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Camp Chatter: What players were saying at Rivals 3 Stripe St. Louis

O’FALLON, Ill. -- There is no higher honor for a football player than to earn the respect of his follow competitors. So we asked some of the participants at Sunday’s Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas in St. Louis to talk about which players impressed them most that they battled all day.

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BEST QUARTERBACK

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Connor Noland

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Kalen Eleby was a smooth quarterback. He made some nice throws, he showed good feet and he was an efficient passer.” - 3-star QB Connor Noland, Greenwood (Ark.)

Seth Carlisle had a good arm and he really was accurate. He made a lot of good passes and he looked good.” 2019 Rivals100 WR Lance Wilhoite, Nashville (Tenn.) Franklin Road Academy

Quincy Patterson was good. He can put the ball anywhere on the field and I can tell he’s a dual-threat quarterback as well.” – 2019 QB Paul Tyson, Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville

Derek Green. He threw a couple balls to me that were in a good spot. I think Brett Gabbert did pretty well, too. He’s my quarterback and I saw him make some good throws too.” – Rivals100 WR Kamryn Babb, St. Louis Christian Brothers

BEST WIDE RECEIVER

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Alontae Taylor

Alontae Taylor. He ran very crisp routes and he was really getting open. He was quick and we had some good battles.” – Rivals100 DB Houston Griffith, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

C.J. Boone, we ran deep routes with him and he just always broke it open deep. He had good cuts, too, when we ran post corner or normal post he just burned the DBs.” – 2019 QB Paul Tyson, Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville

BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

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Mason Fair

Mason Fair. I thought he moved well and was pretty strong.” – 2018 Tyrece Viner-Cox, St. Catharines (Ontario) Canada Prep Football Academy

“For me it was [Grant Norton]. He’s just big with those long arms.” – 2019 DT Cooper Beebe,

BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson was so explosive and he really got into my chest and made me reset everything. He was very good and tough. - 2018 OL Mason Fair, Raytown (Mo.)

Michael Thompson. He had great power and he was quick and agile for his size.” – 4-star OL Maxwell Iyama, Murfreesboro (Tenn.)

Willie Robinson. He looked good. He was so quick off the ball and he has great speed. He was not the biggest, but he was very fast at defensive end.” – 2019 4-star OL Pierce Quick, Trussvile, (Ala.)

Mehki Butler. It was all about his speed. He was so fast and that made it difficult on the offensive linemen. He had good agility too.” - 2019 OL Danielson Ike, Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst

BEST LINEBACKER

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Ayondele Adeoye

“Probably [Ayondele Adeoye]. I only went against him once, but he’s real good. He can cover but he can also hit.” – 2-Star RB Donovan Marshall, St. Louis Lutheran North

BEST DEFENSIVE BACK

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Houston Griffith

Houston Griffith looked really good. That’s the guy I took notice of.” - 4-star ATH Cameron Jurgens, Beatrice (Neb.)

“Probably Jalani Williams. He’s patient with it. He doesn’t gamble or try to do anything crazy. He’s patient.” - 2019 WR Jameson Williams, St. Louis Cardinal Ritter

“It’s Houston Griffith. He has smooth hips and breaks on the ball.” – 2018 RB Canaan Brooks, St. Louis Lutheran North

Houston Griffith. He is great fundamentally and he is tough. We had some good battles and he gave me a run for my money. He is very competitive too.” – 2019 4-star WR Trey Knox, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman

Andre Turrentine. He is young, but he did really well. He was competitive, he worked hard and he was able to hang with the older guys real well.” – 2019 4-star DB Adonis Otey, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman

“Probably Houston Griffith. He’s nice. He was just aggressive. A lot of guys were just soft in their off coverage but he was just patient and he made really good plays on the ball.” Alontae Taylor

Houston Griffith is one of the best here. I wish I would have gone against him more He’s physical, he covers good, he has good hips.” – Kamryn Babb

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