Valdosta MVP Camp: Award Winners
D'Andre Gardenhire-Washington
D'Andre Gardenhire-Washington
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 16, 2014
Chad Simmons


VALDOSTA, Ga. - The MVP Camp returned to Valdosta in 2014 and the talent was rich again. Find out who the best of the best were here...

Over 250 football players took part in the MVP Camp Sunday in Valdosta, Ga. and four states were represented.

Here is who left with awards Sunday:

Top Overall Performer: D'Andre Gardenhire-Washington
Explosive is what you heard so many times inside Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Sunday afternoon when people saw Gardenhire-Washington go to work off the edge. He is thin sophomore out of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County and he still has some developing to do, but he is athletic, long, and like I said earlier, explosive. The kid is only a sophomore and he worked at end Sunday, but will likely be recruited to play outside linebacker on the next level.

Top Underclassman: Richard LeCounte
No surprise here. Lecounte is a freshman with a dozen scholarship offers already and he showed why Sunday. After making an unbelievable one-handed catch during the defensive back drills, he continued to shine in coverage all afternoon. He has great instincts, he makes plays on the ball, and he has great range. The 2017 prospect out of Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty will be able to name his school.

Top Quarterback: DeAndre Johnson
Johnson entered the camp the top signal caller on paper and he left the best once the camp ended. He showed arm strength and touch on Sunday. He took the coaching well, he was eager to learn, and that stood out too. The 2015 Florida State commit out of Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast had a very good day.

Top Running Back: Jarvis Belcher
Where Belcher really shined was catching passes Sunday. He adjusted to the ball well, he showed top receiver-like hands, and he wowed the campers numerous times. He made crisp, sharp cuts, and he really separated himself from coverage well. Belcher plays for Ware County in Waycross, Ga. and he is a 2015 prospect to keep an eye on.

Top Wide Receiver/Tight End: Fundrail Quimbley
Quimbley known as "J.Q." around Leesburg, Ga. took home the honors Sunday. the 5-foot-10, 181 pound junior has been offered by Marshall and he is a true slot receiver. He is very quick, he has strong hands, and he was tough to get close to, much less cover at this event. He plays at Lee County.

Top Offensive Lineman: Tony Taylor
This race was tight, but as the 'Showcase' played out late in the day when the best went against the best, Taylor took this award. He is a tackle at Norcross (Ga.) Wesleyan, but could be recruited to play anywhere along the offensive line by college coaches. He has a great frame (6-5, 271 pounds) and he has good length. He got physical towards the end of the event and stepped up to the competition.

Top Defensive Lineman: Brentavious Glanton
Glanton returned for his second MVP Camp and he again, walked away as the best at his position. Glanton may not blow anyone away, but he gets the job done. He was very successful on the 1on1 session and the 6-foot-3, 269 pound junior out of Albany (Ga.) Monroe stood out in the drills. His hands are active and he he reacts to the offensive lineman's moves well.

Top Linebacker: Bull Barge
Colquitt County is known for their toughness and Barge displayed that Sunday. He is a very physical linebacker and he knocked running backs off their routes and showed he could run with them in coverage much of the day. He showed a lot of confidence and the junior out of Moultrie, Ga. was the best on this day.

Top Defensive Back: John Broussard
Without question, this was the best position on this day. The defensive back group was deep, very deep with prospects that will be recruited by top programs in the coming years. Broussard was not known before the camp, but the Phenix City (Ga.) Central sophomore is a good one to know. He has good size (6-0, 163 pounds), he displayed good ball skills, and he reacted well to the ball when it was in the air. Kentucky is a school showing interest now, but others will.



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