Offensive lineman/defensive end Brian Schwenke (6-3, 255, 4.85) from Oceanside, Calif., just may well be the hottest line prospect from the Golden State over the course of the last three weeks. The match that lit this fire was Schwenke's outstanding NIKE Camp performance held in Palo Alto. Since NIKE this talented lineman has seen his offers expand to six.
Schwenke only played one full game and rotated in four others on the defensive side of the ball and in that limited time, he was so impressive that he earned first-team all-league, first-team all-area and second-team all-state as a defensive lineman.
Schwenke started the season as a backup on the defensive side of the ball and was pressed into duty because of injuries. He did, however, start all 13 games his team played in on the offensive side of the ball as a lineman.
As good as Schwenke is on the defensive side of the ball, he is racking up offers and interest for his talents as an offensive lineman.
The reasons for that are obvious. He's very athletic and has the frame to pack on the pounds without losing any quickness. He also has a very long wingspan and that's another quality that D-I schools like to see in their offensive line prospects.
Going into the NIKE Camp, Schwenke had one offer from Mew Mexico then following the Lobos' lead were offers from UC-Davis, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, and Cal.
"I haven't committed, yet," Schwenke said. "I'm going to wait until summer so I can check some of the colleges out. I hope to see all the colleges this summer that have offered me.
"Cal offered me just today (June 2nd)," Schwenke said. "They (Cal) came out for spring practice last week and told my coach they were going to offer and they did."
Colorado is recruiting Schwenke as a center, while most of the rest of the schools like him at guard. UC-Davis thinks he can play tackle for them.