Texas A&M commit Trey Williams had a tremendous showing at the second day of practice for the West squad. How did Williams fare and who else shined as the West continued its preparation for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl? Michigan commit Royce-Jenkins Stone made stops all over the field for a defense that is long on talent.
RB Trey Williams took the football and slashed between the tackles for a touchdown, followed by a spike and few nifty dance moves.
QB Cyler Miles sprinted for a big game on a zone read. Miles has split snaps at QB with Zeke Pike and Tyler Matthews. Pike has been the best passer of the three. He fired a bullet on the sideline to Dorial Green-Beckham and also hooked up with Bralon Addison on another pass. When Pike tried to go to Addison again, defensive back Brandon Beaver broke up the attempt.
DE Javonte Magee did well for the second straight day. He and offensive lineman Zach Banner went at it with reckless abandon.
DT Aziz Shittu nailed Barry Sanders behind the line for a loss, but then got an earful from a West defensive coach after RB T.J. Yeldon plowed through the middle for a nice gain. Later in the day, Shittu rocked Sanders with a crushing hit.
Michigan commit Royce Jenkins-Stone roamed the field from sideline-to-sideline at linebacker. The future Wolverine has outstanding lateral movement.
Five-star offensive tackle Arik Armstead donned a black jersey again and played defense. Armstead got into the backfield unchecked more than once with his pass-rushing skills.
Michael Starts took snaps on each side of the ball: on both the offensive and defensive lines.
DB Kevon Seymour effectively guarded Green-Beckham during goal-line situations.
The West has an incredible tandem at safety with LaDarrell McNeil and Shaquille Thompson. McNeil spent time at free safety and Thompson - who usually plays free - moved over to strong a few times.
Alex Balducci, an Oregon
commit, was a terror in the second practice. While some guys were going
half speed, Balducci was going full speed and flying into the backfield for a
couple of sacks..
When the West scrimmaged, the first team on offense was: QB Cyler Miles, RB Byron Marshall, WRs Dorial Green-Beckham, Durron Neal, Dominique Wheeler, Bralon Addison and
on the offensive line, left to right was Zach Banner, Erik Magnuson, Mike Matthews,
Max Tuerk and Kyle Murphy. Defensively, the first team was: DL Hassan Ridgeway, Ellis McCarthy, Arik Armstead and Alex Balducci, LBs Royce Jenkins-Stone Brian Nance, Jabarri Ruffin and CBs of Ishmael Adams and Kevon Seymour and safeties of Shaq Thompson and LaDarrell McNeil.
National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman contributed to this report