Atlanta NFTC: The MVP's
Lorenzo Carter
Lorenzo Carter
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 13, 2013


The Nike Football Training Camp Tour made its stop in Dallas this weekend, hosting an elite group of prospects. Here’s a look at the MVPs from each position as selected by the NIKE and Student Sports coaching staff.

Over 200 athletes descended on Buford (Ga.) High School, just outside of Atlanta, for the Nike Football Training Camp on Saturday.

The event staff named MVP's for each position after its conclusion, and the following were selected based solely on camp performance.

- QB MVP Stephen Collier | Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County

On a day when defense rules, Collier was able to get the ball down the field with velocity, especially during the 1-on-1 portion of the camp. Combined with consistent accuracy throughout, he made his mark above several players with major college offers to their name.

- RB MVP Maetron Thomas | Stockbridge (Ga.)

Many backs shined as either a pass-catcher or as a blocker, but Thomas was one of the few to shine no matter his role on Saturday. Known more for his skill in space, he's not the biggest, but his blocking technique got the job done enough to snag the award.

- WR MVP (TE) Jeb Blazevich | Charlotte (N.C.) Christian

For the first time ever, this award went to a non-wideout, as Blazevich took advantage of his size against smaller defensive backs en route to being invited to The Opening. Once in position, his length allowed for smooth catches in what he made look like routine plays all afternoon long.

- OL MVP Christian Williams | Wetumpka (Ala.)

Often referred to as "Alabama" by camp peers, the junior held up on the interior against some of the best defensive linemen in the country. Williams showed great upper-body strength and leg-drive in finishing blocks up the middle.

- DL MVP Lorenzo Carter | Norcross (Ga.)

One of the headliners heading into the event, the five-star didn't dissapoint on the day. He was too quick off the edge for every offensive tackle in attendance, and he showcased some counter moves when antsy offensive players tried to get the jump on him. With his explosion, bend, length and continued progress - it's no surprise that Carter has ascended to the top five in the class of 2014. He earned an invite to The Opening Saturday.

- LB MVP Bryson Allen-Williams | Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove

Also invited to The Opening, Allen-Williams continues to make the transition from traditional defensive end to stand-up linebacker look like an easy one. He was great in space, making plays against the pass throughout pass skelly drills, leading to deflections and even an interception. His quickness off the edge combined with the added element of his talent in space makes him one of the top prospects in the Peach State.

- DB MVP Cameron Jackson | Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside

Jackson was crafty with the ball in the air. He used his technique to never quite fall too far behind the wide receiver, but he somehow found a way to get his hands on the ball more times than not in one-on-ones. He's ascended with added reps at camps and hi confidence is growing.

National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons contributed to this report.

For more from the 2013 Nike Football Training Camps, check Scout.com's Nike Football Training Camp Coverage.


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