December 31, 2007
Under Armour: Red Hot 11
Who will take leading roles Saturday when the Red team tries to win the first Under Armour All-Star Game? Monday's first two practices provided an indication. See who made Rivals.com's Red team Hot 11 from Monday's two workouts.
|Under Armour All Star Game Red Hot 11 |
Mike Glennon, QB, Centreville (Va.) Westfield
At 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, the N.C. State commit certainly looked the part. After struggling with accuracy a bit in the morning session, he found his rhythm in the afternoon. He consistently threw a quality deep ball and his field vision allowed him to find the open man. He will likely start on Saturday.
Josh Jarboe, WR, Decatur (Ga.) Cedar Grove
All the hype around the Red team's receivers coming in surrounded Julio Jones. However, it was Jarboe who was the most impressive wideout on Monday. With his combination of size and speed, he was able to make catches on some of the top cornerback prospects in the country. A one-handed grab on a deep fade route was typical of the spectacular plays he made all day.
Sean Spence, OLB, Miami (Fla) Northwestern
The Miami commitment is not a physically imposing prospect, but when he puts the pads on he gets the job done. Though undersized for a linebacker, the Red coaches had him lined up on the strong side and he made play after play. Also athletic enough to play safety, Spence had an interception return for a touchdown during seven-on-seven drills.
Darryl Stonum, WR, Sugarland (Tex.) Dulles
Both squads have so many talented receivers that it is hard for a player to separate himself from the rest of the pack. However, Stonum joined Jarboe as one of the two to do just that. The 6-foot-2 speedster showed great hands, hauling in catches both in traffic and down the sideline. The Michigan commit also excelled on punt returns.
Caleb Sturgis, K, St. Augustine (Fla) St. Augustine
While the Red team didn't truly work on kickoffs or field goals, the Florida commit had one of the top moments of the morning practice. The coaches were trying to figure out field goal personnel and Sturgis stood behind them watching. However, one ball was snapped to the holder and Sturgis decided to take the opportunity to test out his leg. Without any warm-up, he hit a 57-yard field goal with plenty of room to spare.
Omar Hunter, DT, Buford (Ga.) Buford
At first glance, the 6-foot, 315 pound Notre Dame commit doesn't appear to be one of the most athletic players on the field. However, Hunter was the most fundamentally sound of all the defensive linemen on the red team and was also extremely quick and agile. His weight could be a problem in the future but he plays exceptionally well for someone his size.
Charles Whitlock, CB, Chester (S.C.) Chester
Despite the presence of more highly-touted defensive backs on the Red team roster, Whitlock was by far the most impressive of them all on Monday. The 5-foot-11, 175 pound South Carolina commit held his own against much bigger receivers. Though many people tend to place too much emphasis on height when evaluating corners, Whitlock is able to change directions and move his hips very fluidly.
Jermie Calhoun, RB, Van (Tex.) Van
Although the Red team didn't work much on the running game Monday, Calhoun stood out in the drills. As the No. 2-rated prospect in Texas, much was expected of the big back and he didn't disappoint. The Oklahoma commit showed great explosiveness and a very quick first step. He also performed well in rope drills and showed the agility normally reserved for much smaller backs.
Uona Kaveinga, LB, Hawthorne (Ca.) Levzinger
The UCLA linebacker commit was a stalwart on defense for the Red team. At 6-foot, 225 pounds, he was able to rotate between all three linebacker positions throughout the day. He also showed signs of being a very heady player as he was the leader of the defense in the huddle.
Burton Scott, CB, Prichard (Ala.) C.F. Vigor
The 5-foot-11, 190 pound Alabama commit showed he is one of the best multi-dimensional prospects in the game. Despite his large frame, Scott was very good on punt returns and also spent some time at both receiver and defensive back. With his size, he is able to deliver some big blows on defense.
Jerrell Harris, DE, Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden
Harris is very versatile and had position coaches fighting over his services. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound undecided prospect lined up at both defensive end and linebacker on Monday. He looked like a natural at both places and will provide his college choice a very dynamic and versatile playmaker.
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