Valdosta MVP Camp Award Winners
This story originally published on FOXSportsRecruiting.com
Montell McBride
Montell McBride
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 25, 2013
Chad Simmons


Athletes from four states traveled to Valdosta, Ga. on Sunday to compete at the MVP Camp and you can see who the best of the best were right here.

Around 200 athletes spent the first half of Sunday at Cleveland Field in Valdosta, Ga. getting coached up by some of the best and competing against other talented football players from around the south.

At the end of the camp, the coaches got together to name their top performers and here is the list:

Top Overall Performer: Cole Cook | 2014 TE | Carrollton (Ga.)
Cook is known as a strong blocker, but he has strong hands too. He made some great catches on Sunday, he got off the line well, and he showed he is much more of a complete tight end than some may think. No offers are on the table now for this 6-foot-5, 234 pound junior, but there will be.

Top Underclassman: D'Andre Gardenhire-Washington | 2016 DE | Camden County (Ga.)
Another Camden County star shined at an MVP Camp. Kalvarez Bessent impressed many last year at this camp and he is now a top corner in the 2014 class. Gardenhire-Washington will likely be another top prospect coming out of Camden County. He is long (6-4/192), quick off the ball, and he was unblockable in the 1on1s Sunday.

Top Quarterback: Tyler Harris | 2014 QB | Pierce Coutny (Ga.)
Harris had a big weekend. He took home a big trophy on Sunday after throwing tight spirals and hitting many receivers in stride, but he also picked up an offer from Alabama on Saturday. He has the size, arm, and poise to be a top quarterback prospect in this cycle.

Top Running Back: Traveon Samuel | 2015 RB | Central (Ala.)
Samuel showcased his speed and hands again at his third MVP Camp in the last two years. He is one of the quickest athletes on the field at all times and it is almost impossible for him to be covered. He makes quick cuts and he explodes out of his breaks.

Top Wide Receiver/Tight End: Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas | 2014 WR | Liberty County (Ga.)
Caldwell-Fabregas went against the top defensive backs in the 1on1s and that is what sealed the deal for him getting this award. He is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver with good speed, body control, and he displayed strong hands. He plays linebacker in high school, so he is very physical.

Top Offensive Lineman: Montel McBride | 2014 OG | Plant City (Fla.)
McBride dominated up front on Sunday. He showed great strength and solid footwork in the offensive line drills, but it was during the 1on1s when he really put on a show. He was stoning defensive linemen on a regular basis. He could play offensive or defensive line on the next level, but his highest ceiling without question is at offensive guard. He checked in at over 6-feet 4-inches tall and at 331 pounds.

Top Defensive Lineman: Darrius Sapp | 2014 DT | Valdosta (Ga.)
Sapp is a 6-foot-2, 332 pound interior defensive lineman who could play defensive tackle or nose guard on the next level. He was nimble on his feet Sunday and he showed the ability to overpower his opponent as well.

Top Linebacker: Tre Jackson | 2014 LB | Lowndes (Ga.)
When you see Jackson on the field, you immediately think inside linebacker that knows how to hit. He is a 5-foot-11, 232 pound jacked up linebacker that surprised many in coverage on Sunday. He moves downhill very well, but he turned and ran with some good running backs in this camp too.

Top Defensive Back: Malkom Parrish | 2014 CB | Brooks County (Ga.)
It was a tight battle at this position and Parrish won out in the end. He is a very tough and physical corner who loves to press at the line of scrimmage. He showed very good quickness and the ability to change direction and to run with the receivers. Expect his recruitment to pick up in the coming months.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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