The day started off great with sunny skies but cool mild winds. Participants were lined up in mass numbers anxiously awaiting the 9AM time call to start signing in. The camp tone was set early when 247’s scout Rusty Mansell made it clear that a post camp award was not promised but instead would be awarded. Award winners would be the most deserving players rather than players that had 20 plus offers or no offers at all. The camp started with 40x where each player had to showcased their speed time before being sent off to positional drills. The next period was a session of 1 on 1’s giving every participant quality reps for fair evaluation. The coaches then deliberated before making their final choices of who would be in the Top Showcase. These players had additional sessions of 1 on 1’s to be voted best on best. Awards were handed out after all positions completed their 1 on 1’s. Much congratulations was given to all the deserving winners of this MVP Camp.
I would like to turn some attention to some players that might not have won awards but played exceptionally well.
- Callaway High School
2020 DB Michael Robertson Jr showed his versatility as well as his route running and natural catching ability by taking offensive reps at WR
- Cartersville High School
2018 FS/WR Evan Williams- great speed and quickness with solid hands
2019 DE Isaiah Chaney- Good size and very quick off the ball
- Northwest Whitfield High School
The bruins players showcased some very great skills and was headlined by 2018 QB Luke Shiflett who additionally showed off a solid arm and a very nice on his feet
2018 OL Tanner Floyd- Smart guy that pays attention to detail. Hudl film is nice too.
- Pickens High School
2019 WR Zach Goss Jr- Very skilled athlete after the catch with nice speed, and runs routes smoothly. Huge upside
2019 ATH Trevon Hawkins- good speed, better game speed. Catches the ball naturally rather and a Wide out or coming out of the backfield. Will also make the tough catch with traffic around.
2020 QB CJ Streicher- Very nice arm strength. Smart with the ball. Performed very well.
- Ridgeland High School
2018 DB/ATH Markeith Montgomery, was in the Top Showcase of DB/WR 1 on 1’s. Shows nice footwork and flexibility in the hips.
2018 LB Tim Bowman- Also competed in the Top Showcase of LB/RB 1 on 1’s. Stepped up nicely going against some of the best for the first time. Always pursuing the play and is showing progress in read quick and reacting quicker
2019 DB Azavier Blackwell- another first timer to a big camp with elite players and stepped up to the plate. Reacted quickly to breaking routes, had a little trouble keeping his feet at time but overall solid. No completions over the top.
Special Shoutout to some players who are from various schools but all have a common motto… “PT Got To Eat” yes the guys from Priority Training who under the leadership and guidance of Coach Enrique Davis and Coach Skelton have made a huge splash over the last few months. Each player has been floating around the top of their respected position by the end of the events. Two different RB’s have taken home The RB MVP award at two different camps.
Nuru Tinch- Elite GA Showcase and Adarius Thomas- MVP Camp. These two guys are also teammates as well. Arguably one of if not the best 1-2 punches in the state. Now to further recognize some of their guys who really stood out this time.
- Dutchtown High School
2018 DB Chris Joyce- physical guy with nice speed and closes very well on the ball. Came up with a couple picks during 1 on 1’s
- Grayson High School
2018 RB Cameron Thompson- nice feet, very good speed, patient but explosive runner
- Newton High School
2018 Tyrese Peacock- not the tallest WR out there but very speedy and is very quick in and out of breaks creating separation.
2018 RB Nuru Tinch- very good with lateral moves as well as coming down hill. Very elusive and tends to make defenders stop and think rather than simply reacting.
2019 RB Adarius Thomas- Very quick feet. nice speed and shiftiness to him. Caught the ball very well too. This young man did all the little things right which is why he walked away with the RB MVP Award.
Quick attention is turned to a young man I was introduced to, who was from out of state and was very impressive throughout the day.
Cameron Oneil from Phenix City, AL who attends Glenwood High School made the trip to Lovejoy High School to compete in The MVP Camp. Put on a nice showing. Catching everything that he could working his way into the final showcase of DB/WR 1 on 1’s. His 6’3″ 185lb frame was very enlightening as well to go with his skill set. His hudl also checked out with him showing very nice speed, being elusive in open field and high points the ball when very well. Cameron displays in his hudl his physicality too. May not be long before colleges start really pursuing him.
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