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