East Coast Elite Camp MVP's

By George Yarberry
EFN National Director
Published: 03/02/2015

The Elite Football Network national camp tour was in Pennsylvania yesterday, just outside of Philadelphia, and it was a successful camp with a lot of great football players.

Here is a look at the East Coast Elite MVP’s from Sunday’s camp. These players came from all over the country, including Canada.

Steve Curran, a 6’1 180-pounds junior from Kent County high school in Maryland, was the quarterback MVP. Curran throws a great ball and was fundamentally sound with his footwork and mechanics. He excelled throughout the camp and in the end won the award. In 2014, Curran threw for 1,797 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also was Honorable Mention All-State.

Russell Booze came a long way to attend the East Coast Elite Camp, and it paid off. Booze, 5’11 185-pounds, is from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. Booze was voted the running back MVP at Sunday’s camp. Booze had a great all around day in the agility, position and 1-on-1’s. Booze rushed for 1,791 yards and scored 22 touchdowns this past season.

Linwood Crump, a 6’0 165-pound junior from Sayreville High School in New Jersey, won the MVP award for the defensive backs. Crump was outstanding all day and showed why he is a Division 1 prospect. He had great feet and has excellent size for his position. He is a special talent.

Nick DeLuca, a 6’1 193-pound junior from Canada Prep Academy, was named the wide receiver MVP at the camp. DeLuca is put together physically and has tons of speed. He stood out all camp and is a great looking prospect.

Thomas Ramsay, a 6’0 240-pound junior from Milton Academy (Canada), was named the MVP of the defensive line. This was by far the toughest decision for our staff. There were a half dozen defensive linemen that were worthy of winning the award. Ramsay had several moves in his arsenal and dominated in the 1-on-1’s.Canada has produced some great Division 1 prospects and Ramsay could be another one.

Jake Kradel from Butler Area High School (PA) was the biggest surprise of the camp on Sunday. Kradel is just a freshman in the Class of 2018, but was the last man standing in the Big Man Best of the Best competition at the end of camp. The 6’3 255-pounder won the Offensive Line MVP award.This is the first time in 14 years a 9th grader has won the MVP award. He got better as the camp went on and showed why he is a major Division 1 prospect. His performance Sunday put his name on the map and we are extremely excited to watch Jake develop over the next 3 years.

Forest Rhyne, a 6’1 205-pound sophomore, was the MVP of the Linebackers. Rhyne is a great young talent from Waynesboro High School (PA). He performed well in all the drills and did a great job in open space. He has a lot of speed and did well in coverage situations. Rhyne also shined for his high school this past season, recording 102 tackles and earning All-Conference honors. Rhyne is definitely a great Division 1 prospect.