Woody's World: Best of Rivals Camp Series Orlando
The Rivals Camp Series made another stop in the Sunshine State over the weekend, with the top talent from Florida and South Georgia coming out to compete. Each week following a camp weekend, Rivals.com's Woody Wommack will share his best social media moments from the camp, complete with thoughts and observations.
PLAY OF THE DAY
One prospect that I've heard a ton about over the past few months is Florida wide receiver Mario Williams and he more than lived up to his billing with his showing in Orlando. Williams looks like someone who will play in the slot at the next level but he's so physical for a player his size that he could easily do damage on the outside as well. With players like Hollywood Brown and Mecole Hardman making big impacts early in their NFL careers, Williams is type of receiver that we have to pay more attention to when it comes to rankings. Programs like Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and several others are after Williams and I think he will have a pretty interesting recruitment to follow.
MICAH MORRIS OPENS EYES
Over the past few rankings cycle Micah Morris has seen his rankings stock drop as he went from on the verge of five-star status to almost outside of the Rivals100. After watching him at the camp on Sunday it's pretty clear that our first rankings instincts were pretty accurate. He played outside and was very impressive as a tackle, mainly because of his long arms, which measured in at an impressive 81 inches (6-foot-9). Morris has been keeping a low profile but I think he's in for a huge spring.
LEARN HIS NAME
After moving from Texas to Florida to go to school at IMG Academy, Tunmise Adeleye showed up in Orlando on a mission to introduce himself to the Sunshine State. He did just that, turning in a dominant performance (more of which you can watch here). In an effort to get the proper pronunciation of his name, our own Chad Simmons and Rob Cassidy asked him how to say it. He gave an easy explanation but that didn't stop me from butchering it during the awards ceremony. With Adeleye looking like one of the nation't top prospects, I'm not the only one that's going to need to learn how to say his name. Reporters and fans alike better pay attention to the video below closely because he's on his way to becoming a household name.
RIVALS CAMP ALUM OF THE WEEK
Two-time Rivals Camp MVP and former five-star prospect Ray-Ray McCloud III was on hand for Sunday's camp to watch his brother Kobe McCloud, a 2022 linebacker, compete. Ray-Ray, who won a national championship at Clemson, took time to speak with prospects before the camp began and pose for pictures afterward. With Kobe participating on Sunday, it makes three McCloud brothers that have participated in the Rivals Camp Series, as middle brother Jordan McCloud also attended in 2017.
JAMAL LEWIS RETURNS
McCloud wasn't the only national champion to show up on Sunday as former Tennessee Volunteers and Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was on hand to coach the running backs. Lewis has been a regular on the series over the past few years and given his pedigree as a national champion and Super Bowl winner, he commands the attention of his position group. Plenty of people wonder who works the Rivals Camp Series events as coaches, and it's an impressive list of former college and NFL players, with Lewis obviously serving as the headliner.