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July 9, 2010Day 2 of the prestigious invite-only national specialist camp in Los Angeles saw the top national talent turn in impressive performances once again. The focus was kickoffs, punting and long snapping.
Kickoffs: Riley Lyons (2011 - Ga.) came out on top as the kickoff champion. He was solid both in technique and result. Riley averaged about 70 yards with 4.10-plus hang time. Other standouts included James Hairston (2011 - Texas), Matt Green (2011 - Ky.), Andre Heidari (2011 - Calif.), Kris Selita (2011 - Mich.), Connor Loftus (2011 - Calif.) and Adam Griffith (2012 - Ga.).
Punting: Punt competition winners were Dalton Botts (2011 - JUCO - Calif.) and Will Monday (2011 - Ga.). Dalton is by far the best available national punting prospect at this time. Will Monday is already verbally committed to Duke University. Other punters that had a solid day included Kris Albarado (2011 - La.), Matt Williams (2011 - JUCO - Calif.), Ian Campbell (2011 - JUCO - Calif.), Greg Colquitt (2011 - N.C.) and Chase Tenpenny (2011 - JUCO - Kan.). Some of the top combo players were Alex Howell (2011 - S.C.), Riley Lyons (2011 - Ga.), James Hairston (2011 - Texas), Anthony DiPaula (2011 - N.J.) and Bradley Pinion (2012 - N.C.).
Long Snapping: Day Two of the TOP 12 camp for long snappers featured a ton of live snapping and blocking. All of the athletes were tested mentally and physically once again with some definite winners among the group of top snappers from across the country. Standouts included Bryce Haynes (Ga.), Tanner Gibas (Calif.), Scott Thompson (Calif.), Zach Ewan (Texas), JJ Drescher (Texas) and Cory Cheadle (S.C.).
Head-to-head bracket matchups will pit the best of the best in field goal, punting and long snapping competitions on Day 3.