Players to watch at Memphis NFTC

Originally Published: May 31, 2012
By Dave Hooker | ESPN RecruitingNation
Here are five things to watch in Friday's Memphis Nike Football Training Camp.

Big and quick

Two four-star prospects from Louisville (Ky.) Trinity will have the chance to prove themselves against strong competition. Big things are expected from receiver James Quick and defensive end Jason Hatcher. Both are considered top prospects at their respective positions but there are still some questions about just how good they are since they play in Kentucky, which doesn't regularly boast top-flight competition. A strong showing could land both in The Opening, which would be a testament to their ability as well as a strong statement about the rising level of high school football in the commonwealth.

Big arm

Max Staver's recruitment has been like a roller coaster. First, he was mostly unknown. Then, thanks to his dedication to the camp circuit, he impressed scouts with his size, strong arm and surprising mobility. Now, schools that were recruiting Staver, including LSU and Alabama, have taken other quarterbacks. Staver is considering Mississippi State while waiting to see if other schools come calling. Staver and his team struggled at a 7-on-7 tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., last week, but the Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy quarterback tends to standout in combine-style camps. He could have a big day on Friday.

Dave Hooker

Reporter, RecruitingNation