Penn State Nike Camp: Positional MVP's

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - breaks down the prospects who earned the positional Most Valuable Player honors at the Nike Football Camp on Saturday.

Quarterback MVP: Perry Hills     Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic

**Hills recently picked up his first scholarship offer from Kent State. Hills had a strong showing during Friday nights Elite 11 camp and he carried that over into the NFTC on Saturday. Hills was throwing darts all over the field and he was very calm and relaxed and didn't force too many ball into bad spots. He looks better each time we see him.**

Running Back MVP:   DeVante McFarlane  Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West  

**McFarlane earned MVP honors based primarily on how he did during 1v1s and skeleton drills. He is quick and was hard for linebackers to match-up against in coverage. McFarlane more than held his own in the blocking drills. He currently holds offers from Buffalo and Vanderbilt.**

Wide Receiver MVPCorey Jones   Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills

**Wide receiver was easily the deepest position at the NFTC and there were probably four players who could have earned this award Eugene Lewis, Robert Foster and Corey Smith all had exceptional performances. Jones may not possess the ideal size that people look for in a wide receiver, but he is very quick, especially out of his breaks. He has an extra gear and once he comes out of a break he seems to accelerate and lose most defenders. Marchez Coates was the only defensive back who slowed him down and for good reason, Coates was the defensive back MVP. He holds a handful of offers, but more should be coming.**

Offensive Line MVPTreyvon Hester  Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills

**Hester has done a lot of work on his body and he has a great frame at (6-2/289). Hester showed outstanding footwork and the ability to be coached when doing drills. He seemed to pick-up on things quickly. He is a tough kid and never backed down from a battle. His battles with defensive line MVP Ryan Watson were the best that we saw. He holds offers from Toledo and Kent State, but more should be on the way soon.**

Defensive Line MVP: Ryan Watson  Baltimore (Md.) Good Counsel

**Watson is one of the quietest and nicest kids you will meet, but when he is on the field and competing he flips the switch and gets after it. We spoke with all the offensive and defensive line coaches at the event and it was unanimous that Watson was the best player on the field amongst the linemen. He has a quick get off and he uses his hands well. He keeps a low pad level and is very good at using leverage. he holds more than twenty offers.**

Linebacker MVPDakota Conwell   Pittsburgh (Pa.) Upper St. Clair

**Conwell has the size to play linebacker and the athleticism and coverage skills of a defensive back. He put those skills on display at the NFTC. He also showed the ability to get to the quarterback during the pass rush drills. Conwell has no offers yet, but that should change very soon.**

Defensive Back MVP:  Marchez Coates   Pomfret (Md.) McDonough

**Coates is an intriguing prospect who is built like a big safety and the potential to grow to the size of an outside linebacker with the coverage skills of a cornerback. Coates is solidly built and has a big frame. He runs very well and has smooth, fluid hips. He was one of the few corners we saw open his hips and run with wide receivers on double move routes. He is physical and gets right in your face and likes to press.**

Sparq MVPDerrick Green   2013  Richmond (Va.) Hermitage

SPARQ Score: 111.54

**Only a junior, so recruiting hasn't really started for Green, but he is definitely one to watch in 2013. Green is a bull of a back, he was one of the few backs that stepped up and blocked the linebackers at the NFTC. The was a clear edge in talent with the linebackers, but Green was an exception. He did very well during the one on ones and caught just about every pass thrown his way. He has a nice combination of size, speed and can make people miss.**

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