Camping with the Stars Top 11

Marcus Forston

On Saturday, Florida State held its inaugural Seminole Showtime which featured former and current players along with some of the nation's top recruits. Here is a look at the top 11 campers based on their performance in Doak yesterday.

1. Julio Jones (WR) - Jones is a franchise wide receiver. He has great size at 6'4" and 215-lbs. He has sprinter speed. He also catches every ball thrown in his direction. Jones could start right now for most college programs in America. He has unbelievable potential.

2. Marcus Forston (DT) - Fortson is a dominating player who combines great athleticism with outstanding skill. A fast, powerful defensive tackle, Fortson is an ideal Florida State prospect for Coach Odell Haggins. He uses excellent hand techniques to defeat his challengers. Fortson is a star.

3. Moses McCray (DT) – The Tampa-area defensive tackle is a Broderick Bunkley clone. McCray is well-built, has great burst off the ball and, like Fortson, flourishes in hand-to-hand combat with his opponents. McCray is easily a four star prospect and should be mentioned amongst the nation's top defensive tackles after his performance at the camp.

4. Keith Wells (DE) - Wells has a college-ready body. He is 6'4"-6'5" 225-lbs. Wells can run very well for his size and has excellent quickness. He has long arms which allow him to keep separation from his opponents while rushing. His wingspan also permits him to consume space making it difficult for runners to get around him.

5. Willie Downs (DB) – Downs (6'2"-6'3" and 200-lbs) is a tremendous safety prospect who spent the majority of his time yesterday under the tutelage of defensive back coach Mickey Andrews. Downs is a junior, but may be one of the best defensive backs in the nation regardless of classification. He has fluid hips with above-average hands. His technique can improve, but he certainly is a versatile prospect with a bright future.

6. Terrance Parks (DB) – Parks is an FSU verbal commitment who will play cornerback in college. Parks has good technique, runs well, and plays aggressively with wide receivers – something Coach Andrews values out of his defensive backs. Parks also had the luxury of covering and learning from Jerry Rice, arguably the greatest receiver ever to play the game of football.

7. Brandon Thompson (DT) – A physically gifted player out of Thomasville, (GA.), Thompson uses his strength more than anything to his advantage. Unlike Fortson and McCray, Thompson is raw, but has all the physical tools to grow into a dominating player.

8. Zach Mettenberger (QB) – This confident gun-slinger has a live arm. Mettenberger often throws tight spirals that are usually precise – hitting receivers perfectly in stride. Mettenberger has sound mechanics and wears a signature headband.


Melvin Ray

9. Melvin Ray (WR) – Ray is not a burner, but has good speed and can separate from defenders. With coaching, Ray can become a more polished receiver to build upon an already great foundation of size, athleticism and work ethic. Ray deserves to be mentioned among the top players in the state of Florida.

10. Corey Gaines (OL) – Gaines is a junior prospect from local Tallahassee (FL) Godby High. He is a tough player with a vicious mean-streak. Gaines fits the mold of the players FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett loves to recruit. Gaines has good feet and moves well for a player of his size – 6'2" and 275-lbs.

11. Anthony Hill (DT) – Hill (6'2" and 300-lbs) is an FSU verbal commitment. Coach Haggins has to love the fight of this Pensacola prospect. Hill has decent quickness and must develop his skill-set to thrive at the collegiate level. After watching Hill compete on Saturday, there is no question he will work hard to maximize his ability.

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