The B2G Elite Football Program’s first venture out of the state of California was a huge success. Top prospects from Tennessee, Nebraska, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana & Ohio took on what they collectively felt was the most challenging & competitive camp they have attended.
Oddly enough, the guys that stood out the most were sleepers and an underclassman that (according to rankings) either had a one star ranking or no ranking at all!
The top two overall prospects in the class of 2008 were Graham Stoddard & teammate Micah Fisher of Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln Nebraska. For whatever reason, these two guys do not have any offers as of yet, but both players have ALL the tools to play anywhere in the country. I would not be shocked if Nebraska’s coaching staff wants to continue to keep these two a secret so they can have two big time steals come signing period next February.
During the entire camp, Graham Stoddard displayed that he can play both linebacker and safety while showing everyone that he has the speed to run with the best of them. At 6-2.5, weighing 215, Graham was the best linebacker in the camp. He has great speed (4.5est.) for a guy his size and made play after play in one on ones and 7 on 7 passing drills. Graham would walk away being named as the Most Versatile Player at the camp.
Micah Fisher not only was the top corner at the camp, but one of the top corners we have seen all spring and summer. Micah has all the tools to be listed as one of the top guys in the country. At 6-1, 175, Fisher is technically sound, has legit 4.4 speed and has the size to match up with any receiver he faces. Like Graham, I am not sure why no one has offered this guy. He has everything it takes to be a major impact player on the next level. If Micah didn’t tweak his hamstring in which made him sit out one practice, he would have been a shoo-in as the Defensive MVP.
But for the first time the Defensive & A-Game MVP honors would go to an underclassman by the name of Gene Robinson from Whitehaven High School in Tennessee. In 2009, Gene will be considered one of the top ten defensive backs in the country. He has the swagger, confidence and the knowledge of the game that you rarely see in a kid his age. During practice, Gene would quickly digest the next level training techniques that were taught at the program and consistently displayed his playmaking ability at both corner and safety. In the A-Game, he made play after play, both at corner and wide-receiver making big catches in clutch and breaking up series of passes on his side of the field.
The Offensive of MVP and the winner of the B2G fastest man competition was sleeper running back Kordero Hunter of Hillcrest High School in Chicago, Illinois. He showed tremendous speed and the ability to catch out of the backfield. He also would toy with helpless defenders at the wide-receiver position.
If there was a most improve award, it would have gone to Stephen Patterson from Highland Park Community High School, Michigan. At 5’9 180, Patterson showed that he has the strength and speed to defend top wideouts in the nation. When the season starts, Patterson will then show the college recruiters that he can play at a Div I level.
Other top players worthy of being mentioned were RB/DB Bradley Martz from Francis Scott Key, Maryland, who showed lighting speed both at running back and cornerback. Linebacker Anthony Rouba from St. Laurence High School in Illinois, wide-receiver Tyler Gordon from Lawrence Central High School in Indiana, TE/LB Michael Letton from Bishop McNamara High School in Illinois & underclassmen Kenneth Burke from Hillcrest High School in Chicago.
The B2G Elite Program tour continues in sunny southern California (June 28th – July 1st) and North Carolina (July 12th – 15th). In California, the founders of B2G anticipate every top prospect in the state of California and a few top guys from out of state flying in from New York, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan and Virginia to be in attendance.
Some of the top guys expected to be in attendance include, California’s #1 rated running back Darrell Scott of St. Bonaventure High School, #1 safety Rahim Moore of Dorsey High School, #1 cornerback Robert Golden of Fresno Edison High School & #1 rated linebacker Maurice Simmons from Dominguez High School to name a few.
Scout.com will preview the top player at each position leading up to opening day on June 28th at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. There also will be extensive coverage on the practice sessions and on the top standouts each day.
The A-Game (July 1st at 1:00pm) will cap off this highly anticipated event and will be open to the public to watch the stars of the future compete in one on ones and 7 on 7 flag football competition.
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