There were so many players that passed the look test that it is impossible to mention them all.
Pac10Recruiting will have a special overview on the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly kids either later today or tomorrow. The Jackrabbits had several athletes in attendance and they showed off why Poly is one of the nation’s number one high school programs.
The Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits weren’t the athletes that showed off well.
One player that had an outstanding camp was Corey Mazza a wide receiver from Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was very impressive and we are definitely going keep an eye on him. Mazza plays for the program that turned out two standout players that signed with D-I schools last season. Ben Olson (BYU) and Dave Anderson (CSU). Mazza’s teammate TE/Specialist Jesse Ainsworth was also at the camp.
When you talk about passing the look test Chris Purtz from Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West gets an A+. He is a powerfully built young man and when you eyeball him you understand why he is on everybody’s scouting list as one of the state’s top linebacker prospects.
Pac10Recruiting recently wrote stories on the two standouts from Stockton (Calif.) Edison, Lynell Hamilton and Ruben Jackson. Edison head coach Booker Guyton has two very good-looking athletes here.
Fresno (Calif.) Edison was also very well represented by defensive back Lorenzo Sims and running back/defensive back Clifton Smith. Sims was very physical in bump coverage.
In our earlier camp report on quarterbacks Pac10Recruiting wrote about Brandon Ting, his brother Ryan Ting ran the fastest 40-yard dash time at the camp with a smoking 4.38. Pac10Recruiting was first impressed by the Ting brothers’ performance at the USC camp earlier in the month. Their stock is on a definite rise. Brandon is a QB/DB and Ryan is a WR/DB. The word is they are being recruited as corners.
Gary Lovely the fine linebacker from San Jose (Calif.) Gunderson was also in attendance. The athleticism is undeniably there, he is a bit raw, but you have to smile about his potential.
Everybody who follows the recruiting world knows about Whitney Lewis from Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure, but St. Bonnie head coach John Mack has a few more players for you to keep your eye on. One is Warren Anderson. Pac10Recruiting was very impressed with Anderson last season when we saw St. Bonnie in a playoff game. Anderson looked very good on Saturday (May 18th). Mack let us that Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame and Northwestern are recruiting Anderson.
Another player that we were familiar with at a previous camp was Bobby Whithorne from Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic. Whithorne once again impressed Pac10Recruiting and those in attendance. Keep your eye on Bobby Whithorne.
Another quarterback who we saw and didn’t get mentioned in our first report on signal-callers was Richard Irvin. He’s a fine looking quarterback prospect who played at Studio City (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake last season, but this season Irvin will take his talents to Pasadena (Calif.) Muir. Air 7’s Steve Clarkson will be the offensive coordinator and could mean good things for Irvin. Irvin is another one to watch.
Pac10Recruiting took the same shuttle back to the airport with El Modena standout linebacker/fullback Michael Pitre. Pitre has an outstanding camp. He lifted 185 pounds, 27 times. Pitre stands 5-foot-11, weighs 248 pounds and ran a 4.53 40-yard dash the camp.
The story on the Poly players will be posted ASAP.