With the third region coming to a close, we have had a clean sweep of wide receivers (at least at the LSU level) so far in the previous three matchups. The chance at an all wide receiver second round in this region is a high possibility, but his competition is no cakewalk. One guy was a consensus five-star recruit, while the other was a 3-star Army All-American. Only one can move on though.
No. 2 Seed Xavier Carter
We all know. He was a bust. He never amounted to anything at LSU. While that all may be true, we aren't here to judge what they did at LSU. We are here to judge these videos, and if you watch this video and think his 5-star ranking is unjustified, then you need your head checked. This is world-class speed (literally) in a 6'3", 190 lb. wide receiver that his impressive athleticism outside of his straight-line speed. There's really not that many other highlight reels of high school receivers that are more dominant than what is showcased here. Whether it was his pro track potential that derailed his football career at the next level is besides the point, LSU clearly got a top-tier wide receiver way back in 2004 to go along with Early Doucet (Can ANYONE please put his film on Youtube for the love of God?)
No. 7 Seed Trey Lealaimatafao
Mom always used to say "You play video games too much." To which I would reply, "Yeah, but it helps with my hand-eye coordination." I guess that made me a better typist. Then I got the "You follow recruiting too much." To which I can now reply "Yeah, but it helps with my spelling." I have now mastered the spelling of Trey's last name to where I don't have to look it up. *Pats self on the back*
Sidetrack aside, I used to think that J.C. Copeland had one of the quickest first steps of an LSU recruit's highlight video. That was until I watched Trey's film. There are two things I love about his film that correlates to a solid defensive tackle in my eyes: that first step previously mentioned and how he plays mean throughout his footage. Trey is always looking to hit someone and hit someone hard at that. He does so many great things in his film that it's hard to keep track. Trey may be one of the less-thought-of signees in this class, but I think he's just a sleeper waiting for his chance.
Carter may have seemed like he was going to cakewalk into the second round, but his underrated opponent Lealaimatafao is no slouch, especially when it comes to highlight footage. Can Carter finish off the clean sweep for a wide receiver second round region or will LMFAO pull off the upset? Only your votes can decide.