Recruit Video Tourney: #2 Xavier Carter vs. #7 Trey Lealaimatafao

We close off the third region of the bracket with a matchup between a long-forgotten wide receiver and a late addition to the 2014 recruiting class.

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.

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join And The Valley Shook

You must be a member of And The Valley Shook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at And The Valley Shook. You should read them.

Join And The Valley Shook

You must be a member of And The Valley Shook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at And The Valley Shook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker