National Select: Top 10

HOOVER, Ala. -- The National Select 7-on-7 Championships' first day wrapped-up with three different teams going undefeated, a few looking for their second win and even more players turning heads. Scout breaks down the 10 best from Thursday.

The following list is compiled based solely on player performance during Thursday's pool play games, and not on recruiting rankings and/or standing.

  • Malik Hooker | WR | New Castle (Pa.) | Class of 2014

    Hooker dazzled on both sides of the ball all day long, and didn't disappoint throughout the seven games he played. He was the top wideout among the 32 teams in attendance with speed, decisive route-running and top-notch hands. He capped his day with a one-handed touchdown grab over a pair of defenders in the end zone.

  • Demarcus Bingham | WR | Foley (Ala.) | Class of 2014

    Bingham impressed with his steadiness at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and he did it all day long. He was the Lions' go-to guy whether it was the first or last play of a drive. His nose for the ball and angles compliment his frame, enabling him to be effective against both zone and man coverage. And when the ball came his way, he snagged everything in sight.

  • Tyler Queen | QB | Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb | Class of 2015

    The Auburn commitment showed patience throughout day one in not forcing things when they weren't there, but he picked his spots well all day long en route to leading the Warriors to an undefeated mark. Perhaps more importantly, he led his troops on each and every drive and even helped out with the defense's calls.

  • Wil Young | WR | Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen| Class of 2014

    Young isn't the most heralded player on this list, but he made plays like he was. At 6-foot-4, he went vertical every chance he got and came down with the ball more times than not. The rising-senior was the most surprising name on this list, but also one of the most dynamic.

  • Darrell Williams | LB | Hoover (Ala.) | Class of 2015

    The best defender in the field was a menace to opposing offenses all day, using his length at 6-foot-3 to jam up traffic underneath and get his hands on plenty of balls in the process. Williams even snagged a few interceptions on the afternoon, including one in the end zone to preserve a win.

  • Penny Smith | QB | Knoxville (Tenn.) Fulton | Class of 2014

    The lefty was as solid as it gets throughout the first day of competition, daring defenses to prepare for the short to intermediate passes in anticipation of taking a chance down the field. Throwing with aggression and precision, he produced some of the prettiest passes we saw.

  • Shaedon Meadors | WR | Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes | Class of 2014

    A smooth route-runner, Meadors was able to get by defenders with relative ease all day long. Whether it was with underneath whip-routes or the traditional 7-on-7 favorite "nine" route, he produced plenty of scored for the Rebels on their way to an undefeated first day.

  • Jared Cornelius | WR | Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian | Class of 2014

    The SEC-bound senior showed excellent burst within his routes, and when he caught the ball he separated from defenders more times than not. The rising-senior also showed the ability to get vertical in the end zone, snagging several TDs when his team needed it most.

  • Quincy Perdue | WR | Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter | Class of 2014

    The Troy commitment showed why SEC schools are starting to show interest towards him with solid routes, great grabs and even better power and speed after the catch. An ankle injury slowed his junior campaign, but he may explode as a senior.

  • Kyle Fourtenbary | TE | Opeika (Ala.) | Class of 2016

    The 6-foot-3, 206-pounder was the man in the middle for the Bulldogs, snatching everything in sight. Fourtenbary made sure to use his hands away from his body on every grab, using his frame to block out opponents like a basketball player would. He also showed the ability to run smooth, crisp routes as well.

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