Barton talks top performers

SEATTLE - spoke with Taylor Barton, Head of Barton Football, to get his thoughts on some of the standout performers from his 7-7 Tournament, held at Husky Stadium Sunday. Portland (Wash.) Grant defeated Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes 22-8 to take the Tournament Championship.

"Terenn Houk dominated. Every team he played against, he absolutely dominated. He's such a fluid receiver; he makes things look so effortless that sometimes you don't appreciate how good he is."

"Cedric Dozier, you see the athleticism there."

Ma'ne Manaea, not only an athlete, but his intangibles - his leadership qualities."

"Caleb Smith, I truly believe he's very comparable to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He's a raw tight end - it's a year and a half of doing it - but once he becomes polished at that position, or becomes an H-Back, like (David) Paulson at Oregon…"

"Paris Penn, such a great athlete - but that overshadows the fact that he's a very good passer."

"Daniel Halverson is literally a man among boys out there with the full beard, but Daniel is just a playmaker. Whenever I've watched him in any setting, he just makes plays."

"Jamarr Graves is a guy that you don't notice him for 10 minutes, and then he makes an outstanding 40-yard touchdown reception that few receivers can make."

"Sam McCaskill is going to be a big-time Division-1 guy. I think people aren't sure where he can play at the next level, but like Ced Dozier, just get him on your team and eventually he'll find his role."

"Adam Winterling is a guy that is flying under the radar with a lot of people. When you're at Jesuit when you don't pass as much because you've got guys running for 500 yards from the tailback spot, and underclassmen don't play as much, he's a guy that's flying under a lot of radars. He's going to go through the camp circuit this summer, and I think he's going to turn a lot of heads."

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