PALO ALTO, Calif. – When your brother played football at USC and was a high school All-American you're always going to be compared to him. But Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.) Peninsula offensive center Todd Huber had the perfect plan to shine some of the spotlight on himself and show that he too is a special prospect.
And that plan was executed to perfection at Saturday's NIKE Training Camp at Stanford.
Out of nearly 650 kids at the camp, the 6-foot-3, 273-pound center was named the camp's top offensive lineman after a dominating performance that saw him not only test well early on, do well in drills, but also have a near perfect run in the one-on-one portion of the camp.
"I trained for the last six months, I've trained hard for the last two weeks and I wanted to be the best," Huber said. "You have to give it to my coaches and my trainer. It was a great ride to be able to come here and do well."
Along with training hard for the event, Huber, who is the younger brother of former Trojan tight end Scott Huber, said he also got himself mentally prepared before the camp to face some of the best players in the nation.
He was originally set to play on the defensive side of the ball, but a last minute change of heart might have been the best decision he's ever made. He ended up working out with the offensive linemen, and by the end of the camp he had college coaches from all over the nation asking about who he was.
"Nothing really changed my mind," Huber said about the decision to move to offense. "I'm being recruited as a center and a defensive tackle, and I was planning on defense, but they set up with the offense and put me up against a few guys and it just worked out the best.
"I won almost all of the one-on-ones. That's the aim. I went against the big guy from Utah (Simi Fili), and he's a big boy. And when you go against guys like that it's all about fighting hard. If was called the best o-lineman of the day, then I couldn't be happier.
"Today definitely was a great day."
Sunday was also a great day for him.
Huber attended Stanford's junior day and walked away with his first Pac 10 scholarship offer.
"I'm very flattered that such a great university would extend this opportunity to me," Huber said. "It has been an amazing weekend and it hasn't sunk in yet."