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Football: QB Cade Apsay shows off strong arm before top recruiters [Video]

April 24, 2013 |  7:46 am

Times have certainly changed, especially when college recruiters from USC, UCLA, Washington and California are on the field, some with video cameras, scouting high school football players on an April night watching them play seven on seven football.

That was the scene on Tuesday night at Canyon Country Canyon. The Cowboys, Alemany, Palmdale and West Ranch were competing, and under new recruiting rules, coaches could be there to watch and scout.

The most impressive quarterback by far was 6-foot-2 Cade Apsay of Canyon. The senior to be has a scholarship offer from Arizona and should have one of the strongest arms in the Southland. He passed for 3,333 yards as a junior.

The player that the recruiters paid most attention to was Palmdale running back Demario Richard of Palmdale, and for good reason. He's just 16 years old and will be a senior in the fall. Good luck on opponents trying to keep track of him. He has speed, moves and great instincts.

These competitions are fun to watch, because teams are actually trying to prepare for the fall using their own players.

Alemany needs to find a starting quarterback to go along with its good collection of receivers.

A warning: Somebody better put some pressure on Apsay, or he'll be picking apart defenses in the fall.

-- Eric Sondheimer