NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- The NFA 7on7 and IMG West Regional converged on Southern California for the Gamebreaker Classic this weekend for a passing tournament that featured plenty of the region’s top skill-position players. There were some familiar names who made their presence felt yet again this spring, as well as some relatively new names on the scene. There was great football played throughout both days, with Snoop Dogg All-Stars coming away with the tournament victory.
In the end, though dozens of players were worthy of mention, 10 separated themselves enough to earn a spot in the RN Top 10.
10. LB Fred Warner (San Marcos, Calif./Mission Hills)
At 6-foot-3, Warner was one of the more physically gifted linebackers at the event, and he put together a strong showing out of the gate. There were two plays in particular on Saturday night that showed exactly what he is capable of as a linebacker, when he ran with a slot receiver deep down the field and broke up what could have been a 40-yard touchdown pass. Later in that game, Warner cut in front of a receiver to intercept a pass.
“Fred is extremely athletic for a guy his size,” said Henry Bell, co-founder of B2G Sports. “He was able to get in the lane and able to run with a lot of guys and break up passes deep. When you think a safety should be making those plays, it was him. He’s pretty physical and a tough kid that’s been doing well all winter.”
Warner has scholarship offers from BYU and New Mexico State at this point, but is in contact with several Pac-12 programs.