The Air Raid 11 passing camp held by quarterback coach Ken Mastrole at St. Andrews Prep School brought some of the top quarterbacks around south Florida to compete. The camp featured former Pitt Panther QB great and Mastrole Passing quarterback coach John Congemi, along with Ken Mastrole at the three day event. Quarterbacks and receivers received fundamental training, video analysis through state of the art Dartfish, chalk talks, core strength training, and competition during Friday Nigh Lights. Mastrole Passing Academy also brought in Athlete’s Edge for speed and agility training. Quarterbacks Jake Rudock (St. Thomas Aquinas & Iowa commit), Rafi Montalvo (La Salle), Alex Prakas (West Boca), Troy Cook (Palmetto), Max Lescano (St. Thomas Aquinas), and Georgia transfer Chase Bender all looked like the top guns during the camp. Rafi Montalvo and Max Lescano came out on top during the event winning the Friday Night Lights competition. Sophomore quarterback Troy Cook looked very impressive winning the overall accuracy challenge. The acccuracy challeng featured moving and long target throws. The camp not only taught fundamentals and technique but it also provided athletes a stage to compete in the 20 yd shuttle, vertical, arm strength, accuracy, and movement. In the Future Stars group, Dominic DiCaprio, looked sharp displaying a strong and accurate arm. Dicaprio, only going into the 8th grade, threw the ball 55 yards and displayed excellent footwork and mechanics. Dicaprio who has been working with coach Ken Mastrole the past year showed why he will be one of the top signal callers high school coaches are hoping to have in their backfield.
He may be in New Mexico but his running style is all Texas. La Cueva High School tailback Ronnie Daniels will be headed back to the Lone Star State when he heads to college next Fall.
On Monday, Daniels made his college choice and it was for Texas Tech and new coach Tommy Tubberville.
“I’m really excited and confident about my decision,” Daniels said. “I feel Tech is the best fit for me.”
Daniels is originally from Longview, Texas and emigrated to New Mexico at the age of five. He has been ripping up the varsity football gridiron since he was a freshman at La Cueva High School in Albuquergue and attracting attention from all over the country. Daniels was holding offers from Arizona, East Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Mexico St., San Diego St. and Tulsa before committing to the Red Raiders.
The summer recruiting season is heating up and with each day comes new commitments. One of the latest D-I BCS recruiting commitments comes from University School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Cornerback Devin Gaulden was starting to turn heads and rack up offers when he received an offer from the Auburn Tigers. That was all Gaulden needed to put an end to the process.
“I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity Auburn was offering,” said Gaulden
Things happened fast but fate also had them fall in place. Gaulden and his family were headed to Alabama last weekend for a family reunion and it just so happened to be the same weekend that Auburn was having their camp.