SoCal DL sets two trips

Defensive tackle/offensive lineman Otis Jones (6-2.5, 273, 4.9) from Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger saw his stock pick after a strong senor season and good showing at the Last Chance combine put on by Student Sports last month.
"Otis is an impressive physical specimen when you see him in person," Leuzinger assistant coach in charge of recruiting Ralph Oliver said. "That is the reason that ASU is tripping Otis this weekend.
"Arizona State is also impressed with his speed and overall athleticism," Oliver said. "ASU told us that they feel the local schools, UCLA and USC, are sleeping on a diamond in the rough.
"ASU isn't the only Pac 10 school that is beginning to see the upside in Otis," Oliver said. "Oregon is tripping Otis on January 18th. The Ducks love his speed and strength.
"Both of the Pac 10 schools love Otis' tenacity and his ability to make plays sideline to sideline from his defensive tackle position," Oliver said. "You don't see that type of skill very often from a player of his size and speed.
"You can update his size," Oliver said. "He measured at the Last Chance combine at just under 6-foot-3 and weighed in at 280.
"Otis is still holding out hope that UCLA comes on late for him," Oliver said. "They have his senior tape so we will have to see what happens."
As a senior, Jones accounted for 73 tackles, eight quarterback hurries, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries for one of the area's best defenses.
Jones was a unanimous first-team all-league performer in 2007 and was the league's top vote getter for defensive linemen.
Jones was also an all-CIF selection as a senior.