Ten prospects that played their way onto the radar in Orlando
CELEBRATION, Fla. - Plenty of players have gone from off the radar to recruiting superstar after a strong showing at a Rivals Camp over the years and at Sunday’s Orlando stop of the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas, we had a chance to see plenty of future stars. Today we introduce you to 10 players who are now firmly on our radar and will surely be names to know down the road.
The nephew of Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, Cristobal shined working at center on Sunday. He lacks elite height, sure, but it’s hard to argue with the results. Cristobal is a compact, physical lineman that won reps against defensive tackles with long and illustrious offer lists. He should see his recruitment pick up in the coming months.
Murphy is the son of the former Kansas State wide recover by the same name. And while the class of 2020 prospect lacks size, that may come in time. What he has working for him is speed and solid hands that didn’t fail him on Sunday. He fit right in with a group of older, more highly touted prospects. Murphy is currently hearing from schools such as K-State and Auburn.
Gary holds a number of offers as things stand, but his list is almost certain to grow as he stood out in both drills and one-on-one work during the event. Missouri, Virginia Tech and Syracuse have offered and other are almost certain to join the fray this year.
A class of 2020 prospect, Garnett took home quarterback MVP honors. He has impressive size and flashed an incredibly strong arm. The Lake Wales High School product currently hold an offer from Southern Miss, but it’s clear that he has Power-Five potential.
Belton was a smooth defensive back in coverage, especially in the final period of 7-on-7. He reacted well in coverage and made a nice interceptions towards the end of the day. He has good length and showed good range. He has a handful of offers, including Rutgers and South Florida, so look for that list to grow.
Richardson was one of the most consistent quarterbacks on the day. He can still clean up his mechanics, but he was spinning the ball well and throwing catchable balls to receivers he had never worked with before. He has early offers from Louisville and Southern Miss and he is only a sophomore.
It was a very good day for the linebacker group and one that stood out was Pettway. He was very good in the cat-mouse session, showing aggression and flashing speed to the ball. He is a strong kid who East Carolina and South Carolina recently offered and others will follow.
Brothers did not play around Sunday. He went hard and fast all day at linebacker. He showed a burst and very good north-south speed. He was impressive on the hoof and Troy looks smart offering him early.
Dellinger walked away with the MVP award for the wide receiver/tight end positions and it was well deserved. He was invited Saturday after impressing at the combine and he did the same Sunday at the camp. He got open, he gave the quarterbacks a big target to throw to and he received the ball well. He is from Indiana, so expect those schools in the Midwest to take a long look at him.
The youngest player in attendance, Webb is just a rising eighth grader who is viewed as a future star. He turned the heads of his fellow competitors as well as the event’s coaches as he more than held his own against older, more experienced players. Due to a rule in Florida allowing eighth graders to play varsity football at private schools, Webb will be contributing on a team full of future college players next fall.