LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The B2G Elite Camp is quickly emerging as one of the premier summer events, not only on the west coast, but in the entire country. The 2013 edition of the camp hosted some of California's top seniors and juniors as well as some coast-to-coast talent. We take a look at some of the top performers.
Josh Malone will follow his B2G Elite performance with an appearance at The Opening.
While the event saw prospects like John JuJu Smith, Mattrell McGraw, Josh Rosen, Bos Scarbrough, Malachi Dupre and others put together impressive efforts, this top ten list consists only of prospects that worked out on both Friday and Saturday while we were observing.
1. Josh Malone, WR, Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp - Size, speed, and ball skills are all there for Malone but in Los Angeles, he displayed outstanding coachability as well. At the line of scrimmage, Malone is patient and analytical about his approach to the line of scrimmage precisely countering whatever a defender throws at him. In addition to all of his physical gifts, Malone is also developing phenomenal polish.
2. Jordan Lasley, WR, Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra - A recent UCLA commitment, Lasley is as much of a quick riser this spring as any skill player out west. The talkative, competitive receiver was outstanding on offense and even played some cornerback. He's quick, sudden and proficient as a route-runner.
3. Denzel Fisher, CB, Compton (Calif.) Centennial - The offer list hasn't exploded yet for Fisher but it should. His length is outstanding, he can flips his hips naturally and despite his length, he's a quick twitch prospect in short area. Despite several mid-level offers, Fisher has to be one of the more underappreciated west coast talents.
4. John Bonney, S, Houston (Texas) Lamar - Long-armed and athletic, Bonney has the ability to play either cornerback or safety in a camp type setting and he has the frame of a big safety at that. He transitions well as a defensive back, has a competitive streak and was as physically gifted as anyone in attendance. Baylor, Texas, Stanford, Cal and UCLA are among the programs chasing his commitment.
5. Brady White, QB, Newhall (Calif.) White - A class of 2015 quarterback, White only has one offer to date but that list will explode soon enough. His talent is there and he was consistently throwing dimes in both one-on-one and 7on7 settings. White has a smooth delivery, spins the ball nicely and the instincts to throw receivers open.
6. Michael Lazarus, LB, Berkley (Calif.) - After missing much of his junior season, Lazarus hasn't blown up with offers this offseason but he is as physically impressive a linebacker as you will find and he has improved significantly as an athlete over the past year. He's more than just a big-bodied thumper, but has shown outstanding feet and lateral ability. Look out for USC who is considering an offer.
7. Fred Warner, LB, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills - Another linebacker that is getting significant USC attention, Warner is a BYU commit whose stock is on the rise. His mix of frame (6-foot-3) and athleticism is really unique. Warner is the type of backer that will be very active on the perimeter and can make plays in the pass game.
8. Shay Fields, WR, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco - An undersized receiver, Fields was outstanding all weekend. He showed the ability to get behind the defensive backfield but on deeper routes from a speed perspective but where he really excels is getting in and out of his routes and creating separation. A Boise State commit, don't be surprised if Fields becomes a very productive college target.
9. Zach Okun, OG, Newbury Park (Calif.) - One of a handful of offensive linemen in attendance, Okun is an offensive guard all the way and has an offensive guard body but he is surprisingly athletic. His foot quickness and his ability to anchor a pass-rush is very good and he looks well-ranked as a four-star on 247Sports in the class of 2015.
10. Jaylinn Hawkins, WR, Buena Park (Calif.) - Another prospect out of the class of 2015, Hawkins could be a cornerback or a wide receiver on the next level and was very good at both over the weekend. At wide receiver is where he seemed to stand out the most due to his quickness upfield and his ability to make acrobatic catches. Hawkins looks poised to emerge as one of California's best for 2015.