Receiver Trevon Sidney didn’t wait in line during one-on-one drills to challenge the defensive backs on Day 2 of the Opening football camp on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-10, 164-pound Sidney routinely skipped to the front and seemed to take twice as many reps as the next receiver. He lost a few of the matchups, but appeared to win more.
The one-on-one drills highlighted Sidney’s first full day of football activities at Nike World Headquarters.
Before the one-on-one drills, Sidney participated in the combine but did not qualify for the top-10 competition later that afternoon. He said he had to sit out of the 40-yard dash because of a previous groin injury.
Regardless, Sidney said it was “cool” to watch other players run through the events and thought that receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe, who is from Georgia and committed to USC, was the standout.
“He’s special. He’s pretty good,” Sidney said. Imatorbhebhe ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds and leaped 47.1 inches in the vertical jump.
At the Opening, players are divided into six seven-on-seven teams that will compete in a camp tournament.
Sidney’s team, Alpha Pro, held a walk-through to prepare for pool play, which would begin Thursday. A self-proclaimed “mellow” kid, Sidney said it was cool to bond with his seven-on-seven teammates.
“I met Najee Harris, Nigel Knott – he’s cool – and so is our quarterback Jeff Duffey,” Sidney said.
Harris, a running back, is committed to Alabama, Duffey chose Texas Tech and Knott, a cornerback from Mississippi, is not committed.
Sidney capped his day meeting New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz.
“It was a cool experience, he told us to just enjoy the process, be smart, and just talked to us about the game,” Sidney said.
Sidney will announce his college commitment on Friday. He will choose among USC, UCLA, Washington, Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Arizona and Utah.