Posted: 2:34 pm Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Football: Taylor, Likely among local standouts at Miami Nike camp 

By Matt Porter

Many of Palm Beach County’s top football recruits attended last weekend’s Nike Football Training Camp in Miami. Six players were spotlighted in ESPN’s coverage of the event. They are:

Kelvin Taylor showed his physical side in a standout performance at a camp in Miami. (Tom Hauck/ESPNHS)

Kelvin Taylor showed his physical side in a standout performance at a camp in Miami. (Tom Hauck/ESPNHS)

Kelvin Taylor: In a video from the camp, ESPN’s Craig Haubert spotlighted Taylor as a top running back, noting the Gators commit showed off his physical side and pass-catching ability. “On film, he wows you and he did a great job today. I like his toughness. I also like the fact he was able to bounce back from a few bad reps, correct what he was doing wrong. He was great in the one-on-ones. I like his hands. He can certainly be a factor in the passing game.” ESPN has a recap of Taylor’s afternoon.

Will Likely: Likely, like Taylor, earned an invite to Nike’s The Opening, a competitive national camp in Oregon in July. Likely, the Glades Central running back/receiver/cornerback/return threat, seems limited only by his size (listed at 5-7, 175). “He’s great on film,” Haubert said in the video. “He is short, but he’s a little bit thicker than I thought he was.” This article from ESPN has more on Likely.

Kevin Anderson: In the same video, Haubert lauded the performance of the Boca Raton quarterback. Anderson, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and 187 pounds, has no offers, but Haubert was impressed. “Interest for him is minimal, but today he showed that should be picking up,” Haubert said.

Kc McDermott: In another video, Haubert also mentioned a handful of players from the 2014 class. Among them was offensive lineman Kc (whose name is not spelled K.C.) McDermott of Palm Beach Central. Haubert’s take: “Outstanding size. Outstanding footwork. Good punch. He has an opportunity to be one of the best offensive linemen in the 2014 class.” ESPN wrote about McDermott’s performance. McDermott was named top underclassman at the camp.

Evan Harvey: The Dwyer linebacker earned MVP honors among linebackers and was named to the all-camp team. Harvey, who is listed at 6-1 and 209 pounds, reportedly has interest from Duke, Penn State, Michigan State and South Carolina.

Marcus Levy: Fort Pierce Central running back, who has been picking up offers at a rapid rate this offseason, was named to the all-camp team and narrowly missed out on top running back honors.


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