There were two quarterbacks that stood out. One was 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pound Shelley High School (Idaho) senior-to-be Chad Leckington, and the other was 6-foot-3-inch, 180-pound sophomore-to-be Neil Pau'u of Servite High School in California.
Leckington threw two long balls that reached the end zone for touchdowns during Saturday's scrimmage. He has a decent arm and was fairly accurate in the short passing game.
Pau'u was named among the camp's MVP performers for the quarterback group. The younger brother of BYU linebacker recruit Butch Pau'u, who there in attendance to watch his brother play, Neil played both quarterback and receiver during the scrimmage.
"I'm just so thankful to be here and there were some good QBs here," Pau'u said. "They acknowledged me as one of the better quarterbacks here and I'm grateful for that. The competition was high and the level of play kicked up this last day."
Pau'u plans on now heading to BYU's summer camp next week.
"I'll be there Monday through Wednesday and my goal is to just get better. It's a new competition level and I just want to go out there and see what happens."
One of the better performers from the defensive back position was 5-foot-11-inch, 190-pound Kahuku High School safety and linebacker Johnny Tapusoa. No matter the drill or what instruction he received from the coaches, Tapusoa simply gave it his all in everything he did. During the routes on air or scrimmage portion of the camp, Tapusoa was smooth, aggressive and left everything out on the field of play. In the end, Tapusoa was named an All-Poly Camp MVP.
"It's always good coming down there and being a part of the All-Poly Camp," Tapusoa said. "I really like all the coaching and instruction we get from all the great coaches. It keeps getting better and better every year."
Tapusoa also plans on heading to BYU's summer camp next week.
"I'm really looking forward to that and can't wait to get down there. I'm hoping everything goes well for me."
Concord High School defensive back Vaisele Manoa looked awfully familiar. That's because after being evaluated as one of the better defensive backs during last year's All-Poly Camp, he received the same evaluation this year.
Coming in at about 5 feet 11 inches and 220 pounds, Punahou High School linebacker Pena Fitisimanu is a beast at the linebacker position. He plays with authority, has a good nose for the ball and attacks the point with aggression. He has good feet – as was evident in the bag drills – as well as good flexibility at the hips and good athleticism. Fitisimanu had an MVP-like performance on Friday and it paid off on Saturday with honors.
Another Punahou High School linebacker, Ryan Tuiasoa – at 5 feet 11 inches and 215 pounds – is very much in the same mold as Fitisimanu. From his Mike linebacker position, Tuiasoa was one of the top performers in the position mastery and development drills. On Saturday his performance in the scrimmage finally placed him among MVP performers.
A big Mike linebacker from Pine View High School, Katoa comes in at about 6 feet 2 inches and 225 pounds and will be a junior next year. First evaluated during Friday's position drills, he passed the eye test. During the scrimmage Kota played well, but will need another year under his belt to tap more into his aggression and potential. With some coaching, Katoa could be one to keep an eye on in the future.
A wide receiver out of Fort Bend Travis High School in Texas, Smith was a wide receiver that showed well in Friday's one-on-one drills against the defensive backs. Coming in at about 6 feet 1 inch and 190 pounds, Smith was fluid in his routes and sure-handed in traffic. As of now he claims interest from Harvard, Yale, Colorado State and Princeton.
The second prospect from Fort Bend Travis High School, 6-foot, 190-pound wide receiver Cody Moncure was quick out of his stance and showed good technique off the line and into his routes.
At about 6 feet 1 inch and 180 pounds, West was one of the more athletic receivers at the camp. His athleticism was evident in his burst into routes. His quick go-and-stop ability while bursting up field after the catch was smooth and effortless. West transferred to Jordan High School from California for his senior year. In evaluating West, he should get some college looks this upcoming season.
Timpanogos High School wide receiver Dyson Rivers was evaluated Friday and was one of the more athletic pass-catchers out on the field. Both he and West were similar in athleticism. Rivers was also a top performer at the RT25 Camp that was held recently.
Coming in at about 6 feet 2 inches, 180 pounds, Finau will be a junior next year for Kerns High School. Although young, Finau has a lot of potential and runs with authority. He possesses good athleticism and will be one to keep an eye on in the future.
They say that dynamite comes in small packages, and that's the case with 5-foot-8-inch, 175-pound athlete Kennedy Williams, who played quarterback but could easily play running back, much like his older brother who will be a senior running back at Utah State.
