|Quarterback, Woodland Hills
Laughrea was named the MVP of the Stanford NFTC, continuing a solid weekend for him. After helping lead the Thunder to the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section title a year ago, and into the state title game (where he was sidelined because of a broken arm in the title game). Laughrea, like he was on Friday at the Elite 11 Camp in Berkeley, was consistent all day, hitting his receivers both short and deep. He's got a very smooth and fluid release.
South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
Langi has been a busy man this spring, making the trip to Stanford his third Nike Camp across the country. He already won the running back MVP honors down in Miami and just missed the award in Los Angeles. The same goes for Stanford, where he showed he was clearly the top overall prospect at the position. What keeps Langi from really dominating at these camps is that he can't just bulldoze over defenders, which is what makes him such a bigtime back.
Back, Sunnyvale (Calif.) The Kings Academy|
Carlisle got there about halfway through the event because of another obligation, but may well have won the MVP honors had he been there all day. The explosive Carlisle has been committed to the Cardinal since last June, and he showed why Jim Harbaugh and his staff are so high on him during the 1-on-1's. His ability to cut and get past his defender stood out.
Perkins should be pretty comfortable at Stanford, considering he committed there last month. And Perkins was as comfortable as can be, walking away with the MVP honors for the camp. He's got good quickness and shiftiness and does a great job catching the ball out of the backfield.
Back, Galt (Calif.)
Piggee first caught our attention last spring at the San Francisco Scout Combine and he too had a good day in Palo Alto. He's very quick and routinely got behind the linebackers in the 1-on-1's. Piggee is a guy we think could also play in the slot in college.
Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln
Cooks may not be the biggest receiving threat, but his speed, route-running and moves are what makes him a prospect that owns Pac-10 offers. Cooks earned MVP honors for his performance, having a strong day all day, catching the ball, making plays on the ball and generally giving the DB's fits. He impressed us in March at the Badger/New Level 7on7 tournament with his ability to consistently get open and make the difficult catch and Sunday it was much the same.
San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
A player we didn't know much about until Sunday was Fobbs. Only about 6-0, 170-pounds, Fobbs ran crisp routes all day and caught everything that was anywhere near him
|Dillon van der Wal|
End, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
van der Wal, like he did a month ago at the Los Angeles NFTC, showed why he's one of the top 15 tight ends nationally. With his 6-7, 240-pound frame, van der Wal runs pretty smooth, and because of his length, even the highest thrown passes are catchable.
Line, Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley
Rigsbee from Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley, is the highest rated offensive lineman in California in the 2011 class. He's got real good flexibility and athleticism and has very good footwork. His size probably makes him a guard at the next level, though he plays tackle in high school.
Line, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista|
Welter is one of the top offensive linemen in Northern California and he looked sharp in the drills. Welter projects to guard in college, but could even play center at the next level.
Line, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle|
The thing that has always impressed us about Wynn is his nonstop motor. While Wynn could eventually move to strongside linebacker in college, where he'd have ideal size, he's fun to watch with his hand down, because he's so quick off the ball, and refuses to be blocked. Wynn won the MVP honors, in a pretty strong field of defensive lineman and showed why, once again, De La Salle's defense is so stingy.
Line, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant|
The five-star tackle, and top defensive lineman in the West, Moala looked good in the drills and in the limited 1-on-1's, was barely challenged. He also anchored the tug-of-war team to a win. Moala wasn't much fun for the offensive lineman to face in the 1-on-1's, not unlike the season.
Line, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Known as "Puka", Lopa looked really good in the drills and the 1-on-1's as well. Lopa benefitted greatly last season, statistically, from playing next to Moala, but he showed he's a bigtime prospect on his own.
Line, Las Vegas (Nev.) Legacy
Pound-for-pound, there may not have been a better defensive line performer than Price. He's about 6-1, 270, but is relentless. He was unchallenged in his three 1-on-1's, and may have been the second best performer along the DL on Sunday.
Fresno (Calif.) Bullard
For the third time in four years, a Fresno linebacker won the MVP award. This time it was Smith. Smith excelled in coverage and showed really good quickness and feet in the drills.
Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Moseley has diligently been hitting camps this spring and continues to show why he may be the top defensive prospect in all of Central California. It wouldn't surprise us, though, in the least, if Moseley ends up moving to defensive end in college.
Eugene (Ore.) Marist
Mayes was another strong performer on Sunday, and while he's normally pretty reserved, was definitely getting fired up when he was winning his 1-on-1's.
Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Paulo is another stellar Pacer defender, who's often overshadowed by his defensive teammates, but he's got a real good frame and ability to cover. Still, he's the kind of guy who you really appreciate when the pads are on.
Back, Livermore (Calif.) Granada
For Atkinson, it was a chance for him to make a name for himself, without his brother, George there, and he showed that he's got the ability to play either corner or safety at the next level.
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
One of the unsung heroes of the Spartans' state championship team, Pickett performed very well in the drills and 1-on-1's, and he'll also get a chance to run the ball this year for the Spartans, so he's got some versatility to him.
Back, Pittsburg (Calif.)
Peters earned MVP honors and was outstanding all day in the drills and in the 1-on-1's.