ST. JOHN’S, Fla. — St. Augustine quarterback Cole Northrup won the Golden Arm award and Creekside athlete Deven Gray became the third player to break 4.6 at an RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series event on Saturday at Creekside High School.
Some of North Florida’s best and brightest high school football players enjoyed a clear, brisk day at Creekside to participate in the first RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series event of the season.
Gray, a Class of 2017 wide receiver at Creekside, ran a hand-timed 4.59 in the 40-yard dash on Saturday — the fastest time of the day. Gray’s time is third fastest in RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series history behind Bradenton Manatee WR Tarique Milton‘s 4.53 and Ocala West Port WR Valentino Patton‘s 4.56.
For his efforts Gray won a Polar Loop activity tracking armband.
Northrup, who appeared in FNF Magazine two years ago as a “Freshman to Watch”, was the most accurate quarterback in the event and put on a throwing exhibition in the 3-on-3 competition. His performance earned the “Golden Arm” plaque and a special pink Gatorade towel for Breast Cancer awareness.
Charles Strong, a Class of 2018 running back from P.K. Yonge in Gainesville, won the strongest award when he did 26 reps on the 185-pound bench press. Strong is a really impressive looking prospect at about 6-foot-1, 215 pounds. He’s the definition of a power running and someone we’ll be keeping both eyes on in the upcoming season.
Strong won the plaque for “Strongest” in addition to a training mask.
This year the combine added the 3-cone drill (or “L” drill) to the testing portion and Jacksonville Terry Parker wide receiver Jai Williams ran a very impressive 6.73 at one of the 3-cone stations. Williams is quick-twitch athlete that also showed some nice moves in the 3-on-3 events.
Williams won a the “Fastest” plaque and a training mask.
Dixie County cornerback Jamal Chapman made an amazing catch during the 3-on-3 event to get a win for the defense. That play and his overall performance earned him a plaque for “Catch/Cover” as the top skill player.
Other winners include Creekside High’s Tyler Trkula, who took home the “Trenchman” award as the event’s top lineman and Jalen Rivers, an 8th grade offensive lineman from Oakleaf Jr. High, who won the “Bright Light” award.
The next FNF Magazine/Recruitbomb event will be in Polk County at Tenoroc High School on March 12.
2016 RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series Jacksonville-St. Johns Awards & Special Recognition
Fastest – Deven Gray, Creekside
Fastest – Jai Williams, Terry Parker
Strong – Zach Thomas, Creekside
Strong – Charles Strong, PK Yonge
Golden Arm – Cole Northrup, St. Augustine
Catch-Cover – Jamal Chapman, Dixie County
Trenchman – Tyler Trkula, Creekside
Bright Light – Jalen Rivers, Oakleaf Jr.