The Gridiron Kings Super Elite 25 All-Americans! By Max Emfinger

The Gridiron Kings Super 25 Elite All-Americans!
Super Scout Max Emfinger

I believe that you would agree with me that the National 7on7 Tourney Phenomenon has really become a Spectacular Event. With the New Level Athletics Elite National 7on7 Championship in Brooklyn, New York; The First Annual Rivals100 Five Star Challenge at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia; The NIKE Opening in Beaverton, Oregon; and The Fourth Annual Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; these huge Events have really taken the recruiting world with a frenzy.

Read more about The Five Star Challenge:

The Gridiron Kings had Four Regional Teams that competed and each team was a Super Select 7on7 Team, just like my 1994 Super Select Baseball Team. Incidentally, that Super Select Baseball Team in 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 qualified for 12 Age Group Baseball World Series and they went to four World Series in four years. It was the Best of the Best, just like the 7on7 National Championships have the Best of the Best competing against each other.

The Gridiron Kings National 7on7 Championship Game was televised live on ESPN3 and then they had it set up to watch it as many times as you wanted to stream-it. I am sure that every college coach in American watched it at least once so they could evaluate this great array of talented athletes. I watched The Gridiron Kings National Championship Game twice after it was aired for the first time.

My Gridiron Kings Super 25 Elite All-Americans will be released on Monday August 27, so please check back. I’ve already done stories on eight of them, including TE O.J. Howard, WR Tony Stevens, WR LaQuon Treadwell,  WR Jake Oliver, and AP’s Taquan Mizzell, Ryan Green, LeVonte Whitfield, and Alvin Kamara

It’s pretty ironic that my Top Three and Five of the Top Six All-Purpose Backs in the country played in this 2012 Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship Game. Those Top three players are Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell, Ryan Green, and Lavonte Whitfield. Alvin Bailey and Alvin Kamara are Ranked #5 and #6.

After you Click the MEARS RATING LINK, Then Click the All-Purpose Backs Link in the Left Column.


Gridiron Kings Super 25 Elite All-Americans!
Super Scout Max Emfinger

1. QB Brice Ramsey, 6-3, 205, 4.6, of Team Southeast and Kingsland Camden County, Georgia – Georgia Verbal

2. QB Shane Morris, 6-3, 190, 4.6, of Team Midwest and Warren DeLaSalle, Michigan – Morris is a left-handed quarterback that committed to Michigan after his sophomore season. He was an up-and-coming star at that time, but after his junior season and being a Star in various Camps and Combines, he is now one of the top quarterbacks in the country. Morris has a great work ethic and he is a tremendous team leader on and off of the field. He is outstanding on his highlight film as he completed 102 of 180 passes for 1,150-yards and 14 touchdowns as a Junior. Morris does a great job in his roll-out passes and he does a great job going to his left and also to his right. I really like Morris and I believe that he will be a great player for the Wolverines.

3. RB Alvin Bailey,

4. RB Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell, 5-10, 187, 4.32, of Team Midwest and Virginia Beach Bayside, Virginia – Virginia Verbal Taquan Mizzell is the most exciting All-Purpose Back in the Country! His Story:

At The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship, at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, Mizzell caught four touchdown passes in the Sunday Championship play for Team Midwest and was one of the most outstanding players at the Event. With other outstanding catches on Saturday, Mizzell helped his team to get to the 7on7 National Championship Game. In The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship Game, Mizzell was sensational as he made eight catches for 114-yards which included a beautiful 60-yard touchdown catch from QB Shane Morris. Mizzell also made one of the best catches of the Gridiron Kings weekend. Quarterback Shane Morris threw a deep pass down the middle of the field and there were two defenders on his back and it should have been called for interference. When Mizzell came down, he stretched and made an incredible catch, between two defenders, but he was knocked out of bounds and the pass completion did not count.  

