South Florida's finest players on display at Nike Football Training Camp
The Nike Football Training Camp staged at the University of Miami's football facility drew 200-plus athletes Sunday from all parts of South Florida. Of all the position groups, the wide receivers were the most talented. Wideouts like Duron Carter (Ft. Lauderdale,Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), Connor Vernon (Miami/Gulliver Prep), Ted Meline (West Lake, Fla.), Rod Smith (Miami/Archbishop Carroll), Stedman Bailey (Miramar, Fla.) and Eddie Coleman (Riverdale, Fla.) were all extremely consistent running routes and catching the football.
Bill Conley worked at Ohio State for 17 years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Since retiring from Ohio State in 2004, Conley has worked as a contributor and analyst for Columbus-area print and broadcast media and as a professional speaker. He also published a book recounting his years as Buckeye recruiting coordinator, "Buckeye Bumper Crops."
ESPN television is currently in production on a special that will profile the top prospects at Nike and Elite 11 training camps. The information used in this article was gathered as part of the television production process.
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