NFTC Chicago: The MVPs

The Midwest was well represented at the NIKE Football Training Camp, as several top prospects performed very well. Here are those who won awards and the player who had the best SPARQ rating.

Quarterback MVP
Kyle Allen from Scottsdale (Az.) Desert Mountain, currently ranked as the nation's top quarterback, had an excellent day. He was accurate as we saw on Friday, but we also got to see his great timing. He was hitting guys right out of their breaks and throwing into tight windows when there was coverage.

Running Back MVP
Jeffrey Jones from Minneapolis Washburn (Minn.) was quick and explosive in drills and then ran great routes and caught the ball well in one on ones. He was also elusive and left a few open field "tacklers" standing still.

Wide Receiver MVP
In a group of big names, J-Shun Harris of Fishers (Ind.) was not a big name coming in or a big guy, but he had made a ton of plays and outstanding catches. He's sure handed, has great quickness and burst and projects as a dangerous slot guy at the next level.

Offensive Line MVP
Hinsdale (Ill.) Central center Brian Allen, a Michigan State commit won every single one of his one on ones and was stoning defensive linemen left and right. He's strong and technically sound. The Spartans are getting a good one.

Defensive Line MVP
Like receiver, there were bigger names with more hype in the group, but Anthony Love from Romeoville (Ill.) High showed great ability off the edge. He was quick, used his hands well and consistently won his one on one battles.

Defensive Back MVP
Wilbert Jones from East St. Louis (Ill.) showed the ability to cover man to man. He was able to play up on the line and while he wasn't the biggest defensive back out there, he was physical and got his hands on guys. He does not currently have any offers, but that should change with continued performances like this one.

Top SPARQ Rating
Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.) junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin put up big time testing numbers, running a 4.48 forty and recording a 41-inch vertical. He wasn't just testing numbers though, as he also did well in drills and one on ones.

Stay tuned for more from the camp including photos, video, scouting reports and interviews.


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