Oakland NFTC All-Camp Team

Several UCLA targets made the Oakland NFTC All-Camp Team, including recent offer recipient Kevin Palma, who was the top overall performer...


Defensive Line

Misi Taifane, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant- Taifane looked good in the drills, plenty athletic, and with a good frame that will support more weight. He was quick off the line of scrimmage and had a couple of pretty good moves to get past his blocker and also played nice and low with a lot of leverage.

Elijah Qualls, Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande- The four-star defensive tackle earned an invitation to The Opening after a pretty strong day. He was easily the quickest defensive lineman there, and while he plays a little high, he's still growing into and learning the position.

Deonte Reynolds, Pinole Valley (Calif.)- Reynolds looked good throughout the day, with good size and strength and pretty good athleticism. In the drills, he showed good agility and footwork and does a good job of playing low.


Kevin Palma, Tulare (Calif.) Mission Oak- Palma is a familiar face here, earning all-camp honors after the SoCal NFTC last month.  Palma was the runaway winner of the LB MVP honors at the Oakland NFTC and was arguably the top performer in the entire camp.  He also earned an invitation to The Opening after his second stellar camp performance.

D.J. Moffitt, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- D.J. Moffitt measured in at 6-2, 205 pounds and has the ability to play linebacker or safety in college. The coaches at DLS have described Moffitt as the hardest hitter and most instinctual player on the team. He earned LB MVP runner-up honors to Palma.

Tanner Vallejo, Grass Valley (Calif.) Nevada Union-Vallejo was solid all day and has good size and looks like a pure middle linebacker. In another loaded year in the Sacramento area, Vallejo deserves mention among the best.

Defensive Backs

Kevin King, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd- King has a long, lean frame and matches up well against big receivers. He also showed extremely quick feet and the ability to turn and run with the fastest receivers in the camp. He has excellent ball skills and made more plays than any corner in the camp and was definitely deserving of his MVP honor.

L.J. Moore, Fresno (Calif.) Central-  Moore is a very talented player. He has good size and looks thicker in his upper body. He has long arms and showed good closing speed. His big issue at the camp was he seemed to guess a few too many times and it got him burned. He's definitely a dynamic athlete with a huge upside.

Hatari Byrd, Fresno (Calif.) Central- Byrd was the top safety in the camp and had a strong second half to the camp. That coincided with him borrowing a pair of cleats, which shockingly are better to play in than tennis shoes. Byrd has a big frame but isn't thick or stiff in his lower body. It's why he doesn't weigh as much as people think, about 195 pounds, and why he can cover and run much better than people expect.

Devin Holiday, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills- Holiday had another outstanding showing. Holiday continues to get bigger physically, runs well and has great body awareness. He has good ball skills and can play physical at the line or play the finesse game and can play very well in space.

Johnny Johnson, Fresno (Calif.) Central- Johnson showed why he's considered among the nation's top DB prospects. He has incredibly quick feet and his burst out of his backpedal is about as good as you'll see at this level. Unfortunately Johnson is still recovering from a torn labrum in his shoulder and wasn't cleared for the one on one drills. That's where he really stands out and where he put on a show at the NorCal NIKE Camp a year ago at Stanford. Few can match his ability to press a receiver at the line and the quickness to match them stride for stride in the open field.



Jared Goff, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic- Goff had a very good weekend and should have increased his stock nationally quite a bit. He shows up well on film and looked even better in person. He's very steady and consistent and the game looks like it come easy for him. He never looked rattled in any of the drills and plays with poise and confidence.

Max Browne, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline-  The nation's top quarterback, Browne was steady and consistent all day, after winning MVP honors on Friday at the Elite 11.  Browne will never wow you in a camp setting, but his consistency and accuracy is so notable, and he's clearly the top prospect at this position in this class.

Running Back

Andrew Ballin, Fresno (Calif.) Hoover- Ballin took home RB MVP honors after a very strong performance. At 5-11, 175 pounds, he showed a nice blend of speed and quickness with surprising power. He had arguably the best burst in the camp, caught the ball very well and even looked good in the pass rush drills.

Olito Thompson, Concord (Calif.)- Thompson measured in a rock solid 5-11, 210 pounds and showed not only is a load but he's light on his feet and has a much better burst than given credit for. There is no doubt about his productivity. He's a between the tackle runner who can finish off a play as good as anyone. The only questions people have had about him center around his speed and overall burst. Thompson answered a lot of those on Sunday and can definitely play at the high BCS level.

Justin Davis, Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln- Davis is one of those backs who does everything well and his film pops off the screen. He's a well built kid at 6-1, 200 pounds and he really stood out in the one on one pass rush drills showing a lot of physicality. He's a natural runner with excellent instincts. He runs down hill and will be able to be an every down back at the next level.

Wide Receivers

Darren Carrington, San Diego (Calif.) Horizon- Carrington had a great showing at the recent Passing Down 7 on 7 tournament and looked even better in Oakland. He has good size at 6-2, 185 pounds, runs great routes and has very good hands. He's not a burner but runs well enough and has no problems separating from a defensive back. He's explosive in and out of his breaks and shows great body control in jump ball situations. Carrington walked away with WR MVP honors and should definitely be considered among the top handful of receivers in the entire West region.

DaMari Scott, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral- Scott had a nice camp and is definitely among the most under-recruited players in the region. He's a physical player with a strong frame. He runs very well and although he surprisingly dropped a few balls, Scott has strong hands and is a powerful athlete.

Tight Ends

John Mundt, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic- Mundt is a big athlete who can run and jump. He has huge hands and caught everything thrown in his direction. He's a physical player who plays on both sides of the ball but projects best at tight end and looked very good on Sunday.

Offensive Linemen

Cameron Hunt, Corona (Calif.) Centennial- Hunt gave the Huskies a clean sweep of the Golden State NFTC's, winning the MVP honors at the Oakland NFTC on Sunday, after his teammate won it at the SoCal NFTC. The most dominant offensive lineman at the Oakland NFTC, Hunt won every one-on-one to not only win MVP honors but also an invitation to The Opening. Hunt showed great flexibility and footwork, excellent technique and plenty of nasty, typical of offensive linemen from Centennial, and was the clear MVP.

Nick Whitton, Villa Park (Calif.)- He played tackle but worked at center and had such a dominant performance, that Cal and Stanford signees Aziz Shittu and Matt Cochran, who were on hand to watch, shouted several times, "this kid deserved an invite to The Opening." At 6-1.5, 245 pounds, schools have been afraid to take a chance on him but he could be an absolute steal for someone.

Kyle Saxelid, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks- Saxelid is 6-7 and about 245 with a wingspan of 80 inches, and of all the linemen there, had probably the most flexibility and the best, most natural bend and more than held his own in the 1on1s. The one thing he'll certainly need to do is add more weight by the time he gets to college.

National Recruiting analysts Greg Biggins and  Brandon Huffman contributed to this report

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