Round Rock Stony Point win title
Tigers knock of loaded DeSoto en route to first 7-on-7 championship
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Stephen Williams may not have been the biggest prospect on the field, but he came up huge in leading his team to the Division I championship at the FoxSports Southwest Texas State 7-on-7 at Texas A&M on Saturday.
Williams, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound Class of 2011 slot receiver prospect, caught multiple touchdown passes to lead Round Rock Stony Point to its first 7-on-7 championship. The Tigers marched through the championship bracket, downing a loaded DeSoto team in the semifinals and then rallying to defeat Cy-Fair in the finals, 33-31 at Kyle Field.
"I believe I did well," he said. "I had a couple of dropped passes here and there, but for the most part I thought I did really well. This is just one step. We still have a lot to do with the football season coming up."
Williams had nearly 1,000 yards of total offense during his sophomore season and if he shows the big-play ability when the pads come on this fall that he showed here, he should emerge as a Division I recruit. He camped at Texas and UTEP this summer, but has no verbal offers yet.
"There's really nothing major going on with recruiting," he said. "I am concentrating on playing high school football right now."
Williams also stayed humble and gave credit to one of this teammates, including defensive back John Howell, who returned an interception for a touchdown with under five minutes remaining to provide the go-ahead score in the championship game.
"He made the play of the day right there," he said.
Williams isn't the only potential college prospect that showed off on Saturday for Stony Point.
Class of 2011 linebacker P.L. Lindley is a 6-3, 205-pounder who can cover and close on the ball. He has an excellent frame to fill out and is getting early attention from SMU. He also likes Texas.
Class of 2010 tight end/H-back Gerard Shillow is an excellent prospect as well. He just doesn't really have a position in college unless it's a fullback/H-back spot on offense. Defensively he could potentially play linebacker, but what makes him a good prospect is his ball skills. He could be a player that when he finds a home will be able to contribute in college.
Foster stands out
One of the top defensive backs in Saturday's action was Class of 2011 prospect Earl Foster (Houston, Texas/Lamar). The 6-1, 175-pounder, who helped Lamar advance to the semifinals in the consolation bracket, could potentially play free safety or cornerback in college.
"As a team we played better," he said. "It gets real competitive out here. It gets personal at times."
Foster did not make any prospect camps this summer, but says he likes Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Oregon. He played a rover position last season for Lamar and had three interceptions, but can legitimately play any position in the secondary in college.
Here's a look at how many of the prospects on a loaded DeSoto squad performed on Saturday. DeSoto reached the semifinals of the Division I championship bracket before being eliminated by Round Rock Stony Point. DeSoto now will turn around and head to Portland, Ore., next week for the Nike 7on Tournament. They are one of two Texas teams in the event, joining Dallas Skyline.
• Under Armour All-American cornerback A.J. White, a Texas commit, had one of his best showings early in the tournament and despite the disappointing finish, there was plenty for him to like about his team.
"We can be too physical (in a 7-on-7) and in that last game, we had some calls go against us, but that's football," he said. "It did not turn out like we wanted, but as a team we did good to get as far as we did."
• Class of 2010 athlete Marcus Murphy is small, but quick and explosive with good ball skills. Some college will get a steal in him when all is said and done.
• Class of 2010 receiver Darius Terrell, another Texas commit, is a big receiver who runs excellent routes and can go up and get it. He was impressive during the entire event.
• Class of 2011 receiver David Porter continued to impress. He has excellent hands and size and knows how to get open. Reportedly, this wasn't the only eye-catching showing that he has had this summer as he also had a good performance at Texas' prospect camp.
Seastrunk slows down
Running back Lache Seastrunk (Temple, Texas/Temple) did not get a lot of touches and his team went 1-1 in the consolation bracket on Saturday, heading home. Seastrunk looked good when he got the ball in his hands. He will no doubt get more touches in Temple's Wing T offense during the season.
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Class of 2011 wide receiver/cornerback Tracy Smith (Arlington, Texas/Martin) was impressive early on Saturday.
Saturday championship bracket results
Lake Travis 34, Southlake Carroll 13
Langham Creek 47, Edcouch Elsa 12
Coppell 33, Lufkin 26
The Woodlands 39, Plano 33
Arlington Bowie 46, Spring 12
Cy-Fair 47, Bellaire 33
Arlington 47, Abilene Cooper 46
Arlington Lamar 33, Fort Bend Dulles 12
Jersey Village 34, Klein 28
Birdville 54, Marble Falls 21
Mission 32, Stephenville 19
Stony Point 39, Katy 33
Wylie 42, Alamo Heights 27
Denton Guyer 33, Plano East 32
DeSoto 47, Oak Ridge 40
Dawson 32, Abilene 26
Lake Travis 45, Langham Creek 39
Coppell 34, The Woodlands 20
Cy-Fair 47, Arlington Bowie 41
Arlington Lamar 35, Arlington 26
Jersey Village 26, Birdville 21
Stony Point 31, Mission 8
Denton Guyer 35, Wylie 34
DeSoto 37, Dawson 32
Coppell 34, Lake Travis 26
Cy-Fair 45, Arlington Lamar 40
Stony Point 33, Jersey Village 20
DeSoto 49, Guyer 34
Cy-Fair 38, Coppell 19
Stony Point 39, DeSoto 38
Stony Point 33, Cy-Fair 31
JC Shurburtt covers recruiting for ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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