July 24, 2008

FBU Camp impressions

The Football University Top Gun Showcase Camp in Paisley did not have hundreds of participants. Instead, the camp organizers focused on getting many of the top-level players from across the country and focused on quality much more than quantity.

The FBU Camp turned out to be one of the best events of the year.

AVero Beach prospect Zeke Motta, who earned the nickname "Baby Hercules" at camp this past week, will probably grow into a linebacker at the next level. He said Florida has talked with him about becoming a strong-side linebacker but the Gators have not offered yet. Notre Dame and Florida are two schools high on his list.

Arkansas and Oklahoma are probably in front for Tulsa (Okla.) Jenks cornerback Gabe Lynn but he said his recruitment is still open and Florida is one of the many schools that have offered. He was one of the steadiest cornerbacks all week at the FBU Camp.

Marvin Robinson, a 2010 prospect from Lake Region High, did not have the best performance earlier this summer at USC's Rising Stars Camp but he came back and looked the part at Friday Night Lights and at the FBU Camp. Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee and UCLA have verbally offered Robinson, who is a threat on both sides of the ball.

"Robinson admitted he didn't have the best outing earlier this summer at the USC Rising Star Camp," Crabtree wrote. "Along with being injured, he just couldn't get in the flow. But Saturday and Sunday, he made big play after big play in drills and in one-on-one battles. He was the one guy who consistently was able to hang with both the physical and speedy backs in the camp."

Running back Christine Michael was one of the most impressive players at any position at the FBU camp. Word is Texas A&M and LSU are out in front for his services. Texas, Florida and many others are also involved.

Minneapolis Breck wide receiver Bryce McNeal said he is still "100 percent" committed to Michigan but that he plans to take his official visits. There was hope that he could visit Florida during his visit to FBU but he could not get a ride to Gainesville. The 6-foot-2 prospect said he plans to officially visit Florida, Oklahoma, Louisville, Clemson and Michigan.

Temple (Texas) High running back Lache Seastrunk said he has not heard from Florida yet but many other national powers are already involved. He's destined to be one of the top rising juniors in the country. Last season, he rushed for 1,532 yards and 19 touchdowns on 130 carries.

Marlin Lane is a 2011 standout who will play at Daytona Beach Mainland this season. As a freshman at Deland Lighthouse Christian School Academy, Lane finished with 1,363 yards and 21 touchdowns. As an eighth-grader, he had 1,007 yards in six games before getting injured. But Lane said this week at FBU Camp he wants to leave the state to play college football. At least, that's the early plan.

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