Several prospects from across the country took to Trienens Hall on Monday for Northwestern
's final summer camp. Some surprising names made lasting impressions, and one versatile player could be nearing an offer.
The 2014 three-star wide receiver from Sacred Heart Griffin HS (Ill.) worked out on defense this morning. This is a positive sign for Turner, given that NU will not take any more commitments on the offensive end. They wanted to test his speed and ability at defensive back, and despite his inexperience, Turner excelled. He's an energetic player with great instincts, and even boasts potential linebacker size. In the coming days, this coaching staff might decide to come through with a late offer.
Turner's teammate Gabe Green made his own impact. The 2015 southpaw quarterback displayed excellent accuracy in early drills, and certainly stood out at the position. He's one of the top candidates to fill NU's quarterback spot for his class, and with some minor improvements, could make himself an offer-worthy player. Though Green's arm strength decreased late in the session, his quick release and strong mechanics shone through.
It's only fair to credit Delgado for his strong performance on Monday. His size–only about 5'11"–renders him too small to play linebacker in the Big Ten. But Delgado viewed the camp as an opportunity, and delivered what was arguably the best outing of any player. The Derby (Kan.) prospect showed consistent effort throughout drills, and appeared to run quite well. Some team could land a gem in the form of this under-recruited outside linebacker.
Jackson-Daniel, like Turner, tried some defensive drills in order for the coaches to gauge his ability. Unlike Turner, who may have been more seamless, Jackson-Daniel looked uncomfortable in some drills. The Shaker Heights (Ohio) wide receiver still showed off excellent hands and had his moments. He should only see his offer list grow in the coming months, but those will be due to his receiving ability. Here, there's no fit.
Here's one major name to watch for the class of 2015. Reagan Williams, a high-upside middle linebacker from Jackson (Ohio), demonstrated his solid awareness on Monday. He likely impressed defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz, who oversaw many of his drills. Next year's class could include a middle linebacker–especially with the eventual departure of Damien Proby–and Williams appears to fit the bill. We'll have more on his recruitment as it progresses.
Three-star prospect Malik Turner played defense and southpaw quarterback Gabe Green stood out at Northwestern camp on Monday. Stay updated on the busy camp in this PW Insider Update.
One player could be nearing an offer, and a southpaw QB stands out.