Oregon NIKE Camp MVP's
DL MVP Marcus Griffin
DL MVP Marcus Griffin
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 9, 2013
Greg Biggins, National Recruting Analyst


The final NIKE Camp of the year hit Eugene, Oregon and was led by a strong crop of defensive linemen.

Here’s a look at who earned MVP at each position as selected by the NIKE Camp coaching staff. MVP’s are based solely on camp performance and not recruiting potential.

Quarterback:

Jett Even, Tigard (Ore.)- Even is an intriguing looking quarterback and had a very solid day. He has a nice frame at 6-3, 185 pounds and was spinning the heck out of the football, even through some occasional windy conditions. He threw several nice deep balls and has next level arm strength and was arguably the most accurate quarterback in the camp as well.

Running Back:

Tyler Reid, Eugene (Ore.) Churchill- Reid is a big time athlete and a very intriguing kid. He was injured and missed most of his junior season but looked plenty healthy on Sunday. He has very good quickness, balance and competed hard in every drill. Although a bit undersized, he showed very good toughness in the one on one pass rush drill and isn’t afraid to get physical but really shined catching the ball out of the backfield and was electric in space.

Wide Receiver:

Jordan Morgan, Beaverton (Ore.) Southridge- Morgan has good size, hands, runs very clean routes and had a nice all around camp. He’s not a burner, but has above average speed and is so smooth in his route running that he’s able to run past a defensive back without much effort. The Arizona commit has excellent ball skills and body control and does a nice job in jump ball situations catching the ball over a defensive back.

Offensive Lineman:

Tanner Davies, Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon- Davies worked out at guard and had a very good day. He shined in the position drills but won the OL MVP award during the one on ones where he won two straight reps against elite defensive line prospect Connor Humphreys. Davies is light on his feet, always looks on balance, is strong in his lower body and plays with a nice mean streak you have to have to be successful.

Defensive Lineman:

Marcus Griffin, Bellevue (Wash.)- If there was an overall MVP for the camp, regardless of position, it probably would have gone to Griffin. The big defensive tackle flashed a wide array of skills and was unblockable all day. He showed very good quickness off the snap, uses his hands very well, has great raw power and the closing speed to easily get around an opposing guard or center after he initially beats them. Washington State got an absolute steal with Griffin and it will be interesting to see how many other programs try and jump on him over the summer.

Linebacker:

Alek Kacmarcik, Woodinville (Wash.)- Kacmarcik is an athletic kid who did everything well. He showed a nice burst and the ability to play in space in the one on one make you miss drills, was a natural pass catcher and very quick off the edge in the pass rush drills and showed good cover skills in the half skelly period. He has a narrow frame and will need to add some weight but there is some upside there because of how well he can move.

Defensive Back:

Kavika Fonua, Syracuse (Utah)-This was the third NIKE Camp for Fonua and he has gotten better at each of them. He’s an intriguing safety prospect who has tested very well at several NIKE SPARQ Combines but is definitely a kid who can play on the field as well. He runs well, covers a lot of ground in the secondary and has excellent ball skills. He’s a tough competitor who plays with a lot of passion and one of the big topics of conversation during the camp was how is he still waiting for his first Div I offer.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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