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Jamison shines at Oregon NIKE Camp

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The strength of the recent NIKE Camp in Oregon was the linemen and Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton's Patrick Jamison was a big reason for that. Jamison looked like one of the top three overall prospects at the camp and was dominant all day long.
Following the camp, we caught up with Jamison who talked about his overall performance, where his recruitment is going and when he expects to make his decision.
Jamison measured in at a very solid 6-3, 278 pounds and showed he's considered one of the elite line prospects in the West region. He worked out with the tackles but his size could create a move to guard in college and Jamison said that was fine with him.
"I play tackle at Hamilton but I'm being recruited at both spots," Jamison said. "It doesn't really matter to me, I'm comfortable at both positions and it won't factor in to my decision."
Jamison has very good feet, can move laterally and is strong in his upper body. He won every one on one rep he took showing the ability to get outside quickly on the speed rushers and easily stand his ground when an opposing lineman tried to bull rush him.
Although Jamison didn't win the award for OL MVP (Hamani Stevens), he was along with the Stevens, the best college prospect we saw in the camp.
On the recruiting front, Jamison is in the double digits on scholarship offers including schools like Arizona State, UCLA, Tennessee, Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State and San Diego State to name a few.
"I really had a good time today," Jamison said. "This was a great opportunity for me to show what I could do and show what Arizona football is all about. I know the NIKE Camps at USC and Stanford were a little closer to home but I wanted more time to get ready.
"I was happy with how I did and feel I gave it my all out there. The competition was good and I learned some new things although a lot of it was rehashing what I already knew. Coming out here also gives me a chance to check out Oregon State, which I plan to do later this weekend (Sunday)."
Jamison said he has five schools leading the way right now and a decision will come before the summer is over.
"My top five is UCLA, ASU, Tennessee, Oregon State and San Diego State, in that order," Jamison said. "I've already visited UCLA and ASU and will take a few more unofficial visits later in the summer.
"I want to get back out to California and check out SDSU and Cal and will also return make a return visit to UCLA. I'm not sure I'll be able to get out to Tennessee, I'll just have to play it by ear. My goal is to commit at the end of the summer, I don't want to risk getting hurt in the summer and losing everything."
With UCLA and ASU leading the way, the question could come down to whether or not Jamison wants to leave home or not.
"Yeah, it's really whether I want to stay with what I already know or leave home and start a new life," Jamison said. "Right now, I think I want to start a new life and that's why UCLA is on top. I just really love the school, the campus and the coaching staff there and I think it's just a good overall fit for me."
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