Mission Viejo (Calif.) had seven players sign with Div I schools a year ago and has another strong crop of players this season as well. The top prospect on the team looks like it will be defensive lineman Domonic Glover who had a strong showing at the recent NIKE Camp at USC.
Glover, 6-4, 235 pounds transferred a year ago from Utah and only played part time for the Diablos as a junior.
"I know he wanted to play more than he did," MV coach Bob Johnson said. "We have a really tough, competitive program here though and it wasn't easy at times for him. Physically, he's so talented and has a great body on him already. We needed to get him a little tougher and I think we did that. I expect him to really explode this year and have a great season for us."
Glover gave a glimpse of what's in store at the recent NIKE Camp. He tested very well clocking a 4.87 in the 40, jumped 31 inches in the vertical and did 30 reps on the bench. He then went out and dominated during the position and one on one drills and was rated among the top five defensive linemen in the camp by the NIKE DL coaches.
Glover has a great frame, is very strong and has a quick first step. He's a natural pass rusher and went un-defeated during the one on one portion of the camp. On the recruiting front, Glover said three schools sit at the top of his list right now.
"I like USC, Florida and Ohio State," Glover said. "I have offers from Mississippi and Arizona. Everyone is recruiting me for defensive end but I'll be playing some defensive tackle and tight end this year as well. I'm really looking forward to our season this year and I've been working really hard all off-season to prepare myself.