Some of the top prospects in the south were in Memphis Sunday to compete at the Nike Football…
Memphis NFTC: The MVPs
Under cloudy skies with a steady wind on Sunday, the Nike Football Training Camp took place at Memphis University School. After about five hours of competing, MVP awards were given out by the event staff. QB MVP: Joseph Willis | Neshoba Central (Miss.) Willis was steady throughout the event from quarterback drills to the 7on7. He was accurate, he threw the ball on time, and he gave receivers a chance to make plays. RB MVP: Tristan Luke | Fort Campbell (Ky.) Luke displayed quick feet and the ability to change direction early, then he showed he could catch the ball and give linebackers nightmares later in the day. He is a 2015 prospect. WR/TE MVP: Josh Malone | Station Camp (Tenn.) This one really wasn't that close. Malone started early with a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash and then caught everything he could reach throughout the camp. He showed great body control and better speed than what some may have expected. OL MVP: J.C. Hassenauer | East Ridge (Minn.) A true center is Hassenauer. He and a couple others were viable candidates for this award, but he was consistent and strong in the final 1on1 session. That is where this was one. He took on some top interior defensive linemen and he won most battles. DL MVP: Breeland Speaks | Callaway (Miss.) Speaks showed a lot of energy today. He is up about 20-25 pounds since last fall and he played where he belonged Sunday, with his hand down. He plays with good power and he really shot his hands when he took off. He shined in the 1on1s. LB MVP: Petera Wilson | White Station (Tenn.) This in-state linebacker was impressive on Sunday. He played with a lot of energy, he wanted reps, and he showed he could really move in space. He was clearly the top linebacker at this event and he showed why he is one of the top prospects in the state of Tennessee. DB MVP: C.J. Hampton | Meredian (Miss.) This Mississippi safety is known for hitting, but he played the ball well Sunday. He has good hands for a safety and he tracked the ball and played the ball in the 7on7 session. He is committed to Ole Miss. Sparq MVP: Curtis Mickell | Bassfield (Miss.) After achieving a Sparq rating of 115.74, Mickell was recognized at the Memphis NFTC. He had a 4.38 time in the 40 yard dash, a 4.03 time in the pro shuttle, a 32-inch vertical, and he threw the power ball 32 feet. For more from the 2013 Nike Football Training Camps, check Scout.com's Nike Football Training Camp Coverage.
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