Although known more for his play on the offensive line, Oceanside (Calif.) standout Brian Schwenke decided to work out with the defensive linemen at the NorCal NIKE Camp last weekend. The move paid off as Schwenke walked away with DL MVP honors.
Schwenke, 6-3, 250 pounds is one of the state's top lineman and had a very solid junior season. The lineman earned all-league, all county and 2nd team all-state underclass honors for a team that went 13-1 and won the Div II state championship.
Schwenke earned those honors as an offensive lineman but decided to get in some work on the other side of the ball.
"I liked him a lot," NIKE lead DL coach Marty Spalding said. "He has very good size and knows how to play. He has a high skill set to him and is very, very competitive. He worked hard and competed in every drill. He got better as the day went on and did very well in the one on ones."
On the recruiting front, Schwenke has one offer on the table and said three schools currently top his list.
"New Mexico has offered me," Schwenke said. "I like them and they're one of my top schools right now. Stanford is my favorite school and Oregon State is up there too, that would be my top three right now.
"Most schools like me for offensive line but I wanted to try out defensive line and I had a good time there. The camp was good and I never expected to be named MVP. I was happy with my performance though. I just went out and worked hard and hopefully this will help me gain more attention from the colleges."