June 7, 2011
Eugene NIKE: Offensive standouts
Nike's Football Training Camp was held in Eugene yesterday and featured talent from not only the Pacific Northwest and California, but also from Canada and states such as Alabama. Nike spared no expense in putting on their annual camp, which lured some impressive players who would showcase their skills inside of Autzen Stadium and the Moshofsky Center. Ducks Sports Authority was on hand to watch these athletes improve their skills for the upcoming season.
Lake Oswego's own Alex Matthews took home MVP honors for the quarterback group. Matthews is a 6'3" 205lb dual-threat quarterback, who reports a 4.75 40-yard dash, will be the full-time starter for Lake Oswego this upcoming season. While he is without offers, Matthews has had verbal contact from Colorado. Former Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins was on hand to lead the quarterback group and gave tons of one on one instruction throughout the day.
Wide receiver Maleaque Washington was extremely impressive; he stood out in individual drills and was also a threat during 1-on-1s and team drills. Washington, a 6'1" 192lb wide receiver from Eaglecrest High school in Colorado, had an injury shortened junior season due to a concussion but looks poised for a breakout senior campaign. When healthy, Washington flashed glimpses of dominance including a game where he caught 3 passes for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns. Washington ran very crisp routes; he utilized double moves often and found the end zone with ease. The Eaglecrest standout claims offers from UNC and Arizona but is garnering interest from the likes of LSU, TCU, Cal and Washington.
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