Under Armour practice Day 1 blog

Catch all the action as the Under Armour All-Americans take the field

Originally Published: January 1, 2011
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Under Armour All-Americans finally get to show their stuff when they take the practice field for the first time on Saturday. ESPN will update all the action throughout the day -- the big plays, the big hits, who's standing out and who's struggling -- so keep checking back for all the latest news from Day 1 of UA All-America Game practices.

Wrap up
2:02 p.m. ET -- Both teams have huddled at the 50-yard line for a quick recap of the first day of practice before coach Cox breaks them down one more time.

Driskel spinning it well
Future Gator Jeff Driskel showing why he is the top rated quarterback in the country.

Turner still raw
1:56 pm ET -- Jamal Turner looks a raw at receiver but appears to be one of the best overall athletes down here. May take some time, but Turner could be a very good pass catcher. Still could end up playing quarterback for the Huskers too.

Best of the best
1:51 pm ET -- Five-star running back Isaiah Crowell has looked tremendous in the team sessions. He's been the best player on offense for Red.

Unstoppable Clowney
1:45 pm ET -- To this point, no offensive lineman has been able to handle Clowney's quickness. He just got the best of Christian Westerman in a one-on-one situation. Kouandjio had a few good battles with him, but for now the 6-foot-6 defensive end has earned his No. 1-ranking.

Collins day-to-day
1:41 pm ET -- INJURY UPDATE: Five-star offensive tackle La'El Collins is day-to-day with an ankle injury.

Playmaking Trey
1:40 pm ET -- Driskel gets flushed out of the pocket by Clowney and tosses a pick to Alabama linebacker commit and future SEC opponent Trey DePriest.

Woods dominating
Antwaun Woods, a USC commit, runs through his competition one by one.

Speedy Sumler
1:33 pm ET -- Ducks pledge Tacoi Sumler is really tough to handle in space. He's a very difficult matchup for linebackers, has made a few nice plays finding space on option routes, and is picking up additional yardage after the catch.

In the nick of time
1:30 pm ET -- Future Florida State cornerback Nick Waisome just made a great read on the ball, undercut the receiver's route, and intercepted the pass. He's clearly a guy with really good cover skills. The pick comes off his future rival and Gators commit Jeff Driskel. Texas commit Quandre Diggs also intercepted a pass.

Tough to cover
1:29 pm ET -- Team White tight ends Jay Rome and Ben Koyack, a Fighting Irish pledge, both have really good hands, have caught onto the offense quickly and are being used in the passing game. Both are tough matchups for linebackers with their size and athleticism.

Miller time
1:20 pm ET -- Future Ohio State defensive end Steve Miller is really coming off the ball. He's a guy we feel is underrated nationally. He's really quick, has good size and uses his hands well.

Latu left behind
1:10 pm ET -- Christian Heyward's spin move leaves Mo Latu in the dust. Current 'Canes commit Anthony Chickillo has great explosion and a terrific first step. Cyrus Hobbi buries Gabe Wright but Greg Townsend blows by five-star Christian Westerman with an inside move.

Blackmon for six
1:02 pm ET -- Devon Blackmon hauls in a touchdown during seven-on-seven's while Clowney uses a good speed rush and was active with his hands to dominate fellow five-star Cyrus Kouandjio in one-on-ones.

Clowney making moves
Jadeveon Clowney showing why he is the No. 1 player in the country.

In a snap
12:55 pm ET -- For the first time, we have two scholarship long snappers at the Under Armour Game. Peter McBride, headed to USC, and Wyoming commit Zach Ewan are really helping to polish up the special teams play.

Getting fired up!
Coach Don Cox gets practice going and lights a fire in the All-Americans.

Getting a kick out of it 12:51 pm ET -- USC commit Andre Heidari and Texas A&M-bound Taylor Bertolet are both punting very well. Not surprising, Tacoi Sumler is a weapon in the kick return game and will likely contribute immediately there at Oregon.

White team D-line thriving
12:48 pm ET -- White defensive line unit looks phenomenal. Antwaun Woods, Jordan Phillips, Xzavier Dickson and Anthony Johnson are all big, athletic, quick and are whipping the offensive line. La'El Collins is hobbling a little. We'll try to figure out if he's dealing with a minor knee or ankle injury.

Irish making plays
12:42 pm ET -- Georgia-bound receiver Justin Scott-Wesley just made a great grab coming back to the ball, scooping it off the turf. Fellow Team White receiver DaVaris Daniels, a Notre Dame commit, has made nice catches and shown good speed. Tight end Ben Koyack, also verballed to Notre Dame, makes a nice grab on a deep pass.

