Tampa, FL – The first of the Big County Preps off-season camps took place this past Sunday at Larry Sanders Sports Complex. 190 athletes took the field to showcase their talent in front or numerous fans and a handful of talent evaluators. Big County Preps filmed every competitive drill which will be shown at a latter date.
IGNITE is the first of the 3 BCP Exposure Series Events (Ignite, E7-Spring and E7-Summer) which will conclude with THE XECUTIVES! Xecutives IS AN INVITATION ONLY Showcase where the top performers from Ignite, E7 Spring and E7 Summer will be invited (Free of Charge) to compete at the Mid Summer bash…The Xecutives, which will be the Elite of the 3 Exposure events. Ignite is the start and the event Area Athletes look forward to.
It’s a big boy world. We are just living in it. The linemen always take the cake at BCP showcases. Sometimes forgotten at other showcases around the state, the hogs start and finish the show at BCP camps. Ignite was no different. Depending on who you ask, the offense or the defense may have won this year but a handful of kids looked pretty good on each side of the ball.
Ethan Ingham, Palmetto 2019 OL (6-2/260) was solid all camp. Physical at the point of attack and showed really good pass pro set up and technique. Malik Brown, East Bay 2019 OL (6-0/245) does plenty of run blocking at his school during the season. Indians not known for their air attack. But, Brown did really well especially against the better defensive pass rushers. Footwork was his best assist as he was outweighed in most of his matchups.
From Polk County Austin Peer, Auburndale 2019 OL (6-0/275) and Clayton Fisher, Lakeland Christian 2019 OL (6-5 335) had their work cut out for them. Both participated at several different positions on the line and had to hold their own versus faster and sometime stronger defensive linemen. Each won some and lost some but competed. Cameron Jossi, Durant 2019 OL (6-2/270) is a veteran to the BCP camp series. Nothing surprised him. Showed well in individual drills, never lost two in a row during 1 on 1s. Played mostly tackle and recovered well when beat and had a good punch during winning reps.
OL MVP Malik Jones, Zephyrhills Christian Academy 2020 (6-3/300) was just nasty. You’ll see him end the video below. Can’t write enough. We can show you better than we can tell you.
Edwouens Marcelin, Wharton 2020 DL (5-8/165) the smallest of the defensive lineman had one advantage…speed. Wasn’t going the out muscle or push past the linemen giving up such and advantage in size. Nonetheless, Marcelin used a good take off and speed the win his 1 on 1 reps. Kasean Ridgel, Wiregrass Ranch 2019 DL (5-10/280) had a really good padded season and started off the camp season pretty well. Loved his hip flip and active hands.
The DL MVP Keywuan Abrams, Admiral Farragut 2019 DL (6-2/290) put a few offensive linemen in the “spin cycle.” More agile than expected, Abrams showed a pretty spin move from the inside usually landing at the passer.
WHEN IS THE NEXT CAMP? SEE THE CALENDAR HERE