NLA Elite 7on7 Preview- Northwest
Talon Shumway
Talon Shumway
West Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 22, 2012


A look at some of the top Northwest prospects headed to Las Vegas for the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7...

Team Utah 1

Team Utah has been one of the most consistent performers in the history of the NLA Athletics Vegas Regional, finishing 3rd last season and 2nd the previous two years. A pair of South Jordan (Utah) Bingham prospects highlight the offensive talent. Wide receiver Hayden Weichers is a very quick prospect getting college attention. Tight end Dalton Schultz is only a sophomore but already holds a Utah offer.

Sandy (Utah) Alta wide receiver Harrison Handley is a massive prospect standing 6’6” 200lbs and could grow into a tight end at the next level. Highland (Utah) Lone Peak wide receiver Talon Shumway is an excellent athlete that can play all over the field. Shumway stood out last season in Vegas as just a sophomore and already offers from both BYU and Utah.

RB David Adams
WR John Fakahafua
WR Harrison Handley
QB Jake Lloyd
WR Dax Raymond
TE Dalton Schultz
WR Talon Shumway
WR Hayden Weichers
LB Chasen Andersen
S Stratton Brown
DB Malcolm Card-Turner
OLB Colton Grossaint
OLB Uaea Masina
S Kavika Fonua
S Chase Nelson
DB Zach Swenson
OLB Albert Tai


Team Utah 2

Sandy (Utah) wide receiver Ammon Barker has all of the physical tools to be a special player. Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood tight end Siale Fakailoatonga committed to Utah recently, but word is the recruiting process is far from over for the highly sought after prospect.

South Jordan (Utah) Bingham linebacker Drake Miller is a prospect that coach Peck has spoken very highly of. Utah is a big talent state in the Northwest and should be more than capable of bringing two talented rosters to the NLA Vegas Regional.

WR Beau Artest
WR Ammon Barker
RB Marquis Beans
WR Jesse Brady
WR Kalan Cantwell
TE Siale Fakailoatonga
RB Eddie Hall
QB Kody Wilstead
S Austin Gibbs
S Riley Guatave
S Brekin Gunter
LB Drake Miller
C Sione MoliI
LB Patrick Palau
C Jewka Patatefa
S Adam Thompson


Team Oregon

This is likely to be the best Oregon team ever to take the field in the NLA Vegas regional. The team is headlined by athletes in the defensive backfield. Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic safety Dallin Leavitt has already committed to BYU.

Two younger brothers will try and replicate the success of their elder siblings. Portland (Ore.) Grant ATH Nate Halverson is the younger brother of 2012 Portland State signee OLB Daniel Halverson. Vancouver (Wash.) Skyview ATH Reiley Henderson is younger of 2011 Hawaii signee Ellis Henderson.

Wilsonville (Ore.) S Johnny Ragin was one of the top performers at the U.S. Army Underclass Combine in January. Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon ATH Connor Straham is one of the best offensive performers in the state. Portland (Ore.) Jesuit running back A.J. Glass toped 2,000 yards rushing last year.

QB Justin Adams
QB Wyatt Houston
RB Jake Hoffman
WR AJ Glass
WR Connor Strahm
WR James Banks
WR Nate Halverson
TE Forrest Russell
LB Reiley Henderson
DB Deshawn Stephens
DB Dallen Leavitt
DB Erick Douglas III
DB Griffin McLain
DB Jimbo Davis
S Tanner Shipley
S Johnny Ragin


Team Hawaii

Team Hawaii consists of prospects with ties to the Hawaiian Islands, though most now reside on the mainland. The team is always one of the younger groups at the tournament. Las Vegas (Nev. ) Bishop Gorman quarterback Danny Hong came out as an 8th grader last year showed well. He is back this year to lead the team further than their quarterfinal finish last year.

Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood brothers Sione and T.J. Fehoko are special talents. T.J. played defensive end on varsity as just a freshman. He already has a verbal offer from Utah.

QB Danny Hong
WR Riley Hoff
DB Joren Cambell
DB Dajai
WR Terrence Chambers
TE Isaiah Nacua
DB Armand Perry
WR Keenan Smith
S/WR Nate Starks
LB KU Tapusoa
RB/LB Niko Kapeli
WR Cliff Betson
LB T.J. Fehoko
S Sione Fehoko
LB Deion King



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