Part I: Ignite WR Standouts

Zach Benjamin, Tampa Catholic, 2013, WR

Artavis Scott (31) was indeed the MVP of the WR’s but this was a very impressive group.  There are close to 10 players that could have received the MVP.  They guys were tracking footballs down all night like they had radar.  Here is a quick look at some of the other performers who caught my eye.

  • 99 Alvin Bailey, Armwood, 2013- Alvin never fails to impress.  Alvin just doesn’t drop passes that is a fact and he has all the other skills to go along with it.  If he were able to play full time QB he could possibly break some records at Armwood.


  • 176 Marques Valdez, Lakewood, 2013- Marcus ended up with one of the highest vertical leaps of all camp performers to begin the day.  Marcus was relatively overshadowed last year due to the performance of fellow Lakewood WR’s Rodney Adams and Javaris Little but with the skills shown today he definitely proved he will be one to watch for this year.  Valdez had one of the most amazing fade route catches in individual section getting both feet down while catching the pass showing his extreme field presence.


  • 113 Zach Benjamin, Tampa Catholic, 2013- I 1st noticed Benjamin during the Vertical station. Tall (6’5) and lanky but has great body control and athleticism.  Zach really knows how to use his big frame to increase his ball tracking range.  He seemed to be able to grab anything within a 10 foot radius of where he stood.  He also showed great route running capabilities.


  • 156 Paris Bostic, Plant, 2013- Bostic was definitely the most vocal of the WR group but he backed up his talk.  Always 1st in line to perform a drill and show everyone how it was done and rarely missed any passes in his direction.  His jumping ability was superb and I did not see him drop a single pass in individual drills.