The University of Arkansas will have plenty of football prospects on campus this weekend – beginning Friday at 1 p.m.
That's when the VYPE Select 7-on-7 Tournament featuring 29 teams from Arkansas and one each from Kansas and Texas happens at fields in Fayetteville and Springdale.
Some of the top players who will be involved are the Little Rock Christian duo of running back Michael Dyer and tight end Dakota Mosley, Clarksville junior tailback Wesleigh Foster and a ton of Fayetteville and Shiloh Christian standouts.
That includes Shiloh junior quarterback Kiehl Frazier, who won the Top Gun QB Challenge on Thursday night.
"I am really looking forward to that," Frazier said Thursday night. "It was really fun last year. We didn't do as well as we would like so this year we are going to go in there and try to do better."
His buddy and fellow 2011 standout signal caller Brandon Allen of Fayetteville will also be on display.
Fayetteville won the Shootout of the South in June and Shiloh took last weekend's Southwest Elite 7-on-7 event by downing the Purple Bulldogs in the final.
"Last year we didn't do as good as we wanted to, but this year we are trying to change that and win the games," Allen said. "We have done pretty good this year in 7-on-7 and we are just going to try and continue that in this one."
Allen said that in this type of event - which will have four games going on at the UA campus, two at Fayetteville High and two at Shiloh on Friday every 30 minutes - it's the wideouts that get the workout.
"I really don't have to do much," Allen said modestly. "I just drop back and throw it to the receivers. They are the ones running all the routes and making all the plays. So if we keep them hydrated, we'll be good."
The event will have pool play through 9 p.m. on Friday night and then will have bracket play on Saturday with a champion crowned at around 4 p.m.
Frazier and many of the other athletes will stay over for Arkansas' One-Day camp on Sunday.
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