GONZALES, La. — The Airo 7v7 circuit returned to Louisiana on Thursday for a regional featuring 19 local area teams and a bevy of serious recruits.
Despite a strong field, the elite prospects shined.
SEC Country was on hand for the annual tournament to document the recruits, including the names that LSU fans should know and ones that are already on the Tigers’ radar. Here are the 7-on-7 tournament’s top performers:
Devonta Jason, 4-star WR (New Orleans)
Jason is a regular on top performers list, but the 4-star Kansas commit was on top of his game this afternoon. We know that he isn’t a burner, but Jason was in pique shape, blowing past defensive backs and making spectacular grabs on a regular basis, which is, of course, the norm.
Jason has all of the necessary qualities you want in a No. 1 wide receiver — vertical ability, hands, route running … and then some. As he gets into shape this summer, he continues to impress at every camp and competition humanly possible.
Sheldon Jones, 3-star WR (New Orleans)
Jones was the highlight of Wednesday’s Southern prospect camp and that trend continued in Thursday’s 7-on-7 action. The shifty slot receiver thrived inside and outside, making grabs in traffic in between defensive backs and taking the tops of opposing defenses.
“Sticks” is currently committed to UTSA, but garnered an offer from Louisiana Tech early on Thursday and both TCU and Texas Tech could be close to pulling the trigger as well. His impeccable hands, elite quickness and breakaway speed make him a mismatch in the passing game.
Devin Bush, 4-star CB (New Orleans)
The elite 2019 cornerback continued to impress. A few weeks after surfacing as the top defensive back at LSU’s skill players prospect camp, Bush was a lockdown defender on the left side of the Edna Karr (La.) High School defense again on Thursday.
Bush is so technically sound, which is all the more impressive considering he is a rising junior. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he is physical with receivers at the line and can thrive in a multitude of coverages. The scary part: Bush is even better with pads on, so we are only getting a glimpse of the LSU target’s potential in 7-on-7 play.
Trenton Charles, 3-star RB (Baton Rouge, La.)
We already know that Charles is fast, but the all-purpose back was nearly untouchable coming out of the Scotlandville (La.) High School backfield and lined up as a receiver in 7-on-7 competition.
Charles was a go-to receiver on short passing plays. Those fit him well because they allowed him to get moving early, then beat any and all defenders around the edge. Screens out of the backfield, short slants and bootleg plays all put Charles in a position to tear up opposing defenses. He’s too quick for linebackers and impossible to take down in space.