State 7-on-7 Day Two Notes

Ten quick thoughts from Day Two of the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships, with notes on the Division I (big school) players.

1) I don't know if he's the No. 1 player in the state, but Hoza Scott of La Porte certainly isn't far off. The 2014 linebacker looked trim and athletic, showing fluidity and serving as one of two linebackers that I saw who had a significant impact on the game on day two. That's tough to do in a 7-on-7 setting.

2) He hasn't been a big-time recruit, but DeSoto wide receiver Ricky Daniels had the best game that I saw, catching four touchdowns in a close loss to Cy Fair. Daniels showcased outstanding quickness, and might have made the play of the day, on a sideline catch and tight-rope act that put six points on the board.

3) The most destructive defensive performance I witnessed was that of cornerback Traven Johnson of John Tyler. In one span of about five plays, Johnson had a pick-six, just missed on another pick six and broke up another pass on a third down play to force a turnover. The last play might have been the most impressive — the throw was actually not to Johnson's man, but he peeled off and made a play on the ball in the air.

4) Johnson's teammate, John Tyler receiver Fred Ross, is another Oklahoma State steal. Ross was a major factor in the game that I watched, and really gave everybody headaches. His combination of size, athleticism and route-running really caused problems for defenses.

5) Rosenberg Terry had a rough go of it, but I came away impressed with Texas A&M safety commitment Victor Davis. Davis isn't a great-looking kid on the hoof, but it seemed like whenever a route would break open on his side — Terry played a lot of two-deep — he nipped that route in the bud.

6) Texas commitment Deoundrei Davis was the other linebacker I saw who was a major factor. Davis had the range to make quick "tackles" on short throws, and he broke up several passes over the middle. He's an excellent athlete for the linebacker position.

7) Kansas commit Taylor Lewis is going through some tough on-the-job training, but he has a chance to be pretty good. Lewis has long arms and a nice frame, and there were a few plays where you could really see his potential. He played sparingly behind Texas cornerback Bryson Echols and LSU corner Jalen Mills a year ago.

8) It's easy to see why Jamal Adams is such a highly sought-after recruit. The safety has the hips and fluidity to play cornerback, but also serves well as a safety with outstanding range. It was also nice to see him coaching up the other defensive backs when he had the chance.

9) After seeing a few really good quarterbacks on Day One, I wasn't as lucky on Day Two. I didn't see any great performances, though it should be noted that I didn't see Lake Travis (Baker Mayfield) or Round Rock Westwood (Bear Fenimore), and stud quarterbacks J.T. Barrett of Wichita Falls Rider and Zach Allen of Temple were at Elite 11, so they weren't with their teams. I also missed Kohl Stewart on Day One. Probably the best quarterback I saw on Day Two was Plano's Richard Legow, though I only saw him for a couple series.

10) The best game that I saw was DeSoto-Cy Fair, which ended with a 40-39 Cy Fair victory when DeSoto's conversion attempt fell awry. The teams went back and forth, made a number of offensive plays, and just enough big defensive plays to make things interesting.

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