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Camp Chatter: What players were saying at Rivals 3 Stripe New Jersey

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- 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 in New Jersey to talk about which players they enjoyed competing with and against following a day of battles.

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BEST QUARTERBACK


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Taquan Roberson

“I thought the best quarterback I had today was the one from DeMatha (Ty Lenhart).” - Rivals250 WR Daniel George, Oxon Hill, Md.

Devin Leary was the best quarterback. He was putting it on the money and was just a cool guy.” – TE Kyle Pitts, Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood Catholic

Ta’Quan Roberson was doing well when I was able to watch.” - 2019 Orange (N.J.) DB Nyquee Hawkins

“I thought Taquan Roberson was the best QB. I know how good Taquan is when I see him work so hard every single day, and I know he is coached so well. He made some great throws today.” - LB Vinny DePalma, Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic.

BEST WIDE RECEIVER/TIGHT END

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Jeremy Ruckert

“I would say Jeremy Ruckert impressed me the most because his routes were very crisp for how big he is and he can go up and get the ball if he needs too.” – N.C. State quarterback commitment Devin Leary, Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek

Messiah Swinson was pretty good. He was big and he would get into you to create space." – DB Katley Joseph from Canada.

Ronnie Hickman were doing good when I watched him as well.” – DB Nyquee Hawkins

Kyle Pitts was the best at tight end. Pitts gave a lot of guys matchup problems with his size and hands.” - LB Vinny DePalma, Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic.

BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

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Anthony Marinelli

“The best offensive lineman was Rasheed Walker. He’s very powerful, very quick and has excellent feet. Henry Chibueze was a big body with quick feet and Anthony Marinelli had great leverage and great power.” – DT Cam Goode, Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College High

“The best offensive lineman was the guy from DePaul Catholic (Anthony Marinelli). He was a beast. I’ve never seen him before but he gave me a run for my money. I got better from working with him” – DT Ja’mion Franklin, Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline

Rasheed Walker. He was powerful and I never really lose one on ones and he beat me. He's big and he uses his feet well.” – DE Marcellus Earlington, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep

Anthony Marinelli had nice technique and he was strong.” – DT Samuel Obiang, St. Catherine’s (Ontario) Canada Prep Football Academy.

BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

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Kenny Mestidor

Marcellus Earlington was good, he used a lot of moves and was good with his hands. He gave me a lot of trouble. Ja'Mion Franklin was aggressive and had good hands. Cam Goode had good feet, fast hands and he was aggressive.” – Rivals250 OT Rasheed Walker, Waldorf (Md.) North Point

Kenny Mestidor is a young guy on the come-up, he just has to be coached up. Cam Goode is powerful off the ball.” - DT Samuel Obiang, St. Catherine’s (Ontario) Canada Prep Football Academy.

BEST DEFENSIVE BACK

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Nick Cross

"Nick Cross had good hips, good feet and he was patient." – DB Katley Joseph, Ottawa (Ontario) St. Matthew Catholic Secondary

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