EDGY Recap: Rivals camp

EDGY Recap: Rivals camp
May 5, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Over 250 prospect representing 20 states took part in the Rivals.com Camp Series presented by Under Armour on Sunday at Maine South High School, including several of the top names in Illinois.

Providence Catholic junior wide receiver Miles Boykin was named the camp's most valuable player from a very deep wide receiver group. He was extended an invitation to the Rivals 100 Five Star Challenge in June and will match up against some of the top recruits in the nation.

Nazareth Academy junior outside linebacker Decxavier Kelly-Martin also received similar praise, while highly sought after four-star ranked national defensive end recruit Terry Beckner Jr. from East St. Louis was named as the defensive line MVP.

The in-state Class of 2015 also featured a group of players that had some eye-opening performances from a few lesser-known names.

[MORE: EDGY recruiting news: Illini add another 2015 in-stater]

Lake Forest Academy DL Wesley Annan was very strong all day, along with Plainfield East DL Daniel Jackson and Plainfield North DT Jack Kramer. Coal City junior OL Matt Long was also solid.

The camp also saw some impressive performances from a few prospects from the Classes of 2016 and 2017.

The offensive linemen group from the Class of 2016 has been drawing early recruiting hype and offers and both Downers Grove South sophomore OT Erik Swenson (Michigan verbal commit) along with Carmel sophomore OT Sean Foster more than back up the noise as both had standout performances. Rockford Auburn freshman Vederian Lowe is a name to watch in the Class of 2017.

The wide receiver group was one of the strongest positions on Sunday and Naperville Central 2016 WR Emmanual Rugamba along with East St. Louis 2017 WR Jeff Thomas challenged for top receiver honors regardless of graduation year.

The Rivals.com Camp also had a college and NFL flavor. Parker, Colorado Valor Christian junior DB Brian Dawkins, the son of former NFL All Pro safety Brian Dawkins, was a top defensive performer. Also in attendance was Urbana sophomore QB Patrick Beckman, who is the son of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman as both Dads were in attendance at the camp on Sunday watching their sons.