Here's a Look At the MVP's From the Oakland Opening Regional Camp on Sunday

May 23 -- Here's our breakdown of the MVP's, as selected by the Student Sports staff, from Sunday's Opening Regional Camp in Oakland.

It's important to note, the MVP'S chosen are based solely on who had the best day, not who are the best college prospects and are selected by the Student Sports staff and position coaches:


In what was a a very solid crop of quarterbacks, Triton signal caller Jack Sears took home MVP honors and earned an invite to the Elite 11 semi-finals. Sears had a great day throwing the football looking completely in command and poised in every drill. He threw with touch and accuracy, his timing and anticipation was tremendous and he flashed plenty of arm strength that some have questioned this spring. Sears is still open to all schools recruiting him but CalUCLA, USCUtah and Washington are all on the short list.


Rivers is the son of former Fresno State and Chicago Bear running back Ron Rivers and he made his pops proud with how he performed on Sunday. At about 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, Rivers may not project as an every down back at the college level but he's extremely quick and shifty, great in space and catches the ball extremley well out of the backfield. Idaho, Sacramento State and San Diego have offered and the Bulldogs, San Jose State and UNLV are showing interest as well.


Although we have Chris Brooks rated with the running backs on Scout, he worked out with the wide receivers and had a very good day. He showed some of the best hands in the camp and caught the ball like he had been playing receiver his whole life. He looked smooth in his routes and then showed a great burst getting out of his breaks and making plays down the field. ArizonaSan Diego State and Washington State are currently on Brooks hardest.


Nathaniel is an intriguing kid who worked out at both tackle and guard and was of the five offensive lineman chosen to take part in the end of the camp, 'best on best' lineman challenge. He won two of his three reps playing guard but has the size and feet to play tackle as well. He's holding double digit offers at the moment from schools like HawaiiNevadaNew Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Washington State.


Tuipulotu not only won MVP honors but also landed an invite to The Opening Finals. We've been big fans of the Washington commit for some time and he showed a nice combination of size, quickness and power. He has a ton of upside and will only get better when he gets in to a college weight program and adds some size and strength to his frame.


Lamin Touray had a very nice day on Sunday showing very nice range and mobility for a bigger 'backer. He looks like a prototype inside 'backer in any scheme but moves well enough in space to play some strongside as well. He's a physical player whose game shows up even more with the pads on but he has made some very nice strides playing in space this spring. Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and Wyoming are just a few of the schools who have offered him. 


Johnson was a man among boys on Sunday and physically, looked like a college corner. His size really stands out in a crowd and he looked bigger than just about every safety in the camp but showed plenty of speed and athleticism winning the fastest man competition and also jumping 40" in the vertical. He's an extremely physical corner who excels in press coverage and you can expect a major boost in the rankings very shortly for Johnson. ArizonaOklahomaOregon and USC are currently doing well for Johnson.

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