January 1, 2008
Under Armour: Tuesday Red Hot 11
Who will take leading roles Saturday when the Red team tries to win the first Under Armour All-Star Game? Tuesday's two practices offered further indication. See who joined Will Hill on Rivals.com's Red team Hot 11 from Tuesday.
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Will Hill, S, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep
Hill put together an outstanding performance on Tuesday displaying a number of talents. He has great lateral quickness and is the best player in Red at getting a jam on the wide receiver. He has tremendous acceleration when coming down hill as well and he showcased it not only on defense but on offense as well.
Charles Whitlock, CB, Chester (S.C.) Chester
Whitlock took every opportunity to showcase his cover skills by lining up against Julio Jones in all of the morning one-on-ones. The two had some great battles many of which were won by Whitlock. He has great hips and change of direction and anticipates routes well, displaying great instincts.
Omar Hunter, DT, Buford (Ga.) Buford
Hunter showed good feet during position work but then was the most impressive in the team periods and the pass rush drills. Hunter is a coach's dream who uses his hands well, has a great motor, and was virtually unblockable during morning drills.
Joshua Jarboe, WR, Decatur (Ga.) Cedar Grove
For the second straight day Jarboe was the most consistent and most productive receiver for the Red. He continually found openings in the secondary and caught just about everything thrown his way. On one catch out of bounds, he pulled in a diving one-handed catch over his shoulder.
DeSean Hales, WR, Klein (Texas) Oak
Hales is probably the best player on the Red team at creating space between himself and a defender. He is close to impossible to jam at the line of scrimmage because of his quickness and once he gets off the line he runs great routes.
De'Anthony Curtis, RB, Camden (Ark.) Fairview
Curtis is listed at 5-10 which could be generous. However, he has a frame and athleticism that gives you no cause for concern about his height. He is a very natural receiver out of the backfield and displays good quick change-of-direction.
Zebrie Sanders, OT, Clayton (Ohio) Northmont
Sanders had a very solid day at offensive tackle for the Red. He is very strong with a good base which allows him to pass protect without overextending himself or getting off balance. He has stood out among some other very good offensive linemen.
Jarvis Humphrey, DT, Cedar Hill (Texas) Cedar Hill
Humphrey is much like Omar Hunter in that he is an undersized defensive tackle but his use of his hands and his quick feet make him extremely effective. He is a good skilled technician and has a great burst off the snap.
Tyler Love, OT, Mountain Brook (Ala.) Mountain Brook
Love is a massive offensive tackle that has great athleticism for a player of his size. He retreats very well in pass protection and doubles as a long snapper in special teams.
Jermie Calhoun, RB, Van (Texas) Van
In limited opportunities to assert himself, Calhoun has shown five-star talent. He runs with power and has a very north-south style. He is a one cut-and-go back but he makes his cut quickly and he goes in a flash. He has great acceleration through the hole and showed a powerful punch in limited contact.
Julio Jones, WR, Foley (Ala.) Foley
Jones poses a major matchup problem for defensive backs because of his strength at the line of scrimmage and his physical stature. Defensive backs continue to give him their best shot and Jones continues to respond with solid play.
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