USC commits Barkley and Presley at USC Nike Camp, Tom Hauck People might tell you differently, but the truth is Nike's football camps are to college, as the NFL
combine is to the pros. Okay, maybe it's not that extreme. Nike is no longer allowed to test its athletes at the events. There's no longer any 40-times or bench press at the events (Nike holds separate events for test scores). And although negative performance might not hurt you as badly as it would at the combine, a fantastic performance at a Nike camp could grab you the national attention, press and the scholarship offers that come along with it. And at USC's Nike Camp this past Sunday there were some very strong performances. Not surprisingly, it was the number, size and skill of the '09 USC commits that seemed to leave the biggest impression.