Pac10Recruiting was in audience at the USC camp this weekend. Saturday (April 27th) was the day the big guys showed their wares to the USC coaching staff and those of us in attendance. The quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs were on hand Sunday (April 28th).
Saturday had about 250 to 300 players show up while on Sunday there were at least 500, probably more, present. All in all the USC staff did a great job working with the youngsters and they gave the players their all.
One Saturday’s stars was DE Lawrence Jackson (6-4, 250) from Inglewood, Calif. Jackson admitted his muscles were tight when he ran a 4.9 40-yard dash at the camp. Let Pac10Recruiting assure that this guy is quick and no one the camp had an answer for him. Jackson showed up on Sunday and cheered on his teammates. Much to the delight of head coach Pete Carroll and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron. Both Carroll and Orgeron were spotted playing catch with Jackson. What does that tell about how Carroll and Orgeron feel about the talented Mr. Jackson from Inglewood?
Kevin Brown (6-2, 285, 5.0) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly was also impressive. He showed himself to be a very powerful player. Brown showed why he will be one of the top trenchmen recruited on the west coast. Brown is also a top offensive lineman, his versatility is an added plus and it enhances his stature with D-I recruiters.
USC DL commit Fili Moala (6-6, 295, 5.0) also impressed and had Coach O smiling. He moves very well for a guy his size. The Trojans get a good one here.
On the offensive side of the ball, Nike camp standout, Travis Draper proved he was no fluke with another solid performance. During the one-on-one passing rushing drill Draper wiffed on his first two opportunities. There were doubters in the audience about Draper’s ability. He received some coaching, took what he learned and proceeded to pancake his next two pass rushers. On the band wagon the crowd jumped.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Manual Arts standout Kevin Myers (6-7, 330) was deemed by Lawrence Jackson as the toughest player he went up against in drills. “He gets his hands on you and with long arm extension makes it tough,” Jackson said.
Another player who was impressive was Hercules Satele (6-4, 260, 4.8) another great from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. While Pac10Recruiting was in attendance, he did not allow a sack. He has a very workman like attitude. He very focused and just gets the job done. Pac10Recruiting likes Satele a lot.
We will have more information on Saturday’s camp in the very near future and another analysis on Pac10recruiting’s views on Sunday’s stars later today.