Rubio/Sailer Nike Summer Camp MVPs

Midwest Field Reporter
Posted Jul 16, 2012


Many of the Nations top special teams prospects gathered Monday just outside of Chicago for the Illinois Nike Summer Camp at Montini High.

It was all about special teams at Montini High in Lombard, Ill Monday.

Top prospects from across the nation gathered for the Illinois Nike Summer Camp for kicking and long snapping camp run by Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio.

"The top performers for the Sailer Kicking camp were Overall Camp Champion and Punt Champion Nick Neidig," Sailer said. "The Kickoff champion was James Sherman a 2014 prospect."

Neidig came home with the top honor on the day, and also has camped at Ball State, Southern Illinois, Purdue, Northwestern, Cincinnati, and Texas.

"I am continuing to improve thats how I would put it," Neidig said.

Sherman might only be a rising junior -- but he is seeing his stock rise quickly.

"I have done pretty well out here at the camp today," Sherman said. "Not as well as I wanted to during the competitions but I did well overall, its pretty exciting."

There were several other kickers that came away with honors.

"The field goal champions were 2014 Ohio prospect Mike Knoll and 2013 Illinois kicker Andrew Harte," Sailer said.

"I think I Have done well," Knoll said. "I have been able to maintain a high ranking throughout the summer."

The other part of the camp, the Chris Rubio Long Snapping camp on hand went through an accuracy competition at the end of the Nike Summer Camp -- and two of the top players out wen't head to head in the finals.

"The winner of today's camp was Greg Hohenstien," Chris Rubio said. "He defeated Gabriel Miller in the finals."

Both advanced in a bracket competition by snapping through different targets, worth points.

Hohenstien is enrolling at Bowling Green for the fall.

"Today I think I have done really well, going into these type of camps its all a bout going in a good mentality and not being overwhelmed by hour competition. I just go in really positive and trust my skills.

His competition in the finals, Gabriel Miller recently committed to Nebraska and has had a successful summer camp circuit.

"I have been to three Rubio camps so far, this is the third," Miller said. "The camps have been very eventful and exciting."

Stay on FOX Sports NEXT for in-depth coverage on Monday's camp and the best coverage of Midwest recruiting.


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