The spring Adidas Invitational hosted by the Lifting As We Climb Maximum Exposure program moves from Ann Arbor to Grand Valley State this year and will once again be a loaded event.
Damon Webb has shined at several Adidas/Maximum Exposure events for the past four years.
In 2012, Notre Dame five-star linebacker commit Jaylon Smith was named the top performer by 247Sports, while Michigan commits Jourdan Lewis, Shane Morris, David Dawson and Delano Hill all turned in Top10 performances. Others that showed out last year included N.C. State signee Kenton Gibbs, Pittsburgh signee Luke Maclean, Bowling Green pledge Teo Redding and blue-chip junior Malik McDowell continued to emerge as a player to watch nationally and checks in as 247Composite’s No. 2 strong-side defensive end and No. 19 prospect overall. A pair of Michigan State four-stars in Jon Reschke and Dennis Finley turned in strong performances, as did Top247 2014 quarterback Chance Stewart and Washington defensive line pledge Joe Mathis, who traveled all the way from California. Others that attended and did there thing included Notre Dame receiver James Onwualu, Iowa pair Reggie Spearman and Desmond King, Minnesota running back Berkley Edwards and touted class-of-2015 quarterback Jayru Campbell from Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech.
This year’s event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and several members from 247Sports will be on hand to cover. Over 40 prospects with at least one Division-I offer have registered for the camp.
Roster below provided by the camp.
Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech four-star cornerback and Ohio State commit Damon Webb has shined at these Adidas Invitational/Maximum Exposure events going back to his freshman year, and the U.S. Army All-American goes through his last spring/summer on the combine and camp circuit. He is ranked by the 247Composite as the nation’s No. 7 cornerback and No. 66 prospect overall.
Minneapolis (Minn.) Washburn Top100 running back Jeff Jones is committed to the in-state Gophers and will be one of the top offensive players in attendance.
Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt are the current leaders for Kennesaw (Ga.) Lassiter cornerback Chris Murphy.
The 2015 group has several potential Top100 kids on-hand led by St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall defensive end Jashon Cornell, who already has offers from Iowa, Minnesota and Rutgers. Michigan and Michigan State are among the schools to offer in-state prospects in running back Michael Weber and two-way lineman Joshua Alabi of Detroit Cass Tech and receiver/cornerback Brian Cole of Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage. The Spartans have also offered Detroit Cass Tech quarterback Jayru Campbell along with Alabama and Notre Dame. Saint Clair Shores (Mich.) South Lake offensive tackle Kyonta Stallworth has nabbed an early offer from UCLA.
Chanhassen (Minn.) High 2014 offensive tackle Frank Ragnow has early offers from Minnesota and Florida State and could see a slew of offers come his way in the near future.
There will be many other BCS bound prospects on-hand, several with a major conference offer already in tow, and many more that are on the verge of landing a few.
Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech linebackers William White and Gary Hosey have Big Ten/MAC scholarships. Detroit (Mich.) King linebacker Carl Fuller has an offer from Syracuse and several MAC schools. His teammates, cornerback Jalen Embry and speedy receiver Avonte Maddox also have a handful of MAC offers and are receiving interest from schools throughout the Big Ten. Other Michigan names to watch with offers in tow include University of Detroit teammates, linebacker Parris Bennett and defensive back Dillon Dixon, South Lake linebacker Jalen Dingle, Clarkston defensive back Timothy Cason, Berrien Springs offensive tackle Nick Padla and De La Salle safety Jared Wangler.
Traveling up with the Athletes With Purpose out of Fort Wayne, Ind. is the state’s top cornerback Donovan Clark who has an offer from Indiana and several MAC programs. Clark’s Fort Wayne (Ind.) South Side teammate Nathan Braster picked up his first scholarship from Ball State this week. Other notables coming with AWP include very athletic outside linebacker Drue Tranquill, fellow linebacker D’Marcus Moon and quarterback David Morrison.
Saint Paul (Minn.) East Ridge center JC Hassenauer has a Gophers offer.
As always, look for new names to emerge.