This Thursday through Saturday mark the largest 7-on-7 tournament in the country as teams from across the state descend upon College Station for the Texas State Championships. For the third year in a row, the tournament is split into two divisions – small school and large school.
The small-school tournament consists of 32 Class 3A and under teams. It kicks off on Thursday at 1 p.m. with pool play consisting of three games kicking off at the top of every hour. Each team advances to the championship tournament, with pool play records determining their seeding. The tournament round begins Friday morning at 8 a.m.
The large-school tournament begins on Friday at 1 p.m. and follows the same basic format. However, it consists of 64 Class 4A and 5A teams. Because of the large number of teams, half the field will play while the other half sits during pool play. Pools A-H play their games at 1, 2 and 5 p.m. while pools I-P play at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Championship bracket on Saturday while the bottom two advance to the Consolation bracket. All tournament play is single elimination.
For a map of the fields, CLICK HERE.
Unlike last year, there are no big A&M targets or commits in the small-school division. However, the classes of 2011 and 2012 are well-represented.
Below is the list of pools along with players who might be of interest to Aggie fans that make it out to the Penberthy intramural fields. A * indicates a player that has been offered by A&M.
Anahuac - 2012 CB Justin Albritton
Brownwood - 2011 WR Jaxon Shipley
Altair Rice Consolidated
Bandera - 2010 QB Cole Hubble
Hitchcock - 2010 RB/LB Darius Dotson
Edna - 2010 WR/DB Kam Jones
Graham - 2010 QB Case McCoy (Texas)*
Carthage - 2011 LB Kendall Thompson
Wills Point - 2010 WR Steven Cunigan
Wimberley - 2012 RB Dennis Smith
The large-school division is loaded with top talent this year. Two A&M commits and four Texas commits will be in action Friday and Saturday. In addition, around 20 other DI commitments are playing as well. Along with the commitments, several top uncommitted seniors – including a few with Aggie offers – will be participating as well.
However, the major wealth of talent is in the classes of 2011 and 2012. Teams such as Whitehouse, Dulles, Elkins and Katy are all loaded with young talent.
Below is a list of teams in each pool, along with a list of top recruits participating on each time. A * marks a player with an A&M written offer or, in the case of a 2011 prospect, a verbal offer.
El Paso Bel Air
El Paso Chapin
Langham Creek - 2010 LB Efrem Oliphant (Houston)
Klein Forest - 2010 LB Cameron Nwosu (Rice), 2010 CB Damion Payne, 2010 LB Adrian Bennett, 2011 TE Kristian Bryant, 2012 QB Matthew Davis
Katy - 2010 TE Zachary Swanson (Stanford), 2010 S Sam Holl, 2011 RB Donovonn Young, 2011 LB Nick Narcisse
New Braunfels Canyon
Beaumont West Brook - 2011 LB Collin Garrett
Arlington Bowie - 2010 WR Montra Nelson (Oklahoma State)
Bastrop - 2011 QB Josiah Monroe
Oak Ridge - 2012 RB Michael Handy
Arlington Lamar - 2010 RB Ja'Terian Douglas*
Pearland Dawson - 2010 RB Xavier Brown (Houston), 2010 QB Darian Lazard (Utah), 2011 WR Marcus Vaughn
Copperas Cove - 2010 LB Donnell Hawkins
Jersey Village - 2010 TE Ronell Lavigne
Birdville - 2010 QB Josh Dorman
Temple - 2010 RB Lache Seastrunk*
Katy Seven Lakes
Stephenville - 2011 RB James Myles
Tomball - 2010 WR Jordan Leslie
Stony Point - 2010 S Desmond Martin (Texas Tech), 2011 RB Stephen Williams, 2011 LB P.L. Lindley, 2011 QB Aaryn Sharp
Fort Bend Bush - 2011 CB Michael Mudoh
Spring - 2010 WR Arthur Londy
Cedar Hill - 2010 RB Ben Malena (A&M)*, 2010 LB Aaron Benson (Texas)*, 2010 CB Elisha Olabode, 2011 QB Driphus Jackson
Bellaire - 2010 QB Adrian Nelson
Denton Guyer - 2010 S Antonio Burton (Kansas), 2010 WR Luke Russell (UNLV), 2011 QB J.W. Walsh, 2012 WR Connor Crane
Vista Ridge - 2010 RB Calvin Thompson
Abilene Cooper - 2010 CB Tc Robinson (Baylor)
DeSoto - 2010 CB Adrian White (Texas)*, 2010 WR Darius Terrell (Texas), 2010 RB Marcus Murphy, 2010 LB Zach Orr, 2011 RB Antoine Jimmerson, 2011 QB Ryan Polite
Elkins - 2010 WR Jordan Jolly, 2011 S Jaylon Finner, 2011 CB Tre' Spragg, 2012 WR/S Corey Thompson, 2012 WR Chance Allen, 2012 LB Zack Bamijoko
Abilene - 2011 RB Herschel Sims