West squad's offense at Gridiron Kings 

July, 28, 2010
The Gridiron Kings tournament brought together some of the top skill players from all over the country. Here's a closer look at the talented West squad and how it performed. We'll review the offense first and then hit up the defensive standouts later on.

Michael Bercovici (Woodland Hills, Calif./Woodland Hills-Taft)
QB, 6-foot-0, 210 pounds | College: Arizona State
He was one of the surprises of the camp and may have been the most impressive quarterback at the event. Bercovici had the quickest release in the group, a strong, accurate arm, showed great poise in the pocket and routinely was able to go through his progressions, often times finding his third or even fourth option before the 4.00 second sack clock went off. Bercovici needs to continue to work on his body and overall athleticism, but he has definitely established himself as one of the top pure drop back quarterbacks in the region.

Amir Carlisle (Sunnyvale, Calif./The King's Academy)
RB, 5-10, 170 pounds | College: Stanford
He was poised for a monster tournament, before suffering a concussion late in the first game against the eventual champion Southeast squad. Carlisle went up high over two defenders to make a catch, but came crashing down on his head and was lost for the day. He had already caught a short curl route and burst down the sideline, outrunning three SE defenders for a 60-yard touchdown and his quickness, hands and route running out of the backfield were tops in the tournament.