Coatesville, Pa. – One of the most valuable aspects Rival Camp Series Under-the-radar and finding young prospects who have not yet appeared but made a big statement on the field.
Here’s a look at some of those possibilities from Sunday camp outside of Philadelphia.
You could argue that Jema was the biggest winner from Sunday camp. The 2023 defensive tackle is already committed to the Army but its performance should garner much more interest from the Power Five level.
The huge inner lineman measures 6-foot-1, 296 pounds and has a 6-foot-3 wing. Jemma was much faster than the offensive lineman and he played in the strength of a college player.
The Army is getting a really good player if it is able to hold him at the end of the process, but it could be a long job because of his performance since Sunday.
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There’s so much to like about Harris’ game at such a young age. At 6-foot-3, 221 pounds, Harris has the speed to become more physically fit. He had no problem managing many of the offensive tackles he faced in 1-on-1 using a variety of speed and power moves. Harris already knows a fair amount of hand techniques and this has helped him to communicate quickly but his collection will increase with age.
Wilson had a chance that was set to break up this spring but it was really his first big event. He has received initial offers from Maryland and Notre Dame but the prospect of 2025 is bound to take many more high-wealth power five offers.
Wilson has a huge size (6-foot-2, 270 pounds with a 6-foot-8 wing span) and a frame that can hold lots of extra solid mass. What was really impressive was the combination of his speed and strength of play.
Jenkins has created a national possibility but he is extremely raw. Jenkins will have to develop the finer points of his game to play in one of the toughest high school conferences in the country.
Defensive tackle play seems normal to him but a lot of coaches will see him as an offensive lineman.
Coleman already has an offer from Boston College, but he’s just a newcomer. He is quite a big back for his age (5-foot-11, 196 pounds) with impressive speed and ability to run the route.
Coleman feels like a very fluid back and he had plenty of explosives when he came out of his break. Hopefully college coaches will follow him extensively as he begins his high school career.
Weaver, who arrived at the camp on Sunday, was not exactly unknown, but he did put himself on the radar as a Power Five prospect. He is getting physically mature and his hand strength and time have improved.
The ball came out of his hand well and the receivers had no difficulty catching the pass. It will be interesting to see how fast it grows but this season should be its first as a full-time starter.
Hard has already gotten some headlines since West Virginia offered him before this offseason, but there’s no denying that the seventh-grader has legitimate Power Five talent. As a receiver, he has no problem breaking press coverage and running crisp routes against older and more physically defensive backs.
Hered does a great job of catching the ball with his hands instead of letting it into his body and he has the speed to play after the catch. As he enters the ranks of high school, look for a hard job to steadily accelerate over the next few years.
There were several impressive prospects at camp on Sunday and we saw Jock do well in the camp settings before but his performance on Sunday was still the best. Boston College seems so; The Eagles made him an offer earlier this week. Physically, there are some ways to approach Jock because his lean frame doesn’t have much muscle mass but his length and ability to hold a natural pass make him attractive as a flex tight end prospect.
Sunday was one of the first times this offseason when Coates was able to face off against a talent top in a camp setting and he made the most of it. The internal defensive lineman has an attacking style of play and works great for entering the backfield using a combination of speed and hand tactics.
Coates has gotten so much better and better this offseason that he has gone to every event and the Power Five coaches seem to be noticing as well. He already has several Group of Five and FCS offers, but hopes to increase the offer to more Power Five team coats as he travels to the camp circuit and visits colleges in the next few months.
At 6-foot-2, 311 pounds, Evans puts up a pass-blocking clinic on Sunday. At the moment he has only a few FBS offers but that should change relatively soon. A 2023 prospect, Evans projects to the next level as a watchdog or center.
He used the span of his 6-foot-4 wing to keep defensive linemen from coming around him and was quick to slide past his side when the defender tried to counter-move.