One of the best things about off-season camps is the opportunity to see the young players step up and make a name for themselves.
Several underclassmen at the The Opening Los Angeles Regional made an impression on us on Sunday.
As we always mention, this isn't a top prospect list, it's simply a list of the 10 players who had the best day in our eyes. This has nothing to do with recruiting rankings but strictly based on performance.
The Top 10
Faatui Tuitele, DT, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis (2019)
Just a sophomore, Tuitele has tremendous upside and has to rank among the top handful of defensive tackles out West right now, regardless of class. He was the DL MVP and it really wasn't much debate. He's a naturally strong kid with a nice motor and looks like a slam dunk to be ranked among the top 100 players in the country.
Max Williams, CB, Gardena (Calif.) Serra (2019)
An early Scout 2019 Watch Lister, Williams was one of the top underclass performers, regardless of position and is one of the West's best corners overall.
Chris Steele, CB, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco (2019)
The UCLA commit, like Williams, is one of the premier defensive backs in the West regardless of class and has the size and length that coaches covet.
Greg Oliver, CB, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman (2019)
Oliver never shied away from going against the top receivers and more than held his own against a loaded receiver group.
Jeremiah Criddell, CB, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) (2019)
Criddell is a physical and versatile DB with a strong frame who could project at corner or safety and always competes.
J.T. Daniels, QB, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei (2019)
The top 2019 quarterback in the West, Daniels has one of the strongest and most accurate arms of any quarterback in the country and flashed it all day Sunday.
Jamaal Bell, RB, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete (2019)
Bell tied for the fastest 40 time on the day, a 4.43, and then shined in the running back drills.
Colby Bowman, WR, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco (2019)
Bowman is a good-sized receiver, showing great athleticism, very good hands and a lot of polish already.
Jordan Wilmore, RB, Lawndale (Calif.) (2019)
Wilmore is another back we loved watching in the drills against the linebackers, showing great shiftiness and quickness in getting up field.
Jonathan Perkins, LB, Fontana (Calif.) Summit (2019)
Every time we see Perkins, he performs well and the former DB and now linebacker has made a seamless transition.
The Next Five:
Bryce Young, QB, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral (2020), Blake Antzoulatos, LB, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade (2019), Spencer Lytle, LB, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite (2019), Mykael Wright, CB, Valencia (Calif.), Dez Melton, RB, Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley (2019)
National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, Mountain/Island recruiting analyst Blair Angulo and Director of Recruiting Brandon Huffman contributed to this list.