Utah State Aggies host prep athletes for summer football camp
Corner Canyon has 20 returning starters from last year. Head coach Don Eck talked about two notable players that will play a big part this year.
“We’re going to be a senior-dominated team and especially the play from senior Branden Bowen and junior Keaton Bills, both who are offensive tackles, are expected to be top collegiate recruits," he said.
Other notable players include Greg Rogers, Centennial's 6-foot-5, 290-pound freshman defensive tackle. He has already received attention from colleges in the West. In addition, Evans mentioned transfer student Sameul Liaga from Alaska. Liaga will play free safety for the Bulldogs: “All of these guys should make their mark this season for us," Evans said.
Another standout at the camp included Britian Covey, who led Timpview to the 2013 Class 4A state title and was the 2013 Deseret News 4A MVP. Covey attended the camp with one noticeable twist. He didn’t come to the camp as a quarterback, but as a slot receiver. There’s no doubt though that he’ll be under center for coach Cary Whittingham and the Thunderbirds this upcoming season.
Other players who attended the camp and are a must-watch this fall include James Empey (OL, American Fork); Justin Miller (QB, Lone Peak); Bradley Quick (DT/OL, Bountiful); Tanner Hammond (QB, Woods Cross); Myles Tapusoa (DE, West); Joshua McMillin (TE, Herriman); Tyler Jones (WR, Shadow Ridge, Nevada), Tylle Jones (WR, West); Greg Gwinn (DB, Highland High, Idaho); Levani Dammai (WR/RB Mountain Crest); Tyler Downs (OL, Sky View); Austin Peterson (OL, Woods Cross); Bradon Swanson (OL/DT, Springville); and Rhett Ellingson (RB/LB, Raymond High, Raymond, Canada).
Stansbury head coach Clint Christiansen brought up 70 players split between JV and varsity.
“We’re focused on making sure we’ll right there in the end," Christiansen said. "Staying healthy is the key. I like our chances. This camp is key to our preparation.”
He added, “The Utah State staff treats us right. They love our kids and the coaching is excellent.”
Christiansen and the Stallions expect great things this year, especially from returning quarterback Gage Manzione and standouts Hudson Conrad and Zayne Anderson. Anderson has already committed to play for Utah State.
Bill Quick, an Idaho native, studied communications, history and business at the University of Utah. He is the Sr. Director of Marketplace Operations at Deseret Digital Media and Deseret Connect Contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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