June 14, 2006

NIKE MVP seeing stock explode

When Marrero, La., John Ehret defensive tackle Drake Nevis attended the Baton Rouge NIKE Camp on April 30, he had but one scholarship offer and that was from the team he committed to - Ole Miss. However after a dominating performance, which resulted in his being named camp MVP, he has seen his stock skyrocket.

"I thought, 'thank you Lord', it was a blessing," said the 6-foot-1, 281-pound Nevis.

He finished first among the defensive linemen in three of the four testing categories. "I started working on making it to college after my sixth grade summer. This means a lot to see all these offers."

The offers may not be a direct result of his performance at the NIKE Camp, but that certainly got the ball rolling.

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