensity to make the tough catch. Safety is a possibility, but Burton is athletic enough to play offense, too.
Donnie Corley
Detroit (Mich.) King, RCS: Cleveland
The Latest: Corley is expected to announce his decision prior to his senior season. He still remains open, but Michigan State and Tennessee are two of the strongest contenders.
The Skinny: Corley showcased the skills that made him a Rivals100 prospect coming out of his junior season, and was just edged out for the MVP award at RCS: Cleveland. Now 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, Corley has added the bulk to battle with defensive backs to go along with outstanding route-running, speed and an excellent pair of hands.
Kevin Stepherson
Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast, Orlando Speed & Skill
The Latest: Stepherson continues to pick up major offers. Florida recently joined the fold, but the Jacksonville-based wideout names no leader as of now.
The Skinny: One of the most pleasant surprises of the RCS, Stepherson won wide receiver MVP at the Orlando Speed & Skill Challenge. His long legs and quick cuts made him tough to cover in one-on-ones, as he beat a couple of four-star defensive backs rather easily.
Elijah Stove
Niceville, Fla., Orlando Speed & Skill
The Latest: Stove has a top five of Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State. Auburn seems to be the favorite, and Stove could make a decision fairly soon.
The Skinny: Stove's explosiveness and hands turned heads in Orlando. He also seems to have grown a few inches to 6-feet over the past year. He lingered around the MVP discussion throughout the day.
Ahmir Mitchell
Egg Harbor City (N.J.) Cedar Creek, RCS: New Jersey
The Latest: Mitchell has a top five of Rutgers, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and Michigan.
The Skinny: Mitchell is an exceptional athlete that can play on both sides of the ball and is very strong. His performance at RCS: New Jersey would have won him the MVP award at other camps. Mitchell explodes out of his breaks and uses his big frame to shield defenders from the ball very well.
Naseir Upshur
Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter Institute, RCS: New Jersey
The Latest: Upshur recently put out a list of his top schools and is planning on taking official visits to Arizona State, Florida State and Michigan. Miami, South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama and Oregon are candidates for the last two official visits.
The Skinny: Upshur is a special athlete at tight end. He is a mismatch against linebackers because of his speed and against defensive backs because of his size. Upshur is a true flex tight end and one of the most natural receivers in the country at his position.
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