Mark Richt 7-on-7s: Other notables 

June, 10, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- Day two of the Mark Richt 7-on-7 tournament saw double digit FBS prospects compete on the intramural fields at the University of Georgia. We listed the top performers here, but there were several players who caught the coaches' attention. Here is a by-no-way-complete list of honorable mentions from Friday.

QB Brooks Barden (Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville) In the first couple of games on Friday, Barden was on fire, showing a live arm and making some impressive deep throws. But in front of Mark Richt, Mike Bobo and Will Friend, the rising junior struggled a bit on his timing with his receivers in the intermediate passing game. Still, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback has the tools to play at the next level, and should get a long look from Georgia over the next year.

OL Josh Cardiello (Buford, Ga./Buford) Cardiello worked mainly at center during 1-on-1 competition, and had his ups and downs in pass protection. As is the case with most linemen from Buford, the 6-3, 280-pound Cardiello is more advanced in run blocking at this stage. But with a new offensive line coach at Buford, Cardiello expects the Wolves’ to open things up this fall, giving Cardiello a possible development advantage over former school standouts Dallas Lee and Kolton Houston.
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