Whom to watch at Champaign NFTC
Originally Published: May 31, 2012By Jared Shanker | ESPN RecruitingNation
- Here are five players to watch in Sunday's Champaign (Ill.) Nike Football Training Camp. Alec James (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield Central)
Playing in Wisconsin, James is not on many radars. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end should be, though. Clemson, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin have all offered and are his four leaders. Because he's a pure speed rusher, it will be interesting to see how James does in one-on-one drills against bigger linemen if he cannot line up too wide. Brandon Hines (Mequon, Wis./Homestead)
One of the region's top defensive tackles in the Class of 2012, Hines is also one of the strongest. In March, Hines said he was benching 305 pounds "easy." On Sunday, Hines will go against a number of other linemen who also can bench 305 pounds without breaking much of a sweat. Though Hines does not have an offer, a host of Big Ten programs checked in on him during the spring evaluation period. He should have his first offer soon, as he makes the rounds at a host of camps and can show what he can do without the club he was forced to play with his sophomore season.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- Nebraska, Pelini agree to one-year extension
- NCAA considering football early signing period
- Former Vols coach Majors in stable condition
- FSU's Fisher: 'We're not defending anything'
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
ESPN.com: Help | Press | Advertise on ESPN.com | Sales Media Kit | Interest-Based Ads | Corrections | Contact Us | Site Map | Jobs at ESPN | Go.com