Award Winners from NFTC Columbus

By Jason Priestas on June 2, 2013 at 5:00p
Ohio State commits at Sunday's NFTC Columbus event
Photo: @DameWebb

Nike Football Training Camp Columbus is in the books and it was a big day for future Buckeyes.

Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker Kyle Berger was named MVP in the linebacker group, while Detroit Cass Tech's Damon Webb took home MVP honors among defensive backs. 

Berger and Webb were awarded "golden tickets" for Nike's prestigious The Opening camp, held later this summer in Oregon. Dylan Thompson, another future Buckeye, performed well enough on the defensive line to capture a golden ticket, as well.

Here's a full list of positional MVPs:

Pos Name School Hometown Verbal Leaders
QB Drew Barker Conner Hebron, KY Kentucky
RB Jalen Hurd Beech Hendersonville, TN Tennessee
WR Montae Nicholson Gateway Monroeville, PA Michigan, Penn State, Pitt
OL Martesse Patterson Marion-Franklin Columbus, OH
DL Joe Henderson Shaker Heights Cleveland, OH Tennessee
LB Kyle Berger St. Ignatius Cleveland, OH Ohio State
DB Damon Webb Cass Tech Detroit, MI Ohio State
SPARQ Beau Huffman Washington Massillon, OH

Offensive lineman Kyle Trout of Lancaster performed well, matching up with beast defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand and St. Vincent-St. Mary athlete Parris Campbell looked solid at wideout. Wide receiver Lonnie Johnson was held out of the event with an injury.

We'll have more, including interviews, reactions and evaluations soon.


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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Great day for furture Buckeyes. Only question is, what's up with the Oregon O hand gesture? We use arms to make our Os!

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Buckeyefan52's picture

Just a heads up, there is a typo in the buckshot caption. You said "fro" when I think you meant to say "for"

Sorry I'm picky haha

Ahh Saturday's picture

Curious that the OL and DL MVPs are guys from Ohio that I have never seen mentioned on these boards. Did Henderson really look better than Hand, and if so when does he get his offer?

Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

Sickens me to think that Barker and Hurd aren't Buckeyes. #WhatCouldHaveBeen

UrbzRenewal's picture

Barker doesn't hold an Ohio State offer.

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ODEEZ330's picture

The opening.invites for buckeyes very nice

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tdible2132's picture

Definitely.  Gotta admit though, I thought Trout and Booker would get an invite too.  Either way, love what I saw today out of our Buckeyes regardless of those two not getting invites!

buck-I.8's picture

They'll most likely get invites before it's all said and done.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Let's zone in on some of these guys!  Gotta believe that we'll be getting some commitments from some of these players.