Walsh Says Nike 7On Was Fantastic

We spoke briefly with quarterback J.W. Walsh of Denton (Guyer), Texas, and he has been busy throwing passes all summer in seven-on-seven competitions. Guyer competed in the Red Bull Challenge and qualified for the Texas 7-on-7 State Championship in College Station, but the Wildcats instead flew to Beaverton, Ore., for the Nike 7On competition on the Nike College campus this past weekend.

Guyer defeated teams from Orlando, Fla., Gardena, Calif., and Cleveland, Ohio, on the way to the title match. The championship was televised on ESPNU and folks got a chance to see Walsh throw for six touchdowns in the 44-42 championship game loss to defending Nike 7On champion Miami Northwest.

Guyer was nicknamed "Team Hyper Fuse" for the tournament and Miami Northwest was "Team Vapor Trail."

The championship game went to double overtime and Miami won it with the difference being a two-point conversion. No shame in that as Walsh, along with two teammates, was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Nike 7On All-Tournament Team
Teddy Bridgwater, Miami Northwestern (MVP)
Eli Rogers, Miami Northwestern
James Davis, Miami Northwestern
Josh Stewart, Denton Guyer
Quentin Gardener, Denton Guyer
J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer
Dee Hart, Orlando Dr. Phillips
George Farmer, Gardena Serra
Marqise Lee, Gardena Serra
Shane Wynn, Cleveland Glenville
Evonte Dunn, Cleveland Glenville
Devon Bogard, Cleveland Glenville
Eric Amoako, Arlington Martin
James Wilder, Tampa Plant
Kris Frost, Matthews Butler

"It was fantastic," said Walsh. "We played well as a team and we made the championship game. We got the tour of the entire Nike complex and that was really good. We took 21 guys and flew out there."

It was no doubt a team building experience and certainly another great experience in development for Walsh.

He will speak more about it on Triple Play Sports radio (www.eteamradio.com) on Thursday during the noon hour.

Walsh is committed to Oklahoma State and was one of the earlier commitments in the Cowboys 2011 class.

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