With 16 of California’s top 7-on-7 teams on hand for the inaugural B2G 7v7 Elite 16 tournament over the weekend, there were dozens of big-time performances turned in, by well-known and previously unknown recruits alike. As always, choosing just 10 standout performances from the weekend was a challenging task, but here are the players, including a bonus selection, who made the cut.
10. London Iakopo
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei |S| 6-foot, 195 pounds
Iakopo had never played cornerback at any level of competition before Saturday, so naturally he slid into the spot and put together one of the best performances of any player over the weekend. He was terrific on Saturday and saved his best play for Sunday, when he stepped in front of a pass and recorded an interception in the semifinals, helping his Elite760 A team to the championship game.
Elite760 coach Fale Poumele could only shake his head when discussing the fact that it was Iakopo’s first time at cornerback.
“He’s just so athletic; you can put him anywhere on the field and he’ll react,” Poumele said. “He’s quick out of his breaks, so when he makes a decision he’s ready to go on it, and that’s how he got that interception. He’s just a straight football player, has a nose for the ball.”