In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 1211
On this Board 787Record: 3523 (11/24/2012)
Online now 1162Record: 4850 (6/6/2012)
The home for discussion on USC athletics
FightOn247 message board for off topic posts
You have no favorite boards.
D-1 and potential D-1 prospects....
David Corral, QB, Buena.p
Chris Hawkins, CB, Rancho Cucamonga
Daquan Brown, WR, Dorsey.p
Trent Irwin (freshman) Hart
Jermaine Ervin, CB, Bakersfield (Solid Player)
Kieshawn Bierria. LB, Narbonne.
Denzel Talifero, Duarte
Iman Marshall. Long Beach Poly, DB. (freshman)
Jonathan Lockett. Mater Dei, DB. (sophomore)
Tre Wilcoxen. Redlands, DB.
AJ Richardson. WR/DB, Narbonne.
Thomas Tucker. WR, Long Beach Poly.
Victor Bolden. Los Osos, DB. His coach told me he ran a 10.8 100 meter.
Darrell Cloy. Garfield, TE. (sophomore) Note: Definitely a prospect to keep an eye on for the future.
Drew Wolitarsky, Canyon. His dad told me he ran an 11.1 100 meter and power cleaned 270 pounds.
Marcus Baugh. JW North, TE.
Tahaan Goodman. S, Rancho Cucamonga.
Nico Fahlal. OL, St John Bosco
Tom Oser. OL, Harvard Westlake.
John Lopez. OL, Lutheran.
Tahaan Goodman certainly passes the eyeball test. Mr. Hawkins described him as a "man", which I would agree with. John Lopez asked me about him immediately.
I can tell that Chris Hawkins has a good head on his shoulders. He lists his top 3 as USC, Stanford, and Notre Dame. He's obviously educated himself on what opportunities give him the best chance after football.
Marcus Baugh is as good as any tight end from California's last class.
Drew Wolitarsky showed an ability to create separation against some of the best corners in the area. He is going to receive some nice offers.
.....I don't mean to leave any of the skill guys out, but I was regulated to offensive line duty much of the day.
OL Scouting Report:
Nico Falah: He's a great athlete. His coaches claimed that he's more athletic than Kyle Murphy and I believe them. He moves his feet extremely well, he stays square with his target, and low. He avoids bending at the waist. He does have a tendency to cross his feet at times and lunge towards his target.
I think that the height and weight that the scouting services list for him is a little generous. I think he's around 6'3, 255 pounds. Unless he grows a few inches and his arms get a little longer, I don't see him as a blue chip tackle prospect. That being said, he's a blue chip guard right now, and if he does grow (which 17 year old kids do), he might be as good as anyone.
My ranking: Mid 3 star tackle, solid 4 star guard.
John Lopez: Textbook is what i think when I think of John Lopez. His footwork is great, he stays square and he doesn't lunge for the target. He does have a tendency to get a little high in pass blocking and he doesn't always keep his shoulders back.
Once again, the height and weight listed by scouting services seems a little generous. He's anywhere from 6'4 1/2 to 6'6, but he definitely isn't 320 pounds. I would say 270. It isn't a big deal because he doesn't have the size in his upper body yet. I would guess that he could easily put on a lot more weight. It might also not be fair to mention this, as he's six months away from playing football.
In my opinion, John's a guard at the next level. He's just a little too slow to protect the outside. But someone is going to get a smart, well coached kid.
My ranking: low 3 star tackle, solid 4 star guard.
Tom Oser: This kid is the definition of sleeper and he won't get an offer from USC, but I was very impressed with what I saw. He's very athletic for his size he's obviously put on some muscle from last season. He's another well coached kid. I didn't hear him get chastised very often for technique problems.
What does hurt him is his size. If he was moving like he does at 260 something, he would be getting a bunch of offers. I think he's realistically around 240 pounds.
He's going to move from center to tackle this year which should get him some more exposure. I think he'll get an offer from some local non BCS schools soon.
My ranking: 2 star guard.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Scott Schrader on 3/14/2012 at 3:59 AM
Follow Me on Twitter: @OriginalRichSC
AlwaysWearATrojan.... R.i.P Uncle Bubba #71 and Uncle Tody #93.. Wild Bunch Greatest D-Line Ever
Winning the academic award in the SEC is sort of like winning the special olympics. Even if you win, you are still a retard.
At my signal, unleash hell.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports