Semper Fi Bowl: The Burning Questions

The Scout.com recruiting team in Phoenix answers the burning questions at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...

The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl has brought up several questions for debate and the Scout Recruiting Team in Phoenix address the one question they want to see answered this week.


Bart Houston
Jake Worthen (Northwest Recruiting Analyst): Who will be the starting quarterback for the West?

It should be a heated competition as Wisconsin commit and four-star Bart Houston, Washington commit four-star Jeff Lindquist and Penn State commit three-star Skyler Mornhinweg face off throughout the week.  It will probably come down to Houston and Lindquist with the likely edge going to the three-time California State Champion.

Jordan Diamond
Allen Trieu (National Recruiting Analyst, Midwest): How will the Midwest's five-stars do?

Two of the Midwest's five-star prospect, Sheldon Day and Jordan Diamond are in the game, and there isn't a consensus between everyone I talk to that they are sure fire elite prospects. Based on what we had seen of them over the past few years, we felt they were. One week won't necessarily change that, but it would be nice to see them both come in and dominate this week and prove once and for all that they belong among the best in the country, not just the region.

D.J. Foster
Jason Jewell (Southeast Recruiting Analyst): What will D.J. Foster play in college?

Scout lists him as a four-star RB, he is playing wide receiver in this Semper Fi game, he had offers as a corner and safety. Foster is the kind of talent that any team just wants on campus and could play any of the four positions listed but he needs the ball in his hands to make the most of his talents. Foster has plenty of speed to to get to the edge and despite not having the greatest size, he hits the hole and can run between the tackles. He is a receiving threat out of the backfield and makes people miss in open space. Look for him to play RB.

David Thompson
John Garcia (Northeast Recruiting Analyst): The East has a bit of a lull when it comes to star power at quarterback, so who may be the best one?

From a traditional standpoint, Wes Lunt seems to be a runaway choice. The Rochester High (Illinois) three-star prospect has soft touch along with the best deep ball of the group not to mention that he stands 6-foot-5 in the pocket. However, under-the-radar signal caller David Thompson from Westminster Academy (FL) has the chance to show his talent against elite competition – and he may blow it out of the water as a dual-threat option. Thompson has drawn comparisons to Tim Tebow, though he does not run with as much power as the former Gators QB. He does show much better passing mechanics and accuracy at the high school level though, and he will focus solely on football during the week – something he has not been able to do much considering he is one of the state's top baseball prospects as well as a standout basketball player.

Deontay Greenberry
Brandon Huffman (National Recruiting Analyst, West): Who emerges as the West's best receiver?

Both of the top two receivers on the West Coast are in Phoenix in Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Bryce Treggs, a Cal commit and Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union's Deontay Greenberry, a Notre Dame commit.  The two played together this summer at Gridiron Kings, The Opening and the New Level 7on7 National Championships, and both brought different things to the table.  Last week, the two faced off against each other for the first time in the CalState Game, where Greenberry won MVP honors after leading the North to a blowout win over the South.  The two will be on opposite sides again this week, with Treggs playing for the East and Greenberry for the West.  Right now, Treggs is ranked ahead of Greenberry, but Greenberry is hoping that their last chance to make an impression helps him surge ahead.


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