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BYU Summer Campers on the Rise
Detmer addressed camp attendees with a Texas smile and a humble heart. Before about 500 camp participants, Detmer talked about his career and answered a few questions from eager athletes delighted at the rare opportunity. Asked who the best receiver he's ever played with, Detmer responded: "The best receiver I've ever thrown to was Jerry Rice. He was probably the best athlete I've had the chance to play with." After a brief Q&A session, Detmer shook hands with participants and coaches alike as camp got underway. From top to bottom, this week's campers possess far greater talent than last week's group. Quarterback standouts Max Hall and Jacob Bower led the way. The two showed excellent skill in passing drills to receivers like Arizona receivers Drew Mugleston, Spencer Perkinson and Brendon McGowan -- all from Mountain View High in Mesa. All played well on both sides of the ball throughout the days passing and defending drills. Of the Mountain View receiving trio, Mugleston had the best day with an interception on defense and a spectacular diving catch with both feet in bounds for a completion. It was reported that Mugleston ran a 4.6 forty in today's timing. Another receiver, Austin Collie, today showed why he already has offers from PAC-10 colleges like Stanford, Arizona State, Washington State, Cal, Washington and BYU. At 6'1" with 4.5 forty speed, Collie blew away the competition with greater athleticism, speed and superb route running that made him the favorite target of quarterback Bower. Collie often left his defender behind or grasping for his shirt tails. In a short period of time, Collie caught two touchdown passes, one a 45-yarder from Bower with seemingly little effort. Clearly, Collie showed why he is a must-get receiver and priority for BYU next year. "It will probably come down to BYU and Stanford," Collie confirmed. A newcomer to the camp today was 6-5, 280-pound sophomore OT/NG Brian Vaaulu of Alta High School, Utah, who will definitely be one to watch in the future. Another camp participant and future one to watch is 6-4, 230-pound junior tight end prospect Kyle Luekenga of Granger High School, who showed extremely well during passing drills with good agility for his size. Defensively, another Utah product was the most impressive. During one-on-one drills, highly touted 6-5 offensive line prospect Ray Feinga competed against defensive line prospects. Feinga's performance today validated why colleges like Oregon, Washington, Utah and BYU have offered this exceptional prospect. He was never beaten during competition drills and showed why he is the top offensive line prospect in Utah. Copyright © 2003 TotalBlueSports.com
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