The NFL Prep 100 managed by VTO Sports traveled to Miami this weekend and featured some of the best 2014 and 2015 athletes south Florida has to offer. Below are a few top performers from Sunday’s 7-on-7 and linemen challenge.
Jovon Durante ran crisp routes on offense.
Durante puts on a show
One of the more electrifying players in south Florida was on display Sunday at the NFL Prep 100 Miami. Jovon Durante, a 2015 prospect at Miami (Fla.) Jackson, flashed big play ability on both sides of the ball during the 7-on-7 portion of the camp. Durante’s crisp routes and impressive speed made him the toughest cover in the entire camp. On defense, he used the ball skills honed on offense to come up with a pair interceptions playing safety.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound prospect caught 25 passes for 493 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore at Dr. Krop, his previous school. The one-time FIU commit, has offers from Missouri and Ole Miss with schools like LSU, Miami and others showing interest.
Pass rushers impress
Miami (Fla.) Northwestern defensive end Mike Smith flashed his elite explosiveness during linemen workouts. The hybrid outside linebacker checked in at 6-foot-3, 220-pound and breezed through linemen drills with ease. The pass rush specialist recorded 18 sacks as a junior and has early offers from Louisville, Marshall, West Virginia, USF and Clemson.
One prospect that emerged onto the radar during the NFL Prep 100 was Miami (Fla.) Jackson 2015 defensive end Keivonnis Davis. The rising junior measured in at 6-foot-3.5, 218-pounds and flashed the above average athleticism for a defensive lineman. Early in the recruiting process Miami and USF have shown interest
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Al Harris Jr. is a player with some NFL lineage in his family. His father, Al Harris Sr., played fourteen seasons in the NFL with the Eagles, Packers, Dolphins and Rams earning Pro-Bowl invites twice. The elder Harris was recently named assistant secondary coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, while his son’s profile is just beginning to grow.
Mike Smith is a pass rushing specialist.
The younger Harris measured in at 5-foot-10.5, 152-pounds and recently picked up offers from Florida State, Rutgers and South Carolina. He is a player that is still developing physically, but has sound technique as you would expect.
A pair of offensive linemen put up strong performances during the camp. Miami Beach (Fla.) 2014 offensive guard Deion Cineus and Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna 2015 offensive tackle Christian Strachan. Cineus, who is getting looks from Louisville and Georgia Tech, measured in at 6-foot-3, 314-pounds and moved well in linemen drills.
Strachan came in at 6-foot-4, 318-pounds with a frame to add even more weight. The sophomore put up a solid performance going through the linemen challenge gauntlet.
QB impresses as a DB
Miami (Fla.) Jackson quarterback Quinton Flowers measured in at 5-foot-10.5, 205-pounds and claims offers from Marshall, USF, UCF and Appalachian State to remain at quarterback. However, Flowers struggled at times during the 7-on-7 portion of the camp while on offense. The talented athlete did excel playing safety though, coming up want an interception and nearly hauling in his second while jumping an out-route. While he prefers to play quarterback, it would appear he has more upside playing in the defensive secondary.
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