Shiloh Christian High School’s eighth annual Southwest Elite 7-on-7 competition is set Friday and Saturday with 32 teams from eight different states set to participate.
Pool play has two sessions scheduled on Friday (9 a.m.-noon and 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) at four different sites (See below) in the Northwest Arkansas area. Tournament play will follow with two session on Saturday (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) all at Shiloh Christian in Springdale.
(All teams are from Arkansas unless otherwise noted.)
- Pool A at Rogers: Alma, Aurora Christian (Ill.), Bishop McGuinness (Okla.), Desoto Central (Miss.), Elkins, Har-Ber JV, Jenks (Okla.), Rogers
- Pool B at Shiloh Christian: Bishop Kelley (Okla.), Bixby (Okla.), Fort Smith Northside, Liberty Tech (Tenn.), Mill Valley (Kan.), Rogers Heritage, Shiloh Christian
- Pool C at Springdale: Bentonville, Coweta (Okla.), Gibson Southern (Ind.), Heritage Hall (Okla.), Lutheran North (Mo.), Marion, Moore (Okla.), Springdale
- Pool D at Fayetteville: Bentonville West, Broken Arrow (Okla.), Deer Creek (Okla.), Derby (Kan.), Fayetteville JV, Little Rock Christian, McDonald County (Mo.), Midwest City (Okla.), Stillwater (Okla.)
As usual, the competition will feature some of the top high school prospects from Arkansas and the surrounding states. Here are some top players to watch, including a Razorbacks commit and a couple of potential prospects.
Joe Britton, 2017 LB, Bentonville
- Britton is trying to make up for lost time after missing his junior season with broken fibula. He had over 100 tackles as a sophomore safety at Rogers Heritage. He was impressive at Arkansas’ prospect camp in June, according to a report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Richard Davenport.
Jordon Curtis, 2017 RB/DB, Jenks
- A two-way standout for Oklahoma powerhouse Jenks, Curtis committed to Arkansas in mid-June. He rushed for 781 yards on 87 carries with 12 touchdowns and added two interceptions on defense last season. He holds offers from eight FBS schools.
Evan Fields, 2017 DB, Midwest City
- Fields reportedly has offers from 11 FBS schools — including Arizona State and Kansas State. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound 3-star prospect is apparently most impressive in person as he recently told The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright: “Arizona State and Kansas State had been talking to me for a long time, but the first time they came to see me in person, they offered. When a coach sees me in person, I usually walk away with an offer.”
Aqeel Glass, 2017 QB, Lutheran North
- The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Glass committed to Florida International last month. A 3-star prospect, Glass is the No. 8 player in the 2017 class from Missouri. He threw for a school-record seven touchdown passes in a game last season, according to a report from The St. Louis American.
Rubell Goe, 2017 WR, Bishop McGuinness
- Goe is a 3-star prospects and No. 11 player in Oklahoma from the 2017 class. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound speedster had 62 receptions for 1,390 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior. Air Force is currently his lone FBS offer.
Emmit Grayson, 2017 WR, Moore
- A somewhat unknown talent entering the spring, Grayson has begun to make waves on the recruiting scene since. According to Scout’s Bob Przybylo, Grayson was among the best wide receivers at Oklahoma’s elite camp in June.
Reese Laiteo, 2017 TE, Jenks
- A 6-foot-4, 234-pound 3-star prospect, Leitao has 18 offers from FBS schools with three Big 12 schools and four Big Ten schools among them. He had 14 catches for 215 yards and four touchdowns at Jenks last season. According to Hawgs Illustarted’s Dudley Dawson, he’s attracted interest from the Razorbacks.
Alec Long, 2017 DB, Liberty Tech
- Long reported has offers from nine FBS schools that include Mississippi State and Texas A&M. The 3-star prospect listed at 5-foot-11, 203 pounds is also a standout return man. According to Brandon Shields of The Jackson Sun, Long had nearly 1,000 return yards between kickoffs, punts and interceptions last season.
Kam’Ron Mays-Hunt, 2018 WR, Bentonville
- Mays-Hunt is arising prospect in the 2018 who excelled as a quick slot receiver last season. He can lineup on both sides of the ball for Bentonville, also playing defensive back. As of this spring, he had received interest from Arkansas, Arkansas State and Auburn, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Richard Davenport.
Tre Norwood, 2017 DB, Fort Smith Northside
- Norwood is a 3-star prospect with seven FBS offers — including Louisville, Minnesota and Wake Forest. His junior highlight film shows even at 5-foot-11, 168 pounds, he isn’t afraid to make big hits. Scottie Bordelon of the Fort Smith Times Record reported Norwood was beginning to receive heavier recruiting attention with his standout performances at spring camps.
Kenyon Tabor, 2017 TE, Derby
- Listed as a wide receiver on recruiting websites, Tabor has the ideal frame to become a FBS tight end at 6-foot-4, 212 pounds. He received his first FBS offer from Kansas State in early June and Kansas has since offered as well.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.