A lot more prospects that we could give awards to were present on Saturday and you will hear a lot about them in the coming years, but we could only recognize nine at the end of the day. Find out who left with a trophy in their hand here.
- 6-1/248 - DE – McComb (MS) McComb - 2011
Award: Overall MVP/Top 2011 Performer
Camp Report: Hughes was a prospect that caught many by surprise. He only has one offer from Arkansas State, but he deserves many more from bigger schools. He is a tweener because of his size, but he looked athletic enough to play outside linebacker if defensive end did not work out on the next level. He is so explosive off the ball and many times he went untouched during the one on one session. His first step was the best there by a fairly wide margin and there were some other quick ends at Auburn. Hughes is a true sleeper and his performance here could propel him onto many other Division I recruiting boards.
- 6-3/278 - DL – Prattville (AL) Prattville - 2012
Award: Top Underclassman
Camp Report: Shanks will explode onto the scene this fall. He played some last year for a talented Prattville team, but he did not even start. He will in 2010 and he will make a lot of plays. He is very strong at the point of attack and when the light is on him, he makes plays. He was not a real star in the agility drills, but when he went to work in the one on one session, nobody could stop him. He is quick, he showed good leverage, and he will be one of the best in the South in 2012.
- 6-2/195 - QB – Montgomery (AL) Sydney Lanier - 2012
Award: Top Quarterback
Camp Report: Humphries created a buzz all day on the Auburn practice fields and the minute he started throwing the football, he became the top quarterback. He has a very quick release, he has a live arm, he throws a tight spiral, and he showed he could make good reads quickly. The only problem he had was wide receivers catching his ball consistently because of the zip he put on it.
Others Considered: Chandler Rogers - 2011, Will Gardner - 2012, Josh Harrison - 2013, Landon Curtis - 2011, Dalton Pritchett - 2012, and Luke Norman – 2013, and Homer Causey - 2011.
- 6-0/187 - RB – McComb (MS) McComb - 2012
Award: Top Running Back
Camp Report: This position was loaded with very talented 2011 and 2012 running backs, but the top overall back on Saturday was Evans. He showed very good wiggle for a guy his size, he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds, he made good cuts, and he showed soft hands. He is not yet known by many in recruiting, but he will be as we progress into the fall.
Others Considered: Charles Purnell – 2012, Devin Robinson – 2011, Jordan Huff – 2013, Kenyan Drake – 2012, Cameron Hill – 2012, Josh Clemons – 2011, and Maricio Askew – 2012.
- 5-8/172 - WR – McDonough (FL) Henry County - 2011
Award: Top Wide Receiver/Tight End
Camp Report: Brown has won this award before (Atlanta MVP Camp) and he won it again on Saturday. He is not the biggest and he is not the fastest (4.67 – 40), but he is always consistent. He knows how to run precise routes, he really catches the ball well away from his body, and he got open all day at this MVP Camp. He may not be what every school is looking for, but he will be a productive wideout for someone on the next level.
Others Considered: Janova Stephens – 2012, Jaquay Williams – 2012, Jevon Watson – 2011, Isaiah Miller – 2011, Julian Britt – 2011, Joey Eliezer – 2011, and Sklyler Moore – 2012.
- 6-7/282 - OL – Fayetteville (GA) Starr’s Mill - 2011
Award: Top Offensive Lineman
Camp Report: Barr stood out the minute he arrived at Auburn because of his size. He towered over most there, but he stood out because of his performance in the drills and one on one session too. He has a chance to be a very good offensive tackle down the road. He still needs to work on his footwork, his balance, and his strength, but he is sound in pass protection and he showed a lot of tools that you look for in a tackle. His future looks to be a bright one.
Others Considered: Zedrious Wright-Starks – 2012, Joe Rucker – 2013, Hayden Naumann – 2011, Quinteze Williams – 2012, Austin Golson – 2013, and Michael Speegle – 2011.
- 6-1/248 - DE – McComb (MS) McComb - 2011
Award: Top Defensive Lineman
Camp Report: Not many times do we let one prospect win two awards, but we could help this one. Hughes was a prospect that caught many by surprise. He only has one offer from Arkansas State, but he deserves many more. He is a tweener because of his size, but he looked athletic enough to play outside linebacker if defensive end did not work out on the next level. He is so explosive off the ball and many times he went untouched during the one on one session.
Others Considered: Baron Dixon – 2011, Daron Wright – 2011, Ladarius Banks – 2012, Brian Whitaker – 2013, Leonard Floyd – 2012, and Justin Shanks – 2012.
- 5-11/213 - LB – Lincoln (AL) Lincoln - 2011
Award: Top Linebacker
Camp Report: Wills had an all around good camp from agility drills, to ball skills, to coverage. He is a little undersized, but he did a nice job of knocking running backs off their routes within five yards and he turned and ran with a few own field as well. He was just a solid performer all day in each session. He really separated himself from the group by the end of the day.
Others Considered: Blake Dees – 2011, Mike Davis – 2011, Blake Rouse – 2012, Beau Hankins – 2012, Caleb Smith – 2011, Nick Thrasher – 2011, and Detorrius Shipley - 2011.
- 5-7/167 - S – Douglasville (GA) South Paulding - 2011
Award: Top Defensive Back
Camp Report: Size does not always matter and it did not matter here. One of the smallest cornerbacks at this camp was the best on Saturday. Berry is small, but he plays with very good technique and showed great coverage skills. He kept good balance in his back peddle, he broke on the ball well, and he showed very good closing speed. He got his hands on a number of balls and was the best defensive back at Auburn.
Others Considered: Jordan Joseph – 2011, Brandon Jackson-Bell – 2011, Lamarvin Ashley – 2011, Cequanti Ford – 2012, Brandon Robertson – 2011, Tim Hill – 2012, Jontavius Davis – 2011, Rod Arrington – 2011, and Rico McWilliams - 2012.