South Hills lineman Sioasi Aiono and Glendora QB Chad Jeffries earned MVP at their respective position over the weekend at the NFTC at USC.
Here’s an excerpt of what ESPN had to say about Aiono: The talent at the guard position was especially strong, led by Sioasi Aiono (West Covina, Calif. South Hills), who took home the MVP for the group. Though he sports only two offers at this time, he continues to impress whenever we see him. He took reps inside and out, but projects to guard. He has a quick set and good punch. Aiono plays with good knee bend and moves his feet well to be able to mirror rushers.
… and something from Rivals about Jeffries: Boise State is the main school showing interest in Glendora, Calif., prospect Chad Jeffries and after Sunday’s performance it’s easy to see why. Jeffries looked good in his drops, scanned the field well, showed off a strong, consistent arm and usually seemed to hit the receivers right in the numbers. Jeffries won the MVP award and Los Angeles Loyola’s Jerry Neuheisel was right there with him.
“He’s just the most solid overall,” quarterbacks coach Matt James said of Jeffries. “He and Jerry Neuheisel were the best two kids mechanically-speaking and depths in their drops, understanding of the game, their reads and throwing the ball, timing of throwing the ball. Jeffries and Jerry both had really good days.”
Whittier Christian’s Jeff Worthy also competed and had a strong showing.
Aram’s take: I guess we’re starting to see who the top recruits in the area are. If Aiono and the rest of South Hills’ lines are as good as advertised, then the Huskies should be able to handle the boost in league and division.