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Previewing the second RVC Showcase

Shaun Smith throws a pass at the first-ever RVC Showcase on Nov. 7, 2020. Cliff Jackson / Staff Photo
Shaun Smith throws a pass at the first-ever RVC Showcase on Nov. 7, 2020. Cliff Jackson / Staff Photo

The second-ever Routes vs. Coverage Showcase is slated for Sunday afternoon in San Jose. Here are five things West Coast Preps is looking at ahead of the event.

Shaun Smith and Jurrion Dickey connection

The two might not go to the same high school, but Livermore senior quarterback Shaun Smith and Valley Christian sophomore receiver Jurrion Dickey put on a show at the first RVC Showcase in November.

Dickey and Smith compiled a perfect record the last time around, as Smith consistently found Dickey for big gains and touchdowns, ending up with a championship victory to cap off the festivities. Dickey was named the MVP, and Smith was certainly one of the top performers the entire day, showcasing his competitive fire, leadership and arm talent throughout.

Both are on college radars across the country, too.

Dickey is a consensus four-star prospect and continues piling on offers, recently adding the University of Pittsburgh to the mix and next to offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Oregon State and San Jose State.

Last season, as just a freshman at Valley Christian, Dickey racked up a team-high 541 receiving yards in the run-dominant offense. He and the Warriors played in the Central Coast Section championship game.

Smith has been a key cog in Livermore’s run into a successful program out in the East Bay. Smith tossed for 14 touchdowns as a junior, helping the Cowboys to a 6-5 season and their first winning record in the MaxPreps era, which dates back to 2004. 

Lewis & Clark and Whittier have each offered Smith.

Will they be drafted to the same team again and build off their last showing together?

McCoy goes for second straight MVP award next to Menlo-Atherton teammates

After taking a couple years off from football, Menlo-Atherton senior cornerback A’marion McCoy returned to the game and did so in a big way throughout this offseason.

McCoy was named a Defensive MVP of the first RVC Showcase, part of that team with Dickey and Smith that captured a 7-on-7 tournament title at the end.

McCoy is part of a star-studded Menlo-Atherton secondary – which will be in attendance Sunday – that looks for another big season again in this abbreviated spring campaign after going 7-4 in 2019 and winning a state crown in 2018, joining players like junior Jeremiah Earby – another star of this offseason – and senior Jayden Stanley.

Earby is someone whose profile has really burst onto the scene during this extended offseason, following a sophomore year when he had 22 tackles.

Stanley is a UC Davis bound defensive back who finished with 39 tackles and three picks a year ago.

Brady Huchingson’s production

Acalanes senior quarterback Brady Huchingson delivered countless crisp throws the last go-around and is ready for more.

Huchingson is one of the top signal-callers in the Bay Area – tabbed as the No. 4 quarterback in the Bay Area Preseason Quarterback Rankings – and his statistics certainly back it up. His junior year featured 2,646 passing yards, 29 touchdown strikes and just five interceptions, lifting the Dons to a North Coast Section semifinals appearance.

Dylan Seeley’s shine

Winning is all Clayton Valley Charter senior linebacker Dylan Seeley does.

Seeley and the Ugly Eagles went through a masterful 2019 season after going 5-5 in a rigged East Bay Athletic League Mountain Division schedule, winning five consecutive games in the postseason to come away with a state championship. Seeley was the state championship game MVP, adding to a junior season when he finished with 75 tackles and one interception.

Western Oregon offered Seeley a preferred walk-on spot on Jan. 20.

Alonzo Jackson’s offseason

Coaches raved about Kimball senior running back Alonzo Jackson’s performance in November.

Jackson’s work over the offseason has manifested itself in critical ways, as Jackson’s talents have been displayed on the showcase and travel football scene – the latter of which saw Jackson muster multiple games of 30-plus yards with Iron Sharpens Iron in the six-week Winner Circle Athletics Champions League, which featured 10-minute quarters and a running clock.

In five games last year because of an injury, Jackson ran for 173 yards, three touchdowns and averaged 8.2 yards per carry, with Kimball making its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs appearance since forming a varsity team in 2010.

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