UA Game: Tuesday Practice Report

Kelvin Taylor

A look at Tuesday from the UnderArmour All-America practices, where the offense made its case on Day Two...

ORLANDO, FL: Tuesday's practice was a bit more spirited than Monday's inaugural practice.  More live action, more hitting and more healthy players.

While the defense looked good on Day One, the offense had several bright spots on Day Two.

Running Backs Reignited

Team Black has just two running backs, Kelvin Taylor and Alvin Kamara.

And on Tuesday, they were the bright spots offensively for Team Black.

"They both looked really good," said running backs coach Roger Harriett.  "Kelvin is the man."

Taylor, a Florida commit, is a strong back with great balance and excellent vision and is just a natural running back.

Kamara, who's considering Alabama, Georgia, Oregon and Tennessee, has tremendous speed, loose hips in space, shifty and is stronger than probably given credit for.  Kamara also worked at returner.

Quarterbacks Step Up

With a day to get comfortable and more understanding of the offense, and the timing with the receivers and tight ends improving, the quarterbacks all looked markedly better than on Monday.

Christian Hackenberg, the Penn State commit, has been the best and most consistent quarterback on either team throughout the week, and had another good day for Team Black, taking the reins of the offense.  Hackenberg has a smooth release and a lot of spin on his throws.

Team White had two quarterbacks who raised their game on Tuesday, Michigan commit Shane Morris and Miami commit Kevin Olsen.

While Olsen was more consistent from beginning to end, Morris, when he was on the most, looked better.

Olsen does a good job of going through his reads, has great pocket presence and looked good making all the throws, especially in the shorter and intermediate routes.

Morris on the other hand, wanted to, early on, show off the great arm strength he has, airing it out a ton early on.  In fact, he made the best throw of the day, a perfectly placed deep ball to Laquon Treadwell.  But Morris also, as the day went on, started to show good touch on his shorter throws, taking something off them and making them easier to catch for his receivers.

The teams return to practice on Wednesday for one more full session, before Thursday's walk-through.

Click below for more from Tuesday's practice.

Day Two Practice Updates

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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