Josh Rosen, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco- By his own admission, Rosen didn't have his best day. He struggled a bit to spin the football and his accuracy was a bit shaky early on. He rallied during the one on ones and had some big time throws down the field. The NIKE coaches also liked Rosen's ability during some of the zone-read drills, flashing his under-rated athleticism and even when he's not at his best, his upside is obvious. Rosen got locked in for both the Elite 11 and The Opening in July following the event joining quarterback Blake Barnett, who was invited at the Elite 11 Regional Camp back in January.
J.j. Taylor, Corona (Calif.) Centennial (2016)- Anyone who watched the Huskies play last season remember what a game breaking return man Taylor was. On Sunday, Taylor took his skills to running back and flashed his incredible quickness and burst. He has great balance and change of direction and was an impossible cover in the one on one drills. He's undersized at about 5-6 but will be a big time playmaker for the next two seasons.
Aaron Moore, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral- It was a strong overall group of receivers but Moore was the top guy of the day. Moore flashed great hands and caught everything thrown his direction. He's a polished route runner and does a great adjusting to the ball showing off a very nice catch radius. He's more quick than fast but runs well after the catch and is a definite Div I prospect.
Fred Ulu-Perry, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis- In a deep group of linemen, Ulu-Perry was the most athletic and dominant in the one on ones to take home MVP honors. At about 6-2.5, 310 pounds, the lineman will play guard in college but took reps at tackle and looked great. He has strong, powerful upper body with a great punch and moves very well laterally. He plays with great technique as well, competes very hard and has to be one of the most under-recruited players in the West.
Keisean Lucier-South, Orange Lutheran (Calif.)- If there was an overall MVP for the camp, it probably would have gone to Lucier-South. At a lean 6-5, 220 pounds, the athlete showed a lightning first step off the edge but he's more than a speed rusher. Lucier-South uses his hands very well, has multiple pass rush moves and uses his long arms to keep opposing lineman from grabbing on to him. He plays with a great motor and is a tremendous all around prospect.
Ben Humphreys, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei- Humphreys measured in at 6-2, 205 pounds but will be able to play at 230 easy down the road. He's what you call a football player. He's smart with a high football IQ, plays with an incredible work rate, has very good quickness and change of direction and was easily the most instinctual ‘backer in the group. He dominated the pass rush drills, looked great playing in space in run drills and was a natural in cover drills. His recruitment should definitely pick up following this event.
Dechaun Holiday, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills- Holiday is all of 6-2 but has the kind of long, lean frame that could enable him to stay at corner. He showed both good short area quickness to change direction and the top end speed to run with receivers down the field. He has long arms and was effective in press coverage and showed off good ball skills as well. Holiday didn't get the golden ticket to The Opening on Sunday but don't be surprised if it doesn't come later this spring.