"I play receiver, running back and quarterback," Williams said. "This was one of the best experiences I've had around just being here. The relationships we build is amazing and the level of instruction we receive is also really good. We received a lot of good instruction on the education aspect, which is most important."
Williams will be heading down to the SUU camp next week and holds interest in Utah State, Utah, Weber State and all the Idaho schools.
A senior next year at Hunter High School, Wall comes in at about 6 feet 5 inches and 215 pounds. More of a pass-catching tight end, unless he can fill out his frame, Wall was one of the top two tight ends prospects to perform in Friday's drills. His range coupled with his decent speed made it tough for defensive backs to cover him.
Coming in at about 6 feet 3 inches and 220 pounds, senior-to-be Moses Manu was among the top camp performers during Friday's drills. Manu claims interest from BYU, Utah, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Coming in at about 6 feet 6 inches and 220 pounds, Koloamatangi practiced more with the wide receivers than the tight ends. However, his true position at the next level is more of a flex tight end. A relatively unknown prospect from Woodside High School in California, Koloamatangi was noticed at the All-Poly Camp, and it wasn't due to his height. He has good speed and does well finding holes in the defense while running routes. At this point in time Koloamatangi isn't being looked at by colleges, but that could now change with his performance at the All-Poly Camp.
Linemen and one-on-ones
One of the biggest and better offensive line performers at the camp and during one-on-one drills was 6-foot-7-inch, 275-pound Jackson Barton, who will be a junior next year. Barton showed good technique in his kick-backs and good use of hands to lock up pass rushers. A left tackle out at Brighton High School, Barton reported that he is an early commitment to the University of Utah.
First evaluated on day one, Sam Tevi didn't disappoint on day two or in Saturday's scrimmage. Tevi was a dominant force at the defensive end position and had some very good battles against Jackson Barton in the one-on-one competition. Tevi was one of the top performers on Saturday and earned camp MVP honors.
"The camp was really good and there is a lot of competition out here," Tevi said. "I learned a lot from the coaches and now I'll go to BYU's camp next week. I just want to show them that I can play at the next level and hopefully they'll offer me a scholarship."
Tevi is LDS and has decent grades. He also plans on serving a mission following high school and was one of the top defensive line performers at the All-Poly Camp.
Much like his teammate Sam Tevi, Gaius Vaenuku is a beast of a defensive end. Aggressive, strong and quick off the ball, Vaenuku was a handful to contain all day long in the one-on-one drills. However, it is said that Vaenuku only scored a 13 on the ACT, which will hinder his ability to reach the next level.
If the last name sounds familiar, well, it should. Coming in at about 6 feet 3 inches and 235 pounds, Fehoko is the younger brother of former All-Poly Camp standout and current Ute V.J. Fehoko. Like his older brother, Breiden was aggressive in the one-on-one drills, where he did very well for himself. He's strong, quick, and what is most impressive is he will only be a sophomore next year for Ferrington High School.
In evaluating Fehoko, he'll be another top-quality Division I athlete as long as he continues to work hard and maintains his current course. Fehoko currently has a 4.0 GPA and will be camping at Utah and BYU this next week.
Another standout performer on Friday while facing some of the better offensive linemen in the camp, Havili-Katoa can play the two or three gap and will only get better as time wears on. The 6-foot-4-inch, 285-pound lineman will be a junior next season and sports fans should hear his name more in the next few years.
Out of Mililani High School in Hawaii, 6-foot-2-inch, 235-pound defensive end Dakota Turner did very well in the one-on-one drills. Turner relied more on his outside quickness in the speed rush and inside moves to often put pressure on offensive tackles.
At 6 feet 4 inches and 330 pounds, Mulitalo was a beast on the defensive line who often drew the attention of double teams. In the one-on-one drills, Mulitalo used his strength in the bull rush to beat his opponents. He's strong, and once he gets going, look out!
At 6 feet 2 inches and 285 pounds, East High School's Meti Taliauli is another that had a very good showing in the one-on-one drills. Taliauli is big, strong and never quits. He a load in the middle and would make a very good nose guard or two-gap prospect at the next level.
The cat's out of the bag
BYU commit Jonrhyeem Peoples's All-Poly Camp performance took many coaches in attendance by surprise. The 6-foot-5-inch, 300-pound defensive tackle was virtually unstoppable when he wanted to be. Coaches involved with the camp took notice of his abilities, and it is almost certain he'll have more offers to come. Peoples could possibly visit Utah on Monday and then Utah State on Tuesday, as both schools are now showing interest in him.