RCS Baltimore-Washington: What to watch for
On Sunday the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour will stop in the
nation's capital at St. John's College High School. More than ten Rivals250
prospects will be on hand to compete with over 200 other talented players to try
to show they are the best.
High profile defensive backs
The group of defensive backs has a lot of headliners and very good depth. The
most recognizable names will be Rivals100 cornerbacks Marcus Lewis and
plenty of competition for that MVP trophy. Virginia commit
freshman Deon Jones are just some of the other defensive backs that
will be looking to shut down the wide receivers.
2. Star young receivers
keep the spotlight on themselves but a large group of sophomores and freshmen
will be looking to knock them off. Sophomore Scott Bracey has a chance
to not only be the best receiver at the camp on Sunday but also be one of the
top rated players in the 2016 class. The Richmond (Va.) Benedictine School star
has 20 scholarship offers already and many more are surely on the way.
Stefon Diggs will also be in attendance. One name everyone should have on their
radar is freshman Devon Hunter. The athlete out of Chesapeake (Va.)
Indian River already has ten scholarship offers and could be the next star out
of the Tidewater area.
3. Big-time matchups on the outside
With all of these great defensive backs and wide receivers in attendance look
for some key matchups to take place during the one-on-one sessions. At Richmond
(Va.) St. Christopher's Garrett Taylor plays Bracey and Benedictine each year.
The two are very familiar with each other but this will be the first time since
the season two will battle on the field. Lewis is a bigger cornerback that many
people believe will play safety at the next level so it will be interesting to
see how he handles guys like Ellis and Moore in the open field. This is the
first time DuWayne Johnson and Thornhill will be on the same field and playing
against the same level of competition. Watching the two future rivals compete on
Sunday will be a nice preview of what is to come over the next four years.
4. Battles up front
Speaking of one-on-ones, linemen one-on-ones should be one to remember.
Isaiah Prince will give the defensive linemen all they can handle.
super sophomore Jauan Williams will also make sure they help fend off
day for those offensive linemen. The spotlight will be on Sweat, Ferrell, Taylor
and Fullwood as a host of Rivals250 offensive linemen try to show they are worth
5. Linebacker MVP is up for grabs
The highest rated linebacker in attendance on Sunday with be
Jahvoni Simmons but he will have some stiff competition from Ringgold (Va.) Dan
some names to watch. Yulee is only a sophomore and has a lot of early interest
from some big time schools. Crosby is a 6-foot-2, 235-pound freshman linebacker.
He will take reps at linebacker during one-on-ones but he will also get his
chance to take reps with the defensive ends during one-on-ones.
Adam Friedman is the Mid-Atlantic Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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