Evaluations from Huntington 7-on-7

This weekend marked the last big 7-on-7 tournament of the offseason, and a few UCLA targets and commits shined, including quarterback Josh Rosen...

*St John Bosco QB Josh Rosen had another great day picking up where he left off last week in the Edison tourney. Most H.S QBs, even the good ones, see a WR open and throw it to him. Rosen throws it so early and on time, before the WR even gets out of his break. His timing and anticipation was incredible today, probably the best I've ever seen him throw and I've seen him a few times.

*St John Bosco '16 RB Sean McGrew can definitely play at the next level. He has incredible hands out of the backfield and that's big for how he projects. He's undersized and even though he can run 10.6 and has some wiggle to him, he's still not likely going to be an every down RB. Get him in space out of the backfield and he's a very dangerous player. UCLA leads HUGE right now.

*Bosco has a handful of good looking underclassmen and for the second week in a row, I really liked DB-WR D.J. Morgan. Morgan was a bit of a disappointment last year, he had two early offers before ever playing varsity, based on his size and athleticism and then barely saw the field unless the game was already decided. He's playing with a lot of confidence right now, showing a lot of range at safety and making some big plays at WR. UCLA isn't currently recruiting him but he's a player I could see them getting involved with this season.

*Encino (Calif.) Crespi DB Marvell Tell looked great and is a top priority for UCLA right now. He's a lean 6-2, 185 pounds and so fluid on the field. He can run, has good ball skills, is a very instinctual player. Coach said he's having some trouble putting on weight but he's exactly where he should be going in to his senior year. He made some nice plays at WR but as a safety, I think he has unlimited potential and has a chance to be very good. He keeps getting better every time I see him and you won't find a nicer kid off the field either.

*Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita QB K.J. Costello had another solid showing and is definitely in the running for top QB out West in the '16 class. He's a pure thrower and was hitting some great deep balls today and also throwing with touch. He got a little frustrated in a 3rd place game against Tesoro and threw some uncharacteristic picks but has made incredible strides this past spring/summer. I'm very curious to watch him with the pads on to see if he can take his game to another level with live bullets coming at him.

*I only watched Orange Lutheran (Calif.) LB Keisean Lucier-South in one game and he was just OK for me. He plays for DE for his team but was playing OLB in the 7v7 and looked a bit stiff in dropping in to space and changing direction. He was physical and had no problem re-directing guys but lacked fluidity when he had to move around laterally.

*San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills DB Dechaun Holiday is still a little banged up and has been since The Opening. He played primarily WR and actually looked good catching the ball. He's a natural athlete and was able to easily jump over smaller DBs but wasn't showing a ton of effort running his routes. He said they have 3 weeks off now for a dead period and he's looking forward to getting healthy and getting back on defense where he's most comfortable.

*Buena Park (Calif.) ATH Jaylinn Hawkins had a good day at WR and corner and I think UCLA should continue to recruit him as a solid fallback if they miss on Newsome or McCloud. He had 2 TDs and 2 INTs in one game I watched and looked very good. He can get open with ease against anyone and does a nice job setting up corners and changes speed very well on his routes. He also catches the ball extremely well and I think he'll be a very solid college player.

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