July 12, 2011

July Camp: HOT List

On Monday Michigan State held it's final camp session for the summer. SpartanMag.com was able to observe the players that attended the camp and we put together our HOT LIST of top performers.

Note: We did not include players in the 7-on-7 portion in our camp Hot List.

  • DB Jordan Diggs of Island Coast High School, Florida

    Status: Uncommitted, offered

    Notes: Diggs was one of the top performers on the day. He was an intimidating presence all day long in drills and one-on-ones. The younger brother of former Spartan Jeremy Ware brings a lot of talent to the table and could be and early impact player at the next level.

  • WR Monty Madaris of Moeller High School, Ohio

    Status: Uncommitted, offered

    Notes: Madaris had an outstanding day of camp. He showed speed, physicality and the ability to go up and get the ball. SpartanMag.com has compared him to current senior B.J. Cunningham in the past and it fits well; a big, sure-handed wide receiver who is not afraid to go over the middle.

  • WR MacGarrett Kings of Midland High School, Florida

    Status: Uncommitted, offered

    Notes: If Madaris is like Cunningham, Kings is like Keshawn Martin. Kings is dynamic in the open-field and has plenty of speed as well. He is the type that can quickly turn something into nothing. Kings will likely also be an effective punt return man at the next level as well.

  • QB Tyler O'Connor of Lima Catholic High School, Ohio

    Status: Spartan Commitment

    Notes: O'Connor easily stood out as the top signal-caller at the camp. He showed a quick release, a strong arm and good accuracy. Most of the balls not caught were due to players not handling the speed he was throwing. Look for him to show well at the Elite 11 next week.

  • DB Jame White of Crockett High School, Michigan

    Status: Uncommitted, offered

    Notes: White is one of the players that is looking to earn a Spartan scholarship. His performance on Monday did nothing to hurt his chances of that eventually happening. He was able to go up against a talented group of wideouts and held his own on multiple occasions. He also tested well.

  • ATH Dennis Norfleet of Martin Luther King High School, Michigan

    Status: Uncommitted, offered

    Notes: Norfleet came up and worked out as a slot wide receiver and showed his incredible quickness and great feet. He is not the biggest player, but he can play a unique roll at the next level due to his running and catching ability. He is heading to Tennessee and Alabama this weekend

  • DEShawn Heffern of Carmel High School, Indiana

    Status: Uncommitted, not offered

    Notes: at 6-foot-6, 240-pounds, Heffern has a frame that will allow him to pack on lots of quality size as he mature physically. He was the top performer in the one-on one portion and certainly did nothing to hurt his recruiting stock

  • OL Kyle Knapp of Portage Central High School, Michigan

    Status: Uncommitted, not offered

    Notes: Knapp is a very solid football player and it we would not be shocked if he becomes a multiple year starter for Syracuse. Despite being committed, he came to camp and performed very well in both the drill and 1v1 portion. The Spartans are just not looking for interior OL at this point.

  • LB Jon Reschke of Brother Rice High School, Michugan

    Status: Uncommitted, not offered

    Notes: Reschke is a 2013 prospect and will likely be one of the top recruits in the state for next year. He has good size already and should only get bigger over the next 36-months. The son of a former Spartan player, you can be sure the staff is going to be very pro-active in his recruitment.

  • DT Nathan Hoff of Solon High School

    Status: Uncommitted, not offered

    Notes: Hoff is a quality prospect that could find himself in the Big Ten if he allows his recruitment to play-out for a while. He has a high motor and is powerful at the point of attack. He would be a big time get for a MAC team if he commits early


    Several other players had solid days and were worth mentions:

    DB Charles Rogers of Iowa: Tested well and showed moments of high-level ability
    DB Mark Meyers of Ohio: Has a knack for being around the ball and making plays
    WR Jordan Woods of Michigan: 3-years from now people are going to wonder why he was not rated higher
    DL Stephon Hall of Michigan: Tons of raw ability, it is just a matter of harnessing it
    WR Jalen Robinette of Ohio: Has good size and made severla a nice plays in 1v1's
    LB Nathan Ricketts of Michigan: Came back to camp after injury and showed well
    ATH Trent Corney of Canada: Super sleeper, find the right position and he could be a steal

    I did not see Daron Brown there and that was a disappointment. I know he was a long shot for a summer Spartan offer, but he could have done nothing but improve his skills and enhanced his chances if he showed.
    I do not know why Roger Lewis was not there. It seems as if MSU has not really tuned up the heat much on him. He is going to be a good player for some BCS team.
    I also did not see Kodi Kieler at either session of camp (June or July). If you are an in-state lineman, you need to come to camp if you want to earn an offer.

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