ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Two days worth of games at the New Level Athletics 7 on 7 Southeast Regional, which concluded Sunday, produced several top-notch performances.
Kain Daub didn't feel well ... but he played well.
They came both from well-known prospects and emerging players.
With games spread over three different fields, one wasn't afforded the opportunity to see every snap of every matchup. That said, we did our best to check out as much of the action as possible.
With that in mind, here are some players of note that grabbed our attention ...
*Kain Daub, ILB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood -- These events can sometimes expose linebackers, but the highly touted Daub more than held his own. The 6-feet-3, 227-pounder continues to improve in coverage and that should serve him well in the future. Daub carries his weight well, and seems to be getting a little quicker. He performed at a good level, even though he wasn't feeling well during the event.
*Johnnie Dixon, WR, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer -- Dixon had a good showing both on offense and as a defensive back. He's an athletic player with solid hips, and was more impressive physically than we expected. He has a stout, compact build.
*Isaiah Ford, WR, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy -- The 6-feet-2, 170-pound Ford was sensational, particularly in a win over the vaunted South Florida Express. Ford ran excellent routes, displayed great hands and used his extremely good athleticism to go high into the air to make catches that DBs couldn't get to.
*Tim Irvin, ATH, Miami (Fla.) Westminster Christian School -- Irvin, who is one of the top athletes in the Miami area, contributed at a multitude of positions for the championship-winning Hard Knocks team. He played running back. He played receiver. He played defensive back. And he excelled at each. Simply put, Irvin made plays.
Five-star DB Edward Paris (left) used his length well during the two-day event.
*Ermon Lane, WR, Homestead (Fla.) -- For the most part, the No. 1 receiver in the 247Composite lived up to the hype. The 6-feet-3, 193-pound Lane has a big body and was a difficult matchup for most defensive backs on hand. He's physical at the line of scrimmage, used his speed and footwork to get open deep often, and made some excellent catches downfield.
*Edward Paris, S/CB, Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview --The 6-feet-1, 190-pounder, a 5-star 247Composite prospect, is extremely smooth out on the field. But he's also extremely physical. In college, Paris would prefer to play cornerback, and he brings great length to that position. Paris used his reach and strength well to jam opposing receivers. He stuck with them well in coverage and made a handful of nice plays on the ball.
*Trace McSorley, QB/ATH, Ashburn, VA (Briar Woods) -- McSorley is a very good athlete playing quarterback, and he showed why he is closing in on double-digit offers. McSorley seemed to see the whole field well, and threw several lasers, particularly on Sunday.
*Travis Rudolph, WR, West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman -- Simply put, the Miami commit had an outstanding weekend. He didn't just make a lot of catches, he did some damage after the catch because of his ability to make a quick move once the ball landed in his hands. Most impressive perhaps is his frame. The 6-feet-1, 185-pounder is all muscle, and his powerful legs help provide him with some good explosion.
*Sean White, QB, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School -- The 6-feet-2, 204-pound White, who now has seven offers, was sharp throughout the event. He has a strong arm and spins the ball very well. White makes quick decisions, and his passes are generally pretty accurate.
*C.J. Worton, WR, Homestead (Fla.) South Dade -- The Florida State commit did a lot of things well at this event. For starters, we didn't see him drop anything. One of his biggest catches ultimately played a big role in his Hark Knocks team winning the championship. Worton got in and out of his breaks well, and was among the most athletic receivers on hand.
*Richard Yeargin III, OLB, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School -- Yeargin, who has become one of the bigger recruiting targets in the Sunshine State, was among the most athletic linebackers in the event. He's tall and extremely lean, and showed the ability to turn and make plays in coverage.
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OLB Richard Yeargin III was excellent in coverage.
*Shawn Burgess-Becker, WR/S, Pompano Beach, FL (Monarch) -- Athletic and long, this emerging prospect made one terrific catch after the other during the event, from short and intermediate routes to deeper ones. He's fast, and he can catch the football. Those are two good traits for a young receiver to have. Burgess-Becker is still learning the position and has no offers yet, but it wouldn't be a shock if that changes soon.
*Jeffery Holland, OLB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy -- This is a good-looking young prospect that already has double-digit offers, many from elite college programs. Holland has a good frame with which to work and moves very well. How athletic is he? He also played receiver.
*Jaquan Johnson, CB/S, Miami (Fla.) Killian) -- This talented young player, who already has an impressive offer list, is a great all-around athlete with a smaller, but very compact body. A first-team All-State player from 2012, Johnson is a physical, aggressive prospect that has a great feel for the game. He always seemed to be in the right place during this event.
*Jacques Patrick, RB, Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek -- Patrick, who has Florida and Florida State as his top two (in that order), picked up a UCLA offer over the weekend and now has more than 20 total. He is a big back, but he can catch the ball out of the backfield reasonably well and was solid in space. He has the ability to be a complete back if he continues to progress.
*Kevin Toliver II, S/CB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy -- The LSU commit was excellent all weekend, but saved his best for the final stretch of games. The 6-feet-1, 180-pounder went toe-to-toe with Lane in arguably the most intriguing matchup of the entire event and more than held his own. Against the bigger Lane, he surprised a little bit with his ability to be so physical at the line of scrimmage. And because of his hips and foot speed, he managed to stick with him throughout the routes. That was perhaps the only game in which Lane didn't dominate.
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*Devante Brooks, DE/TE, Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High School (2016) -- Brooks is an emerging talent in the D.C. area that has a frame college coaches will love. The baby-faced prospect already is 6-feet-5, 212 pounds, and moves reasonably well for a young guy still growing into his body. It might be too early to say which position he is best suited for. So far, North Carolina and Vanderbilt are showing early interest.
*Antoine Griffin, WR, Cocoa Beach (Fla.) Cocoa Beach (2014) -- The Space Coast Elite standout is listed at 5-feet-10, 145 pounds but for a player on the thin side he was quite effective. Griffin did a nice job being quick off the ball, which helped him get separation. Once the football was in his area, he typically snatched it. Griffin earned offer No. 1 (of many?) over the weekend from San Diego State.
*Ryan McFarlin, QB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast (2014) -- In leading his team to the championship game, McFarlin was very good at finding holes in opposing defenses and making the right decisions. His arm has improved dramatically over the past 12 months.
*Khalil Render, QB, Homestead (Fla.) South Dade (2014) -- Render isn't a player all that well-known outside of south Florida, but he was sensational on Sunday while quarterbacking his Hard Knocks team to the championship. Render was light on his feet and at times displayed pinpoint accuracy. With many of the games being close, clutch throws had to be executed for his team to advance and he delivered.
Devin Adams, QB, Mobile (Ala.) Vigor (2014) -- In our limited viewing of Adams, the big-bodied quarterback (he's 6-feet-3, 220 pounds) that comes from one of south Alabama's more well-known high school programs, showed us a strong arm. And at times, he was extremely accurate while getting his squad deep into the tournament.