January 3, 2008

Offense-Defense: East Hot 11

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Thursday's installment of the Hot 11 for the East squad at the Offense-Defense Bowl in Ft. Lauderdale drops some names from yesterday, and brings back a few members from the first list. A quarterback also emerges and lands on the Hot 11 today.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Offense-Defense All-Star Game: East Hot 11

Brandon Boykin
, DB, Fayetteville (Ga.) Fayette County

The Georgia commitment fared well again Thursday morning in coverage against East standout receivers DeJuan Miller, Kenny Stafford and others. Boykin has apparently nailed down one starting corner spot.

Dalton Freeman, OG, Pelion (S.C.) Pelion

Freeman joins Glenn to make up the left side of the East offensive line, and had one of his better performances on Thursday. He isn't especially big, but his athleticism allows him to reach linebackers and stay with them.

Cordy Glenn, OT, Riverdale (Ga.) Riverdale

The most consistent performer on the East offensive line all week, Glenn has manned a tackle spot impressively and looked good again on Thursday morning. He is expected to get the start on the left side.

Glenn Harbin, DE, Mobile (Ala.) McGill Toolen

Playing perhaps the most competitive position on the entire East squad, Harbin hasn't stood out during the week quite as much as expected. However, he had one of his better showings in the morning workout. Although he may not start, Harbin should rotate for playing time at end.

D.C. Jefferson, QB Winter Haven (Fla.) Winter Haven

Jefferson is likely to be the starting signal-caller given his heavy practice reps on Thursday. He completed very few passes in the morning workout, but most of the incompletions were good throws that were dropped due to the cold weather.

Bobby Massie, OT, Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy

There aren't any defensive ends at Massie's high school of Liberty Christian Academy like the ones Massie is facing in practice this week yet the 6-8 tackle isn't backing down. Massie wasn't falling for any tricks in the pass rush drill, standing his ground and using his massive size and strength to his advantage to put together a nice afternoon.

Nick Moody, S, Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic

The East safety looked smooth in coverage and clearly enjoys run support. He has been around the ball throughout the week and anticipates balls in the air with instinctiveness.

Melvin Ray, WR, Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian

Ray was the only receiver to catch the ball with any consistency Thursday morning as frigid temperatures made for many dropped passes. Ray made the most impressive grab of the day on a quick slant that was thrown two feet behind him.

Micanor Regis, DT, Pahokee (Fla.) Pahokee

Once again, Regis caused problems for the interior offensive line with his quickness and ability to control a gap. The Pahokee native didn't have a bad practice all week.

Bruce Taylor, LB, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Myrtle Beach

On a cold, windy day when practice was dragging, Taylor kept his team upbeat. He was one of the few vocal leaders that practiced with intensity and excitement all afternoon. His play was productive as well, but his leadership set him apart.

Keith Wells, DE, Gainesville (Ga.) Gainesville

The pass rushing specialist was as active again in the Wednesday morning workout as he was on Tuesday, shutting down sweeps from his left end spot and using his quickness to avoid blocks with ease.


...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!