It looks like it could be a down year talent wise in Oregon next season but one player drawing early interest is Portland (Ore.) Grant defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. Suh has picked up two early offers and has a very bright future ahead of him.
Suh, 6-5, 270 pounds is a player with unlimited potential who is just scratching the surface of how good he can be. In watching two game films on the big lineman, a couple of things jump out at you. One is he's still very raw as a player and looks almost lost at times. On that same token, he's so big, quick and aggressive, he's a player you still recruit hard knowing that once you get him in your system and coach him up, the sky is the limit for him.
Suh earned all-league honors on both sides of the line last season as well as honorable mention all-state on defense. He lines up at both end and tackle for Grant but looks more comfortable coming off the edge. He's quick off the ball and is able to overpower opposing linemen with ease at the high school level. He has a tendency to play too high at times and can also lose track of where the ball is but he's a very aggressive player who pursues well from sideline to sideline.
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On the recruiting front, Suh has offers from Oregon and Oregon State and is also hearing from Nebraska, Stanford and Arizona State.
"USC is my top school, I just like their style of play," Suh said. "Oregon, Nebraska, Stanford and Michigan State are the others in my top five. Right now I'm looking for a school with a good combination of academics and athletics and a place where I'll feel comfortable at."
Academically, Suh is carrying a 3.1 GPA and will take the SAT later in the year. He'll attend the Nike Camp in College Station (Texas) May 1.