5. RB Alvin Kamara, 5-10, 192, 4.37 of Team Southeast and Norcross, Georgia – Georgia Verbal – Kamara is another Sensational All-Purpose Back with Tremendous Speed!  His Story:

In The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship, Kamara played on the Team Southeast that won the National Championship. Kamara played mostly running back, but he caught a lot of passes coming out of the backfield. On the first touchdown drive, Kamara caught his first pass for 14-yards and it gave his Team Southeast a first down. Then, on their second touchdown, Kamara caught the extra point catch after the score, making the score 14-7. Kamara also caught the extra point try on the third touchdown drive after making a beautiful 27-yard catch on the first play of the drive. Kamara also dominated the game as he caught a 32-yard pass on the four touchdown drive and a 13 and 35-yard pass on the fifth touchdown drive. Kamara finished the day with a 20-yard catch on the final touchdown drive as Team Southeast beat Team Midwest by a 47-19 score. Unofficially, Kamara had 8 catches from QB Brice Ramsey for 141-yards and two extra points.  The thing that makes Kamara so valuable is that he can play running back or slot receiver and he can beat you at both positions. I think that he can play either position at the next level and I think that he can play as a true freshman. By the middle of August, Kamara had received over 20 offers and he had narrowed his top three schols to Georgia and Alabama. With Brice Ramsey already committed to Georgia, the Bulldogs might have the edge.

6. RB Ryan Green, 5-10, 187, 4.32 of Team Southeast and St Petersburg Catholic, Florida – Florida State Verbal Ryan Green is one of the most dangerous running backs in America! His Story:

At the Gridiron Kings 7on7 Championship Game, he was on the same team with QB Brice Ramsey; and super wide receivers in Alvin Bailey, Tony Stevens, Alvin Kamara, LeVonte Whitfield, and tight end O.J. Howard and he still continued to make huge plays coming out of the backfield for Ramsey. In that Gridiron Kings Championship, Green caught the pass to score the extra point after the Team Southeast scored their first touchdown. Then on the fourth touchdown drive, Green caught a seven-yard pass for a first down and a 12-yard catch on the fifth touchdown drive. 

7. WR Tony Stevens, 6-3, 187, 4.35, of Team Southeast and Orlando Evans, Florida – Florida State Verbal Tony Stevens is a Great receiver, but he is also one of the greatest Return Men in the Country! His Story:

Stevens was one of the most impressive wide receivers at two 7on7 National Championship Tournaments in the summer, including the IMG 7on7 National Championship and then again at the Gridiron Kings Championship Tournment. On the second series in the Championship, Stevens caught a beautiful 30-yard pass down the sideline that set up the Team Southeast first touchdown. Then in the second half, Stevens caught a 12-yard touchdown pass on the sixth series with two defenders on him and then a 19-yard catch and a 6-yard touchdown catch with defenders on him. In the Gridiron Kings Championship Game, Stevens caught five balls for just under 100-yards and two touchdowns.

8. WR Laquon Treadwell, 6-3, 195, 4.42, of Team Midwest and Crete Monee, Illinois – Treadwell has been one of the Most Spectacular impressive wide receivers in the Spring Combines and Summer Camps. In fact, he was so impressive at the NIKE Camp at Illinois, he was selected as the Camp MVP. His Story:

Treadwell was also one of the most outstanding wide receivers at The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship as he helped his team get to the Championship Game. In that Championship Game, Treadwell made some incredible catches from his quarterback Shane Morris. In fact, one of the great catches of the game was on a ball that was overthrown and Treadwell leaped and made the impossible catch. On their first touchdown drive, Treadwell grabbed three passes of 16, 12, and 15-yards as they scored on their first drive. He then caught a 12-yard pass on the first drive of the second half and then another 12-yard catch on their second drive of the second half.  Treadwell saved his best catch of the game on the very last play of the game when he went-up and grabbed a beautiful 40-yard touchdown with a couple of defenders on his back. Treadwell is a big, strong wide receiver who is not afraid to go over the middle and in fact, he loves to intimidate defensive backs that try to cover him and he really takes great pride in catching the tough catch on them. In another one of the biggest Super Camps of the Summer Treadwell not only made one of the greatest acrobatic catches in the Camp, he made the two most athletic and acrobatic catches in the entire Super Camp. 

