What to watch at Pylon 7v7 National Championship

What to watch at Pylon 7v7 National Championship

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What to watch at Pylon 7v7 National Championship

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Jerry Jeudy (Photo: 247Sports)

Jerry Jeudy (Photo: 247Sports)

Pylon 7v7 Football will host its national championship event this weekend in Dallas with the champion crowned at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

Fifteen teams made up of players from the classes of 2017, ’18 and ’19 are scheduled to compete in the high school division, beginning with at least four games each of pool play Saturday at Mountain View College. The single elimination championship begins Sunday night in the high school division and Sunday morning for the middle school division.

Teams had to qualify for the event by competing at Pylon regional events and players are often drawn from multiple 7v7 organizations in their area to create all-star teams.

Midwest Boom won the IMG 7v7 Nationals last weekend in Florida and brings a similar roster to Texas. The program dedicated the win to the 4-year son of program general manager J.R. Niklos who was diagnosed days before the event with leukemia. The team had banners and used the hashtag #RomanTough.

The Boom roster is largely the same with the addition of several players, including 2017 wide receiver Ceedee Lamb, a former Oklahoma commit who has multiple offers and a top 10 that has seven SEC schools; Rice commit Isaiah Richardson; three-star athlete Tony Adams, who has had some Big Ten interest; and Ivy League recruit Michael McGovern.

Here are some other players to watch among the many talented recruits scheduled to attend:

  • Receivers of the WarZone. The South Florida-based team is a combination of three 7v7 programs in the Miami area. has Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach) and Miami Southridge teammates Kemore Gamble. and Rodney Scott. Jeudy has 32 offers and is ranked as the No. 7 wide receiver in the nation in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 44 player overall. Gamble is a Florida commit and Scott has committed to Miami.
  • Lamont Wade, a four-star cornerback from Clairton, Pa., plays for 412 Elite. He has 27 reported offers. An Under Armour All American, he also was the Western Pennsylvania Class AA champion in the long jump this spring.
  • Devonta Smith, a five-star receiver from Amite, La., plays for Bootleggers. He is ranked as the No. 10 wide receiver in the nation and No. 65 player overall by the 247Sports Composite. He has 22 offers and has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
  • Eno Benjamin, a four-star running back from Wylie East in Dallas, is listed as playing for TrueBuzz but said he is playing for WarZone. An Iowa commit, Benjamin is ranked as the No. 10 running back in the Class of 2017 by the 247Sports Composite.

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