S Jamal Adams (Hebron) – Second week in a row that I have seen him in 7v7 action and he is just a dominant force on both sides of the ball. He plays receiver on offense and so far in the early 7v7 season he may be the best offensive weapon I have seen. He gets open deep at will with a quick burst and makes big plays. Last week he caught a last second pass to beat Guyer in a close tilt. On defense, he of course plays safety where he patrols the middle of the field and forces plays to the outside. Impressive specimen.
TE Blake Mahon (Coppell) – This kid just made his commitment to Baylor the day before the SQT and came out firing on all cylinders. He is the go to weapon on the team's offense and uses his size to his advantage. He is not a massive tight end however and also has some speed smoothness to his game, which is what makes him so hard to cover in 7v7. Will need to add a lot of size and strength to his frame to play true tight end in most college schemes. Figures to play a more integral role on offense for the Cowboys this fall.
OLB Edwin Freeman (Arlington Bowie) – Freeman continues to get a little bigger and his frame more mature every time I see him in person. He has a tough job covering players in the middle of the field om the underneath routes and he did very well, especially at the end of the day in the semi-final match-up against Southlake Carroll, who tried to go after him play after play. More often than not he got a hand in to break up a pass, showing concentration and competitiveness. He covers well and will continue to become a better all-around linebacker with more time served at the position. Bowie qualified for the FSSW State 7v7.
RB Treyvon Hughes (Hebron) – A Big, physical back, who you would think would have a hard time getting his shine in 7v7 competition, but he does not. He is pretty good on the deep routes and showed great concentration on a deep ball that he secured over a defender in tight coverage, one of the best throws of the day by Hebron QB Carson Proffitt as well. Hughes is the type of player who could see his recruitment explode soon.
WR Tony James (Arlington Bowie) – After spending most of last season under center, James is back at wide receiver and making big plays. Bowie has an abundance of impressive looking players on its team, but James is a go to guy out of the slot. He is quick and savvy and has the skills to beat defenders deep down the field. Will be interesting to see what type of weapon he develops in to with the pads on, because he already proved that he can move around in the open field.
Others who looked impressive: RB Raymond Sheard (Arlington, 2015), CB Adaryan Jones (Southlake Carroll, 2014), ATH Cedric Dale (Hebron, 2014), S Marquise McClinton (Arlington Lamar, 2014), TE Liam Flowers (Arlington Lamar, 2014), WR Jordan Versey (Arlington Bowie, 2014)**Note these are the players we were able to see throughout the course of two pool play games and the semi-finals.