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FNL: Best in show at the 'Shoe

7/28/2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Players certainly showed why Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights will more than likely be picked up again next season.

An event showcasing some of the best talent at the high school level, Urban Meyer’s camp had a little bit of everything.

Here’s a look at the best of the best from the roughly four-hour camp that took place – not oddly enough – on Friday.

Best ball

There was one big leg at camp. There only needed to be one as 2013 Ohio State commit Johnny Townsend routinely boomed punts from one side of the end zone to the other. One fan quipped his kicks were going so high that he was the reason the rain came.

Best boom

All that needed to be finished on Ohio State's new HD scoreboard was the speaker system, and temporary speakers were instead on the field level, giving fans a little something for the ears to go with what they were seeing with their eyes. With the monster speakers stacked on the turf, it was hard not to get wired as the music (mostly hip-hop, spliced with Paul Keels' calls of Ohio State highlights) blared.

Best fans

It doesn’t get more die-hard than this picture. While everyone else ran for cover when a thunderstorm popped up at The Horseshoe, Sam Wells and his daughter Cosette stuck it out. Their reward was a chance to move closer to the action, which they did as the camp went off without a hitch.

Best introduction

Granyl Smith: If fans don’t know the senior’s name yet, those living in Columbus might want to drive over to Gahanna to take in a Lincoln game this fall.

The 5-foot-11, 219-pound senior showed versatility and quicks in drills and stood out early in a field loaded with playmakers.

Best in show

Joey Bosa: This 2013 Ohio State recruit looks nothing like your typical high school senior. Then again, Bosa doesn’t play like one either. During one-on-one drills with defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle showed he obviously was worth a scholarship.

Best subliminal message

It had nothing to do with Friday Night Lights, but those heading out of Ohio Stadium drove past a Nationwide building whose lights spelled out the words “Welcome to The Nation.”