Oakland NFTC: Offensive Preview
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 18, 2013

A look at the top offensive prospects expected at the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp on Sunday...

Several of the West’s best prospects will be in the Bay Area on Sunday for the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp at Laney College.

Scout.com will be on hand to check out the top prospects from the West.

Here is a look at some of the offensive players to watch on Sunday, which includes a number of 2014 Scout 300 prospects.

Novato (Calif.) San Marin's Manny Wilkins.


Novato (Calif.) San Marin quarterback Manny Wilkins is coming in off a solid performance at the Elite 11, when he won the Golden Gun again, and he'll be back at the Oakland NFTC where he was the top underclassmen a year ago.

He's one of a handful of NorCal quarterbacks with offers including Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande's JaJuan Lawson and Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum's C.J. Spencer.

Boise State commit Jalen Greene from Gardena (Calif.) Serra made the drive up north along with another Southland native in Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne's Eban Jackson.

Also coming out from in-state are three-stars Dinuba (Calif.) passer Marcus McMaryion, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Ian Fieber and Los Gatos (Calif.) signal-caller Nick Bawden.

From out of state, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou's Larry Tuileta and Las Vegas (Nev.) Foothill quarterback Drew Doxtator will be making the trip.

Other 2014 passers to watch include Santa Rosa (Calif.) Cardinal Newman's Keaton Dunsford, San Fernando (Calif.) quarterback Cris Solano, San Ramon (Calif.) California's Cameron Owen and Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista's Nikita Zamora.

There will be a ton of talented 2015 prospects at quarterback on hand including Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure's Ricky Town, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill's Kyle Kearns, Fontana (Calif.) Jurupa Hills' Damion Wright, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral's Sean Paul Brophy, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's Jack Lowary and Upland (Calif.) junior Tyler Hilinski..

Running Backs

Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) fullback Devante Downs.

The headliner at running back is Oakley (Calif.) Freedom's Joe Mixon, the West's top back and the owner of nearly 50 offers.

Mixon first got on the map last year when he earned all-camp underclass honors and has now developed into the most heavily recruited player in the region.

Joining him at running back is Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) power back Devante Downs, who's ranked by Scout as the #1-fullback prospect in the country.

Fresno (Calif.) Central running back Nick Wilson is a commit to Arizona and the four-star is one of a number of prospects from the Central Valley expected and San Diego State commit P.J. Walker from Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill is also slated to attend.

Another powerful runner making the trip North is Monrovia (Calif.) back Kurt Scoby, who was terrific a year ago at the Los Angeles NFTC when he was a sophomore.

American Canyon (Calif.) running back Jomon Dotson has a handful of offers and he's joined by another NorCal runner with offers in Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley's Marcus De La Pena.

Other running backs to watch include Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin's Joey Banks, Mission Viejo (Calif.) back Alex Suchesk and Pittsburg (Calif.) back Harris Ross.

From the underclassmen, keep an eye on Gardena (Calif.) Serra's Malik Roberson, who got his first offer easrlier this month and Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian's Justice Shelton-Mosley.

Receivers/Tight Ends

The Nike Camp will have the nation's top receiver and tight end both in attendance and the nation's top safety is expected to work with the receivers.

Fresno (Calif.) Central receiver Michiah Quick.

Fresno (Calif.) Central receiver Michiah Quick, Scout's top-ranked receiver, was stellar a year ago as an underclassmen and he'll be working for an invite to The Opening on Sunday.

South Jordan (Utah) Bingham's Dalton Schultz is Scout's top-ranked tight end and he's been great all spring and he too is looking for an invite to Beaverton.

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star safety Juju Smith is scheduled to attend and while defense is likely where his future is, he'll work with the receivers.

Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Erik Brown is making a case for one of the top receivers in the region and the four-star should have a nice day on Sunday.  Upland (Calif.) defensive back Jeff Farrar will work out with the receivers, which is his first love and is an intriguing player to watch.

Cal verbal Jalen Harvey from El Cerrito (Calif.), is the lone committed receiver expected at the NFTC.

A few other three-star receivers expected are Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove's Wyatt Demps, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Shay Fields, Mission Viejo (Calif.) receiver Sean Modster, Gardena (Calif.) Serra's Jordan Lasley and Roseville (Calif.) Oakmont's Justin Holmes.

Other receivers of note include Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic's Kaelin Deboskie, Gardena (Calif.) Serra's Gregory Webb, Granite Bay (Calif.) Tony Ellison.

Some underclassmen to watch include Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks' L.J. Reed, Corona (Calif.) Centennial's Greyson Bankhead and Newhall (Calif.) Hart's Trent Irwin.

Other tight ends of note are Granite Bay (Calif.) Dylan Keeney, Bellevue (Wash.) Newport's Drew Sample, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2015 tight end Kyle Penniston and Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian's Zack Bornstein.

Offensive Line

Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino offensive tackle Andrew Mike is the top prospect expected in Oakland along the offensive line, a four-star prospect ranked #14 nationally.

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks offensive lineman Kameron Schroeder.

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks offensive tackle Kameron Schroeder is a commit to Duke but has double-digit offers and is another top prospect expected.

Riverside (Calif.) King offensive tackle Sean Krepsz will make the trip up and it will be the first chance to see him this spring.

Carson (Calif.) tackle Bobby Johnson got his first offer recently and he will be in the Bay.

Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch two-way lineman Kammy Delp has Pac-12 offers for both sides of the ball, but he'll work with the offensive lineman in Oakland.

Roseville (Calif.) offensive tackle Kolton Miller has a couple of Pac-12 offers and Kenyon Frison from Granger (Utah) is a commit to the home-state Utes.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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