2020 DE target Braiden McGregor impresses at Notre Dame camp

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Bad weather took a little bit of the luster away from Saturday's Elite Skills Camp at Notre Dame.

Instead of taking place in Notre Dame Stadium, the event was moved into the Loftus Sports Center. When it started pouring rain midway through the camp, the decision was justified.

But the gloom outside didn't prevent some of the recruits in attendance from shining on the field.

The star of the day, as expected, was 2020 defensive end Braiden McGregor. The rising junior from Port Huron (Mich.) Northern High received an offer from Notre Dame on his last campus visit in April, and it was clear why defensive line coach Mike Elston has shown interest.

McGregor recorded a standing broad jump of more than nine feet, and he was timed in the shuttle at 4.63 seconds. He showed good explosion and change of direction, as Elston stayed nearby through most of his workout.

Before letting McGregor end his workout, Elston made him go through one of the catching drills. McGregor sprinted from one sideline to the other as quarterbacks threw him six passes as he ran across the field. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound target caught every pass with ease and looked extremely comfortable.

McGregor, who 247Sports pegs as a three-star recruit and the No. 11 strongside defensive end in the 2020 class, also has offers from the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and Nebraska.

Other standouts from the camp included:

• 2021 WR Beaux Collins, 6-3, 180; Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco: Collins may have been the most dynamic receiver at Saturday's camp. He caught the ball well and did everything naturally with quickness. Collins lived up to the hype as a rising sophomore with offers from Oregon, Washington State, Ole Miss and Nebraska.

• 2019 WR Peter Udoibok, 6-4, 200; St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall: The rising senior executed most drills smoothly. He wasn't the fastest or most explosive receiver at the camp, but he found a way to get open and displayed reliable hands. Seeing his limited offer list — which includes Wyoming, Rice and Air Force — expand wouldn't be a surprise.

• 2020 WR Tommy Christakos, 6-4, 195; Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral: Christakos made his case as one of the best receivers in attendance as well. He ran routes well with his long frame. Christakos was a hard cover for most defensive backs on Saturday. Both in-state programs, Arizona and Arizona State, have already offered the rising junior.

• 2019 QB Trevor Bycznski, 6-5, 225; Berea (Ohio) Berea-Midpark: Bycznski stood out immediately in the quarterback group. His size alone was notable, but he also showed a strong arm with accuracy. He remains an under-the-radar prospect heading into his senior season, with offers from Bowling Green and Buffalo. He completed 212 of his 361 passes for 3,096 yards and 26 touchdowns with five interceptions as a junior.

• 2020 TE Marshall Lang, 6-3, 183; Cincinnati St. Xavier: Lang had the best day of any of the tight ends in attendance. He had some drops at times, but he showed good athleticism and an impressive catching radius. 

CAMP ATTENDEES

2021 WR Ali Abdul-Barr II

2021 WR/TE Kameron Allen

2019 S D'Marco Augustin

2019 LB Brandon Berger

2019 QB Trevor Byczynski

2021 DB Daylan Carnell

2020 WR Tommy Christakos

2021 WR Beaux Collins

2020 RB Jean-Marc Etienne

2020 LB Jack Fairman

2020 QB Alex Flores II

2020 WR Tommy Guajardo

2021 DB Antorius Hambric

2020 WR Amin Hassan

2021 QB Brady Hessbrook

2019 LB Tom Hodge

2020 S Collin Jones

2021 QB Athan Kaliakmanis

2021 WR Dino Kaliakmanis

2021 QB Jake Kazanowsky

2020 LB John Key

2021 WR Luke Knightley

2020 TE Marshall Lang

2020 QB Jonah Lauff

2019 QB Peyton Matocha

2020 DE Braiden McGregor

2021 RB Jaymn Medlock

2019 RB Isaiah Nwokenkwo

2019 WR Ryan Padgett

2020 QB Tyler Pape

2019 WR Eric Pape

2019 WR Rodney Patterson II

2021 RB Zach Poff

2021 LB Isaac Rowe

2019 QB Ashton Ruszkowski

2020 RB Jacob Saffold

2021 QB Aidan Sayin

2019 QB Kyle Short

2021 CB Nicholas Sopczak

2021 RB Carson Steele

2019 DB David Studstill

2019 WR Grant Summers

2021 RB Quinn Thomas

2021 WR Donte Thornton Jr.

2019 WR Peter Udoibok

2021 DB Carey Vanier

2020 WR Devell Washington

A player picks up a helmet during Notre Dame's Blue-Gold Game Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.