Who Could Break Out in Vegas?

The New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 is headed to Las Vegas this weekend and will feature 55 teams from all over the Western region. There should be some serious talent on hand, including some of the most high profile players in the West. In addition, you can expect several breakout performances from a handful of sleeper types who could put their name on the national map...

Last year in Vegas, Team Utah took home the championship and was led on defense by little known linebacker Uaea Masina. Masina soon became a household name and would eventually sign with Utah.

Washington signee Jermaine Kelly was another player who no one had heard about prior to Vegas but he quickly blew up after the event and went on to become arguably the top corner prospect in the state last year.

Who will raise their stock the most this year? Here's a look at several players still waiting for their first scholarship offer to roll in but who are definitely high Div I prospects.

Players are listed Alphabetical with the name of the team they'll be playing for

WR, Trevor Bearden, Pro Sport

Bearden is an absolute beast and few have his combination of size, toughness and speed. He rushed for over 2,000 yards last season but might end up at receiver in college and will be a very tough matchup for any opposing defense.

LB Sam Bodine, NEI South

Northwest analyst Jake Worthen referred to Bodine as this year's Johnny Ragin, which is high praise indeed. Bodine has very good cover skills for a ‘backer, flashes excellent closing speed and shows solid ball skills to boot.

DB, Khalil Brown, Game Changers LA

Brown was one of the defensive standouts for the Gauchos loaded squad a year ago. He played a lot of safety but projects best as a corner and has the athleticism and ball skills to be one of the state's top defensive backs next fall.

WR, Erik Brown, Ground Zero

Brown technically shouldn't be listed here after receiving a pair of offers Thursday morning. We're putting him down anyway because there is little doubt his stock is ready to explode. Brown has everything you could want in a receiver including plus size, hands and speed and he'll be a very difficult matchup in Vegas.

WR, Shay Fields, Snoop All Stars

Fields was the top receiver for a loaded Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco squad last season. He's lighting quick, is one of the most polished receivers in the state and has great hands. Fields is actually similar in size and ability to former Braves receiver Bryce Treggs and will be fun to watch this weekend.

ATH, Donovan Lee, Prep Air Strike

Lee has been one of the state's top players since his sophomore year and one of the more versatile as well. He could end up at running back, receiver or corner in college and showed off his big play ability a year ago returning four kick offs for touchdowns.

WR Anthony Grayson, Matchmaker Sports

Grayson played for Matchmaker a year ago but had to bide his time behind a very strong group of senior pass catchers. Now it's Grayson's turn and he has the talent to be a featured receiver. He runs well, knows how to get open, catches the ball with his hands and should light it up this weekend.

WR, Jaloni Miller, Game Changers LA

Miller, son of former USC WR Chris Miller, only played in six games a year ago after straining his Achilles but still caught 27 balls for 731 yards and 12 touchdowns. At 6-5, 210 pounds, he's a huge target and should have a big tournament.

DB, Stanley Norman, Body By Tra

Just a sophomore, Norman is a lockdown corner who earned all-state underclass honors last season after picking off seven passes. Norman plays receiver and returns kicks as well but his future is definitely at corner and his ball skills and athleticism should make him a national recruit in two years.

RB Malik Roberson, FCA

Just a sophomore, Roberson is an explosive running back with great quickness and instincts. He carried the load the second half of the season for state champion Gardena (Calif.) Serra and even though it's tough for ‘backs to have a big impact in 7 on 7 play, Roberson should be the exception.

WR-DB, David Williams, 4th Quarter Sports

Williams has the ability to play safety or receiver in college. He's a big, physical athlete who can run, plays physical and makes plays. Look for Williams to be one of the tournaments top players on both sides of the ball.

QB, Manny Wilkins, DB Guru

Wilkins lit up the NorCal NIKE Camp a year ago and is one of the region's top dual threat quarterbacks. He has a big arm and runs very well. It's a mystery why no one has offered him yet but few quarterbacks have more upside out West than Wilkins.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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