June 11, 2012

Ohio State Camp: Top 10 Seniors

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sunday's Ohio State camp not only had top players from within the Buckeye state in attendance but players from all around the nation, all with the goal of getting better on the football field and maybe getting a little more interest from a college or two.



Sometimes it is hard to pay attention to all 400 kids who make it to the camp but we have broken down our top-10 list of seniors-to-be from what we saw at the camp.



Ohio State Senior Camp (Day One): Best of 2013


1. DB Vonn Bell, Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland



Although Daniel has not been active on the camp/combine scene since February, he certainly has not been sitting around as evidenced by the way he came into Sunday's event. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Daniel has definitely been in the weight room and he looked leaner and more ripped out than the last time we saw him. The increased strength and conditioning were evident in his performance Sunday. Daniel has had some issues with strength at the point of attack in the past, but he showed no problems in that area on Sunday and dominated nearly every one-on-one repetition.







2. DE/LB Tyquan Lewis, Tarboro (N.C.)



When Elmer dropped out of the Rivals100 in the latest rankings update we said it would not surprise if he worked his way back in because he works as hard as any prospect in the Midwest. Earlier in the offseason he had trouble handling the speed of elite defensive ends, but he did a much better job with that on Sunday against a strong defensive group. Elmer's kick-slide was smoother and his technique did not break down. One-on-ones in these settings favor the defense, but Elmer won the majority of his repetitions. Physically, he was the most impressive-looking offensive linemen of the bunch.







3. ATH Darron Lee, New Albany (Ohio)



Hatcher also dominated the majority of his one-on-ones, with the only hiccup coming in his two reps against Elmer. Hatcher still gave Elmer a good run, but the four-star offensive tackle was given the nod in those two reps. The 6-foot-2, 238-pound Hatcher is extremely explosive off the snap. He can be had if the offensive tackle can effectively slide out and not give him a straight shot to the quarterback, as Elmer did in their matchup, but few offensive tackles have the feet and agility to accomplish that. His frame matches up well for a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker role and that's what he is looking to play in college.







4. ATH Caleb Day, Hilliard (Ohio) Darby



One of the questions coming in on Pierschbacher was whether the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder better projected to the guard or tackle position in college. After watching Pierschbacher on Sunday, he shows the ability to line up at right tackle, but probably is best suited for guard. Either way, Pierschbacher was every bit as good as expected. Once he gets into his pass set, defensive linemen could not move him and he has the feet to keep most defensive linemen from going around him. His technique for a young lineman is outstanding and he showed plenty to justify his five early scholarship offers.







5. DE Tracy Sprinkle, Elyria (Ohio)



We were disappointed that James did not see more repetitions in the one-on-ones, but for his first performance in a major camp the three-star prospect accounted for himself very well. James may not be quite all of the 6-4 he is listed, but he is an impressive physical specimen nonetheless. James comes off the line fast and most offensive linemen could not handle his speed. He also mixes in a powerful rip move and shows the strength to battle with offensive linemen, but the potential to play outside linebacker also looks to be there.







6. OT Kyle Meadows, West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West



Lancaster was one of the surprise standouts at Sunday's NFTC. He holds four Mid-American Conference offers now, but the fact that he can play the center position should help him add more as the process goes forward. His listed 6-foot-4, 280-pound measurables appeared right on and is really great size for the center spot. He worked in the middle of the offensive line at Sunday's event and was outstanding against a powerful group of big interior defensive linemen. Lancaster snaps and gets into his pass set quickly, then establishes a good base, keeps his feet moving and has a solid punch.







7. ATH Delando Johnson, Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall



There has been a lot of buzz about Jones coming out of the spring evaluation period, where he picked up his first scholarship offer of the process. It is easy to see what college coaches like about the young lineman. He has a long frame and is still pretty lean. His listed height of 6-5 looked accurate. Going through position drills and one-on-ones, it was evident Jones is still pretty raw, yet he was able to win a number of reps against top defensive line talent purely on his athletic gifts. The Chicago-area prospect has loads of potential.







8. OG Sean Welsh, Springboro (Ohio)



Obasih said he was down a few pounds from when we last saw him in April, and his frame did look leaner. There have been questions in the past about whether he was big enough to be an every-down defensive end, but after seeing him again we think he will fill out nicely and have no issues rushing the passer or playing the run in the Big Ten. Added weight will also benefit him from a strength standpoint, and complement his speed and athleticism. Obasih is not as flashy as some of the other defensive ends on this list, but he is a very efficient pass rusher who can push the pocket.






9. WR Zachery Yousey, Columbus (Ohio) Harvest Prep



There has been a lot of buzz about Jones coming out of the spring evaluation period, where he picked up his first scholarship offer of the process. It is easy to see what college coaches like about the young lineman. He has a long frame and is still pretty lean. His listed height of 6-5 looked accurate. Going through position drills and one-on-ones, it was evident Jones is still pretty raw, yet he was able to win a number of reps against top defensive line talent purely on his athletic gifts. The Chicago-area prospect has loads of potential.







10. OG Lovell Peterson, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne



Obasih said he was down a few pounds from when we last saw him in April, and his frame did look leaner. There have been questions in the past about whether he was big enough to be an every-down defensive end, but after seeing him again we think he will fill out nicely and have no issues rushing the passer or playing the run in the Big Ten. Added weight will also benefit him from a strength standpoint, and complement his speed and athleticism. Obasih is not as flashy as some of the other defensive ends on this list, but he is a very efficient pass rusher who can push the pocket.











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