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Semper Fi Day One: Team reports

COSTAMESA,Calif.--SeveralcollegeprogramshadtheirshareofrepresentativesWednesdaywhentheSemperFidelisAll-AmericanBowlpracticeskickedoff.HerearetheschoolsthathadthebestshowingsontheWestroster.
1.TexasClickHeretoviewthisLink.
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WheretobeginwiththeLonghorns?Let'sstartontheoffensiveside,whereRivals250guardDenzelOkaforwasperhapsthemostsolidinteriorlinemanintheopeningpractice,winninghisone-on-onerepsbymovinghisfeetwelltostayinfrontofdefenders.Heexcelledintheliveportionofpractice,too,especiallyasarunblocker.AndrewFitzgerald,meanwhile,wasaforcefromhisdefensiveendspot.Inoneimpressivesequence,thethree-starknockedahelplessoffensivetackleonhisbackbeforebeatinghiminsidewithawell-executedswimmove.
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2.OregonClickHeretoviewthisLink.
TheDucksalsohadarepresentativeoneachsideoftheball.CornerbackJaredMayden,whoearlierthisweektoldRivals.comhewouldtakeanofficialvisittoFloridaStatenextmonth,wasimpressiveincoveragethroughout.Hehaslongarmsandawiryframe,buthestillmanagestostaylowinhisstancetokeepupwithreceivers.Onoffense,dual-threatTerryWilsonwasmaybethemostconsistentquarterbackfortheWest.Helookedcomfortablethrowingontherunandrollingoutofthepocket,whichareobviouslytraitstheOregonstafflovestoseeatthatposition.TheDucksarealsointherunningforfour-stardefensiveendAmaniBledsoe,whowasoneofthemostimpressiveprospectsontheday.
3.UCLAClickHeretoviewthisLink.
WithfivecommittedprospectsontheWestroster,UCLAhadquitethepresenceWednesday.Four-starwidereceiverDarianOwenshadhimselfagreatpractice,runningcrisproutesandcatchingalmosteverythingthatcamehisway.Four-starwidereceiverTheoHowardlookedabitrusty,slippingoffhisbreaksanddroppingacouplethrows,buthewassmoothinhisroutesandmanagedtobeatcornersinspace.DemetricFeltonwasaversatileweaponcatchingpassesoutofthebackfieldandfromtheslot,whileoffensiveguardMichaelAlvesfaredwellin11-on-11asarunblocker.Onthedefensiveside,OsaOdighizuwawonahandfulofone-on-onerepswithhisspeed.
4.WisconsinClickHeretoviewthisLink.
Four-starathleteA.J.Taylorraisedsomeeyebrowswithhiscatch-and-runpotentialoutofthebackfield.Hecouldbeusedinmotion,butalsohasthehandstobeasolidcontributorasareceiver.Ononeplay,Taylormadeacatchinspaceandimmediatelyputamoveonadefendertosneakby.FutureteammateNoahBurks,meanwhile,hadagoodshowingamongthelinebackergroup.
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Aside from handling duties at safety, Kenan Ivy earned reps at punt returner and looked fairly capable with the ball in his hands. Four-star quarterback Zach Smith had an up-and-down day throwing the football but the upside is certainly there, especially given his arm strength and ability to sidestep pressure in the pocket while keeping his eyes on his targets.
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