NLA Elite 7on7 Preview- Washington
Tere Calloway
Tere Calloway
West Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 23, 2012


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

The Washington team is bringing down a pair of talented passers. Yakima (Wash.) Eisenhower quarterback Kolney Cassel already holds an offer from SMU and is the more highly recruited of the two. Seattle (Wash.) King’s signal caller Billy Green has been under the radar but has great touch on his throws and the accuracy to excel in a 7on7.

Wentachee (Wash.) 2014 running back Isaiah Brandt-Sims is a track phenom. The sophomore is the only underclassmen on the Washington roster and has the speed to make defenses pay. Brandt-Sims is a capable pass catcher out of the backfield and should have an big weekend for team Washington.

Washington has a history of sending talented pass-catchers to Vegas. Past team members include Kasen Williams, Jermaine Kearse, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Trent Sewell, Michael Rector and Gino Simone. This year’s squad also boasts talent on the outside.

Federal Way (Wash.) receiver Mike Tate can always find open space and separate from his defender. At 6’4” Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes wide out Sammie Long presets a matchup problem for opponents. Long already holds an offer from Washington and is thought to be a big Husky lean. Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline receiver Nic Sblendorio showed the best hands through the practices and will catch anything thrown his way. Bothell (Wash.) prospect Aaron Wilks is like Long in that he towers over defenders. Wilks is also a great prospect on the other side of the ball, playing defensive end for the Cougars. Gig Harbor (Wash.) Peninsula tight end Kyle Self is the dual threat that you look for from the position. He possesses the ability to both catch passes and block from the tight end position.

The sole linebacker on Team Washington is Tukwila (Wash.) Foster prospect Micah Breland. Breland has the speed and coverage ability to perform well at a 7on7, where many linebackers can look lost. Breland is not just a standout on the football field, but also excels in the classroom.

The defensive backfield is as deep as it has ever been for the Washington team. The cornerback position headed by Graham (Wash.) Graham-Kapowsin athlete Kahlil Dawson. Dawson can also play wide receiver and holds an early offer from Wyoming. Federal Way (Wash.) twin brothers Ezekial McNeal and Jeremiah McNeal provide great speed to the secondary. Ezekial will also see time at safety for the team. Bothell (Wash.) corner Reshon Watson is easily the most physical player on the roster and will be one to watch. Federal Way (Wash.) prospect D’Londo Tucker might be the best pure cover corner on the team.

Seattle (Wash.) Prep safety Tere Calloway is most highly recruited prospect on the team. Calloway already holds offers from Colorado, Portland State, Purdue and SMU. Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep athlete Calvin Chandler can play receiver in addition to his responsibilities on the defensive side of the ball. Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si safety Hunter Malberg is someone that could break out over the weekend. Malberg has a big football IQ and will make most of the defensive calls for the team.


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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