GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Florida held its annual Friday Night Lights Camp on Friday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and there was plenty of talent on hand at The Swamp, led by one taller, big-play receiver that has three years of high school football remaining.
Florida linebacker commit Daniel McMillian backed up his film, at least athletically, during Friday Night Lights.
1- George Campbell, WR, Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake (Class of 2015)
The 6-3, 180-pound pass catcher could be one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State for the 2015 cycle and certainly looked the part, showing off advance route running skills, an ability to get off the press and play physical. He reported a 37-inch vertical and the game seemed to move very slow for him on a night where prospects where tight and trying to impress. Look for Campbell and teammate, 2014 Artavis Scott, to be one of the top wide receiver duos in the Sunshine State this coming season. South Florida, Central Florida and Vanderbilt have issued early offers.
2- Alex Anzalone, LB, Wyomissing (Pa.)
The former Ohio State commit and current Notre Dame commit took the field at UF for the camp, the night before heading to Gridiron Kings this weekend. Just like 6-3, 230-pounder did at The Opening in early July, he displayed excellent lateral movement ability and quickness. Anzalone is a big-time athlete with excellent size. Everything he does is under control and with fluid movement.
3- Tyler Harris, QB, Blackshear (Ga.) Pierce County (Class of 2014)
Harris, who currently is the nation’s top pro-style quarterback prospect for the 2014 class, rebounded from an inconsistent showing at Georgia’s “Dawg Night” camp a couple of weeks ago. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder made a couple of high-level throws in the one-on-one setting, including a perfectly-timed comeback as well as showing touch on a post corner route. As is always the case, he had the strongest arm of any quarterback in attendance. Auburn is close to offering while Georgia is showing serious interest and plans to attend more than one of his high school games this season.
4- Trey Rodriguez, ATH/RB, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze (Class of 2014)
Rodriguez came in without the fanfare of other prospects, but proved to be one of the quicker and more explosive prospects on hand. His acceleration and change-of-direction were the best of the running back group. He is beginning to add muscle to his frame, checking in at 174 pounds. We expect Rodriguez to be one of the top all-purpose backs in the Southeast for the 2014 cycle. Florida and Florida State are among the many programs showing interest.
5-Daniel McMillian, LB, Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast
McMillian, the nation’s No. 7 outside linebacker prospect, backed up athletically in the camp setting his big-play ability that he shows on film. The Florida commit is fluid, has good size and is advanced in the all-important (for a linebacker) lateral movement category. McMillian camped at Florida State earlier this summer, but appears firm to the Gators.
6- Isaiah Wynn, OG, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood (Class of 2014)
Wynn, the nation’s top offensive guard prospect for the Class of 2014, is a reported 6-foot-3, 270 pounds and looked the part moving around during drills. He has soft feet, long arms and displays excellent athleticism and flexibility. South Florida, Vanderbilt, Ohio and Youngstown State all have offered.
7- Charles Nelson, ATH, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze (Class of 2014)
Nelson was quite possibly the most explosive prospect at the loaded event. The 5-foot-8.5, 163-pound football and track star zipped past any defensive back that tried to check him. His quickness and burst caught one’s eye before the ball was ever in the air. We like Nelson as a defensive back due in large part to him not having plus ball skills, and he had a couple of drops Friday night. Nelson posted more than one sub-10.7 100-meter dash time in the spring. Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State and Florida all are showing interest.
8- Nadir Barnwell, CB/ATH, Piscataway (N.J.)
Barnwell played both cornerback and slot receiver during the event. He impressed more at cornerback and we feel this is the position in college he has the highest upside at. He showed excellent recovery speed on one deep pass in particular to Campbell, who broke open and looked like he would make the catch. Barnwell caught up to him and knocked the ball away at the last minute. Rutgers appears to be in the best shape for Barnwell, but the Gators are in the mix.
9- Shamar Johnson, OL, Pensacola (Fla.) Pine Forest
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Louisville commit has long been a favorite prospect of ours (247Sports rates him as an 87, which is a high three-star) because of his blocking ability he displays on film. Friday night, Johnson got to show off a bit of his plus athleticism by running routes and catching passes at tight end. The Cardinals got a steal here.
10- James Pensyl, QB, Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough (Class of 2015) The 6-foot-5 lefthander was a name some may have known before tonight, but he proved that he’s got the tools to be a prospect that will receive plenty of recruiting attention down the line. He showed a compact delivery and the ball was hot coming out of his hand on nearly every throw. Pensyl especially showed the ability to zip the ball around the field in the short and intermediate passing game. He had limited snaps on varsity last year, so it should be interesting to watch him progress on the field in the coming seasons.
-Florida head coach Will Muschamp spent a hunk of time at the camp chatting with four-star defensive end DeMarcus Walker (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) who will make his decision in late August. The Gators and Alabama are the two teams to beat at present and many insiders think the Tide is the team to beat. We aren’t sure that family won’t play a factor in this, though, thus causing him to stay closer to home.
-Four-star defensive end Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough) was one of the top uncommitted in-state prospects on hand. The Gators are the heavy, heavy favorite to land him and he’s expected to announce in a matter of days, if not hours.
-Top247 safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) spent a lot time with Sherit and Florida linebacker commit James Hearns and other Gators commits. Harris is a UF legacy and there’s a school of thought that it will take a lot for him not to be a Gator when all is said and done. That being said, we heard today that Texas and/or Florida State could also emerge as likely destinations.
-Two of the most impressive 2014 prospects were defensive ends Andrew Williams (McDonough, Ga./Eagle’s Landing Christian) and Chad Thomas (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington). Both are in the 6-foot-4, 220-pound range and have multiple early offers. Muschamp spent some time with Thomas during the event.