There was a much shorter viewing period for day two and I expect it will be that way moving forward. The standout of todays period had to be the graduate transfer WR KJ Osborn, who's impressed since he stepped foot on campus.
Today, he and Tate Martell connected yet again on a deep ball with Gilbert Frierson in coverage. Martell hasn't exactly stolen the show with his performance through two days of camp, but when he's shined Osborn has usually been on the receiving end. They're both hard working guys and there has been evidence that they have been working together over the summer.
I believe what we’re seeing is the fruits of their labor.
Another highlight came from TE Will Mallory, who had a one-handed grab in a drill and his teammates let him know about it — specifically Brevin Jordan who mimicked the catch as he watched from the sideline.
Will Mallory with the one-handed snag out of the sky. Kids about to break out I’ve been trying to tell you pic.twitter.com/FQdLSxXNnM— Gaboowins (@GabyUrrutia22) July 27, 2019
As I mentioned, Martell hasn't been great, but neither have N’Kosi Perry or Jarren Williams. And it seems like offensive coordinator Dan Enos is keeping an open mind when it comes to who takes the first reps.
Today it was Perry and Williams leading drills as the first viewing period commenced, but Martell led when they started throwing air routes. I truly don't believe they are dead set on anybody just yet, but I believe it is Martells job to lose.
QBs throwing. N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams were the first two to take reps in this drill pic.twitter.com/e3cJzuLijf— Gaboowins (@GabyUrrutia22) July 27, 2019
Now it’s Perry and Martell leading things off. Nice pass from Jarren to Marshall Few in the second rep. pic.twitter.com/mUXEqj9GXk— Gaboowins (@GabyUrrutia22) July 27, 2019
His ball looks night and day compared to the spring. He’s throwing it with zip and confidence. He did miss an open Jeff Thomas on a deep ball, in which Thomas was clocked at 21 mph, with nobody in coverage which is concerning.
And yes, 21 mph is very fast. So fast that apparently there is a thing where if a player is clocked at over 20 mph, strength and conditioning coach David Feely has to do pushups. Im confused as to whether the amount is 10 or 20 pushups, but it’s a fun compromise that the team and staff seem to really enjoy.
Osborn, Frierson, freshman CB Te’Cory Couch, and WR Mikey Harley all hit that 20 mph mark during the viewing period.
** After I published, Winter Park CB Marcus Clarke committed to Manny Diaz. Clarke is a three-star, according to 247Sports, but Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong projected him as a guy who could get a ratings bump on the latest Storm Surge Podcast. Really big get for the Hurricanes.
More tomorrow. As always Go Canes!