Rumors and Wires: Week of July 26, 2010

July 28, 2010

Columbus H.S. (FL) Tacoi Sumler has committed to the Oregon Ducks.  Sumler also had offers from Stanford, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Cincinnati among others.  Click here to view Tacoi Sumler’s highlight video.

Bishop McDevitt H.S. running back Jameel Poteat has committed to Pittsburgh.  Poteat was also juggling offers from Rutgers, Iowa, Cincinnati and USC.  Click here to view Jameel Poteat’s highlight video.

QB Talent in Abundance at Mastrole Football Camp Event

By: Ken Mastrole – Mastrole Passing Academy

Boca Raton, Florida

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.

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Red Raiders Rope In Gridiron Stud Ronnie Daniels

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.

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U School’s Gaulden Commits to Auburn Tigers

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.

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Rumors and Wires: Week of July 19, 2010

University School (Florida) defensive back Devin Gaulden has committed to Auburn.  Gaulden was also being recruited by Wisconsin, Duke, Western Michigan, Marshall, Buffalo and New Mexico among others.

La Cueva High School RB Ronnie Daniels has committed to Texas Tech.  Daniels was also being recruited by Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Mexico St. and Illinois.  Click here to view Ronnie Daniels’ highlight video.

Rumors and Wires: Week of July 12, 2010

July 17

North Broward Prep (Florida) wide receiver A.J. Sebastiano has received an offer from Florida Atlantic University.

Tarpon Springs (Florida) Offensive lineman Zach Debell has committed to Georgia.  DeBell was also considering Tennessee, South Carolina, UCLA, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.