NFTC Columbus: The MVPs

The most valuable players as chosen by the camp, and our notes on what they did to earn it.

Quarterback
Valor Christian (Co.) rising senior Luke Del Rio had a good weekend and capped it off by winning the MVP for the position on Saturday. He throws the ball with good velocity and was on the money during half-skeleton and 1-1s. Currently standing at one offer, Del Rio has a chance to earn some this summer if he performs the way he did this weekend at camps.

Running Back
Winfield (WV) has a versatile back in David Gaydosz, who didn't come in as one of the bigger names, but left with the MVP award mostly on the strength of his route running and ability to catch passes. He's quick and elusive and likely propelled his recruitment forward with a good day.

Wide Receiver
Westerville South (Ohio) class of 2013 prospect Gary Brown won the award over a strong group of guys with several deserving candidates. Brown, who stands about 6'0, 185-lbs was consistently creating separation and is a natural pass catcher who caught the ball effortlessly. He also came down with a few tougher grabs which helped him get the nod.

Offensive Line
Michigan commit David Dawson had an excellent day. He was one of the few offensive linemen to really lock on and control defensive linemen. He has good technique and strength and I've seen him go at tackle a lot in the past, but today he worked at guard, his likely college position and had a really good day including beating some of the top defensive linemen at the camp.

Defensive Line
Ohio State commit Billy Price showed his toughness, fighting through ripped shirts, bloody lips and more on his way to the MVP. The outside edge rushers were flashy and there were several who stood out, but Price, with his bullish style and intensity earned the nod. He defeated a couple offensive linemen who had not been beaten up to the point they faced the future Buckeye.

Linebacker
Michigan commit Michael McCray was the MVP. He's a big kid with good straight line speed and did well in the pursuit drill as well as pass skeleton. He's physical and willing to get his hands on backs and tight ends and that helped him win a lot of battles at the line of scrimmage.

Defensive Backs
Iowa commit Delano Hill continued his streak of strong camp performances. He's not a corner, but he has shown that he can cover man to man and he also made several plays on the ball in pass skeleton. He's not a flashy guy, he's just solid, dependable and always seems to be making plays when he's out there.


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