Rivals Camp Series Miami: Programs that should be pleased
HIALEAH, Fla. --- The first weekend of the 2020 Rivals Camp Series is in the books. The weekend that was in South Florida included a great turnout of highly ranked prospects that discussed their recruitments before challenging each other on the field. Now that the dust has settled on the event, we have a look at the college programs that should be most pleased with what transpired.
Clemson offensive line commit Marcus Tate was in the discussion for positional MVP honors from start to finish and nearly walked away with the trophy. In the end, he narrowly missed out, but his performance is one that should delight Tigers fans. Tate has dramatically reshaped his body since this time last year and looks like a leaner, more nimble prospect. Add in the fact that Clemson wide receiver target Troy Stellato had a nice day and secured an invite to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge, and it’s clear that the momentum Dabo Swinney has built in the Sunshine State isn’t going anywhere.
It’s good to be the Gators as of late. Dan Mullen’s program is leading the state’s Big Three on both the field and the recruiting trail. Florida was mentioned by more campers than almost any other school on Sunday, and five-star Florida commit Tyreak Sapp used his performance to earn an invitation to the Five-Star Challenge. Priority targets such as Terrence Lewis and Romello Brinson also had impressive showings.
Rivals100 safety James Williams was in attendance at Sunday’s event. And while he elected not to work out, his words were encouraging for Georgia fans. These days, the Bulldogs certainly seem like the leader for one of the most coveted defensive backs in the county. Running back Amari Daniels and linebacker Dallas Turner also sung the praises of Kirby Smart’s program before tuning heads with their individual performances.
Miami commit Laurence Seymore took home offensive line MVP honors on Sunday, as the junior looked dominant against even the camp’s best defensive linemen. The good news didn’t end there, however. Hurricanes targets Shamar Stewart and Yulkeith Brown also showed nicely. Wide receiver MVP Bralon Brown seemed extremely high on the Hurricanes during his pre-camp interview, giving those within an earshot the feeling that he could make things official sooner rather than later.