Dickson making moves
12:40 pm ET -- Defensive end Xzavier Dickson just ate up five-star tackle La'El Collins, headed to LSU, in one-on-ones and then threw down another lineman on his next rep. Tennessee linebacker commit A.J. Johnson made a beautiful spin move. Future Arkansas offensive lineman Mitch Smoothers has had a few nice reps.

All-around talent
12:38 pm ET -- Clowney's not all flash. He's very tough and sound versus the run using hands and reach to create separation and squeeze down.

Always working
12:35 pm ET -- Typical Todd Barr: as soon as he gets out of the drill he comes over and starts working on little things. The Cal commit works hard at his game.

Making presence felt
12:30 pm ET -- Jadeveon Clowney's coach Bobby Carroll is really impressed with two linebackers who didn't come to Orlando with the most hype; Oregon pledge Anthony Wallace and future Tar Heel Travis Hughes.

Landry, Grant looking strong
12:28 pm ET -- There have been some dropped balls by Team White receivers. However, in the group, LSU commit Jarvis Landry is making some plays. Also, cornerback Doran Grant, who's down to Ohio State and Michigan State, looks strong in the early going.

Latu giving Wright trouble
12:27 pm ET -- Gabe Wright looked unblockable in the early going. However, he may have finally met his match in Mo Latu.

Bully in the secondary
12:26 pm ET -- Safety Erique Florence is a just a real physical presence. He's beating up on receivers.

Leonard struggling early
12:25 pm ET -- Tight end A.C. Leonard, headed to Florida, has struggled so far with a couple of balls bouncing off his hands. He did just make a nice grab over Robenson Therezie, however.

Running men
12:17 pm ET -- In nine-on-sevens, a run oriented drill, is a chance to look at Mike Bellamy and Brandon Williams running inside and coming downhill. Williams just showed some burst to the outside. Bellamy obviously has plenty of speed and quickness, but will really need to get a lot big and stronger to become a fulltime back.

Gators at work
12:14 pm ET -- Not surprising, but Jeff Driskel looks like the most advanced quarterback here. He's working with future Florida teammate Ja'Juan Story.

Shinn tweaks knee
12:11 pm ET -- Alabama wide receiver commit Marvin Shinn tweaked his knee early and is getting treatment. Cornerback Darius Jennings is out. He suffered a concussion in a previous all-star game and is still experiencing post-concussion symptoms.

Best D-line ever?
12:09 pm ET -- Team White defensive end Steve Miller, a future Buckeye, is showing good bend and speed off the edge. Collectively this looks like as fine of a defensive line group as we've had down here.

Catching on quickly
12:02 p.m. ET -- Devon Blackmon looking smooth at receiver. He was more of a jack-of-all trades in high school. Blackmon, who is expected to pick Oregon, UCLA or USC, looks very good for a kid without a ton of experience at receiver.

Putting zip on it
11:58 a.m. ET -- Quarterback Brett Hundley, a UCLA commit, looks pretty good. Had good zip throwing to Devon Blackmon.

Impressive Fulse 11:53 a.m. ET -- Uncommitted tight end Brandon Fulse is really impressive looking physically, lean but well built and holds his weight well.

Scary D-line 11:49 a.m. ET -- Red defensive line has Gabe Wright, Anthony Chickillo and Jadeveon Clowney looking quick coming off the ball.

Seeing Red 11:48 a.m. ET -- Red team is matching up offense vs. defense to get their alignments and going through some plays. Quarterbacks are taking some snaps.

Don't forget to stretch
11: 40 a.m. ET -- Players are now going through a dynamic stretch, a real energetic warm-up to get loose. Some of these players haven't strapped on the pads in a couple of months. Overall, this group looks a little leaner, more athletic than in past years.

Phillips looking good
11: 35 a.m. ET -- Jordan Phillips (Towanda, Kan./Circle), whose headed to Oklahoma, is one of the most surprisingly good looking physical specimens.

Tiger on the prowl
11:32 a.m. ET -- LSU-bound Anthony Johnson (New Orleans, La./O. Perry Walker) looks the part of a five-star prospect. Very vocal, showing that he's out here to prove something.

Not clowning around
11:30 a.m. ET -- Jadeveon Clowney (Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe) looks really lean for 250 pounds. He has the frame to add a ton of weight.