Sound Mind Sound Body: Florida Preview

Sound Mind Sound Body: Florida Preview

One of the biggest camps in the Midwest comes to Florida and some of the Sunshine State's biggest names will compete.

The Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp, one of the nation's top non-college camps for the last ten years, has expanded from their home bases of Detroit and Washington D.C. and will offer a camp in Florida this year, Saturday at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton.

What separates the camp from many of the others is the college coaches who volunteer their time and coach at the camp, giving participants an opportunity to learn from them and be evaluated by them at the same time. In Florida, Ohio State, Michigan State, UCF and others will attend what should be a very talented event.

The quarterback position will be lead by two rising seniors, Christian Alexander and Lamar Jackson, who both have BCS offers. Victory's Caleb Lewis holds two offers and will look to show he is worthy of more at the camp. Also attending is one of the state's top prospects in the 2016 class, Frostproof's Xavier Gaines, who already has a long list of BCS offers heading into his junior year. Another in that class with major college attention right now is Philip Santiago.

At running back, Jordan Scarlett is one of the nation's very best and had an offer list well into the double digits before surprising and committing to Florida Atlantic in December. He will be joined by T.J. Simmons, who has offers from Florida, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and others. Chauncey Mason and Justin Henderson are two other rising seniors who come in already holding offers. Deon McIntosh, a junior-to-be already holds several offers including Penn State and Wisconsin, and one of the state's top class of 2017 prospects, Lakeland's A.J. Davis will attend. He has an offer from Ohio State.

Those quarterbacks will have a talented group of wide receivers to throw to that includes Donte Sylencieux and Jalen Young in the 2015 class. Others in their class who come in with college attention include Damian King, Kezio Sterling, Darius James, Chris Clark, Devon McCoy, Deyontre Jordan and Leroy Deshazor.

Ahmonn Richards, an early Scout300 prospect for 2016 will attend toting several scholarship opportunities already. Despite not having prototypical size (5'7, 165), St. Thomas Aquinas junior to be Sam Bruce has already pulled in major offers like Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and many others because of his speed and playmaking ability. Tampa Catholic's Nate Craig also holds an impressive list of early offers. In the 2017 class, Lakeland's James Robinson and Dillard's Jordan Merrell both hold FBS offers.

On the offensive line, Tyree St. Louis, T.J. McCoy and Reuben Jones lead the 2015 class. Jones' Lake Gibson teammates Baveon Johnson and Keyshon Camp, who both have BCS offers, will lead the 2016 class. They will be going up against a defensive line group that includes highly recruited East Bay end Marques Ford and two 2016 prospects with major attention, Rob Thomas and Aaron Thompson.

Palm Beach Gardens' Tevon Conley, Frostproof's Cecil Cherry, and Lake Gibson's Demetrius Brown are three class of 2015 linebackers who have schools coming in from across the country to offer them scholarships. Rising sophomore A.J. Deshazor has an early offer from Virginia Tech.

The defensive backs are led by Deon Cain who has offers from Florida State and Alabama among others. Kaleel Gaines has offers from Ohio State, Florida State, Auburn and more. Other defensive backs in the 2015 class coming in with offers are Aaron Johnson, Rashaan Watson, Darion Staten, Sekendric Biddines. Several others like Issac Levay and Quinton Rodgers will look to earn offers with a strong performance.

Young defensive backs to watch for include Daniel Wright from Cardinal Gibbons who, as a freshman, earned offers from Michigan State, Clemson and Pittsburgh. Tampa Catholic rising sophomore Bentlee Sanders and a trio rising juniors Joshua Dunn, Hunter Orem and Derrien Bomar, are expected to be top performers. Jacques McCellion, a 2017 prospect who already has several offers will compete at both defensive back and receiver.

The camp will also be an opportunity for two 2018 prospects to show they belong already despite not playing a high school game yet. Defensive end Herman McCray and receiver Cajuan Smith were both FBU All-Americans as 8th graders.


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