Rivals Camp Series Orlando: Four teams with buzz
CELEBRATION, Fla. --- The second weekend of the 2020 Rivals Camp Series is in the rearview mirror. The weekend that was in Central 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 the weekend’s news.
The Gators have been buzzed about on the regional recruiting trail for a full year now and that shows no signs of stopping. Top prospects throughout the state have been captivated by UF’s improvement under Dan Mullen.
In Orlando, it was more of the same. Four-star prospects such Mario Williams (WR), Tunmise Adeleye (DL), Bryce Langston (DL), Charles Montgomery (ATH) and Desmond Watson (DL) mentioned Florida as a possible or likely landing spot. Williams and Adeleye walked away from the camp with MVP trophies, while UF commit, wideout Trevonte Rucker, took home an invitation to the Rivals Five-Star Challenge.
In-demand wide receiver Dakota Mitchell arrived at camp sporting a Georgia ski cap and seemed high on the Bulldogs. Four-stars Agyie Hall (WR), Bryce Langston (DL) and Micah Morris (DL) -- to name a few -- are also heavily interested in Kirby Smart's program.
The mentions of UGA were wide-ranging, so it’s difficult to list them all here. The performance of class-of-2023 commit, Treyaun Webb, who worked out at wide receiver, should also please Bulldog fans. Webb showed off confidence and incredible athleticism despite being one of the younger players at the elite event. Should UGA hold on to his commitment, it could be getting a special player.
Alabama has long had pull in the Sunshine State and that doesn’t show signs of changing. Some of the top players at the Orlando-based event remain high on the Tide. Wide receiver Mario Williams and defensive back Sam McCall both mentioned the shine they have taken to Bama and both were invited to the Rivals Five-Star Challenge. Nick Saban and company are also involved with wide receiver Agyie Hall, offensive line MVP Micah Morris and a host of other highly regarded players.
Florida State’s day at the Rivals Camp Series stop in Orlando was headlined by the fact that running back commit KeyShawn Spencer secured positional MVP honors. And while camps aren’t great settings to evaluate running backs, Spencer’s work in the slot showed that he can be a dynamic weapon an ACC offense. His routes are crisp and hands are solid, giving him some peripheral weapons to offset his limited size. The future Nole was certainly a bit more impressive than we expected him to be. A position change from athlete to all-purpose back is probably in the cards. FSU linebacker commit Melvin Jordan also had a strong showing on Sunday.