At the latest NIKE camp in Chapel Hill this weekend, Logan Heastie, Tajh Boyd, and Dominik Davenport made huge impacts on the scouts in attendance.
In fact, Boyd’s stock might be rising as fast as anybody’s in the country, considering he has been named MVP of the last two camps he’s attended.
While the camp had a fairly deep pool of overall talent, the quarterbacks were not a great group. One clearly stood out, West Virginia commit Tajh Boyd (Hampton, Va./Phoebus); the ESPN 150 Watch List prospect took home MVP honors for his position.
Boyd has been technically on point in each workout he’s gone through. If the only knock on him is his height, well, that’s fine by me. And remember, he’s only a high school senior-to-be. There’s the chance that he’ll grow another inch or two before he hits campus.
He displayed many of the things we had seen on film when evaluating him. He was smooth in his drops and quickly got set. He had a fairly compact, quick release. He threw a tight spiral and had good velocity. The obvious knock on Boyd is his lack of size, as he seems to be just pushing 6-foot-1. He is athletic though and showed good feet and ballhandling skills going through the agility drills early in camp. During one-on-ones, he displayed good touch accuracy.
Oh yeah, and the #1 WR in the country was there too.
While Boyd represented very well, two other West Virginia commits were in attendance and had good showings. One was Under Armour All-American Logan Heastie (Chesapeake, Va. / Great Bridge), who looked good in agility drills and ran good routes during one-on-ones. He had good hands and caught pretty much everything thrown to him, but he struggled at times to not let the ball into his body.
And last, but certainly not least, is big Dominik Davenport. This road-grader of a DT is undersized, but just like Boyd, if he’s dominating high-level competition, who cares if he’s undersized.
Heastie was one of the best receivers in attendance and could be a key piece who helps West Virginia become a more explosive passing offense. The other future Mountaineer in attendance was Boyd’s high school teammate Dominik Davenport (Hampton, Va./Phoebus). He lacks ideal size, but during one-on-one pass rush he used it to his advantage by staying low and bull-rushing blockers.
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