January 3, 2008

Under Armour: Thursday Red Hot 11

ORLANDO, Fla. - Thursday's Red Team practice for the Under Armour All-Star Game was largely focused on preparing the offense for scoring opportunities around the goal line. Quarterback Mike Glennon was very impressive in his opportunities. See who joined him on Thursday's Red team Hot 11.

Under Armour All Star Game Red Hot 11

Jermie Calhoun, RB, Van (Texas)

The Oklahoma commitment showed his versatility in the backfield throughout Thursday's practice. He showed great acceleration in individual drills. He also showed his ability to catch the ball both in individual drills and 7-on-7. His explosiveness is a top asset for the Red team offense.

Mike Glennon, QB, Centreville (Va.) Westfield

The N.C. State commitment was the most impressive quarterback for the Red squad on Thursday. He throws a tight spiral and is able to make all of the throws, short or long. He hooked up with a number of different wide receivers in the goal line situations.

Carlton Thomas, RB, Frostproof (Fla.)

The Georgia commitment displayed great speed while working in the red-zone in a 7-on-7 situation. He took a quick toss, found the corner, and beat all of the defenders around it for a touchdown. While Thomas is on the smaller side, his exceptional speed allows him to beat many defenders around the corner.

Julio Jones, WR, Foley (Ala.)

The Alabama product had a very strong day of practice. Showing no ill-effects of the injuries that have hampered him this week, Jones caught numerous balls in the red zone and goal line drills. He showed an ability to beat his defender consistently and make a play when his number was called.

Joshua Jarboe, WR, Decatur (Ga.) Cedar Grove

The Georgia product is a very popular name on the practice fields at Disney's Wide World of Sports. Jarboe is able to use his 6-foot-3, 200 pound body to his advantage, but he is also athletic enough to make plays in space. He made an impressive touchdown reception on a Mike Glennon pass while defended by Neiko Lipscomb.

Dann O'Neill, OL, Grand Haven (Mich.)

The Michigan commitment is a mountain of a man. On a day where contact was limited, O'Neill stood out in individual work. Good footwork was praised by the coaches as well as his coordination when moving side-to-side.

Will Hill, ATH, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep

The Florida commitment displays why he is a five-star prospect every time he shows his great athleticism. While he didn't make any big plays, he was a big reason why the defense forced the offense to keep passes short in 7-on-7 drills outside the red zone.

Janoris Jenkins, CB, Pahokee (Fla.)

The Florida commitment wasn't the shut-down corner on Thursday that he was on Wednesday, but he was still very impressive. While being tested numerous times on the day, he only allowed one big completion. Jenkins shows a very good burst of speed when closing in on a receiver.

Blake Cantu, WR, Southlake (Texas) Carroll

The Oregon commitment may be the most fundamentally sound player on the field. While he doesn't possess the top shelf athleticism that several other receivers here this week have, he is very good at everything and has terrific hands. On Thursday, he had a touchdown reception in the red zone drills.

Jerrell Harris, DE, Gadsden City (Ala.)

The Alabama product has great size and athletic ability which allow him to play with his hand down or standing up. He shows good explosion off the snap and is able to get around the corner. He is also able to effectively drop into coverage on the tight end.

Landry Jones, QB, Artesia (N.M.)

The Oklahoma commitment didn't have quite the day Glennon did, but he was still impressive. His best throw of the day was a fade pattern to Darryl Stonum. He also found Julio Jones for a touchdown in a goal line situation.

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