Last Saturday brought together some of the top talent in the Northern Nevada region at the Reno Heat Showcase. The elite coaching staff had a chance to work out and evaluate some of the top prospects in the area. Big shout out to Coach Sydney Helu and the Reno Heat for putting together such a great event. Here are some of the top performers from the day.
Ezekial Lee was the camp overall MVP by dazzling in one on one drills out of the backfield and in the slot. The 2020 playmaker runs great routes, catches the ball at the highest point and is one of the most gifted athletes we have ever seen in person. Lee is an absolute steal right now at the collegiate level and his stock will explode soon.
Vatikani already looks like a senior lineman by the way he competes and dominates during drills. Continues to show very few weaknesses as a football player and solidified his spot as one of the best lineman in the nation class of 2022.
One of the best in the nation, Joey Wright was impressive in agility drills at 6-7, 280. Wright even worked out as a defensive lineman in 1 on 1's which showed his versatility as a lineman.
The 6-5 WR out of Spanish Springs has all of the tools to become a great college WR. His route running and speed were on full display by making some really tough grabs on posts and fades in 1 on 1'a.
Luckadoo is an elite athlete and the prototype Division 1 TE. He is extremely athletic with great hands and showed his ability to flex out wide and dominate his opponents on jump balls. Curtis is inches away from that first offer..
Elite 2020 DL Jameson Helu showed off good quickness and strength as well as great leadership by being the first player in line for every drill. Helu can play anywhere on the D-Line and is athletic enough to possibly play LB at the next level. Helu's stock continues to rise after big off-season.
Tuavao established himself as one of the best 2021 2 way lineman in the state of Nevada last Saturday by having a nearly perfect day. Elite size and good feet.
Tau-Tolliver is one of the top ATH in the state c/o 2021. Tau-Tolliver worked out the WR on the day and showed off great burst and hands. He truly can play anywhere on the field with good size to go along with it.
Feazell II is a smooth and rangy two-way athlete who is poised to have a big junior season at Manogue. Feazell is naturally gifted on both sides of the ball and will be a force this season for the Northern Nevada power.
Ethan Carson is an explosive edge rusher and worked out extremely well at the Showcase. The college that lands Carson will be extremely lucky as his ceiling is very high. He will grow and get stronger as he is already 6-3, 240
2023 Logan Howren (Bishop Manogue) 6-3, 175
Howren was extremely impressive on the day working out for former Nevada HC Chris Ault. The 2023 signal caller is extremely calm in the pocket and can make all of the big throws going into HS. Howren was great during 1 on 1's threading the needle into some tight gaps for completions.
The physically imposing Mamea is a pure athlete who fit right in with the elite line competition at the Reno Heat Showcase. Mamea has potential through the roof with his size and athleticism combination.
Scolari looked extremely smooth throwing the ball in drills despite working out with a baseball injury. Scoarli has excellent feet and pocket presence and his stock continues to rise a 2021 Nevada QB recruit.
Malafu was one of the top sleepers at the camp. The 2 way stud lineman looks like a college player already physically and didn't miss a beat all day - high motor with a high ceiling.
The 2021 2 Way Player impressed us with his route running ability and speed. Parker will be a 2 way star for Oak Grove (CA - CCS) and will show up on collegiate boards soon. Parker was hard to defend in 1 on 1's all day.
2020 ATH Erik Mau showed off his versatility on the day by bouncing back and forth from corner to safety. Excelling on defense, Mau will lead his Hug High team this year as a senior and gives theme elite help on offense, defense and special teams.
The 2021 Center was extremely impressive in 1 on 1's blocking elite competition at the showcase. Already very technically sounds, Christiansen will continue to grow and develop in the Manogue system.
2023 Jurrion Dickey 6-0, 185
Dickey came down from the Bay Area and put on an absolute show. Already 6-0, 180 as an 8th grader - Dickey makes tough catches look easy and was dominant in the HS 7v7 at the end of the camp. D1 prospect.
Otuafi is one of the top 2020 lineman in Northern Nevada and showed why last Saturday. Otuafi can match up with anyone physically and displayed a nice motor during drills. Otuafi will continue to develop over the summer and early parts of the season.