Chesapeake Bowl Continues to Impress
LaMont Jordan speaks to players.
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 29, 2010

The second day of the Chesapeake Bowl went even better than the first day as players really hit their stride in practice and prospects from Jersey who were snowed in were able to finally get to the event putting the North Squad at full power. Former NFL running back LaMont Jordan also was a guest speaker on Tuesday.

For the second night in a row, the 100-plus future college players at the Chesapeake Bowl were treated the way they should be, like young men about to embark on an experience that will test their mettle and change their lives.

On Monday, the Chesapeake Bowl brought in current NFL Vice President of Player Development Troy Vincent to talk to the players and on Tuesday, they brought in former NFL running back LaMont Jordan to speak with them who spent two hours giving what can only be described as a very open and real talk on the pitfalls and beauty of the game at the next level.

Jordan, a former Maryland Terrapin and native of Prince George’s County spoke to the young men about everything from academics, to being smart about “friends” that they associate themselves with, to women and every other aspect of college life they can expect to deal with and it obviously caught the room as many questions went up, even after a two-hour speech. He did a terrific job and really came from the heart, while adding a great amount of humor as well.

As for the game itself, some developments and rumblings are starting to come out from the North Team and we’ve had some injuries. First of all, due to lack of depth at running back, the coaches had planned to give LaSalle College High School star Jamal Abdur-Rahman and Woodland Hills star Lafayette Pitts (both listed at defensive back) shots to start in the game, however Abdur-Rahman chose not to show up for the event, so it looks like Lafayette Pitts will now have the keys along with Pottsgrove thumper Maika Polamalu.

Bill Belton is also toughing it out after dislocating a finger and hurting his ankle and if he can’t go, that could be a big blow for the North. The North secondary coach was thrilled with his secondary today, even with a no-show, calling them a bunch of “Porsches”, so apparently the mix of Lafayette Pitts, Kyshoen Jarrett, Jamie Williams, Sheldon Royster, Bobby DiPasquale, Charles Davis and Dion Shaw will be more than enough to get them by this Thursday night.

The South Squad has been a bit quiet around me as they obviously think I’m a spy for the North Team, which I could or could not be. One thing is certain, Cincinnati commitment Malcolm Crockett is king of NCAA 2011 on the PlayStation3 as he was killing the other South players in the game room before I went upstairs.

Interviews have been hitting regularly, so continue to check back for more.

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