Badger Elite 7on7 Preview: Team Washington

Preview of Team Washington for Badger Elite 7on7 powered by New Level Athletics...

This weekend over twenty teams from the West will participate in the Bader Elite 7on7 powered by New Level Athletics. The passing tournament will take place at UNLV. Annually, the tournament features the top prospects from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. This season, coaches from the Barton Football Academy have put together at team that will represent the state of Washington. Here is a preview of the squad from the Evergreen State...

Jeff Lindquist–Quarterback–Mercer Island (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Lindquist is the top quarterback in the Northwest and will be one of the best signal callers in Vegas. Lindquist has the size, arm strength and accuracy needed to put on a good showing. In addition, the Washington team has a receiving corps that should make plays for him. 7on7 tournaments usually come down to quarterback play and a lot of pressure will be on the junior to perform well. Lindquist holds offers from a trio of Pac-12 programs and has garnered attention from a half dozen more. Conventional wisdom has the signal caller choosing between Stanford and Washington.

Recruiting: Offers from Stanford, Washington and Washington State


Chevelle Walker–Running Back–Eastside Catholic (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Walker is a talented running back that will play both ways for the team. In addition to coming out of the backfield, he will spend time at the cornerback position. Walker's size points to him possibly moving to safety at some point in the future. Walker was an all-league performer this past season and figures to be one of the top backs in the  state in 2012.

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Trent Sewell–Wide Receiver–Bothell (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Sewell is a receiver with the size and hands to make a big difference this weekend. He has the leaping ability to go up and get the ball over defenders as well as the speed to run by them. Sewell took over two Bothell games that I attended this past fall and could breakout in Vegas. He should be a go-to receiver in long passing downs for team Washington. Sewell currently holds two Pac-12 offers and should see that number grow over the spring and summer. Sewell has ties to Washington State but insists that his recruitment is still wide open.

Recruiting: Offers from UCLA and Washington State.


Michael Rector–Wide Receiver–Bellarmine Prep (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Rector picked up his first offer a couple of weeks ago when the hometown Huskies pulled the trigger. Rector is as fast as any player on the team and will be a deep threat in the tournament. Rector has great quickness and hands, and should see plenty of balls fly his way. Rector is coming off a breakout year at Bellarmine Prep, a team that should be in the title hunt again next season. While Rector and Sewell are friends, they are also battling to be the top rated receiver in Washington and Vegas is a great opportunity for an early statement. 

Recruiting: Offer from University of Washington. 


Caleb Smith–Tight End–Kentridge (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Smith has spent most of the past two seasons at quarterback. Late last season, the junior moved to tight end. It is a position that is better suited for his enormous frame. Smith stands over 6'5" and has filled out his frame with muscle. It is rare to see a player his size move with such ease. Smith passes the eyeball test and should be one of the larger targets in Vegas. 

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Eric Lemke–Tight End–Issaquah (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Lemke is at a disadvantage that pads aren't allowed in the tournament. The junior is also a prospect at defensive end  and plays with a hard nosed attitude that allows him to be just as effective a blocker as he is a receiver. Even without the ability to physical punish opponents, Lemke should have success in the tournament. He has amazing hands and should haul in any pass put on his big frame.  

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Caleb Saulo–LineBacker–Kentlake (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Saulo is a superb athlete that starts at quarterback for Kentlake. However, he projects as a defensive prospect at the next level. Saulo will likely end up as an outside linebacker, he has the size to play the position as well as the athleticism to play in space. Saulo will play middle linebacker in Vegas and has a big responsibility to lock up the middle of the field. Saulo is a disciplined player that has great focus on the field and has obviously spent time in the weight room. 

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Tyler Hasty–Cornerback–Bellevue (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Hasty was a key performer for 3A state champion Bellevue this past season. Hasty fit into multiple roles for the Wolverines, taking snaps at quarterback, returning kicks and starting at corner. Hasty will be the starting quarterback this season. He has deceptive speed at the cornerback position which allows him to recover and make breaks on balls that seem out of reach. Hasty's biggest assets are his instincts and ability to read the quarterback. Look for Hasty to come away with a few interceptions this weekend. 

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Jayshawn Jordan–Cornerback–O'Dea (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Jordan is a cornerback that excels because of his technique. Jordan and Hasty are very similarly built and both posses the quickness to cover receivers man to man. Despite his size, Jordan is a huge hitter when the pads are strapped on. He played some safety for O'Dea but will be isolated out on the corner this weekend. 

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Danny Wilson–Cornerback–Bothell (WA) - 2013

Scout's Take: Wilson is the only underclassmen on the roster and will spend time filling in at both running back and cornerback. The sophomore is a very natural athlete that has great speed and is fluid when making cuts. Look for Wilson to break out with Bothell this season as former starting running back Luke Proulx has graduated. .

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Ma'ne Manaea–Safety–Lakes (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Manaea is an intelligent player that will be making the defensive calls for the Washington squad. Manaea was limited to only three games this season for Lakes before an injury ended his season. Manaea is fully healthy and looking to make a name for himself at camps this spring. He is a player that always seems to be around the ball and making plays. Manaea will also see some time at the receiver position for Washington. 

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Cedric Dozier–Safety–Lakes (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Dozier is the most explosive athlete on the team. He will play safety for the Washington team but projects best as a corner in college. Dozier was the starting quarterback at Lakes last year and will move to an "athlete" position this year, spending time at wide out, running back and wildcat quarterback. Dozier has elite athleticism and will be called on to lock down the back end for the team. Dozier is originally from the South and would love to receive an offer from some SEC programs, otherwise he will likely stay in the Pac-12.

Recruiting: Offers from California and Washington.


Austin Pernell–Safety–Kentlake (WA) - 2012

Scout's Take: Pernell is built as well as any prospect on the Washington team, the junior has an impressive upper body and looks like he could play college ball today. Pernell has brought a calming influence to the secondary and is the most natural player on the back end. He projects as a safety in college and has the mental ability to match his athleticism on the field. Pernell will also rotate at receiver for the Washington team. 

Recruiting: Interest in NW Area and Pac-12 schools.


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for
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