Core 6 Ohio Showcase: MVPs
Ray Buford
Ray Buford
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 16, 2014


Prospects from several states made their way to Ohio for today's Core 6 Showcase. Here are the players chosen by the staff as MVPs.

Overall MVP
2015 CB Ray Buford - Southfield (Mich.)
Buford took on the camp's best and used his size (6'1, 195) to be physical and his length to challenge passes. After missing a good portion of the season with an injury, he is looking to show more schools he is offer worthy and is off to a good start. He currently has a handful of offers and more should come this spring and summer as coaches are able to see him with his added size.

Offensive MVP
2015 WR Grant Weatherford - Hamilton Heights (Ind.)
Weatherford caught the ball well and took a ton of reps against top defensive backs and showed he belonged. He does not have any offers yet but performances like this over the summer and that should change. He could also project at safety but his big day today came at receiver.

Defensive MVP
2015 DB Justin Tranquill - Ft. Wayne Carroll (Ind.)
Tranquill has done well at the last few events. He is a fast, explosive cover man who showed good recovery speed and ball skills. He will likely be a safety in college but corner is not out of the question with his ability to cover man to man.

Lineman MVP
2015 DE Joe Belden - Avon (Ind.)
Belden is a high-motor, high-effort guy who is strong and tough. We were surprised at how filled out he is and think, even though he plays end in high school, a move inside in college is not out of the question.

Fastest Man
2015 WR Delano Madison - Brother Rice (Mich.)
Madison was hurt last year, but his leg looked healed today as he not only won fastest man, but also showed great quickness in 1-1s. He is not a big kid so he has to find the right fit schematically, but he had an impressive day.



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