- Shadon Seabrook also showed out for University. The ball-hawking cornerback was usually put on the opposition’s top receiver and he did a great job in coverage all weekend. A rising junior, Seabrook shows great promise for the Cougars.
- Another big QB Chase Litton (6-6, 190), a rising sophomore out of Tampa Wharton, had a blast tossing the ball up in the air for that jack-in-the-box receiver Hargreaves. The best friends connected numerous times on crucial third- and fourth-down situations. Hargreaves typically only joined the offense on third down, and played the entire way as cornerback on the other side.
- Armwood’s new QB Daryl Richardson got to show off his arm and does he have a cannon. He probably could have launched the ball from the playing fields across USF’s main drag Fowler Avenue, the way it took off from his hands. Richardson will be a junior and still has some kinks to work out, but he’s someone to watch for 2013.
- DB Jarvis McCall also looked good for Armwood, using his big body (6-2, 185) to go right at the big receivers on display. On the other side, DB Leon McQuay III was equally impressive and he is one of the more heavily recruited juniors in the state. And of course, Florida commit RB Matt Jones was usual self, sometime playing both offense and defense. Jones is a horse that Gator fans can wait to see come out of the gates.
- We’ve hit on some of the big guns for Winter Park like Montgomery and Xavier Amerson, the bookend receivers, as well as QB Asiantii Woulard, but some rising sophomores showed out in extraordinary fashion. DB Blake McClain was picking off passes right and left and had two picks in the title game, the last one being the game and tourney clincher. Rafael “Rah Rah” Lopes also had a greet weekend, turning short passes into long gainers from a slot position. The kid is fast.
Surely I’ve left off a few players well deserving of recognition from the weekend, but this is most of what I gathered from the USF event.
Stay tuned, more 7-on-7 tourneys are on the calendar for this weekend with two in South Florida, and two in Central Florida at DeLand’s River City Shootout and Plant City’s West Florida Shootout, part of the Mel Kiper national series. UCF also hosts a big man camp on Saturday.Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org