The Rivals Camp Series in Miami sparkles with the brilliance of shining stars

Top prospects from the Southeast attended the Rivals Camp Series at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the end of the event, several players stood out and were recognized for their outstanding performances as MVPs. Here’s a look at the MVPs from each position:

Quarterback: Michael Clayton II
Michael Clayton II emerged as the MVP among a deep group of quarterbacks. The Rivals250 prospect showcased his big arm and impressive accuracy during the camp. Clayton’s strong mechanics and footwork allowed him to consistently deliver accurate passes all over the field, especially excelling in intermediate and deep routes.

Running Back: Derreck Cooper
Derreck Cooper, a versatile player who can excel on both offense and defense, showcased his skills as a running back at the camp. His speed, agility, and explosiveness allowed him to dominate the field, making acrobatic catches and leaving defenders in his wake. As a top-100 prospect for the class of 2026, Cooper has the potential to excel at the running back position in college.

Receiver/Tight End: Vernell Brown III
Vernell Brown III stood out among a talented group of receivers, showcasing his well-rounded skill set and dominance in one-on-one matchups. Brown’s explosive playmaking ability and advanced route running skills impressed throughout the camp, as he consistently made big plays on a variety of routes from different positions on the field.

Offensive Line: Max Buchanan
Max Buchanan’s overall consistency and impressive physical attributes set him apart as the MVP among offensive linemen. With a 6-foot-4 frame, 296-pound weight, and 78-inch wingspan, Buchanan used his length to overpower defensive linemen with his strength and technique. His exceptional pass-blocking skills and quick footwork made it challenging for defenders to get past him.

Defensive Line: Javion Hilson
Javion Hilson lived up to high expectations as the favorite to win the MVP award among defensive linemen. The Florida State commit showcased a combination of strength and quickness, using his lean build and agility to outmaneuver offensive linemen. Hilson’s ability to attack the line and counter moves impressed observers, showing his potential to excel at the next level.

Linebacker: Adam Balogoun-Ali
Adam Balogoun-Ali excelled at linebacker, showcasing his ability to limit big plays by running backs and tight ends. The Rivals250 prospect consistently kept plays in front of him, forcing quarterbacks into difficult throws and shutting down opposing rushing attacks.

Defensive Back: Hylton Stubbs
Hylton Stubbs emerged as the top defensive back MVP, using his long arms and anticipation skills to disrupt passing plays and make key plays on the ball. The USC commit’s length and coverage abilities allowed him to excel in man coverage against some of the top receivers at the event.

The Rivals Camp Series showcased top talent from the Southeast, with these MVPs standing out for their exceptional performances in their respective positions. Each player demonstrated the skill, potential, and drive to succeed at the next level of competition.