May 11, 2010

Midwest Elite Camp: Standouts Pt. 2

Over 320 prospects attended the 2010 Midwest Elite Camp in Wixom, MI, and the day was not without it's share of standouts. In addition to the standouts from the first list, these prospects were equally as impressive and should be on the radar of college programs.




Lak Catholic (OH) defensive end Chase Hounshell

-Hounshell is the player you want leading your team off the bus. At a chiseled 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, Hounshell is Division 1 ready and it's easy to see why he has racked up offers from the likes of Central Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Duke, Indiana, Central Florida, Vanderbilt and a host of others. He has a quick first step and the strength to push blockers back in the pocket, but needs to work on his array of pass rush moves. Regardless, Hounshell was right there with Plymouth (MI) defensive end Brennan Beyer for to title of top DE in the camp.

Knoxville Catholic (TN) quarterback Mike Wegzyn

-Wegzyn is a big quarterback at 6-foot-5 and still developing physically. He needs to add weight to his 205 pound frame, but displayed a live arm and has already drawn offers from Buffalo and Eastern Michigan. Wegzyn showcased good accuracy during the camp, but like many of the quarterbacks, struggled with his deep ball throughout the day. He has loads of potential though, and has the ideal height for the position.

East Grand Rapids (MI) linebacker Trent Voss

-The brother of CMU hoops commit Colin Voss, Trent lacks his brothers height, but displayed the same type of athleticism and speed. Voss played both defensive end and linebacker last season, and at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds is still developing physically. He was fluid during coverage drills and ran the forty in 4.66 seconds earlier this year at the combine. Voss currently holds offers from Central Michigan and Western Michigan.

Benilde-St. Margaret's (MN) wide receiver Myles Barnes

-Possibly the biggest sleeper in the camp, Barnes was without question one of the top receivers in attendance. He never let a ball touch the turf and caught the ball with excellent form each and every time. At 6-foot-5 and 212 pounds, Barnes isn't a burner by any means, but he's a long strider and has the rare hands and body control to compliment his size. Very impressive all day and nearly unstoppable in 1-on-1 drills with defensive backs.

Clinton tight end Nate Dreslinski

-Dreslinski and Jacob Fisher were the top two tight ends in attendance and both were given a tremendous amount of reps due to the lack of tight ends in attendance. Dreslinski caught the ball very well and just seemed to get open all the time during the 7-on-7 portion of the camp. At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, he has the size to grow into an excellent tight end prospect and is drawing interest from all the in-state programs.

Melvindale athlete Devante Averette

-Another player who has burst onto the scene this spring is Averette. At 6-foot and 210 pounds with a 4.46 forty, Averette is a tremendous athlete and proved he could also perform well on the football field during the camp. He was sound in coverage and is quick to react to the ball. As an outside linebacker, Averette is going to draw some serious looks due to his athleticism and potential.

Southfield Christain defensive tackle Shafer Johnson

-It seems that every year the state of Michigan produces some top flight defensive tackles and the class of 2011 appeared to lack a top guy….at least until now. Johnson is a 6-foot-1 and 300 pound anchor in the middle who demonstrated excellent speed and athleticism for his size and routinely gave the best lineman in camp all they could handle in 1-on-1 drills.

OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMERS

Dearborn Fordson running back Rabeah Beydoun

Southfield-Lathrup offensive tackle Willie Beavers

Plymouth linebacker Tyler Goble (2012)

Grand Blanc defensive tackle Nick Koutouzos

Sterling Heights running back Horace Lane

Warren Cousino wide receiver Ben McCord

Lake Orion running back Marques Stevenson

Pickerington (OH) wide receiver Kris Strange

Greenville linebacker Justin Zimmer


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