Santa Fe 7-on-7 Notes

Santa Fe High School was the place to be this weekend to watch some of the top teams and players in California. The 38-team passing league tournament and linemen competition was highlighted by the play of Serra, Lakewood, Carson and Narbonne and featured big plays by Robert Woods, Jesse Scroggins, Christian Thomas and Sean Parker.

Santa Fe High School was the place to be this weekend to watch some of the top teams and players in California. The 38-team passing league tournament and linemen competition was highlighted by the play of Serra, Lakewood, Carson and Narbonne and featured big plays by Robert Woods, Jesse Scroggins, Christian Thomas and Sean Parker.

There was no argument as to who was the top team at the end of day after Serra ripped through the bracket without a single defeat.

Serra's talented trio of wide receivers really stepped up in the championship game and led their team to a convincing win over Lakewood in the championship game.

Every team on Serra's schedule is going to have a tough time trying to slow down their high-powered offense led by four-star wide receiver Robert Woods, who could end up one of the top three prospects in the state by the end of the year.

Woods is the best all-around player of Serra's three wide receivers, 2011 recruit George Farmer is the best athlete and Paul Richardson may have the best hands of the group.

Richardson always catches the ball away from his body, which many young WR's struggle with.

Lakewood quarterback Jesse Scroggins continued to display his strong arm and made several big-time throws, fitting the ball between defenders all day. Scroggins led his team to the championship game by hitting Ronald Lewis, Kevin Anderson and Dion Bailey for several big gains.

6-foot-1, 195-pound safety Dion Bailey showed great instincts while patrolling the Lakewood secondary. Bailey informed us that he will make his college choice this coming week at the Nike 7-on-7 Passing Tournament in Beaverton, Oregon. Bailey will choose between the rival USC Trojans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Whichever team lands the commitment of Bailey is getting a very intense, instinctive safety that is always around the ball.

We will have a video interview up later with the talented defensive back in which he discusses his interest in both schools and the factors that will go into his decision.

The Carson Colts really had a good team effort on Saturday, knocking off Narbonne in the quarterfinals and giving Serra all they could handle in a heated semifinal battle.

For Narbonne, five-star safety Sean Parker had a strong performance playing safety and wide receiver, and we can't wait to see the hard-hitting recruit once the pads go on.

The Gauchos had a very solid showing on Saturday, before losing to Carson in the quarterfinal round. Bryan Douglas, who committed to Boise State this week, had a spectacular performance in Narbonne's win over St. Bonaventure, pulling in two interceptions and two touchdown receptions. Physical cornerback CJ Wiley and athletic wide receiver Brian Hawthorne also had some good moments for the city section power.

Highland tight end Christian Thomas was one of the most impressive players in the entire tournament. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound tight end showed very good hands and is a physical, aggressive player that puts pressure on the defense with his ability in the passing game. Thomas really manhandled the linebackers all day and showed good speed for a player with his size.

It was the first time that I have watched Thomas in person and he is a tremendous all-around prospect. We will have a video interview with the four-star recruit up in the next couple of days. He is very high on the two local schools, USC and UCLA.

Another player that stood out on Saturday and received rave reviews from Scout.com's Director of Scouting, Scott Kennedy, was Santa Fe wide receiver Andrew Jackson.

"At 6-4 and 210 pounds, Santa Fe wide receiver Andrew Jackson was as physically imposing a player that attended the 38 team tournament," Kennedy said. "He was more than just a player that filled out a uniform well though, he attacked the defensive backfield and was aggressive going for the ball.

"Several times he used his size to snatch the ball away from smaller defenders. Jackson said he had a few scholarship offers already including Nevada and San Diego State. He's a receiver prospect that has the talent to play anywhere in the country."

Stay with SCPlaybook.com as we will have player interviews with Dion Bailey, Christian Thomas, Giovanni Di Poalo and other recruits from the Santa Fe Passing Tournament.


Lakewood safety Dion Bailey will pick between USC and Notre Dame this coming week.


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