February 28, 2013
L.A., Phoenix Rivals Camps filling up quick
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The Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour is right around the corner, starting in Phoenix on March 9 and the Los Angeles area on March 10 and the rosters are loading up for both events.
Starting in Phoenix, the skill positions are led by quarterbacks Brett Rypien, Bryce Perkins, Kyle Allen and Brandon Dawkins. Players such as Hunter Fralick, Luke Rubenzer and Drew Doxtator will look for more exposure.
Wide receiver is loaded, with Jalen Brown leading the way. Christian Kirk, Trent Irwin, Ismael Murphy-Richardson, Dionte Sykes, LaDarius Wiley and tight end Chase Blakley are also big-time prospects expected to be in attendance.
The linemen battles should be fun to watch. USC commit Casey Tucker along with Natrell Curtis, Tyrell Crosby, Andrew Mike, Austin Hall and Bryce Holland lead an outstanding OL group.
They will be tested, though, by the defensive linemen led by four-star Qualen Cunningham along with Greg Gaines, Jarvis Polu, Shane Bowman and Korey Rush, among others.
Linebacker is strong, headlined by Portland (Ore.) Jesuit standout Joey Alfieri, the top-rated player in Oregon, Greg Hoyd, Andre Chevalier and others. The defensive backs should test the quality wide receiver group with Dominique Fenstermacher, Juwan Jones and Jordan Schlueter.
Athlete is also a loaded spot led by Falcon, Colo., athlete Kalen Ballage, who already has offers from Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt and Wyoming. J.T. Gray and Tyler Whiley are two other prospects to watch.
Los Angeles is filled up with top-end talent as well. More than 200 prospects are signed up for the camp at Lake Forest (Calif.) El Toro on March 10, so spots are limited.
Vanderbilt quarterback commit K.J. Carta-Samuels leads the strong group and 2015 quarterback Ricky Town, who already has UCLA and Miami offers, is also registered. Jalen Greene, Morgan Mahalak, JaJuan Lawson, Brad Kaaya, Austin Kafentzis, Kimane Domena and Ian Fieber are some of the other big names.
Running back is especially strong with Joe Mixon, who has more than 30 offers, leading the way. Mixon will get pushed by Demario Richard, Nick Wilson, Austin Joyner, Kishawn Holmes, Rashaad Penny, Kurt Scoby and Chico McClatcher, a 2015 recruit from Federal Way, Wash., who already has a Washington offer.
Since the running backs are filled up, it's good that the linebacker group is strong as well. Los Angeles Salesian's Jamardre Cobb and El Cerrito, Calif., recruit Derik Calhoun are tops but keep an eye out, too, for Michael Lazarus, Tyler Cook, Chandler Leniu, John Porchivina, Donavin Buck and 2015 standout Cameron Smith from Granite Bay, Calif.
The wide receiver/defensive back one-on-ones should be filled with serious competition.
Inglewood, Calif., prospect Zaire Andre, Michael Garner, Jeffery Farrar, 2015 standout Desean Holmes, David Williams, Cordell Broadus, Kanya Bell, Erik Brown, along with tight ends Chase Blakley, Kyle Penniston and Darrell Cloy, lead the way on offense.
The defensive backs are led by El Cerrito recruit Adarius Pickett along with Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany teammates Quentin Tartabull and Alif Grayes. Marvell Tell, Ralston Compton, Kameron Powell, Kyahva Tezino, Adam Soesman and Devon Brewer, with many others expected to attend.
Four-star standout Michiah Quick from Fresno (Calif.) Central East can go either way at wide receiver or defensive back.
The linemen group should be competitive with Troy Bacon, Tristen Hoge, Zach Okun and others leading the way on the offensive line. The top end of defensive linemen is especially strong with USC commit Tashon Smallwood, high four-star Nifae Lealao and defensive end Connor Humphreys.
Two top athletes on the registration list are Los Angeles Salesian's Marquis Ware, who has numerous SEC and Pac-12 offers, and Osa Masina, a 2015 prospect from Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton who has offers from BYU, Michigan, Utah and Wisconsin.
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