9. WR LeVonte Whitfield, 5-9, 180, 4.3) of Orlando Jones, Florida is be the best under-rated Super Star in the country and he is also one of the fastest players in the country. His unbelievable highlight film proves these facts. On his highlight film, Whitfield runs in a different gear than any other person on the field. One of the reasons that he might be under-rated is that he had an ankle injury as a junior and he missed some games and then was not 100% in the games that he played.  His Story:

In The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship, Whitfield was on the same Team Southeast with Ryan Green and both players were sensational as Team Southeast won the Championship. On the first offensive series in the Gridiron Kings Championship Game, Whitfield made the first catch of the game with a 17-yard catch and then he scored the first touchdown of the game on a 10-yard touchdown from Quarterback Brice Ramsey. Whitfield also scored the third touchdown on a four-yard touchdown in the first half.  In this huge Event, Whitfield simply outran some speedy cornerbacks and he embarrassed some very highly touted cornerbacks that were trying to cover him.

10. WR Tyler Boyd,

11. WR Stanvon Taylor, 5-11, 175, 4.4, of Team Southwest and Tulsa East Central, Oklahoma – Oklahoma Verbal

12. WR Jake Oliver, 6-4, 210, 4.51, of Team Southwest and of Dallas Jesuit, Texas is a great wide receiver who made 108 catches as a junior for an incredible 1,637-yards and 23 touchdowns; and 38 career touchdown catches. His Story:

Oliver is one of the surprise wide receivers of the summer as he had outstanding performances at the NIKE Football Training Camp, The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship, and The Opening. Although Oliver did not make it to the Gridiron Kings Championship Game, he was outstanding in the three Pool Play games on Saturday and the Semi-Finals Game on Sunday. Oliver had six catches in Game #1; four catches in Game #2; and three catches in Game #3 on Saturday and then caught three more passes on Sunday. In all, Oliver caught three touchdown passes and scored one extra point conversion.  Oliver is a great looking muscular physical specimen who has a great work ethic and has great concentration on the field with excellent hands. Oliver is also very impressive on and off of the field and he’s a great leader.

13. TE O.J. Howard6-6, 230, 4.42 of Team Southeast and Prattville Autauga Academy, Alabama – Alabama Verbal O.J. Howard is the most impressive Tight End in the Country. His Story:

At The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National ChampionshipHoward was sensational as he was one of the most impressive players at the Combine and also at The Gridiron Kings 7on7. His 4.46 in the forty was outstanding, but his best was a 4.42. His 4.31 in the pro-shuttle was also outstanding and he also did 24 reps on the 185 pound bench press. Howard was one of the most impressive physical specimens at every single event that he attended in the Spring and Summer. With all of the great quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs at this Event, it would seem that a tight end would not stand out, but Howard did. In fact, he was spectacular as he made outstanding catch after another and helped lead the Team Southeast to the National Championship. His quarterback on the Team Southeastwas Brice Ramsey, and out of all of the great wide receivers on Team Southeast, Ramsey still used Howard as his “Go-To” receiver in all of the clutch plays in the big games. Howard kept making the big catches and in the Championship Game, he made two of the most impressive catches in the tournament. One of the catches was a ball that Howard caught for a touchdown with two defenders on his back in the back of the endzone. The other catch was a catch over the middle after he had faked the defender and was in the clear for the touchdown.   

14. TE Travis Johnson,

15. LB Matthew Thomas,

16. LB Mike Mitchell,

17. FS Vernon Hargreaves III,

18. FS Leon McQuay III,

19. FS Quin Blanding,

20. FS 

21. CB Eli Woodard,

22. CB Tony Brown,

23. CB Kendall Fuller,

24. CB Maurice Smith,

25. ATH Shaquille Wiggins,


About maxemfingerrecruiting

My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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