L.A. Nike All-Camp Team

Scout.com picks their all-Camp Team from the Los Angeles Nike Football Training Camp, and several of UCLA's targets are on the list...

OFFENSE

Michael Bercovici
Quarterback, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Bercovici doesn't have prototypical size for a quarterback prospect, but there's no doubting that he makes the throws. He also made very good reads during the passing session, deftly lobbing a pass deep for a long touchdown, or quickly swinging the ball to a running back if the linebacker was cheating backwards. Bercovici has a quick release and the arm strength to hit the deep out.

Harvey Langi
Running Back, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
The running back crop was led Langi, the top running back in the West and one of the top ten backs nationally. Like we wrote last week, you can't fully appreciate how good Langi is unless you see him in pads, where he can pretty much run over anyone without causing a ruckus. But Langi still has good moves that a camp setting highlights, and he's an excellent receiver. During the individual drills at the start, just watching his feet, you can see he's got the quick feet college coaches want in their backs.

Nick Richardson
Running Back, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Richardson may lack the ideal size to be an everydown back in college, but he's a nice change of pace back. He's similar to former Birmingham running back Milton Knox, who won the running back MVP three years ago, though not as well put together as Knox was, but has better speed than Knox did.

Michael Thomas
Receiver, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Thomas has as good of hands as anyone on the West Coast, and he's capable of making the spectacular catch. He has long arms and is capable of running good routes. He makes hard catches look easy, and he always makes the easy catch..

Devin Lucien
Receiver, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
While Thomas' hands can be described as soft, Lucien has strong hands. The ball just sticks in his mitts when it gets to him. Lucien is a solid route runner. He lacks top end speed when compared with some of the elite receivers in the country, but he gets great separation with solid routes and catches everything near him.. 

Dillon van der Wal
Tight End, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
van der Wal has terrific hands and has long strides to run with and past many linebackers in the defensive secondary. He pops a little too straight up out of his stance and is susceptible to being jammed, but he is still a total package at tight end with size, athleticism and hands.

Siaosi Aiono
Offensive Line, Covina (Calif.) South Hills
Was named the OL MVP and deservedly so. Aiono didn't back down from any of the one-on-one's and only lost one, his first one to Woods, and he'd get Woods back later in the session. After dropping the first contest with Woods, Aiono pancaked the next three defenders he faced. Aiono plays tackle for South Hills but projects inside as a guard in college, and he's a good athlete so the move shouldn't be a difficult one at all.

John Wolfe
Offensive Line, Gresham (Ore.) Sam Barlow
Made the trip down from Oregon and it was well worth the visit, as Wolfe, who likely projects to either guard or center in college, showed his nastiness on numerous occasions. Pound for pound, Wolfe was probably the best performer of the offensive linemen in attendance.

Marcus Martin
Offensive Line, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Martin plays guard for the Cougars and will be a guard in college, and with his frame, he is surprisingly very athletic and agile. He needs to continue to refine his body, he acknowledged after the camp that he's working on slimming down a bit, but Martin's got excellent footwork, is a knee-bender and uses his hands well. Martin also bounced back from losing his initial 1-on-1 with Woods, to take the next two, earning praise from Woods' teammate, Brent Williams.

Torian Wright
Offensive Line, Lakewood (Calif.)
Wright is another Lakewood prospect to keep an eye on. We talked with a couple of his teammates who said he didn't play last year, but when you saw Wright in the 1-on-1's, he looked like he's got a bright future. Still a little slight in the frame, he's great balance and footwork and Courtney Morgan, who worked with the lineman, said he was one of the players he thinks is full of upside.

Tyler Johnstone
Offensive Line, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
One of the top blockers there, Johnstone plays with a tremendous amount of nastiness and does a great job with his hand placement and is a knee bender.

DEFENSE

Todd Barr
Defensive Line, Lakewood (Calif.)
Barr is another player who's extremely well put together, and he's another guy who just flies off the ball. What we loved about Barr was his competitiveness and motor. He's always got a smile on his face, but he plays with nastiness and you could see it in the 1on1's.

Greg Townsend
Defensive Line, Beverly Hills (Calif.)
The first time we got to see Townsend was on the same field a year ago at the Rising Stars Camp, and he showed his explosive first step and quickness off the ball. Even since we saw him six weeks ago in Vegas, Townsend looks like a college player, looking in great shape, and faster than what we saw in March (when he was playing tight end at the 7on7).

Antwaun Woods
Defensive Line, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Lost a couple of 1-on-1s, but was easily the best defensive tackle in attendance.  Had to do the most 1on1s of any lineman, and got a little winded, but when he was on, boy was he on.  Less athletic linemen really struggled with him.

Tre Madden
Linebacker, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Madden comes from a school known for its offense historically, but showed the Diablos have some talent on defense. Madden is a well put-together backer and has great agility, speed and feet and very good ball skills.

Aaron Wallace
Linebacker, San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo
Followed up his LB MVP performance at TCU with another stellar showing in Los Angeles, where he just missed his second MVP award. Wallace was a guy we predicted two weeks ago would start collecting offers in the spring, and he's off to a good start, with a couple already in.

Shaquille Moseley
Linebacker, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Moseley just missed being a part of the Scout 300 earlier this month, but Moseley could very well join it come fall. Moseley is a player you have to see in pads and a helmet to fully appreciate (which we got to see last October), but he was easily the most physically impressive linebacker in Los Angeles. Moseley did well in coverage, but he's more of a run-stuffer and hitter, two things he wasn't permitted to do at the camp. Still, he's got the agility you want in a linebacker.

DeAnthony Thomas
Cornerback, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
The top prospect in the West and Scout.com's #1-cornerback prospect nationally, he was named the MVP of the DBs. Thomas didn't work out in the morning session in the individual drills but performed during the 1-on-1's and like we've said for months, showed he's an elite prospect and one of the best athletes in the country. 

Davion Orphey
Safety, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Orphey showed the ability to close over the top of a deep pass as he helped give protection to a corner, and he also worked well against the receivers in a one on one situation. He has safety size and great cover skills.

Thierry Nguema
Cornerback, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Continued his good work this spring with good coverage through the day including coming back from a quadricep contusion to continue covering receivers.

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Cornerback, Chino Hills (Calif.)
Pound-for-pound, Ekpre-Olomu is one of the best defensive backs nationally, and the Chino Hills cornerback again showed that when you throw on him, he'll make you pay. After recording nine interceptions as a sophomore, teams stayed away from him as a junior. On Sunday, quarterbacks didn't have that option, and Ekpre-Olomu showed why he's got a half-dozen offers, with a couple of athletic deflections and breakups.

Mercy Matson
Safety, Bakersfield (Calif.)
Slowed by a hamstring injury on Saturday, Blackwell returned on Sunday to give Team 1925 a boost on offense with his routes, catches and playmaking ability.

The Scout.com All-Camp Team is comprised of 2011 prospects exclusively. We will also release an All-Underclassmen Team of 2012 and 2013 prospects.


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