Michigan State Camp: Dandy Dozen
Shawn Heffern
Shawn Heffern
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Jul 11, 2011

Here is a quick look at twelve who impressed us today at Michigan State's camp.

  • Shawn Heffern - Defensive End, Carmel (IN)
    Heffern measured over 6'5, 240-lbs and although an injury kept him from testing the way he wanted to, he turned it on in 1-1s and was nearly unstoppable. He had a good pass rush moves and looked much quicker and more fluid than he did in drills. He may have put himself in line for a Spartan offer.

  • Jordan Diggs - Safety, Cape Coral (FL) Island Coast
    Diggs was outstanding today. He was physical and took good angles in the shake drill and performed well in coverage. He deserves his four-star ranking and was one of the guys who drew the most praise from coaches and observers today.

  • Jon Reschke - Linebacker, Birmingham Brother Rice (MI)
    The 2013 prospect tested off the charts, running a 4.69 and vertical jumping 37-inches at 6'2, 220-lbs. He had great feet in the drills and although we had seen him before and liked his game, he took it to another level today.

  • MacGarrett Kings - Wide Receiver, Nova Southwestern (FL)
    Already holding a Michigan State offer, Kings was smooth, quick and created good separation. He also caught the ball very well and effortlessly.

  • Monty Madaris - Wide Receiver, Cincinnati (OH) Moeller
    Also with a Michigan State offer, Madaris ran past a lot of would-be defenders today. He did let a couple easy ones go, but he also made some great deep receptions and he showed why he's been adding offers steadily throughout the process.

  • Jordan Woods - Wide Receiver, Ann Arbor (MI) Skyline
    He was one of the most impressive kids period today. In shake drills, he was very elusive and shook a couple kids badly. When he was called out, he did it again. Then he effortlessly caught everything thrown his way in 1-1s and 7-7s.

  • Tyler O'Connor - Quarterback, Lima (OH) Central Catholic
    The Spartan commit had a nice showing when we saw him at the Columbus NIKE Camp, but he was even better today. He showed touch when he needed to and velocity when he needed to. For a guy who is more of a gamer and a scrambler to do as well in this setting was impressive.

  • Stephon Hall - Defensive Tackle, Detroit (MI) Consortium
    He's a thoroughbred athlete. He's raw, and that showed at times in 1-1s, but his physical tools are unmatched. He was really moving during his 40 and he's a project that is going to be worth taking on for someone.

  • Kyle Knapp - Offensive Tackle, Portage Central (MI)
    The Syracuse commit had a nice day, performing well in 1-1s and showing his usual hustle, motor, and hard nosed play.

  • Nathan Hoff - Defensive Tackle, Solon (OH)
    For the second straight MSU camp, he was tough. He's very strong in the upper body and very tough to stop in 1-1s, winning nearly every rep he took.

  • Dan Gibbs - Guard, Birmingham Seaholm (MI)
    Gibbs is massive and strong. He got better as the day went along and hardly lost a 1-1. I don't necessarily think he's an offer guy for the Spartans, but he can play at a high level.

  • Charles Rogers - Safety, Iowa City West (IA)
    I really liked what I saw from him today. He has good size, good ball skills, and ran pretty well. He's certainly a kid who could add to his offer list.

    There were many more great performances at the camp today, be sure to stay tuned to Scout.com and Spartan Digest for detailed notes, analysis, interviews and more.

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