Camp Chatter: What players were saying at RCS New Orleans
HARVEY, La. -- There is no higher honor for a football player than to earn the respect of his follow competitors, especially after a hard fought day of competition. So we asked some of the participants at Sunday’s Rivals 3-Stripe Camp presented by adidas to talk about which players they enjoyed competing with and against following a day of battles.
ON THE BEST QUARTERBACK
“I really liked Justin Rogers. Everyone knows he is a good quarterback, and he was good today, but I loved his enthusiasm the most. He was competing hard, he was helping other players and he looked good in a lot of areas." – Damone Clark, 3-star LB, Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab
“I caught some passes from Justin Rogers today and he’s a great quarterback. He put the ball where it needed to be and I could say he’s a great quarterback. If we were in the same offense it would probably be deadly. Him getting me the ball like he did today. That's would be some thing special that people would like to see.” – Devonta Jason, 4-star WR, New Orleans (La.) Landry-Walker
ON THE BEST WIDE RECEIVER
“It was Sterling Galban. I feel like football - you’ve got to make a move. Sometimes you have time to make a double-move, but not the double-move you’re going to make when you got big guys rushing the passer, realistically. But the way he plays, he was eating the whole day - his one move, it was easy and he was getting open.” -- Leon O’Neal, 4-star S, Cypress (Tex.) Cypress Springs
"Al’Vonte Woodard is one of the best because he can go up and get it - he understands space so well. He makes it hard on a defender. You have to open up your hips and make the right decisions against him.” -- O’Neal
“Ja'Marr Chase would be my top guy of the camp. I really love the way he competed and the way he just kept going hard. He dominated at the beginning and he just kept going. He competed hard and he was definitely one of the best out here." – Justin Rogers, 4-star QB, Bossier City (La.) Parkland
"The best wide receiver I went against today was "Sticks" (Sheldon Jones) from Warren Easton. He ran great routes, he is so quick and he really caught the ball well. He took a lot of reps and he made a lot of plays." – Corione Harris, 4-star DB, New Orleans (La.) Landry-Walker
ON THE BEST DEFENSIVE BACKS
“I think Leon O’Neal - he’s cold at the safety position. Anthony Cook, he played back on me a little bit because he’s a corner. But I think that Cook and Leon were the top two guys. Leon’s big and physical, don’t let him touch you and Cook has good technique; he’s really patient.” -- Sterling Galban, 3-star WR, Burnet, Tex.
"I have been going to camp with Anthony Cook since middle school and he impresses me every time. Today he was just smooth. He can cover anyone and nobody could get past him. It is almost impossible to get open against him." -- Aaron Brule, 3-star DB, Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel
ON THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
“Kardell Thomas, the one who won the MVP was the toughest offensive lineman out there. He had good technique and he was stronger than the others." – Josh Smith, 3-star DE, New Orleans (La.) Landry-Walker