Two quarterbacks really stood out with solid performances on Day 2 of the B2G Elite Program Camp. Scripps Ranch HS quarterback Tate Forcier and Jack Bernards from West Ranch HS both looked comfortable leading the offense against a very good defense.
What jumped out about Bernards was his ability to make good reads and take what the defense presented. Most young quarterbacks have trouble going through their reads, but Bernards stayed patient in the pocket and found open receivers all day long. Bernards ended the day on a high note when he gunned a pass over the outstretched linebackers and between the safeties for a touchdown on the last play.
Standing 6-1, 190 pounds, Forcier doesn't have the ideal size you look for in a top quarterback but what you immediately notice is his natural ability and arm strength. Forcier has a real strong arm and looked particularly good in the deep passing game.
Most of the day was spent doing one-on-one drills and 7-on-7, so the running backs didn't get a real chance to show what they can do with the ball in their hands, but that didn't stop Scripps Ranch running back Brennan Clay from having a big day. Clay (6-0, 190) has a solid frame and looked very good running routes with the wide receivers on Saturday. The 2010 prospect was one of the top performers and looked like he could be a star at running back or wide receiver.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
6-5, 185-pound wide receiver Rashaun Shaffer was overshadowed by his Fresno Edison teammate Rolando Jefferson last season but Shaffer showed that he is a very talented prospect himself. Shaffer has good speed and size, and was one of the most productive receivers at Saturday's B2G Camp.
Wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley came all the way from North Carolina to attend the B2G Camp and certainly made the most of his opportunities on Saturday. Brantley (5-8, 165) is a good route runner and was one of the toughest players to cover.
At tight end, the multi-talented James Boyd was the top player at the position making several nice catches in traffic. The 6-5, 230-pound athlete was a real weapon in the red zone and caused match-up problems all afternoon.
At linebacker, a pair of talented prospects stood out from the rest of the group on the second day of the B2G Camp. Taft's Nick Bruce and Lucky Radley from Crespi HS both impressed throughout the day.
Bruce is a very physical linebacker that loves to hit receivers coming over the middle and Radley is a very athletic linebacker that displayed good coverage skills.
McDonald is a big, physical safety that loves to make the big hit and has really improved his coverage skills from last year. McDonald really is the total package at safety and has been arguably the top performer at the camp.
Much like T.J. McDonald, Byron Moore is a football player in every sense of the word. Moore is a real student of the game and always seems to be in the right position to make a play. McDonald and Moore were an impressive combo at USC's Rising Stars Camp earlier in the week and have carried that over into the B2G Camp.
Chris Metcalf is a little more raw than McDonald and Moore but he has all the tools to develop into a very good player at safety. Metcalf got a little dinged up at the end of the day but he was still able to make play after play.
Another safety that had a very solid day was 2010 prospect Tevin McDonald.
When you talk about the cornerbacks, you have to start with Scout's top-rated cornerback, Cliff Harris, from Fresno Edison. Harris has impressed at every camp he has attended and Saturday was no different. He is just such a natural cornerback with great footwork and hips. Harris got the best of most of the receivers he faced on Saturday.
Crespi athlete Kevin Cummings played some cornerback today and looked like he has some real potential at the position. Cummings got beat a few times but for a player with limited experience at cornerback he showed a lot of promise.
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