One last look at the Pylon 7v7 in Las Vegas

Mar. 5 -- Here's a final look at some of the players who caught our eye at the Pylon Elite 7v7 in Las Vegas last weekend.

There was so much talent on hand at the Pylon 7v7 tournament in Las Vegas that there was no way to see and get a good evaluation on everyone. Here's a look at a few of the players that caught our eye and to get a fair evaluation, only players we saw for a minimum of one half are included here.

*DB Saivion Smith, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy- While mainly focusing on West Coast players in this event, you could't help notice Smith. He was the best player and prospect I've seen this year and it's not close. Long, athletic corner with a serious edge. He plays angry and looks about as much fun to go up against as a root canal without novocaine. If he wasn't pressing a player to the ground right at the snap, he was jogging with a WR down field (while the WR was going full speed) and just toying with guys all day.

*QB Jacob Eason, Lake Stevens (Wash.)- First time seeing Eason in person and he more than lived up to the hype. The arm strength was there, he's very strong mechanically but what impressed most was seeing his mobility, rolling outside the pocket and throwing darts all over the field. He looks like a college QB right now and it's easy to see why he's such a highly coveted player.

*LB Curtis Robinson, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei- Most athletic 'backer in the event and looked equally as good on the offensive side of the ball. When you combine his 6-3, 215 pound frame and his high level athleticism, competitiveness, toughness and work ethic off the field, there is no doubt Robinson should be in the discussion as the top LB in the West region and it's a loaded group.

*LB Caleb Kelly, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West- Kelly is currently rated the top 'backer in the region and he didn't nothing to hurt his stock. You can tell he loves the weight room as he came in jacked but wasn't stiff or robotic, he's still very fluid in his movement and covers a ton of ground. He showed plenty of physicality at the line and moves around like a safety.

*QB K.J. Costello, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita- Costello was clinical on Saturday when BBT rolled through everyone. He showed his touch and arm strength, making a variety of throws and making them all look easy and effortless. The team went out early Sunday and Costello wasn't as decisive as we're used to seeing him, holding the ball a little longer than normal for him.

*DB Jordan Parker, Pittsburg (Calif.)- Absolutely love the way Parker plays and he'll be in the discussion all spring/summer for top rated corner in the West. He's tough and physical at the line, plays with great technique, has the speed to turn and run with a receiver and does a nice job playing the ball without clutching and grabbing like 95% of the other corners in the event.

*WR Tyler Vaughns, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat- One of the biggest shockers of the tournament was BBT getting bounced in the 2nd round on Sunday after looking machine-like in pool play. Vaughns still showed why he's so highly coveted and might be the most polished route runner with the softest hands in the region.

*WR N'Keal Harry, Chandler (Ariz.)- Harry was a lot of fun to watch as he combines a big, physical 6-4, 210 pound frame with downfield speed and fantastic body control. He can outmuscle a smaller DB, run past them or simply jump over. He has strong hands and has tremendous upside.

*QB Sam Noyer, Beaverton (Ore.)- In hindsight, one of the bigger regrets was not seeing more of Noyer who looked exceptional and his team made a very nice run on Sunday. Noyer is a smart, cerebral kid who plays with confidence. He just looks like he knows what he's doing, never rattled, decisive and can make all the throws.

*DB Brady Breeze, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic- Breeze definitely looks the part and is easily among the top safeties in the region. He's a physical kid, very well put together and shows natural football instincts on the back end. He can cover a lot of ground, has good ball skills and he plays with an edge to him.

*ATH Chase Lucas, Chandler (Ariz.)- Lucas was a little quiet in the game we saw but looking at his frame and athleticism, there's a lot to like. He could play multiple positions in college including running back, receiver, safety or corner. He runs well, plays with some toughness and has a very nice upside to him.

*ATH Byron Murphy, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro- Murphy can play on either side of the ball but played strictly corner when we saw him. He has a solid frame, is physical at the line and showed the speed and fluidity to run down the field with a receiver and breaks very well on the ball.

*LB Darrian Franklin, Downey (Calif.)- Franklin has added plenty of muscle since last season but moves very well. He's very comfortable playing in space, showed nice range and lateral mobility and always plays with a bit of an edge to him as well.

*DB Deommodore Lenoir ('17), Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian- Lenoir is a scrappy corner who loves to mix it up. He's a highly competitive kid who despite not having great size right now, he's probably about 5-9, 165, he's physical and tough. He has very good feet and can change direction and stop and start on a dime.

*WR Chris Taylor-Yamanoha, Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate- Taylor-Yamanoha is a good looking receiver with a long, lean athletic frame and high level body control. He adjusts very well to the ball, catches everything with his hands and projects as a solid possession type receiver who can also make plays down the field.

*ATH Brandon Burton, Gardena (Calif.) Serra- Burton has transformed his game this winter after, in his own words, a disappointing junior season. He plays with an incredibly high football IQ and just seems to be a couple steps ahead of everyone else. He's always around the ball at safety, has very good ball skills and looks a lot more athletic than we've ever seen him.

