Notebook: Orlando MVP Camp

The MVP Camp hit Orlando on Saturday at Dr. Phillips High School and over 220 prospects showed up from Florida and Georgia. Here is a notebook from the days event.


2013 signal caller Brice Ramsey(Camden County) won the QB MVP award. He has all the tools to be one of the top QBs in the country in two years. Ramsey can throw it all over the field and is very accurate. After being a back-up as a sophomore, he should explode on the scene next year.

Plant City's Bennie Coney was about an inch taller than the last time we saw him and he threw the ball well. Last year he was the MVP in Georgia and he did many of the same things on Saturday. He is a good athlete, but is a QB first. We really liked the way he varied the speed on his throws. Coney currently holds multiple BCS offers including FSU.

New Lakeland QB Jadrian Clark was bigger than we expected. He throws a very catchable ball with a lot of touch. It will be interesting to see how he fits into the Dreadnaught offense in 2011. He had a great junior year at George Jenkins.

East Lake's Peter DiNovo will be one to watch in 2013. He has excellent size for a sophomore and he spun it well on a variety of throws.

Long-term keep an eye on 2014's Hunter Boyett. Just a freshmen, he has a ton potential down the road.

Nick Patti showed why he is the top QB in Florida. He spins it as well as anyone and is extremely accurate. The only thing he will have to fight on the recruiting trail is his height. He is very strong and can make plays with his feet as well.

We came away very impressed with Tarpon Springs Louie Pappas. He does everything well including throwing on the move. We look forward to seeing him at the 7on7 in Tampa in two weeks.

Running Backs

Plant City's Dazmond Patterson walked away with the RB award. While short in stature, he is strong and thick. Patterson could end up in the slot at the next level. He really caught the ball well on Saturday and is a mismatch against LBs in the passing game.

Yulee's Derrick Henry checked in at just under 6'3 and 229 pounds. He is a freak athlete for his size. Big athletes like this are hard to find and there will be plenty of chatter about what position he ends up at. Right now he is a RB and he has the feet and athleticism to thrive there down the road. He was clocked in the 4.6 range which is very impressive for a sophomore, let alone one with this size.

Cocoa's Tarean Foslton was a top performer out of the backfield as well. He is a very quick back with good cuts and soft hands. He shifted side to side well during drills and he was the first back called up during the Showcase at the end of the camp.

Wide Receivers

Treasure Coast's Travares Copeland won the WR Award and the overall MVP Award. He has played mainly QB the past two years, but showed that he has the chance to be a difference-maker at the WR position. Very quick with great hands, he plays the game effortlessly. Just a natural athlete.

2013 Ridge athlete Shykeem Pitts put himself on the map with a strong showing. Karlos Williams came out of Ridge last year and Pitts should have colleges once again flocking there. He has speed and elite hands with a build that will add weight. He could help at a number of spots in the future.

Booker's Ricky Jones had a good day. He has excellent quickness with a powerful upper body. Jones will see plenty of interest in the Spring evaluation period.

Yulee's Kelvin Rainey had a good day. He worked out as a TE/WR, but could just as easily get looks as an OLB. He runs well and showed the work ethic that he is known for. South Carolina and FSU seem to have separated themselves from the pack in his recruitment.

Homestead's Herbert Waters was putting on a dominant performance before being sidelined with an injury. Waters displayed the ability to beat the jam with his quickness and can run with anyone. He has been tremendous thus far during the camp/combine season.

Plant City's Lamarlin Wiggins is another big target. He caught the ball well and is a big outside WR for QBs to find. When you watch Wiggins you can't help but think about how he would look as a potential OLB. Great athlete.

2103's Richard Benjamin(Tampa Middleton) put on a show at the WR spot. He ran a variety of routes and created separation on all of them. Smooth big guy with hands, he will have a chance to be one of the top WRs in the state next year.

Ocala Forest's James Brooks is a beast. At 5'9, he carries 190+ and possesses burst with nimble feet. We did not know much about him heading into today, but he certainly caught our eye with a great performance. He will be tough to handle in the slot.


Olympia's James Hamilton walked away with MVP award for OL. At 6'3, 350 he has elite size and moves extemely well for a player with that weight. He is a guard at the next level and showed why he will be on many BCS schools radar this Spring.

DeAndre Wise has attended numerous MVP Camps and he continues to improve. He was called out during the Elite Showcase at the end of the day and he held his own. He went against some quicker guys that will play end on the next level, but he will be a center in college.

Dr. Phillips Kaseem Edman took home the DL MVP award. At 6'3, 220 he is a terror on the edge with his explosiveness and ability to use his hands. Edman has a lot of strength in his upper body. He has the athleticism to play LB as well.

Vero Beach's Dwayne Hoilett once again showed the explosiveness off the edge that he is known for. Due to a number snafu he did not get to go 1on1 at the end of camp, but he had a very good performance overall. At 6'2, 210 he could get looks as an OLB as well.

Homestead's Pedro Sibiea continues to show the type of size and athleticism that should make him one of the more heavily recruited defensive linemen in the state. He holds an offer from Florida and was in Gainesville on Friday.

Kenneth White was dominant on Saturday, but part of that was because of his size compared to those he was going up against. He is a 5-foot-10, 185 pound athlete that worked as an end because he plays there in high school, but he will be a strong safety on the next level. He ran one of the fastest times in the 40 yard dash at 4.37 seconds. Nobody could get a hand on him during the Elite Showcase at the end.


Dwyer's Evan Harvey won the MVP award for LBs. He put together a strong performance showing the athleticism to run with RBs and the toughness to match-up with bigger WRs. He just needs to continue developing physically.

Mainland's Quinton Powell was one of the best looking players on the field. The 2013 prospect is jacked up and moves like a Safety. Look for him to really make a name for himself as a junior.

Treasure Coast's Patrick Jean is an intriguing prospect because of his length. At 6'3 he is a little light right now, but certainly has the room to add weight. He moves well and can change directions as well as anyone. Treasure Coast has been churning out BCS defensive players, he might be next in line.

Defensive Backs

Vanguard's P.J. Williams won the DB MVP award. The Florida State commitment showed that he could play either CB or S at the next level after running a 4.37. Built strong and thick up top, he uses that strength at the line of scrimmage. He appears to be one of the top DBs in the state.

T.J. Gurley had a good day throughout the drills and the one on one session. He is a very physical corner who ran well with many of the top wide receivers at the event. He has played some safety and corner in high school, but will end up as a boundary corner on the next level.

Twins Jamonte Jones and Damonte Jones put on a show. The 2013 prospects walked away with the Top Underclassmen Award because of their physicality and lock-down corner skills. These two should terrorize receivers the next two years. Both have natural cover instincts with excellent feet.

Edgewater's Karl Joseph is another player who is built the right way. He has made a name for himself as a LB in high school, but he showed that he has CB skills on Saturday. Excellent athlete with the speed and hips to be a difference maker there. Reports are that he has been a stand-out on the Central Florida 7on7 team thus far and will be their top corner.

The MVP Camp will be in Georgia next month at Lovejoy High School where some of the top talent in the South is expected to be and you can contact Southeastern Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons at for details.

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