Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Oregon All-Nike Camp team
By Brian Stumpf
|Trayvon Henderson of Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) took home defensive back MVP honors at Sunday's Oregon NFTC.|
EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon hosted the 12th and final Nike Football Training Camp of the 2012 tour on Sunday afternoon. More than 280 players attended the event, which featured many top prospects from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and one earned an opportunity to participate in The Opening following his camp efforts. More than 40 prospects entered the camp holding offers and there were several stellar performances, but only 24 can be named to Oregon All-Nike Camp team.
Note: Selections are based upon feedback from NFTC position coaches as well as past and projected on-field performance. Athletes are in the Class of 2013 unless otherwise noted.
DT Eddie Vanderdoes, 6-3, 303, Placer (Auburn, Calif.)
Vanderdoes, ranked No. 57 in the most recent version of the ESPN 150 and owner of more than 40 scholarship offers, missed the earlier NFTC in Oakland (which was closer to his Northern California home) but made the most at the last event Sunday, dominating a solid group of offensive linemen in 1-on-1s. Athletic with a great first step off the line and tremendous strength, Vanderdoes was an easy choice for The Opening in July.
OL Kaleb McGary ('14), 6-6.5, 270, Fife (Tacoma, Wash.)
This honor is more of a projection than where McGary actually is right now, as he's just now moving to the offensive line full time and is probably better known at this point as a basketball player. However, with his frame and athleticism the sky is the limit and Oregon State is the first of what should be a multitude of scholarship offers down the line.
QB: Isaac Dotson, 6-2.5, 203, Newport (Wash.)
Breakdown: One of the most impressive physical prospects in attendance regardless of position, Dotson has intriguing upside as a quarterback as he continues to hone his passing skills. Recently landed his first two FBS offers from Washington State and New Mexico.
QB: Kelly Hilinski, 6-6.5, 205, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
Breakdown: Hilinski's work ethic is impressive and he continues to show improvement this spring, turning his third NFTC of the spring into an MVP outing on Sunday.
RB: Asan Neil-Evergin ('14), 5-7.5, 165, Timberline (Lacey, Wash.)
Breakdown: Neil-Evergin earned his way into the NFTC with a strong Nike Combine on Saturday and then made the most of it by capturing RB MVP honors Sunday in Eugene. Not the biggest but very quick and a player to watch over the next two years.
WR: Zayd Issah, 6-2.5, 205, Central Dauphin (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Breakdown: Issah made the cross-country trip from Pennsylvania and starred at wideout despite most projecting him as a linebacker or safety on the next level. An all-state pick last fall, Issah boasts 12 offers from the likes of Penn State, Pitt, Iowa and Virginia.
WR: Forrest Russell, 5-6, 145, Skyview (Vancouver, Wash.)
Breakdown: Russell lacks ideal size but created separation all day with precise routes and extreme quickness and narrowly missed out on WR MVP honors. Caught 52 passes for 820 yards and seven scores last fall.
TE: Alec Dhaenens, 6-3.5, 237, Fruitland (Idaho)
Breakdown: Dhaehens was part of an impressive tight end contingent Sunday. The Boise State commit is very physical off the line and has some deceptive speed, as evidenced by his 20+ yard average-per-catch from a year ago.
TE: Raymond Hudson, 6-3.5 228, Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)
Breakdown: Hudson became the first tight end all year to take home WR/TE MVP honors after putting on a display of all-around skills and toughness Sunday. Hudson returned after suffering a gash on his forehead to gash the linebackers consistently in 1-on-1s. Still awaiting his first offer but it shouldn't be long now.
OL: Eli McCullough, 6-4.5, 256, Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho)
Breakdown: This future Boise State Bronco has long arms and knows how to use them. Did a solid job in 1-on-1s by utilizing his strong initial punch.
OL: Skyler Phillips, 6-2.5, 338, Churchill (Eugene, Ore.)
Breakdown: Phillips literally came out of nowhere to win OL MVP honors in a strong group, only one day after earning a place in the NFTC by posting the nation's top SPARQ Rating for an OL. Has great feet for his size and was the only big man to slow down Vanderdoes.
OL: Scott Quessenberry, 6-3.5, 269, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Breakdown: This Southern California center was fantastic all day in drills, looking like a linebacker moving through agility work. It's easy to see why top programs like Wisconsin, Oregon, Arkansas, Boise State and others are lining up for his services.
OL: Evan Voeller, 6-4.5, 263, West Linn (Ore.)
Breakdown: Voeller, an Oregon commit, has a lean and long frame with good feet. He's a very coachable prospect with an exciting future as he starts to add more strength to his game.
DL: Jaimie Bryant, 6-4.5, 261, Tumwater (Wash.)
Breakdown: Bryant is a small-school guy who committed pretty early to Washington and consequently hasn't gotten much ink during the recruiting process. The sturdy interior player showed Sunday that the Huskies are getting a good one.
DL: Benning Potoae ('15), 6-3, 221, Lakes (Lakewood, Wash.)
Breakdown: Lakes is a football factory and Potoae has all the makings of the next big-time prospect to emerge in the mold of a Reggie Williams or Zach Banner. Has a great burst off the line of scrimmage.
LB: Jordan Hoiem ('14), 6-4, 206, Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii)
Breakdown: Hoiem made the long trip from Maui worth it, turning several heads with his combination of size and athletic ability. Hawaii has already offered and more are likely in Hoiem's future.
LB: Johnny Ragin, 6-2, 197, Wilsonville (Ore.)
Breakdown: Ragin should have several new schools monitoring him after a big weekend that saw him post the top SPARQ Rating on Saturday with a 111.48 and then take home LB MVP honors at the NFTC.
LB: Joey Martarano, 6-3, 226, Fruitland (Idaho)
Breakdown: A do-it-all performer who also starts at quarterback and is a tremendous baseball prospect, Martarano is raw and still learning to play coverage but has great physicality and could be special at Boise State if he stays with football.
DB: Chidobe Awuzie, 5-11, 178, Oak Grove (San Jose, Calif.)
Breakdown: Awuzie put on a solid show Sunday and was the top corner in attendance, blanketing WRs through half-skelly and 1-on-1s. Has good size and offers in already from Utah, Washington State, SDSU and Utah State.
DB: Trayvon Henderson, 6-0, 192, Grant (Sacramento, Calif.)
Breakdown: Henderson had a solid outing a few weeks back at the Oakland NFTC and turned it up a notch to take home DB MVP honors Sunday in Eugene. Showed great feet and leaping ability and made several plays in half-skelly and 1-on-1s.
DB: Remick Kawawaki, 6-1, 204, Columbia River (Vancouver, Wash.)
Breakdown: A big, physical safety prospect, Kawawaki make several good plays in half-skelly and always seemed to be in the right position. Very coachable and driven to succeed.
DB: Dallin Leavitt, 5-10, 192, Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.)
Breakdown: The long-time BYU commit showed great physicality in drills and coverage. Should fit well in a Cougars' scheme that relies on the safeties to be very active in the run game.
DB: Jeremiah McNeal, 5-9, 170, Federal Way (Wash.)
Breakdown: McNeal lacks prototypical size for cornerbacks at the next level but plays with a healthy chip on his shoulder and is explosive out of his breaks.
ATH: Danny Mattingly, 6-4.5, 218, Mead (Spokane, Wash.)
Breakdown: Few players looked as good on the hoof Sunday at Mattingly. He spent most of his day with the linebackers before switching over and playing tight end during 1-on-1s and seemed more comfortable on the offensive side of the ball.