One of the fastest rising offensive line prospects on the west coast is three-star Greg Capella (6-4, 326) from Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante. Capella first caught eye of Rivals.com with a solid performance at the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles and then another good effort at the UCLA camp last Saturday.
Like many extreme competitors, he felt he could have done better, but those in the audience came away very impressed with the talented offensive lineman.
"I thought I could have done better in the one on ones," Capella said of his UCLA camp performance. "I got beat by William Sutton once."
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"I talked to Pat Hill today and Fresno State offered," Capella said. "That makes it offer number four."
Besides UCLA and Fresno State, Capella has offers from Arizona and UNLV.
"Arizona and UNLV offered me two or three weeks ago," Capella said. "I'm very open regarding all schools right now."
Capella doesn't really have a timeframe for a decision. He could make an early decision or he may even make his choice very late. It all depends on how things play out. One thing he would like to do is see more schools. For now the only two schools he has seen are UCLA and Fresno State.
"Both UCLA and Fresno State are two different schools and are good in their own way," Capella said. "Fresno State is close to home and I really like their coaching staff. I also like how Fresno State runs their program."
"UCLA has a great education, a good football program and again they have great coaches."
What is Capella looking for in a college?
"Location will be a big one," Capella said. "The coaching staff will also be a big one and they run the program."
As a junior, Capella earned all-league, all-area and all-state underclassman. He was one of the reasons that El Diamante went 12-1 and won his section's championship. In the weight room, Capella currently benches 280 and squats 400.
As far as taking in anymore camps, at this time, Capella is not sure if he will be attending anymore.
The scouting report on Capella is he has very fast feet and plays with a nasty attitude that all the good offensive linemen have.
Capella is mainly be recruited as an offensive guard, but some schools like him as a tackle. He doesn't really have a preference, he would rather play tackle if possible, but it really doesn't make that much of difference. A team oriented player, Capella's main goal is to help his team.