There has been some question, since he committed, as to what Andre Sims would play at the next level. On Saturday, he lined up at wide receiver and, in my opinion, established that as the spot he will play for the Spartans.
Sims is about 5'9, very quick and catches the ball easily. His route running was good and he was able to create separation from the defenders there. He's not super big, but he makes up for that in other areas.
Another class of 2011 kid who showed well was Takudzwa Kubvoruno (Richland Gull Lake, Mich.). In all honesty, this is not a kid who blew me away on film, but in person on Saturday, he had an excellent day. He has good speed and is fluid in and out of his breaks. He also made a couple of dazzling catches. His stock is definitely on the rise.
One guy who showed up over and over again was Seth Fifer (Angola, Ind.). Even the best defensive backs had trouble keeping up with his precise routes. He knows how to set up defenders and has excellent, excellent hands. Maybe the best hands of any receiver I saw there. He may not have the pure speed needed to play at the highest level of college football, but he will make some coach very happy.
After impressing at Sound Mind, Sound Body, Ben McCord (Warren Cousino, Mich.) had another nice day. He has tremendous physical size and muscle base. He also has great hands. He has good feet for a big guy, but I think he may be growing into a flex tight end.
Of the underclassmen, the biggest name was Efe Scott-Emuakpor (East Lansing, Mich.). He just looks like a big time receiver. He's 6'5, long and lean, and is a smooth athlete. He told me he had just played in a basketball event the day before and really hadn't been concentrating on football and as a result, was rusty. Some of that showed, as he fought the ball a little bit. He showed flashes of why he's a hot name, he just wasn't consistent. He'll be just fine as he has all the raw tools. He just needs to get back in football mode. He's still a big time prospect.
Jack Stevens (Traverse City Central, Mich.) is another sure handed kid who had a nice day, including a highlight reel 1-hander in the corner of the end zone.
Of the tight ends, Jake Duzey was the one coming in with all the offers. He runs well in a straight line and has good hands. The question on him is whether he could block as a tight end. That remains to be seen. He was also tried as a defensive end/edge rusher, an interesting thought. He looked pretty good there for not ever playing the position and I think that could be a place for him too.
Paul Lang (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) is a 6'4, 220-lb kid with solid hands and is a name to remember. Dylan Brooks (South Haven, Mich.) seemingly came out of nowhere to have a great day. He's 6'3, 215-lbs and ran a 4.8 at the camp.
Cole Walderzak (Standish-Sterling, Mich.) and Benson Browne (Walnut Hills, Ohio) are two big tight ends who were also in attendance.