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Locals standout at Mastrole Passing event

Mastrole Passing Academy held the first annual South Florida Summer Showcase at St. Andrew's Prep School in Boca Raton, last weekend. Mastrole Passing Academy brought in some of the states top talent and future stars at quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, and defensive back.

The camp was highlighted by fast pace and up tempo coaching by Ken Mastrole and his staff, which also included former Miami Dolphin Jim Jensen. Athletes were put through an advanced curriculum that featured some of the most advanced training techniques in todays game. Film study, offensive and defensive breakdowns, fundamentals, recruiting/exposure, and the Showcase Challenge all highlighted one of the top Florida football camps in 2009.

Sundays QB, WR, & DB challenge brought out the talent in some of the best athletes at their position. The Miami Herald, Scout.com and Elite Scouting Services were in attendence. All evaluated players, collected film, and answered questions from parents and players on college recruiting.

Saturday was filled with fundamental training, defensive recogniton, 1 on 1's, and 2 receivers vs. 3 defensive backs. St. Thomas Aquinas quarterbacks Jake Rudock (2011) and Max Lescano (2012) displayed quick releases and pin point accuracy hooking up with one of the top flight receivers in the state (Cardinal Gibbons) Shawn Corker (Texas Tech commit) multiple times.
Jupiter Christian's future 1-2 punch quarterback Kedric Bostic and receiver Austin Talbott showed why theses two will form a high powered ariel attack over the next three years.

Another tandem to look out for over the next three years will be quarterback Abe Coleman and Caylin McBeth from American Senior High School. Abe showed why he will be one of the top prospects in the state of Florida at the quarterback position with his size, speed, and arm strength. Caylin won the Best Hands receiver challange outlasting stiff competition from receivers Robbie Anderson and Arione Scott (Nova).

Alex Pratkas (West Boca), a 6-4, quarterback, also showed why he could potentially be one of Florida's top quarterbacks with his size and strong right arm. Senior quarterback Chris Rapka (Cardinal Gibbons) and junior quarterback C.J. Hart (Cardinal Gibbons), the brother of former Rutgers standout Ryan Hart, displayed strong arms and accurate throws throughout the drills and competitions.

Look for quarterbacks Brock Bukowski (Royal Palm Beach) and Evan Hart (Fort Myers) to move up the charts in 2009. Sophomore quarterback Evan Lassiter (Coral Springs) could be one of the biggest suprises over the next two years. The 6-foot-4 sophomore southpaw showed good footwork and a strong arm.

Bostic and Lescano won the Quarterback Leadership Award for their work ethic while grading out with the highest written test scores. McBeth (American) and Dan Ring (Cardinal Gibbons) both won the receiver challenges. Defensive back Conor Armstrong (St. Thomas Aquinas) won the defensive back coverman challenge.

Results from the TOP GUN QB Challenge. 
Rudock stole the show. The 6-3, 180-pounder won the Jr/Sr Division, showing the strongest arm, quickest release, most accurate, and fastest time in the obstacle course. For the Fr/So Division, Gardner Knight won the TOP GUN challenge with consistency and accuracy.

Results for the Jr/Sr TOP GUN Challenge
Quick Release (3 step-5 step-release)

1. Jake Rudock (St. Thomas Aquinas): .88 sec 3 step 1.40 sec 5 step

2. Rafi Montalvo (Miami LaSalle): 1.09 sec 3 step 1.50 sec 5 step

3. Alex Pratkas (West Boca): 1.18 sec 3 step 1.97 sec 5 step

Longest Throw
1. Jake Rudock (St. Thomas Aquinas): 62 yards

2. C.J. Hart (Cardinal Gibbons): 52.5 yards

3. Rafi Montalvo (Miami LaSalle): 51.5 yards

Accuracy Drill

1. Jake Rudock (St. Thomas Aquinas): 28 total points

2. Alex Pratkas (West Boca): 22 total points

3. C.J. Hart (Cardinal Gibbons): 19 total points

QB Obstacle Course with Targets

1. Jake Rudock (St. Thomas Aquinas): 14.50 sec

2. Rafi Montalvo (Miami LaSalle): 16.25 sec

3. Alex Pratkas (West Boca): 16.68 sec

Results for the Fr/So TOP GUN Challenge
Quick Release (3 step-5 step-release)

1. Max Lescano (St. Thomas Aquinas): 1.07 sec 3 step 1.52 sec 5 step

2. Tyler Jones (Pompano): 1.08 sec 3 step 1.60 sec 5 step

3. Abe Coleman (American Senior) 1.14 sec 3 step 1.58 sec 5 step

Longest Throw
1. Gardner Knight (Palm Bay): 54 yards

2. Max Lescano (St. Thomas Aquinas): 52.5 yards

3. Evan Hart (Fort Myers) 52 yards

Accuracy Drill
1. Gardner Knight (Palm Bay): 24 total points

2. Kedric Bostic (Jupiter Christian): 19 total points

3. 6 players tied at: 18 total points

QB Obstacle Course with Targets
1. Kedric Bostic (Jupiter Christian): 15.50 sec

2. Gardner Knight (Palm Bay): 17.22 sec

3. Brock Bukowski (Royal Palm): 17.35 sec

For more information on future events and session times and dates, click on mastrolepassing.com.

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