While some have frowned at the explosion of spring 7v7 football over the last few years, one of the advantages is the opportunity it allows for young players to be seen and gain exposure.
He has yet to throw a pass at the H.S level but Bryce Young is a name that just about everyone in grassroots football circles has heard plenty about. We had a chance to see Young in action this past weekend when he helped his Ground Zero 7v7 squad win the stacked Passing Down Best in the West 7v7 tournament.
Young alternated with Upland freshman QB David Baldwin and both have very high ceilings. Young is a kid that is gifted physically but what stood out was his poise and how calm he looked in pressure situations.
You would have never known Young was playing against players 3-4 years older than him by how cool he looked all day long. He doesn't get rattled and is able to make quick decisions and get the ball on time with accuracy. He projects as a dual threat quarterback and moves around very well but can also get the ball down the field and projects as a national recruit who should have his choice of just about any school he wants by the time he's a senior.
Young, who will play at Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral next fall, talked about a few spring and summer visits he plans to take as well as who his childhood dream school is.