Dawgman Pylon 7v7 Notebook: Day 1

There were windy conditions up in Henderson, Nevada as the first day of the Las Vegas Pylon 7v7 got underway. The weather played havoc with weaker armed quarterbacks, but that didn't take away from some of the super-athletic prospects that were out on the field. Here's a quick look at what we saw as well as some updates on Washington targets...

Martell can really spin the ball well. He was pin-point during most of the game I saw him play in. Martell said he is thinking about making his decision this summer, before the start of his senior season and that he and his friend/teammate Tyjon Lindsey are definitely a package deal. Washington, USC and Arizona State are their top three, but I get the feeling UW is third on the list right now.

Absolute freak of an athlete. Robinson was playing safety and receiver for his team, but he'll play linebacker at the next level. He's an intense player with elite athleticism and he sure looks like he will be a difference-maker wherever he winds up. Robinson said the Huskies are definitely showing him some serious love and he seems to be pretty impressed by their efforts. He's a long ways from deciding, but if the Huskies can get him up to Seattle for a visit this spring, that could go a long way in helping them get on his official visit list.

Alloway plays on the talent-laden Ground Zero squad. He's got offers from plenty of schools, including Washington, and he said schools like USC, Notre Dame and Oregon are very close to offering. Alloway said Washington is one of the schools he's planning to visit officially this coming fall, but obviously admitted that that could change. He said UW is recruiting him as a slot, corner, running back and return man. A visit to Montlake could take place this spring if he can fit it into his hectic schedule.

Eason led a come-from-behind win in FSP's first game of the day, hitting a five-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute left in their game to give his team a 14-13 win. Eason's arm really wowed those who were watching and there were people saying "that's the kid that's committed to Georgia" and "I can see why he's rated so high". Eason has a special arm and he looks to be improving as a decision-maker although he's still slow to see things develop at times.

Gilchrist really flashed his speed and explosiveness at corner in FSP's first game of the day. He knocked down two passes, blanketed receivers on several other plays and came up with the game-ending interception, capping off a come-from-behind win for his team and giving them momentum.

Williams looked solid in Barton 4's first game of the day, threading a ball in on a deep post route in between a corner and a safety. However, he and the rest of his team struggled in their second game as they fell behind early and finished the game with a 20-6 loss. Williams told me he currently holds offers from Washington, Montana State, Utah, Northwestern, Colorado State and Kansas. Everyone likes him as a defensive end/linebacker and he said he's more than happy to give up playing quarterback once he gets to college.

As we've been saying for a while, Garcia, a USC-commit, certainly passes the look test, but on Saturday, Garcia definitely had his struggles. He didn't get much separation and when he did, he dropped at least two passes that would have been tough catches but they were still grabs an athlete like Garcia needs to make.

Carr fits the mold of so many players nowadays as he can play as a slot receiver, a wide receiver, a running back and as a return man. The sophomore currently holds offers from the Huskies and Colorado and he said he's planning to come up for an unofficial visit either in the spring or summer to check out what Washington has to offer.

At 6'1", 205 pounds, the sophomore looks college ready right now. He had a huge reception in his team's third game and you can see why he's considered one of the top wideouts in the 2017 class. UW hasn't offered yet, but he sure looks like a guy who will have an offer from the Dawgs in the very near future.

Really, really liked the look of Barnes on the field. He was measured in at just over 6'2" and he weighed in at 213 pounds. He said he's planning to visit Boise State on April 4th and two weeks later he'll be visiting Washington for their Junior Day on April 18th. Barnes said Washington likes him at middle linebacker, but he said he's open to playing inside or outside and will head to the position that the coaches think he will be their biggest asset.

Washington just offered Riley on Thursday and word is the Huskies were his "dream offer". His team played earlier in the day, so I didn't get a chance to see him play, but that is priority number one for me on Sunday. I hope to have an interview up soon on Riley to get his thoughts on the Huskies and his time frame for making a decision.

Ahmed played mostly corner on Saturday and he wasn't challenged much. Ahmed told me after FSP's first game that he's still got just two offers - Washington and Montana State - but he also noted that pretty much the entire Pac 12 has been in contact with him. He said he will be at several UW practices this spring.

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