He didn't look like he was 100% healthy but Concord (Calif.) De La Salle quarterback Kevin Lopina was still easily one of the top signal callers we saw at both the Nike Camp at Stanford on Saturday and the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout on Sunday.
Lopina, 6-2, 198 pounds played just half the season last year after tearing his ACL in a nationally televised against Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian. On the year, the signal caller completed 39-68 passes for 551 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 232 yards and six more scores.
At the Nike camp on Saturday, Lopina was able to run a 4.78 in the 40 (clocked a 4.60-40 a year ago) and did 10 reps on the bench. In the position drills, he appeared to be favoring his knee just a bit as his drops weren't as aggressive as we've seen in the past and he wasn't able to plant and throw like he wanted to. Saying all that, he still shined and his arm looked very good.
Lopina has a lot of upside at the next level. He can make all the throws and was one of the most accurate quarterbacks of the day both Saturday and at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout Sunday at Cal. Lopina is tough, has great leadership skills and is a winner. He's a very smart, heady player with poise in the pocket and has the kind of mentality that will do whatever it takes for his team to win.
"ASU and Nebraska have offered and lead right now," Lopina said. "I'm also looking at UCLA, Notre Dame and LSU, those are my top five schools right now and I would like to commit before the summer is over."