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Nike Opening Regional in SoCal: Breaking Down Today's Camp MVPs

It was a loaded Nike Opening Regional Camp in Los Angeles earlier today. Here's a look at what players earned MVPs by position, as voted on by the Nike and Student Sports staff.

Camp MVPs are picked based on who had the best day, not on college potential. Here's a look at what players were selected as position MVPs as voted on by the Nike Staff.

Quarterback:

Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

We had a feeling before the camp that Thompson-Robinson would compete for the MVP spot and earn a golden ticket to The Opening Finals and that's just what he did. He's a strong, physical kid, always competes at a high level and the ball really flies out of his hand.

Running Back:

Toa Taua, Lompoc (Calif.)

When we first Taua as a freshman, we thought safety would be his college position. After watching him as a junior and seeing him at the camp today, there is no doubt he can play running back at the next level and has a nice combination of speed, toughness and power. 

Wide Receiver:

Amon-Ra St. Brown, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei

St. Brown has made a big jump in his game over the last year and he had another impressive outing today. He has worked hard on his body and has added size and strength and was always very quick and catches everything thrown near him. St. Brown also earned an invite to the Opening Finals. 

Offensive Line:

Justin Dedich, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral 

We've seen Dedich a few times this off-season and he has been dominant at every event. He's clearly an elite center prospect with plenty of toughness, strength and advanced technique. He's highly competitive as well, a natural leader, very smart and has the perfect mindset to lean an offensive line.

Defensive Line:

Faatui Tuitele, Honolulu (Calif.) St. Louis '19

Just a sophomore, Tuitele has tremendous upside and has to rank among the top handful of defensive tackles out West right now. He's a naturally strong kid with a nice motor and looks like a slam dunk to be ranked among the top 100 players in the country. 

Linebacker:

Raymond Scott, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne 

It was an incredibly deep class of 'backers with five kids getting invited to The Opening Finals. Scott picking up MVP was a huge coup in a loaded field but it was well deserved. He's very good playing in space, has superior football instincts and is one of those guys who just always seems to be around the football. 

Defensive Back:

Bryan Addison, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

There were several talented safety prospects at the camp but Addison made more plays than anyone. He's a long, athletic player with great range and very good ball skills. He runs well, covers a ton of ground and has an extremely high ceiling. He also earned an invite to The Opening Finals. 


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