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Cheadle solid at USC Camp

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Offensive lineman/defensive lineman Justin Cheadle (6-2, 266, 4.9) from Bakersfield, Calif., was one of the many standouts at USC's Rising Senior Camp.
After a strong showing as a defensive lineman at the NIKE Camp at Palo Alto, he lined up as an offensive tackle at USC.
"USC wanted to see what I could as an offensive lineman," Cheadle said. "They saw what I could do as a defensive player at the NIKE Camp."
"I liked the USC camp it was well coached and a lot of fun," Cheadle said. "There was a lot of competition at the camp.
"There were great players from all over the country. The pace was a lot faster than anywhere I have been.
"It was also special going to the coliseum and being coached the same way the Trojans get coached.
Cheadle will participate in one more team football camp with Bakersfield high school and will spend some time playing AAU basketball this summer. He plays for Bakersfield Basketball Academy and they will take part in the Las Vegas Big Time Tournament in July.
Cheadle has Trojans bloodlines. His uncle is Bernard Tarvar and his cousin is former cornerback Jason Oliver.
Besides USC out of schools that haven't offered, Cheadle is also interested in Notre Dame, UCLA and Oregon. He has offers on the table from Cal, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado State, San Diego State, UNLV, Nevada, Idaho and Fresno State.
"I'm pretty open at this time," Cheadle said. "I'm going to take my official visits before making a decision.
In an earlier interview with Bakersfield coach Paul Golla he had the following to say about his two-way standout.
"Justin has an incredible work ethic. He doesn't accept anything but his best, on and off the field.
"I can't say how much of a pleasure it is to coach Justin. His attitude is that great.
"Justin shows up early and leaves late. He helps others on the team and you never have to worry about him doing what he needs to do. It is like having another coach on the team.
"As a football player, Justin has great feet and plays with tenacity," Golla said. "He's very physical and very aggressive."
Cheadle was a first-team all-area and all-league selection in football, and he earned the same honors for his basketball talents in 2005.He was also a second-team all-state selection for his football skills as a junior.
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