Well over 200 recruits gathered at TCF Bank Sunday for the University of Minnesota's Junior Elite One Day Camp.
It was UM's seventh and final camp of the summer, and several stand-out athletes made the most of their chance to show off their skills.
Two-way player Nick Connelly, of Red Wing (Minn.), impressed as both a defensive end and offensive tackle. In his second Minnesota camp this summer, Connelly once again displayed a great combination of speed, athleticism and size (6-foot-6, 240 pounds). Connelly dominated 1-on-1's on both offense and defense. The rising junior is getting interest from Minnesota, Iowa, and Iowa State.
East Ridge (Minn.) quarterback Seth Green was one of the lone rising sophomores at the camp, but his youth didn't stop him from lighting it up on the field. Green has the build and athleticism to be a dual-threat quarterback, but looked completely comfortable Sunday on drop-back drills.
The young QB is already getting all sorts of attention. Including interest from schools like Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Stanford, and has already received offers from both Minnesota and Louisville.
A pair of 7-on-7 teammates from Michigan also put together good showings. Birmingham Brother Rice wide receiver Grant Perry and Clarkston tight end Cole Chewins made the trip to Minnesota together, and did enough to get noticed by UM coaches.
Perry showcased lightning-quick agility to go with crisp routes and sure hands. While he is mildly undersized (5-foot-11, 178 pounds), he was consistently garnering praise from coaches.
The wide-out received high-5's from 4 separate coaches after one particularly stellar route (it was a post-corner, and the second cut made the corner fall down). Perry is yet to receive any offers, but has been in contact with Purdue and Michigan State.
At 6-foot-7, 210 pounds, Chewins was the most notably physical athlete running routes at the camp. The tight end consistently used his size to get open, and has a quality set of hands. Based on what he showed at camp, he could definitely cause some match-up problems at the next level. Like Perry, he hasn't received any offers, but is getting some interest from a few Big Ten schools.