For two years, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom linebacker Kyle Harmon has taken part in the post-National Signing Day tradition that has become the Kenion Training 7on7 Kickoff, and, for the second year in a row, he came into the event on Sunday as the BVAL tackles leader.
This season, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound 'backer racked up 137 tackles to lead all of the North Coast Section. That isn't his only impressive number: He also sports a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and it's garnering him quite a bit of Ivy League attention.
He's planning on visiting Harvard on Saturday, and he's gotten love from Cornell and Columbia. Cal Poly is also in the mix.
Napa (Calif.) Justin Siena quarterback Aidan Willard led his TMP Elite team to the KT 7on7 Kickoff title on Sunday, and could be in the mix for an offer from Toledo as soon as Thursday. He's still talking with Hawaii, Cincinnati, Washington, Colorado and Duke. Willard has gotten bigger and stronger from when we saw him eight months ago, and he was easily the most polished quarterback at the event, and looks to be the most college-ready, given his height and newly-muscled frame.
With Devin Asiasi headed to Michigan, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle needs a new tight end, and that new tight end is Isaiah Foskey. He's already pulled down offers from Michigan, BYU, Kansas and Eastern Washington, most recently, and as a 2019 prospect, at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, he's only just getting started. He wants to get to 235 pounds by next season.
The offer from the Wolverines excites Foskey the most, because of how Jim Harbaugh utilizes his tight ends.
While he certainly has big shoes to fill, his size-15s are more than capable.
"I learned how to be more physical, and the steps that De La Salle has, just get the steps down and get momentum going," Foskey said of his lessons from Asiasi. "He helped me with the blocking and the route-running, the out routes and stuff. He said to go 100 percent every time. If you think, it's just going to mess you up."
Foskey will also replace Asiasi at defensive end for the Spartans, but he sees himself as a tight end.
"I'm going to be honest -- last semester, I had to make up four classes this summer," Dixon said. "I want to be able to choose my college, so I've got to get these classes done, and get my GPA where I want it. I really want to take college visits, and see how I like schools. I want to have everyone open to me."
Dixon said his GPA was at a 2.5, and wants to get it above a 3.0 with the make-up classes.
He'll be attending the NIKE The Opening Regional in Oakland and making up his classes this summer with "really not a lot of time for anything else, because I've got to knock those classes out."
Dixon said that his dream school would be Clemson.
"Clemson, the wide receivers that come out of Clemson, they're, I mean, OBJ [Odell Beckham Jr.], they produce really nice receivers, that are dominating in the NFL."
His highlight tape was finished Monday, and went out to schools.
Granite Bay (Calif.) athlete Isaiah Lewis was invited to Cal's junior day last weekend, but could not make it due to a death in the family. He will make up his visit at a later date during spring ball, which begins on March 7. The versatile athlete has played running back, receiver, nickel back, safety, cornerback and has returned kicks.
Jaylen Phelps, a wide receiver out of El Cerrito (Calif.), has had Nevada come by to talk to him, in the person of Mike Bradeson. Colorado also showed interest in the beginning of the season, but Phelps hasn't heard from the Buffs since.
With plenty of other high-major talents playing for the Gauchos, in Aaron Banks and Damon Cole, Phelps takes every opportunity to introduce himself to any coaches that come around. He introduced himself loudly on the field on Sunday, with two 35-yard touchdown grabs, and a one-haded touchdown grab to clinch the quarterfinals win for Silly U.
Last season, Phelps served as a possession receiver for El Cerrito.
"If we needed first downs, an extra 10 or 15 yards, I call myself Mister Don't Jump," Phelps said, referring to what he tells opposing defensive backs. "If we're in the red zone, they just throw it up, because it's a guaranteed catch."
Phelps went to Cal's camp last summer, but has not yet attended another school camp.
He recently ran a 4.63 40.