*QB Tate Martell ('17), Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- I've been watching Martell since 8th grade and it has been a lot of fun to see him develop. His football smarts and intelligence is off the charts and he was basically his teams OC, calling every play at the line of scrimmage. He spins the football very well and always surprised people with how strong his arm is in relation to his size. He's the ultimate gamer, a gym rat who loves to compete and is a natural leader on and off the field.

*WR Tyjon Lindsey ('17), Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Seems like every undersized WR with speed gets labeled as the next DeSean Jackson but Lindsey might be the closest thing. He's a dynamic play maker who's great after the catch, has tremendous speed and acceleration and can really explode in and out of his breaks.

*QB Ephraim Tuliloa, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou- I had a chance to watch Tuliloa go head to head against Jacob Eason on Sunday and he more than held his own. He doesn't have your typical QB body, he's built more like a LB but he has a strong, powerful arm, showed great touch on the deep ball and can really spin it. He shows a lot of poise as well and never looks nervous or flustered in the pocket. He's someone definitely worth watching over the spring/summer.

*WR Dylan Crawford, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita- Crawford looked great on saturday and it appeared his BBT would roll on sunday as well. It didn't happen but Crawford still showed why he's a national recruit. He has put on some good weight, probably grown an inch and looks a lot more explosive than he did a year ago. He always catches the ball well and his ceiling is only getting higher.

*QB Brevin White, ('18), Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany- White already looks bigger than his older brother Brady and he was very good all weekend. He throws a very tight ball, has a quick release and is always accurate. He has an advanced feel for the position in terms of timing and throwing the ball early and with three more years to develop, expect White to be a national recruit when he's a senior.

*WR Jarrin Pierce, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany- We liked Pierce's older brother Brandon last year and younger brother had a strong tournament. He caught eight balls in one of the games I watched and has a very nice skill set. He's a pure slot WR, very quick getting off the line and out of his breaks, is a natural pass catcher and has very good speed as well.

*ATH Darian Owens, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West- Owens is very well put together and you can tell he has spent a lot of time in the weight room. WR is his first love and he can definitely play on that side of the ball but safety is where he stood out this weekend. He's a ballhawk who flies to the football and plays with a controlled recklessness that I really like.

*TE Devin Asiasi, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- Asiasi is a huge kid and still growing. He looks about 6-4, 250 pounds with a massive frame and it's easy to say he'll move to the defensive line in college but when you watch him catch the football, you see that he could stay on the offensive side of the ball as well. He's already a dominant blocker and moves around much better than a player his size should. He's more of a throwback to the days when TEs weren't big WRs but actually blocked, made catches over the middle and never had to leave the field.

*DB C.J. Pollard, Gardena (Calif.) Serra- Pollard is a natural free safety but worked out at corner and looked good. He has long arms and is physical so he can be very disruptive to a receiver trying to run a route. He does a nice job redirecting guys and has improved his athleticism to the point where he can turn and run with a receiver as well.

*DB Alex Perry ('17), Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- We didn't see Perry give up a catch in two games we watched and was rarely even tested. Perry is a tough, physical corner and plays bigger than his size. He has very quick feet, technically sound and will be one of top DBs in the region by his senior year.

*WR Trevon Sidney, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat- We have Sidney rated with the corners but a move to receiver is coming. He looked very good at receiver, quick out of his breaks, explosive down the field and catching everything with his hands.

*LB Jacob Colacion, Las Habra (Calif.)- Colacion is one of the rare 'backers whose game translates to 7v7 and the pads. He's a tough physical player, very instinctual but has the athleticism to stand out in a 7v7 setting as well. He's still waiting for his first offer but he can definitely play.

*DB Keith Taylor ('17), Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco- College scouts will be drooling when they see Taylor in pads this year. It's rare to find long, athletic 6-2 corners who can run but that's Taylor's game. He played a backup role for Bosco last year but should be an impact player this coming season and with two years to develop, the skys the limit.

*QB Max Gilliam, Thousand Oaks (Calif.)- Gilliam always looks smooth and can make just about every throw on the field. He shows very nice touch on the corner and wheel routes and is accurate down the field as well.

*DB Kamari Pleasant, Etiwanda (Calif.)- Pleasant is a physical DB who could end up at corner or safety. He has safety size right now and the frame to continue to add weight but currently plays corner and has looked good this winter.

*QB Tua Tagovailoa, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis- Tagovailoa is being compared to Marcus Mariota, being from the same HS, but physically, looks a lot more like a different Duck QB, Jeremiah Masoli. He's about 6-0 with a stocky frame. The lefty does have a live arm, shows nice pocket mobility and was very accurate in the game I saw. He's a different player in pads and is worthy of all the early attention he has been getting.

*WR Ty Jones ('17), Orem (Utah)- We had a chance to see Jones work out the night before the tournament at a private workout and he looked very good. He's has a long, athletic 6-2 frame, runs well and caught everything thrown at him. He has a high ceiling and will be someone worth watching closely the next two years.

We did a full recap on the winning Ground Zero team on Monday, here's the recap right here- Breaking down Ground Zero

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