July 26, 2006

Event Notebook: Premier Showcase

What do you get when you mix over 30 top athletes, 2 former Giants,
Rivals.com, and an enormous indoor turf field? You get session #1 of
the first annual Premier Showcase. The event, held at TEST Sports Clubs
in Martinsville, was a one-night clinic that provided quarterbacks,
receivers, and running backs the opportunity to work out alongside
other top college prospects, as well as several former college and pro
stars.

Headlining the group of instructors was former Giants wide receiver
Odessa Turner. He was joined by another former Giant, quarterback Scott
Brunner. The athletes were treated to another top instructor
in former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart.



An excellent cross-section of talent



The event featured an array of talent, consisting of future D1A and
D1AA scholarship athletes. The upperclassmen were led by 6 of
the state's top prospects including Tony Logan (Piscataway,
ranked #8)), Mason Robinson (Somerville, #15), Joe Martinek (Hopatcong,
#17), OJ Woodard (Pompton Lakes, #25), Chris Johnson (Kennedy, #30),
and Kashif Moore (Burlington Twp, UConn commit). Other
upperclassmen participants included Ted Plunkett (Peddie), Terrance Fox
(Piscataway), Michael Campbell (Edison), Kenny Munson (Tottenville,
NY), Randall Nixon (East Brunswick), Dan Cuozzo (Somerville),
Freddie Lavan (Delsea), Alfredo Cadiz (Valley Forge Academy), Immanuel
Cabassa (JFK Iselin), Andrew Daley (Eastern), Nick Cvetic (Clifton),
Rob Cassanovas (Lakeland). The underclassmen contingent featured Calvin
Brownridge (Hudson Catholic), Lynell Payne (Cherokee), Dejaun Miller
(Metuchen), Mike Kuhn (Immaculata), Theo Riddick (Immaculata), Ryan Ott
(Waldwick), Kenny Smith (Queen of Peace), Demetrius Richardson
(Cherokee), Jonathan Coppage (Penns Grove), Frank Denick (Immaculata),
Justin Breaker (Pittsgrove)



Logan gets it done on the field, and in the classroom



The most highly regarded athlete at the event was 4-star Tony Logan of
Piscataway. Logan obviously doesn't fear competition, as he
made the rounds to nearly every major event in the region over the past
few months. Just as impressive as his athleticism was the news we heard
from his father regarding his recent 1900 score on the SAT. The school
to beat for Logan's services is Tennessee.


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