August 10, 2007

Players stand out early in camp

Though the Blue Devils are only four days into fall camp, it's never too early to start talking about players that seem poised to do big things during the season. For the most part, there's not a lot that can be determined this early in camp when it comes to expectations for an individual. However, individuals do use this time to get a foot up in the depth chart positioning game.

They do this through effort, dedication, attentiveness, smart play and a host of other intangibles. In today's report, we will take a look at five individuals or groups that have asserted themselves and earned their share of reps and then some.

1.) VINCENT REY: Coming into fall camp, Rey, a 6-foot, 255 pound sophomore linebacker, was expected to see his role increase long before the Mike Tauiliili debacle ever surfaced. Now, with the starting position open for the taking, Rey has been locked-on to that vacant slot since day one of camp. He has gained praise from not only his teammates, but head coach Ted Roof as well. At this point in the game, Rey is caught in a battle with junior linebacker Tim Ball, and it appears as though the two will compete to the bitter end for the right to be named the starter.

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