MSU Camp Breakdown: LBs and DBs
Ross Douglas
Ross Douglas
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Jun 21, 2010

Michigan State's camp had some impressive performances from players in the back seven. Here is a look at who stood out.

One of the day's best performances came from Shaquil Petteway (Steubenville, Ohio). Petteway, a high school linebacker, ran in the 4.4s and looked great playing in space. In fact, he ran well enough and covered well enough that he could be a safety, especially since he is 200-lbs. In 7-7s, he made a couple great plays including an interception where his instincts and ball skills were on display.

Petteway lead a nice group of safeties. Justin Currie (Big Rapids, Mich.), Grayson Levine (Eden Prarie, Minn.) and Zak Bielecki (Macomb Lutheran North, Mich.) all had good days. Currie is a big kid who does a solid job in coverage for a bigger guy. He did not run the 40 time he hoped for, but I think he has good football speed. Levine showed both at Sound Mind Sound Body and at this camp that is a good player with smarts and ball skills. He is physical in man to man coverage as well. Bielecki is a kid who could play cornerback and safety, and his stock is on the rise. He's a good all around athlete.

At cornerback, Trae Waynes (Keonsha Bradford, Wisc.) earned an offer by running a 4.28 forty and doing well in drills. He's a blazer, and good all around athlete, but needs to add weight and strength. Kenny Mullen (Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Ind.), a recent Indiana commitment, showed some of the skills that made him a sought after prospect. Mullen appears firm on his commitment even though he camped. His younger brother, Kendrick is a future prospect to watch.

Another future prospect who is definitely on the radar is Ross Douglas (Avon, Ohio). The class of 2013 star is very quick, has great feet and hips already and showed he was not afraid to get in the faces of receivers. He still has time and room to grow and it looks like he will be a big time prospect.

Travon Hamilton (Monroe, Mich.), Joe Sarnese (Holy Spirit, NJ), and Alex Fine (Lake Orion, Mich.) were a few others who did well.

At linebacker, two in-state kids, Bilaal Collins (Detroit Crockett, Mich.) and Deondre Hogan (Livonia Clarenceville, Mich.) showed they are prospects who can play at the next level. Cincinnati Elder's Jake Lindsey is a tough, smart kid who should be receiving more offers soon.

On the defensive line, there were a few guys looking to earn offers. One of those was Conor Hart (Birmingham Brother Rice, Mich.). He is a nice sized kid with suprising track speed. He's not quite as good side to side as he is straight line, but that size and speed combo is attractive and he had pretty good success in one on ones. A youngster with NFL bloodlines, Bryan Cox Jr, a 2012 kid from Avon, Ohio did very well. He is a speedy edge rusher with fluidity and athleticism.

Detroit Catholic Central's Brandon Tammaro came and was active about taking reps. He has some quickness and good pass rush moves. He worked more inside than outside, where he is likely to play in college, but he had a solid day. The best defensive tackle, I thought, on the day was Mark Scarpinato (Milwaukee Marqutte, Wisc.), an aggressive, hard-charging kid who plays with good leverage, motor, and strength. Melvindale (Mich.) product Bryce Hall has good size, but is raw with his technique. Ernie Heifort (Bemidji, Minn.) is a long kid with a nice frame. He is a high school linebacker who will likely be a defensive end in college.



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