ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The two football fields at Concordia University in Ann Arbor were littered with future BCS players on Saturday at the first-annual Adidas Invitational.
The nation's top-ranked OLB Jaylon Smith is one of the nation's most versatile prospects.
Here’s a quick look at the Top-10 performers.
2. Four-star cornerback Jourdan Lewis showed his versatility. The Michigan commit out of Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech locked down all the top receivers at the event, only getting beat deep one time by Notre Dame commit James Onwualu. He had great hip turn, good break on the ball and he was aggressive.
Lewis also lined up at receiver and was one of the few to catch a pass against a swarming Smith. Lewis said that Michigan has mentioned playing receiver could also be a possibility on the next level, and on Saturday he was certainly a playmaker on the offensive side of the ball.
3. Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback and Michigan pledge Shane Morris was everything he should have been as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style passer. The strong-armed lefty was extremely sharp in every aspect mechanically, and he spun the ball really well. He had a very quick release, and he uses his eyes well in not staring down the target. He was head and shoulders above the other signal-callers in attendance.
4. Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech Top247 offensive lineman David Dawson is one mean cuss. The Michigan commit violently took it to sought after defensive lineman Joe Mathis in two easily won matches of tire tug-a-war. In 1-on-1s, he was a bully of an offensive lineman, going back and forth with Mathis and dominating nearly everyone else he faced. He delivers a good punch and has a great base. Has really reshaped his body from the season and is down 25 pounds to 280. You could tell the nation’s No. 9 offensive guard is not carrying much extra weight on his 6-foot-5 frame.
6. Standing in at 6-foot-6, 265-pounds and already holding early offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford and Syracuse, Detroit (Mich.) Loyola defensive end Malik McDowell has the look of a future blue-chipper. After a slow start during agilities, he showed why he’s going to be such a sought after prospect. McDowell used a variety of pass rushing moves, including a slick spin, and was virtually unblockable during those drills.
8. Nobody came farther to participate on Saturday than Upland (Calif.) High defensive end Joe Mathis, who confirmed with 247Sports that Michigan was his leader following his visit to the Wolverines campus on Friday. Mathis quickly bounced back from his tug-a-war defeats to Dawson to be one of the tougher defensive linemen to block. He’s a tough kid that battles, plays extremely physical and just outmuscled offensive linemen from the momentum built from his quick burst and play with good pad level.
Honorable Mention Performers
11. Jon Reschke, 2013, LB, Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice (committed to Michigan State)
12. James Onwualu, 2013, WR, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall (committed to Notre Dame)
13. Jayru Campbell, 2015, QB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
15. Berkley Edwards, 2013, RB, Chelsea (Mich.) High