May 20, 2008
Big athletic LB likes three early
One of the top performers at the Gainesville Nike Camp in the linebacker position group was Plant City, Fla. OLB Denzel Drone. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Drone showed great athleticism and length from the linebacker position and was dominant both in the pass rush drills and in coverage. Currently he is working on his game for his high school's spring practice.
"I've been working on my speed and I've been lifting a lot," Drone said. "Everyday I'm trying to get stronger. I'm trying to keep my weight steady during the Spring just trying to keep my weight at 215.
"My strength is that I can hit, I have size and I can't be stopped really by anybody."
Drone has seen a number of college coaches come through practice to see him and his teammate, Duran Lowe.
"Me and my homeboy Duran Lowe have had about 20 to 25 scouts stop by," he said. "A lot of different schools from the ACC and SEC have come there. A lot of the schools that have come by have called too."
Though he has no offers to date, Drone has three schools that stand out to him currently.
"Right now I'm really liking Wake Forest, South Florida and Kentucky," he said. "I like all three of those schools because they're up front and tell you the truth. They don't sugar coat it. They're all good and they're looking good to be successful in the future."
As the summer approaches, Drone hopes to attend some camps and continues to work out.
"I'm going to a couple of one day camps and just hit the weights," he said. "I know I'm going to the USF one for sure. I can't go to the FIU one because I have ACTs that day and I can't go to FAU because I'm taking the SATs."
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