IMG 7v7 National Championships Preview: Top recruits battle for title

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The premier 7-on-7 tournament takes place this weekend in Brandenton, Fla. SB Nation Recruiting will have full coverage of the event.

Over 100 BCS recruits are set to gather in Bradenton, Fla. Saturday and Sunday for the IMG 7v7 National Championship. 7-on-7, or passing skeleton as it is sometimes known, is a modified football game featuring seven players on each side of the football with the offense consisting of a quarterback, a center and five skill players. The goal of 7-on-7 is to improve a team's passing offense and defense during the off-season -- a time in which passing, a part of football that requires repetition and chemistry, could otherwise fall off.

This weekend's IMG event is the premier 7-on-7 event in the country due to its organization and power to draw elite teams from across the country by way of the regionals conducted throughout the summer prior to the national event.

Superstar recruits that competed in last year's event included Vernon Hargreaves (Florida signee) and Leon McQuay (USC signee) taking on players that included Shane Morris (Michigan QB signee) and Tre'Davious White (LSU signee).

24 teams will compete in the Club Division this year while eight will vie for the high school title. The teams listed below are all scheduled to compete this weekend.

Club Division: Team Tampa (Tampa, Fla.); South Florida Fire (Miami, Fla.); South Florida Express Elite (Miami, Fla.); Central Florida Top Recruits (Orlando, Fla.); Cam Newton All-Stars(Atlanta, Ga.); AWP Sports (Ft. Wayne, Ind.); Bootleggers (New Orleans, La.); Core 6 Athletes Red (Chicago, Ill.); Windy City BOOM (Chicago, Ill.); North Carolina Elite (Charlotte, N.C.);South Florida Blur (Miami, Fla.); Midwest Elite (Detroit, Mich.); College Ready Athletics (Washington D.C./Northern Va.); Go Hard Elite (Louisville, Ky.); Team Delaware (Wilmington, Del.); D-Block (Knoxville, Tenn.); Tennessee Xpress Blue (Nashville, Tenn.); IDFFL (Toronto, Canada); A&B Athletics (Denver, Colo.); Tennessee Xpress Gold (Nashville, Tenn.); Gulf Coast BKS (Gulfport, Miss.); Top Gun (Chicago, Ill.); Winning Strategy (Miami, Fla.); and La Villa (Edinburg, Texas).

High School Division: Vero Beach HS (Vero Beach, Fla.); Stephenson HS (Lithonia, Ga.); North Cobb HS (Kennesaw, Ga.); Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, Miss.); Lakewood HS(St. Petersburg, Fla.); Mount Dora HS (Mount Dora, Fla.); Lincoln HS (Tallahassee, Fla.); and Strawberry Crescent HS (Dover, Fla.).

Stick with SB Nation Recruiting for full coverage of the event.

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