With the college football season on the horizon, it's time to take a look at the talented student athletes most likely to contend for the prestigious Heisman trophy award in 2013. CLA expects a wide open race with many worthy competitors.
It's not a surprise that K.D. Cannon launched himself onto the national scene at The Opening in Oregon last month. The 2014 WR torched defensive rosters filled with All-American recruits and had several highlight reel touchdown catches.
Today, K.D. Cannon made it official and committed to the University of Baylor.
"I went down there to go watch 'em practice. I had it in my mind that I wanted to commit anyway. I talked to the coaching staff and committed," Cannon told CLA this evening.
Class of 2014 standout safety Jamal Adams is one of the top recruits in the nation. The hard-hitting Adams from Hebron High in Carrollton has scholarship offers from several big time programs around the country. With his senior season approaching, Adams has narrowed his list to five schools.
CLA had the chance to catch up with Adams to discuss the upcoming season, the recruiting process and his experience at The Opening in Beaverton last month.
The 18 quarterbacks competing for the top prize at the Elite 11 finally got the opportunity to display their abilities in competitive play as 7ON pool play at The Opening kicked off Tuesday afternoon.
Heading into the day, Purdue commit David Blough ranked first in the Elite 11 standings and was placed on Team Superbad along with quarterbacks Stephen Collier and David Cornwell. Joining the signal callers on Superbad are SPARQ champion Speedy Noil, speedster Johnnie Dixon, Jalen Tabor, recent Cal commit Jaleel Wadood and many more D1 bound ballers.
Watch this CLA interview with Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel from the 2013 Elite 11 Quarterback camp at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Manziel talks Texas A&M Aggies recruiting and more.
The 2013 B2G Elite Camp at UCLA provided the ideal setting for any aspiring college level athlete. Student-athletes participating in this year's camp walked down the to field for the morning session after having breakfast in the dining hall close to the dorms they'll be housed in for the remainder of the weekend. Campers get to experience firsthand what it's like to be a student-athlete in a college environment, and that's invaluable.
Watch this highlight clip from the 2013 IMG 7v7 National Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Top 2014, 2015 & 2016 recruits competed for the coveted IMG Championship rings & Team Tampa came out on top.
Day one at the IMG 7v7 National Championship gave CLA our first glimpse at what the competition is like down in Florida. Going undefeated in the first day of action, South Florida Express looked cruised through their bracket. The Express' stingy defense only gave up 9 points over the first two games and 2014 quarterback Sean White was on target throughout the day.
The Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits pulled out a heart-stopping 61-59 victory over the St. John Bosco Braves in front of a packed house at Cerritos College to advance in the CIF Open Division Championships.
With the game tied at 59 and 11 seconds to play, Poly senior Roschon Prince drove into the lane and barreled over a Braves defender. It was a close play but the officials chose to swallow their whistles and the ball bounced right to senior Jordan Bell for the game-winning lay up as time expired.