One of the fastest rising prospects on the West Coast is defensive lineman is Brandon Mebane (6-1, 260, 4.7) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw.
Mebane’s senior season is reminiscent of his junior season performance when he was so dominating that he was selected Los Angeles City section’s Defensive Player of the Year. He was co-Defensive Player of the Year for his league and was honored all-area.
Mebane has played this season with a target on his chest. “I have to fight through double teams on every play,” Mebane said. “Plus they don’t run to my side.”
Still Mebane has fought through the double teams to rack up 24 tackles and nine sacks so far his senior season.
Crenshaw is playing a different defense this season and since Mebane is double teamed anyway his assignment is to take on blockers and to open lanes for linebackers to make the play.
Taking into consideration Mebane’s changing role on this defensive scheme his statistics are very impressive.
No wonder Mebane’s stock is going upward and by the looks of things it’s only going to go higher.
The talented defensive tackle from Crenshaw has offers from UCLA, USC, Oregon, Cal, Arizona and Washington.
Mebane has set two visits to Cal and Washington. He will visit the Berkeley campus on November 22nd just in time for Cal’s “Big Game” against Stanford. Mebane will then travel to Seattle and visit Washington on December 6th.
“I don’t know what other schools I will visit,” Mebane said. “I will make up my mind in early November.”
“I don’t have any favorites at this time,” Mebane said.
What is Mebane looking for in a college?
“I want to get a great education, play for a great a great football with great coaches,” Mebane said. “I also want to enjoy a nice college environment.”
“Distance from home probably won’t factor in my decision,” Mebane said. “I probably won’t decide until signing day.”
That will make many colleges and their fans something to be anxious about over the next few months as the recruiting season heats up.