The spring circuit in the West kicks off in a big way with the New Level Athletics Elite 7 on 7 this weekend in Las Vegas. Rivals.com West analyst Adam Gorney will be in attendance Saturday and Sunday. Here are five storylines he'll be focused on throughout the event:
B2G is loaded for another title
B2G is the reigning champion at this event and the Los Angeles-based team is back with another loaded team that could challenge for another title. The team is especially loaded in the secondary with four-star defensive backs Priest Willis, Tahaan Goodman and Chris Hawkins leading the way. Los Angeles Dorsey standout Daquawn Brown and Jermaine Ervin could also play a big role.
Darrell Cloy, a wide receiver/defensive end from Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul, could be one of the 2014 prospects who will shine in this event. Linebacker Denzel Talifero is a playmaker.
B2G has the weapons to win this event again. But others have some ammunition as well.
Can rival 1925 claim victory?
The 1925 All-Stars, which is led by Keyshawn Johnson, is loaded on offense which could make a potential B2G-1925 matchup even more intriguing. The two Los Angeles-based programs compete for the top talent and both have plenty.
A lot of the hype is on B2G, 1925 and some other high-powered teams but the squad from Washington has enough talent and playmakers to really make a dent and possibly make a run toward the championship.
Yakima (Wash.) Eisenhower quarterback Kolney Cassel has an offer from SMU and he can toss the ball all over the field. He certainly has enough talent around him to score lots of points.
The name Deontay Greenberry was being whispered about prior to this event last year but it was on the UNLV fields where the former four-star from Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union emerged as a national name.
He made defensive backs look foolish at this event and dominated in an extraordinary way. It was one of the best performances seen during the last recruiting cycle.
Could another virtually unknown player emerge this time? There is certainly enough talent coming to the event where numerous players could make a national name for themselves.
Local team could surprise
Many teams from California have a good chance of doing well in Las Vegas but there is a team from the other side of town - namely a bunch of Bishop Gorman standouts - who could make a move in this tournament.