June 14, 2006

Defensive breakdown

A great team starts with its defense, so plenty of emphasis was put on that side of the ball at the Houston Nutt Football Camp this week.

Defensive Line

The talent was there, but one of the more impressive ones was Camden Fairview junior Lavunce Askew, 6-2 1/2, 245, 5.14. Askew held his own with Paris' Grant Freeman in the one-on-one drills and beat most of the others he faced. Askew has a bright future.

Wynne's Justin Williams, 6-0 1/2, 293, 4.89, doesn't have the big-name recognition that L.T. Walker had last year, but he could be a better player than the current Louisville defensive lineman. Williams dominated most opponents and ran extremely well in the testing events.

Little Rock Mills' Jason Thomas, 6-2 1/2, 280, 5.58, is very talented and showed a lot of promise at the camp. His speed will keep him from probably being a big-time recruit, but some lucky college will get a steal with this kid.

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