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MVP Camp showcases region’s top football talent

National recruiting high school football analysts Chad Simmons (FoxSports/Scout.com) and Rusty Mansell (247sports.com) are bringing their third annual MVP Camp to McDonough this Sunday, April 1, to showcase some of the state’s top talent.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., and is $40 per athlete. The camp will be at Avalon Park. Simmons said over 350 athletes have pre-registered, but several spots are still open.

Among the most notable players expected to compete are several top Class of 2013 prospects, including Georgia verbal commitment and Camden County quarterback Bryce Ramsey, Norcross running back Alvin Kamara, Jackson defensive lineman Jay Woods and Tri-Cities offensive lineman Shamire Devine.

Top 2014 prospects Demarre Kitt (wide receiver, Sandy Creek) and Nick Glass (safety, St. Pius X) are also expected to attend.

But Simmons said the camp is not designed for elite prospects with dozens of scholarship offers. There’s little more for them to gain by competing at another skills camp.

Rather, this camp benefits the up-and-coming and under-the-radar prospects looking to catch the eye of colleges (though none is permitted to attend this event).

“We take pride in our kids leaving better football players,” Simmons said. “The camp’s all about the kids, to work with them and see them do some things. This is where sophomores and juniors can make a name for themselves.”