June 9, 2007

Staying dry in Eugene - The QBs

There are very good reasons why indoor practice facilities have popped up throughout college football over the past 10 years. Saturday at the Eugene Nike camp was reason #1. While the rain came down outside, many of the skill position players (sorry lineman) stayed nice and dry inside. Among those that benefited from the dry and windless environment were the quarterbacks in attendance. Five QBs stood out among the pack, with a surprise MVP who traveled nearly two thousand five hundred miles to attend.

Spencer Krauss of Clinton Village (MI) Clinton took home MVP honors for the quarterbacks. A strong armed passer who is quick on his feet, Krauss showed poise and accuracy moving through the various drills. Not only does he have the athletic ability that may translate to success at the next level, he apparently has the academic aptitude as well, with a reported 4.0 GPA. It's no wonder that schools such as Harvard and Stanford have taken notice.

While he doesn't yet have an offer, Krauss just might see his stock rise after his camp performance. After completing the camp on Saturday, he planned on attending the one day camp at Oregon on Sunday. Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan and Indiana are also schools of interest for this signal caller.

One QB that does have an offer was, in this writer's opinion, the second best QB on the day. Portland (OR) Central Catholic's Nick Green displayed the same skills that landed him an offer from Air Force after the Stanford Nike camp in May as he continued his Spring camp circuit with another strong performance in Eugene.

"I did pretty well, but I can always improve", said Green, in assessing his day. "I'm just trying to have fun out there."

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