Tuesday, August 17, 2010

National Camp Series - Raleigh, North Carolina - July 23, 2010

Raleigh, NC Regional Event
Ravenscroft School
July 23, 2010
Overcast / Scattered Thunderstorms / 90 Degrees
Surface: Grass

Specialists from across the mid-Atlantic gathered for the National Combine Series
Raleigh, NC Regional Event. Special Teams Solutions, with the assistance of NC State
Long Snapper Corey Tedder, ran the event.

Competition among the class of 2011 college division was fierce. Charles Snyder
of Myers Park (NC) led the way by hitting 8 of 10 field goals with a long of 52 yards
from the ground. “Charles has a great leg and size. Big upside. A little more tweaking
with his mechanics and he will be ready to go. One of Carolina's best kicking prospects
for 2011!” says Lee McDonald, Director of Special Teams Solutions. On Kickoffs,
Michael Branthover of DeMatha Catholic (MD) edged Snyder with a 66 yard / 3.9
seconds hang time per kick average from a one inch tee. “Michael is a rare scholarship
prospect on all three skills-field goals, kickoffs and punting. He has a great leg, solid
mechanics and is a fierce competitor,” says McDonald. Branthover also took top punting
honors with a 47 yard / 4.1 seconds hang time per punt average. Among snappers,
Ravenscroft School’s (NC) Connor Fry was the top performer with a .84 seconds per
long snap average. “Connor is a legit college snapping prospect. Good size, frame and
zip on the ball," says McDonald.

In the varsity division class of 2012, James Mitchell of Hickory (NC) went 7 of
10 on field goals with a long of 43 yards from a one inch block. “James has a good leg
and size to work with. Solid accuracy. Has the potential to play in college with a bit more
polish,” says McDonald. Chris Lehman of Leesville Road (NC) led all varsity kickers
with a 56 yard 3.2 seconds hang time average from a one inch tee. "Chris hits a straight
ball and gets good lift but needs more work to get to the next level. Should make huge
strides with better technique," says McDonald. The top varsity level punter proved to be
Worth Gregory of Fort Mill (SC) who posted a 42 yard / 4.0 seconds hang time per punt
average. “Worth has a chance to be special with a great frame and above average leg. A
little work on his form and he could be a DI prospect,” says McDonald. Micah Martin
of Southern Durham (NC) averaged .89 seconds per long snap. “Micah shows good size
and above average speed and accuracy. More work on his technique could land him at
the next level,” says McDonald.