New To The Party: The number of D1 schools swelled today, as TCU, Oklahoma State, and a handful of Big Sky schools arrived for day 2. In addition to a few new coaches, four-star linebacker Christian Folau arrived today and made an instant impact. Mufi Hunt, Branden Bowen, Tuli Wily-Matagi, Porter Gustin and a few other prospects made cameos today, to support teammates and meet with coaches.
Day 2 Standouts
Osa Masina: There is no question of who is the leader on the field at the All-Poly camp. Masina is the emotional leader of his team and has been setting the tone whether it's during drills or scrimmages. Masina proved that he has no trouble turning his hips and running with receivers. There wasn't a pass completed on him during the scrimmages. When Masina did decide to play at the line of scrimmage, the play was usually blown up before it had a chance. The scary thing is Masina is just scratching the surface, he has room to get much better.
Nate Heaps: Heaps was a man possessed today. He was catching everything, making some tough blocks, and doing everything with good energy and crispness. The game plan for his team was pretty simple, "give the ball to Heaps." A lot of schools were checking out the American Fork tight end, and it wouldn't be surprising to see an offer or two extended to him tomorrow.
Robbie Hutchins: Hutchins does everything pretty well. His balls were coming out with good zip today, and he was able to make some good throws despite a lot of pressure. Hutchins is a good athlete and displayed a little mobility when the pocket would collapse. The Brighton quarterback is easily one of the best passers at the camp.
Kahi Neves: If Neves doesn't start this year for Bingham, he will be the best backup QB in the country. At 6-4 230 pounds, he looks like a QB on his way to the NFL combine. Neves has a strong arm and was able to display it numerous times today. Hawaii extended an offer his way after the AM session, and other schools may be doing the same tomorrow.
Chaz Ah You: There aren't too many 2017 prospects that look better than Ah You on the field. The Westlake safety was fluid throughout the day and made some great plays during 1 on 1's. Ah You has great ball hawking skills, and really knows how to use his length to his advantage while playing the pass. Oklahoma State pulled the trigger on Ah You, becoming his 3rd offer.
Seyddrick Lakalaka: After watching Lakalaka for 20 minutes, I came away thinking he was one of the best 2017 prospects at the camp. He is a great athlete with a motor than never slows down. He has good size and is strong and quick. The future of Ponahou's defense plays the game the right way, and is one of the best at the camp.
East High School: Lorenzo Manu picked up offers from Montana and Montana State today, while his teammate Hausia Sekona picked up offers from Idaho State and Nevada. Both Manu and Sekona have stood out in positional drills and could continue to see their stocks rise. Manu, who plays QB/S for East, has been playing safety throughout the camp. Sekona has been playing a mix of defensive end and defensive tackle. He has been a headache for offensive linemen, with one of the more explosive first steps I have seen at the high school level.
In addition to Manu and Sekona's success today, Christian Folau has also drawn a lot of attention. The middle linebacker arrived right before the afternoon session and quickly made his impact felt. TCU and Wisconsin coaches were enamored by Folau's skill set, and clearly have an interest in the current Stanford commit.
The Day 2 MVP Gabe Sewell & Lausii Sewell (Boogie): The cousins from Southern Utah stole the show on day 2. Gabe primarily played safety today, and drew a lot of attention from Colorado and Texas Tech. He made play after play, breaking up passes, hauling in acrobatic interceptions, and physically dominating the competition. Gabe's stock is trending up as much as anyone at the All Poly camp.
Boogie Sewell is a freak of nature in the trenches. Boogie was imposing fear in centers the entire day. I counted half a dozen bad snaps when he was playing nose tackle, and even if the snap was good, Boogie would just bulldoze the center and wreak havoc in the backfield. The Desert Hills defensive tackle has a nice blend of speed and raw power, and that aren't too many linemen that stand a chance going against him one on one.
Final Thoughts on Day 2
There was no let down during the second day of the All-Poly Camp. Energy levels were high from 9am to 8pm, the athletes and coaches were going 100% the entire day. The efficiency of the camp is impressive and the low maintenance campers are equally impressive. Right before the camp broke for the Polynesian barbeque, the tone was set for the third and final day... each of the teams began chanting their names and taunting the other squads. Tomorrow, the gloves are off, and there is full contact. It should be a fun one.