B2G Instinct Showcase: Santa Maria Recap

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. -- B2G Sports took its Instinct Showcase north up U.S. 101 to the Central Coast on Saturday. Some of the area's best players competed in 1-on-1 drills and 7-on-7 passing competition. GSP recaps the action from Saturday…

The B2G Sports Santa Maria Instinct Showcase didn't invite any four or five-star prospects nor should it. The showcases are designed for prospects trying to earn an invite the B2G Elite Camp in late June, and for the B2G team to discover under the radar talent. Both goals were accomplished on Saturday afternoon at Santa Maria's Righetti High School.

The biggest name at the showcase didn't even come from the Central Coast. Culver City (Calif.) athlete Edwin Tillman, who claims offers from Fresno State and San Diego State, made the three-hour trek north to compete. Despite tweaking an ankle, he showed enough to accomplish his goal – an invite to the B2G Elite Camp. Tillman is talented two-way standout, who competed at running back, wide receiver, and cornerback on Saturday.

But the camp's top performer was Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa cornerback Enrique Thomas. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound standout displayed remarkable skills as a defender. He showed great feet and hips, not mention decent leaping ability. It shouldn't come as a surprise for the underrated prospected, considering his older brother plays cornerback at USC.

Rio Mesa also had another surprise performer – WR/CB Steven Cristobal – that earned an invite like Thomas to the elite camp. Cristobal isn't the biggest or fastest player, but he continually made plays on the field.

Gardena (Calif.) RB Donald Hall is another prospect who made the journey from Southern California. He ran excellent routes earning an invite to the elite camp. Lompoc (Calif.) rising junior running back Lavon Haynes came into the showcase confident after starring on the junior varsity level last season. He was arguably the offensive performer.

Arroyo Grande (Calif.) QB/FS Seth Jacobs will be a name to watch in the next few years. Just a freshman, he competed at quarterback during 1-on-1's, but as a safety in 7-on-7 action. While still raw, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound is extremely athletic. He is not likely a quarterback at the next level, but he showed the tools to be an excellent ball-hawking safety.

Defensive lineman Svondo Bradley was a man among boys at the camp. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound standout was one of the few linemen competing, but he easily stood out as one of the best overall prospects.

Righetti safety Matt Miller and linebacker Cody Berry are B2G Elite Camp alums. Technically, they didn't have to earn another invite back to the Elite Camp, but both were more than impressive on the defensive side of the ball.

Quarterbacks T.J. Jordan out of Righetti and Santa Barbara's R.J. Rosborough are two other players we liked. Jordan is a capable passer with decent arm strength. Rosborough passes the eyeball test at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, and he was the most consistent thrower on the day. Also, keep an eye on rising junior Righetti running back Dylan Jones, who impressed with his quickness.


Back, left to right: Haynes, Cristobal, Thomas, Tillman, Miller, Berry, and Jacobs, Front: Hall



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