Top Performers from Oakland Nike Football Training Camp
The Nike Football Training Camp events rolled into Oakland, California on Sunday. Many of the Bay Area's premier prospects—and even a few from out of state—participated in competitive drills at Chabot College.
Bleacher Report was in attendance to get a closer look at the action. Here's a look at several of the top playmakers who shined throughout the day.
DT Kahlil McKenzie
Star Rating: 4-star
High School: De La Salle (Concord, CA)
Height/Weight: 6'4", 309 lbs
Kahlil McKenzie came into NFTC as one of the more heralded players overall, and his performance in position drills explained why.
The 4-star defensive tackle absolutely crushed his competition during one-on-one drills, flattening nearly every offensive lineman tasked with containing him. He displayed one heck of a bull rush but also showed that he knows how to use his hands to shake off his blocker.
He holds a ton of offers ranging everywhere from Oregon and UCLA on the West Coast to Tennessee and Alabama out of state. As of now, he's reportedly interested in Tennessee, per Ryan Callahan of GoVolsXtra.com.
McKenzie showed very few weaknesses in his technique on Sunday, so it came as no surprise when he earned defensive-line MVP honors at the end of the session. Additionally, he also earned an invite to The Opening later this summer.
QB Blake Barnett
Star Rating: 4-star
High School: Santiago (Corona, CA)
Height/Weight: 6'3.5", 195 lbs
Blake Barnett was the first quarterback chosen for the Elite 11 finals this year and had yet another strong showing in Sunday's workouts. A very talented athlete, Barnett headlined a very strong quarterback corps at NFTC.
He showed off tremendous arm strength and athleticism in individual drills, and he didn't struggle much to hit his receivers during seven-on-seven situations. For his efforts, he earned quarterback MVP honors at the end of the day's events.
Barnett is currently committed to Notre Dame, and the dual-threat signal-caller would be a great addition for the Fighting Irish if he stays the course.
DB Isaiah Langley
Star Rating: 4-star
High School: Foothill (Pleasanton, CA)
Height/Weight: 5'11", 170 lbs
Isaiah Langley flat-out balled on Sunday, as was expected of the highly touted defensive back.
He exclusively lined up at cornerback at NFTC, though during the season he plays both ways. He looked very natural and comfortable at corner, making lots of plays on the ball. He showed excellent coverage skills, preventing every receiver he tracked from fielding any catches.
Langley also showed off his hops and snagged an interception early during seven-on-seven drills (pictured above).
The 4-star cornerback has many offers, with the likes of USC, California, Oregon, Oklahoma and Notre Dame vying for his commitment. At this time, USC and Cal are considered to be the favorites.
RB Kirk Johnson
Star Rating: 3-star
High School: Valley Christian (San Jose, CA)
Height/Weight: 6'0", 191 lbs
Texas commit Kirk Johnson headlined the running backs group on Sunday and delivered with another strong performance. He had the highest SPARQ score of all athletes who tested and ran a 4.46 40-yard dash (unofficial).
He has a nice combination of size and speed, and he has proven to be particularly agile in getting around opposing linebackers.
As a junior, Johnson exploded last season, rushing for over 1,200 yards in just seven games. That's an astounding figure considering he only played a portion of the season.
WR Trent Irwin
Star rating: 4-star
High School: Hart (Newhall, CA)
Height/Weight: 6'2", 190 lbs
The offers are really just starting to trickle in for Trent Irwin, but after his effort on Sunday more should be coming his way soon.
Irwin also participated in the SoCal NIKE Camp and stood out there among the other wide receivers. He's particularly difficult to cover, with lots of speed and sure hands that seem to be able to secure any catch thrown his way.
Stanford and Arizona State are going after him the hardest right now. He loves the Cardinal's academic tradition and the fact that the program continues to be one of the top contenders in the Pac-12. As for the Sun Devils, Irwin likes that their offense is really wide-receiver friendly and that their program is on the rise.
The 4-star wide receiver earned an invite to The Opening after participating in Sunday's NFTC and will join some of the nation's elite prospects later this summer in Oregon.
Unless otherwise noted, ratings and stats obtained from 247Sports.
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