Rivals.com has recently reported on the defensive standouts that participated at the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp (B2G). For part two of our series we will take a look at the offensive side of the ball. The offensive side of the ball had their share of players who stood out and were noticed.
One player to keep your eye on is quarterback Andrew Romero (6-1, 185, 4.7) from Arroyo Grande, Calif.
One of the reasons that Romero is a virtual unknown is he didn’t play as a junior because he had open heart surgery. He is now 100% healthy and ready to jump start his football career.
“Andrew had real nice feet,” Henry Bell co-founder of B2G Elite Camps said. “He read defenses real well and didn’t struggle at all. He can throw with touch, he can throw the ball deep and he can zip the ball in there too.”
Another sleeper from the offensive side of the ball is running back Brandon Minor (5-8, 185, 4.5) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial.
One of the reasons Minor is a sleeper is because he was Oregon bound four-star running back Terrell Jackson’s understudy the last two seasons.
Minor possesses incredibly quick feet. In the A-Game (the camp’s grand finale where they take what they learned and apply it in a seven-on-seven drill) Minor was making people miss left and right. He can stop on a dime and accelerate and be at full speed in no time flat. Minor will be one to keep an eye on this fall.
“Brandon is very elusive and runs low to the ground,” Bell said. “He has a great center of gravity.”
“Brandon was definitely the A-Game offensive Player of the A-Game,” Bell said.
Another sleeper who made a name for himself at B2G was wide receiver Sean Smith (6-4, 200, 4.4) from Pasadena (Calif.) Blair.
Because of Smith’s strong showing at the B2G camp he will begin to get on many school’s recruiting radar screen.
Smith is a very hard worker who is currently training with the B2G staff in Pasadena at their year around training program called Foot School. He has been working hard at the Foot School learning routes, footwork and body control.
Well Smith is an excellent student because he was very impressive in the A-Game. He ran great routes and had defensive backs running in circles trying stay with him.
“Sean is very tall and rangy,” Bell said. “He’s out of this world strong and he’s hungry to get better.”
Smith was selected B2G Elite Camp Offensive MVP.
One of the fastest rising prospects on the West Coast is tight end Logan Paulsen (6-4, 225, 4.65) from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade.
“Logan has the nickname of Tarzan,” Bell said. “That’s because of his physique and his athletic ability.”
“Logan has great feet and catches everything thrown to him,” Bell said. “He can line up at tight end and you can run him as a tall wide receiver. He runs that well.”
“Logan is very athletic, he also runs the high hurdles in track,” Bell said. “He has great body control and I can’t say enough about his hands.”
“Another thing we liked about Logan is he’s very competitive,” Bell said. “He took a good shot from (linebacker) Reggie Carter and he didn’t back down.”
“Tarzan” earned the Camp’s Most Versatile Player Award and narrowly lost the Camp’s Offensive MVP award.
“Tarzan’s” performance validated all the offers he already has on the table.
Another tight end that showed up well B2G was Brennan Houston (6-3, 230, 4.7) from Pomona (Calif.) Gahr.
“Brennan probably ran the best routes out of all of our tight ends,” Bell said. “He runs real smooth routes and has a pair of real soft hands. Whoever lands Brennan will be getting a guy with great feet for his size.”
In part three Rivals.com will report on a very impressive list of underclassmen that really jumped out and made a name for themselves.
B2G will be holding their first Elite Camp in Northern California this July 8th thru July 11th at the University of Pacific. Some of the expected campers include Arizona bound quarterback Willie Tuitama, quarterback Jason Forcier, wide receiver Anthony Crosby, wide receiver Aiona Key and tight end Vic So’oto.