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Eastern PA players stood out at the Nike Football Training camp

Written by: on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


This past Sunday over 400 players attended the Nike Football Training Camp held at the Atlantic Health Jets training center in Florham park, N.J.

After the event, sej.reidven players earned invitations to “the Opening” and one of them is the number one rated player in Eastern Pennsylvania, John Reid from St. Joseph’s Prep.

Every year, 150 elite high school football players come to Nike to compete at “The Opening” in Oregon.

Reid was named DB MVP on Sunday and according to, “He showed off top-end technique to go with natural foot speed and the ability to go get the ball.”

Reid emerged from the NJ NFTC’s top position group to take home MVP hardware and a ticket to Oregon. According to he is considered the nation’s No. 9 corner and No. 103 overall prospect.

Three players from Eastern Pennsylvania earned MVP honors from this past weekend.

The running back MVP was Whitehall’s Saquon Barkley.

The wide receiver MVP was Parkland’s Jarey Elder.

The defensive back MVP was John Reid from St. Joseph’s Prep.

Other players that stood out were Imhotep Charter’s D.J. Moore, who had a strong showing at wide s.barkleyreceiver.

St. Joseph’s Prep running back Olamide Zaccheaus had a top five showing this past Sunday.

Two of the top offensive linemen Sunday were from the Philadelphia Catholic league. Archbishop Wood’s Ryan Bates and St. Joseph’s Prep’s Jon Runyan Jr. both showed good technique.

Great Valley’s Ryan Buchholz, a Penn State commit, showed his speed at defensive line and two other players from Eastern PA made the top five defensive line list. They are Imhotep Charter’s John Carlo Valentin and Philadelphia Northeast’s Gladmir Paul.

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