It was a pair of linebackers from Crespi High School, Khalil Bass and Lucky Radley, that got the defense started on the right foot. 2010 prospect, Lucky Radley, came up with a crucial pass deflection on third down and fellow Celt linebacker Khalil Bass ended the second series with an interception.
Defensive back Chris Washington from Northridge High School in Utah got into the action early and often, deflecting several passes and nearly coming up with multiple interceptions. Washington played well all week and was named the Outstanding Defensive Player at the conclusion of the B2G Camp.
Safeties Byron Moore and Chris Metcalf looked very good defending the pass in the A-Game. The pair of USC commits showed why they are so highly-regarded, making big plays in pass coverage throughout the day.
Corona Santiago cornerback, Sean Martin, saved the defense when he made an acrobatic interception of a Tate Forcier pass in the end zone to stop a long drive. Martin was one of the most impressive cornerbacks at B2G.
While the defense looked good early, the offense came alive in the second half lead by the spectacular play of Scripps Ranch quarterback Tate Forcier and wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley from Victory Christian High School in North Carolina.
Forcier got the offense started with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Ross Bacon in the first half but he really showed off his strong arm in the second half connecting for four touchdown passes. On the day, Forcier hooked up with Delvon Purvis and Tehvyn Brantley for two touchdowns apiece and connected with Ross Bacon for another.
West Ranch quarterback, Jake Bernards, also connected with Tehvyn Brantley for a touchdown. Bernards doesn't get the hype that other quarterback's in the 2009 class have received but he proved all camp that he certainly has all the tools to play quarterback on the college level. Bernards is big, has a good arm and really makes good decisions with the ball. What stood out about him was he never tried to force the ball down the field, instead he would take what the defense gave him and marched the ball down the field.
Righetti quarterback, Justin Level, also connected with Mario Gomez for a long touchdown pass.
While the running backs are somewhat limited in a 7-on-7 game, Bishop O'Dowd running back Mario Brown and Scripps Ranch tailback, Brennan Clay, really looked comfortable catching the ball out of the backfield.
Gomez is a real shifty back that made several defenders miss when he had the ball in his hands. Brennan Clay, a 2010 prospect, was very impressive playing both running back and wide receiver. The multi-talented Clay won the Most Versatile Award.
While Tehvyn Brantley made the most plays during the A-Game, Chaminade wide receiver, Ronald McCrory, won the Most Outstanding Offensive Player Award because he had a solid week catching the ball and is a real weapon after he makes the catch.
Inglewood wide receiver, Shaquelle Evans, participated in the A-Game and immediately made his presence felt catching several passes from Jake Bernards.
B2G Elite Program: A-Game Awards
A-Game MVP: Tate Forcier, QB, Scripps Ranch
Most Improved: Delvon Purvis, WR, L.A. Jordan
Most Versatile: Brennan Clay, RB, Scripps Ranch
Outstand Offensive Player: Ronald McCroy, WR, Chaminade
Outstanding Defensive Player: Christopher Washington, S, Northridge (UT)
B2G Elite Program Award Winners: Delvon Purvis, Ronald McCrory, Brennan Clay, Tate
Forcier and Chris Washington.