SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The weather was far better on Day 2 of preparation for Saturday's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas than it was on Day 1. For starters, there wasn't a driving rainstorm.
Clemson commit Ben Boulware was solid for the second straight day.
On Tuesday, both teams continued to work an installing their plays and formations.
Several prospects shined, and here are some of the ones that caught our attention:
Ben Boulware, LB, Anderson, (S.C.) T.L. Hanna: A Clemson commit, Boulware is bigger in person than he looks on film. He has a thick build, and he uses that body to his advantage. Boulware reacts quickly to plays, moves well moving forward and is really good at getting low and driving into the ball carrier. He also has a high motor.
Tyrone Crowder, OG, Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond: Crowder is playing out of position this week, but that hasn't kept him from shining at tackle. In college, he'll be a guard or possibly even a center. So credit Crowder for helping his team out and not complaining. One thing is obvious, Crowder has some of the quickest feet of any offensive lineman in his class. And that is why he is very good when pulling, and at getting to the second level.
Greg Gilmore, DT, Hope Mills (N.C..) South View: Gilmore has really done great in Spartanburg. He came to town focused, and it shows. For the second straight day, he displayed his great quickness, which is all the more impressive when you consider he's pushing 300 pounds. Of all the defensive linemen on hand, few if any have his agility.
Tyquan Lewis, DE, Tarboro (N.C.):\: In high school, the 6-feet-4, 227-pound Lewis played a lot with his hand down. But in college, the Ohio State pledge expects to play outside linebacker. That's the spot his is at this week, and he is transitioning to it very well. Lewis has a great outside backer frame, and has the quickness to get into the backfield and disrupt things. The question will be, how well does he move backwards?
T.J. Logan, APB, Greensboro (N.C.) Northern Guilford: At one point during Tuesday's morning practice, a coach for the North Carolina squad told us he couldn't recall seeing someone with Logan's combination of speed and elusiveness. Logan isn't as tall as his listed height of 5-feet-11, and the North Carolina commit is a bit skinny. But when he turns on the jets, he bursts through a hole with ridiculous speed. He also has lined up a little bit in the slot and probably will be returning kicks. He's every bit as electric as he was hyped to be.
Dequavais Mann, CB, Rocky Mount, NC (Northern Nash): The two-star Duke commit came up big Tuesday. He's only in the 5-feet-8 or 5-9 range, but Mann is built like a tank. And he's very physical. Several times, he did a great job jamming his man at the line. Sometimes he threw the route off. Sometimes, the receiver never even got into his route. Impressive job.
LSU commit Lewis Neal displayed great quickness at practice.
Jaylen Miller, DE, Gaffney (S.C.): On the hoof, Miller physically looks more like a tackle than an end. He's only about 6-feet-1 and weighs somewhere in the 260-pound range. But once the ball is snapped, you can see why he prefers end. Miller has nice quickness and explosiveness, and is good at dipping his shoulder to get around opposing tackles.
Lewis Neal, DE, Wilson (N.C.) Hunt: An LSU commit, Neal is probably the smallest defensive end on hand, and while his frame isn't an eye-catcher his skill-level is. Neal's lightning-quick first step is one of his greatest assets. His ability to play at 100 percent to the whistle is another. Neal was effective Tuesday morning getting skinny in space on the interior to sneak into the backfield.
D.J. Park, OT, Dillon (S.C.): Park is enormous, but he's not some big-bodied kid that can't move. On the contrary, his uses his feet well (that's just one of his attributes). Park is playing tackle this week, but is likely to be a guard at the next level. If this week has shown anything it's that he probably could be cross-trained in college (he's a South Carolina commit) to play both.
R.J. Prince, OT, Albemarle (N.C.): Prince looked good on Day 1. He was even better Tuesday. Playing right tackle, the North Carolina pledge is proving to be both powerful, and relatively nimble. The 6-feet-8, 310-pounder did a nice job keeping his pad level low, driving through his opponent and getting into the second level. His position coach continually complimented him for being exactly where he needed to be, a sign he's paying attention.
Dane Rogers, DE, Shelby (N.C.) Crest: Rogers, a Clemson commit, is having a good week and he seems to be enjoying himself out there. Rogers is showing a good motor, and nice quickness off the ball. He also looks to be pretty strong. Rogers is good at using his arms to keep offensive linemen from getting into him.
Tramel Terry, WR, Goose Creek (S.C.): Terry is a solidly-built and strong receiver. On one play Tuesday, he took a short pass in the flat, dodged one would-be tackler with a vicious stiff-arm and the next with an electric juke. In other words, he took the skills that made him a standout running back in 2012 and applied them to the receiver spot. Terry has had a strong week.
Brian Walker, CB, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek: It is obvious Walker, a Tar Heels commit, wanted to be here. In drills, when his number wasn't called, he was miserable. Walker looked smooth all morning in coverage. And for someone that is 5-feet-10, 180 pounds, he was extremely physical at the line of scrimmage, often knocking the receiver completely out of his route before he could even start it.
Korrin Wiggins, S, Durham, NC (Hillside): The three-star North Carolina commit has a good frame (6-feet-1, 190) and did a nice job in coverage, at times looking like a corner. Wiggins has a solid backpedal and covers a lot of ground. During plays when he wasn't in there, he was on the sideline studying the receiver routes.
Georgia commit Tramel Terry has a big-time stiff-arm Tuesday.
Mike Williams, WR, Santee, SC (Lake Marion): Because the quarterbacks have struggled, it might be tough for any of the receivers to shine in Saturday's game. But watching Williams compete, run routes and make catches, it's clear that he's a talent. With his size, Williams can be utilized all over the field. If a pass is thrown near him, there's a good chance he'll find a way to grab it.