Potential Player's Camp Review
Bryce Brown
Bryce Brown
Scout.com
Posted May 15, 2008


On Wednesday afternoon Brian Butler and his group of friends and coaches got together to hold the second annual Potential Player's Camp at Rose Hill High School in Kansas. There was a nice collection of talented players on hand to work out. In this recap Scout.com summarizes the event and takes a look at some images of the top players.

Brian Butler addresses the camp just prior to the drills.


Hutchinson High was well represented.
Scout.com's second ranked player Bryce Brown, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound running back from East High in Wichita did not work out, but he did go through a few of the drills to demonstrate how the drills should be performed.


Devin Hedgepeth, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound cornerback from Derby High in Kansas was one of the top underclassmen (2010).


Hedgepeth has very good hips, but still needs to develop some strength and coverage skills, but when he does he could be special.


The most impressive player to me on the whole day was Huldon Tharp, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Mulvane High. He moved extremely well, covered well, and looked like he is getting much bigger, stronger, and faster from the last time we saw him a month ago.


Tharp now holds offers from schools like Illinois, Kansas, Miami (FL), Boise State, Stanford, and Colorado State.


Devin Gfeller, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back from Smoky Valley High in Lindsborg, Kansas was the surprise of the camp. He looked great in coverage and showed that he has the skills to play ball on the next level.

Geneo Huggins, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end from Hutchinson High n Kansas was a very impressive 2010 prospect.


Huggins was raw with his footwork, but he was explosive off of the ball and used his hands well. His potential is through the roof as he matures and grows over the next year.


Riley Spencer, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound offensive linemen from Hesston High in Kansas has exploded with offers from Miami (FL), TCU, Illinois, and South Dakota over the last week.


Spencer is another raw prospect with terrific size. He struggled some with his hands in the one-on-ones, but the potential is there.


Garret Kraft a defensive end from Bishop Carroll High in Kansas was very impressive. As far as on-on-ones go he was the most dominant player in attendance.


You could really tell Kraft has been working his tail off in the weight room getting bigger, but he is also much more explosive than I gave him credit for.


Watch out for Robert Kessler, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive lineman from Circle High in Kansas. He does not have the feet of Spencer, but he was yet another prospect with a raw skills and a high ceiling.

Blake Bell, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback from Bishop Carroll had a pretty good day dialing in on his receivers in the one-on-one portion of the event.


Jeff Poe from Northwest High in Wichita backed up his highlight tape and proved that he is a consistently solid performer.


Wil Richards, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound safety from Lees Summit West High in Mo., recently picked up his first offer from Army.


Richards was the most physical defensive back at the camp and was punishing guys on the bump coverages.



Jaydan Bird, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker from Conway Springs was easily one of the best in the drills. He has great footwork.

Jonathan Truman, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder from Kapuan Mt. Carmel will be one to watch in 2010.



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