Texas State 7v7: Big School Preview
Daniel Lasco
Daniel Lasco
Midlands Recruiting Manager
Posted Jul 8, 2010

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The FOX Sports Southwest Texas State 7-on-7 Championships are jam packed with a ton of upper echelon recruits. There will be so many D1 recruits in the Big School tourney that it will be impossible to cover them all. Check out this preview for a look at what’s to come!

The Press

The field is set for the 13th annual FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship presented by adidas and Academy Sports & Outdoors and the fourth annual FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 Small School (Class1A-3A) State Championship. The state tournament is slated for July 8-10 at the Penberthy Intramural Fields on the Texas A&M campus.

The 2010 state tournament will be comprised of 64 teams from throughout the state of Texas. High schools from all University Interscholastic League classifications may qualify for the tournament at one of the 32 state qualifying tournaments held during the months leading up to the championship tournament. The 64 teams will divide into 16 groups of four teams each and compete in pool play (three games per team). The top two teams from each pool advance to a 32-team single elimination championship bracket, while the remaining 32 teams are entered into a single elimination consolation bracket.

The Players

It is going to be hard to really touch upon all of the talents that will be there, so we made a prospect list so you can check out more of the top names that will be playing, while we will recap some of the Scout300 and committed prospects.

Link: Prospects to Watch

RB Aaron Green – SA Madison

Ranked as the second best prospect in the state of Texas. Talent does not get much more better than that.

LB Anthony Wallace – Skyline

Wallace is a Top 10 talent in the state this year and he moves extremely well for a backer. He is coming off a 7v7 in Alabama.

TE Jace Amaro

Suffered an injury as a junior so it will be nice to see him at full strength. He had a lot of productivity in a limited role.

CB Charles Jackson

Jackson made a fast rise up the charts in the spring and is a very well developed physical specimen.

CB Tevin Mitchel

Mitchel gets better and better at playing corner each and every time we see him. Could he help his ranking out with a strong showing?

S Frank Shannon

Shannon may not be as effective without the pads on, but he should still be able to cause some disruption the passing game.

RB Daniel Lasco

Lasco is one of the fastest and most explosive players in the state. He should be hard for a LB to handle.

RB Herschel Sims

Sims is the ultimate weapon in a seven-on-seven setting. He is impossible to cover and make big plays.

2012 Recruits

One player who I definitely plan to spend time watching and scouting is Trey Williams from Spring DeKaney. He was one of the top players at the TCU Nike Camp regardless of class and will be one of the best in the Lone Star State for 2012.

Dallas Skyline is loaded up again and leading the pack are receiving threats Tre Raybon and Thomas Johnson. They should be a big part of the offense for Skyline that will be trying to qualify for the Championship Bracket.

Lewisville Hebron’s Kiante Griffin is an absolute stud and we watched him at the Frisco Liberty 7v7, where he stood out. A number of top schools are already after him. He will also figure to be one of the more highly ranked players in the Class of 2012.

Who Wins

Good luck on picking this one and getting it right…. My initial reactions tell me that one of these years it will be Arlington Bowie sitting back on top of the heap, but this years field is as stacked as it ever has been with talented 7v7 teams.

RR Stony Point has to be the odds on favorites to win it all. They won it a year ago and return many of the most important pieces from the championship team. They did lose some talent in the defensive backfield, but the tricky offense returns largely in tact for another run.

Then you have powerhouse DeSoto who is poised for another big run after making a push to the semis last year. Ryan Polite is a 7v7 wizard at quarterback and they have a stable of horses that will allow them to keep their legs fresh.

Stay Tuned

Scout.com will have a team of experts in hand at the event and will be bringing LIVE! coverage in addition to all of the recaps, reviews, photos, and recruiting updates that follow an event this big.

Additionally FOXSportsSouthwest.com will be streaming the State Championship Games LIVE from Kyle Field.

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