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May 4, 2012This time of year in football is where the training gets more intense. Players opt to better themselves and refine their skills in preparation of the upcoming season. For several of the elite players its a time to showcase their skills to help maximize their choices on the next level. And for some diamonds in the rough, the off season can be their opportunity to sparkle of the spotlight.
On May 12 at Patrick Henry High School many players will have that opportunity to display their abilities as well as refine them at the 2012 Power Recruit Camp. This years Power Recruit Camp brought to you by Life Through Sports offers athletes an opportunity to qualify for an invite to the 2012 FBU Top Gun Camp July 19-21 in Williamsburg (footballuniversity.org). Standouts from the Top Gun Camp may earn a spot to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game in January.
Some of the top athletes in the region will compete in drills to show off what makes them ready for the next level. There will also be a 9-on-9 (titled the Mass9) competition that will give good work for all that are involved. A few athletes that will be present at the camp will be Quadrick Barnes, Tino Ellisand Yannick Ngakoue.
Barnes, an offensive guard from the Petersburg Crimson Wave has superior strength and technique and is expected to emerge as one of the best lineman in the Tri-Cities area since Morgan Moses and Quinton Spain. Barnes who stands 6-foot-2, 315 pounds is being recruited Wisconsin, Oregon, and Nebraska among others.
Freshman Tino Ellis who will be playing for DeMatha this fall, stands 6-foot-1 and is at 180 pounds. Ellis has superb hands, speed, and strength benching over 250 pounds. Ellis achieved highly in his 7th and 8th grade years so much he qualified for the EastBay Youth All-American game both years.
Ngakoue out of Friendship Collegiate out of Washington D.C. is a 4-star
linebacker will be out to prove he is worthy of a Top Gun invite and move up
amongst the Rival player rankings. The very instinctive and dominating backer
has over 18 offers which include Florida State, Michigan, and West Virginia. The
D.C. linebacker stands 6 foot 3, 225 pounds.
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