Cougar Camp Day Two

Several top prep prospects served notice on the second day of summer camp drills. As the camp continues on throughout the week, players are beginning to assert themselves, and some are separating themselves from the pack.

The second day of instruction started with full-contact eleven-on-eleven drills, and the hitting got harder and the intensity level rose. The full-contact continued with Oklahoma drills, which left a few of the prep players on the training table, nursing little stingers and other ailments.

Top Running Backs

Two running backs in camp are beginning to separate themselves from the pack and could be earning scholarship offers in the near future. One is a local player by the name of Sam Langi, who will be the primary ball-carrier for Bingham High School this coming season. The other is Seta Pohahau, who rushed for just under 1,600 yards for Aragon High School in Northern California.

Langi has shown through drills to be a good combo-type back who can beat you with speed and with power. What may prove to be Langi's biggest asset is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Langi has good lower-body strength and will challenge Sausan Shackerin out of Alta High School as the top running back in the state of Utah this next season.

Pohahau is more of a slashing-type back who is very instinctive in his movements. Pohahau showed a good ability to avoid contact through the hole, while using limited and quick movements to avoid defenders in the open-field. Both Pohahau and Langi are showing to be Division I-quality players during this camp.

Saint Mary's Boys

Making the trip from Saint Mary's High School in California are two exciting prospects by the names of Sam Mafi and Chris Wilson. Mafi plays linebacker, while Wilson plays running back, but is being recruited as a defensive back as well.

Mafi has good size and speed for a linebacker and could be someone earning an offer after camp ends. Wilson, meanwhile, has been dominant in the 7-on-7 drills that conclude each day of camp. Wilson has great burst off the line and looks to possess true 4.4 speed. Both players are not LDS, but are reportedly very interested in BYU. TBS will contact both players after camp concludes.

Two Tall

A couple of linemen showing well at camp are local prospect Xavier Suafilo from nearby Timpview High School and Brock Stringham out of Highland Ranch High School in Colorado. Both are in the 6 feet 4 inches-6 feet 6 inches height range and are standing out during drills.

Suafilo should very well establish himself as the top lineman in the state by the time his senior year rolls around, if not by this next year, when he'll be a junior. Suafilo was consistently pushing his competition backwards during one-on-one drills, showing to be a very aggressive player who loves contact.

Stringham, meanwhile, stands out well above the crowd, showing good technique to go along with his superior size, allowing him to dominate most of his opponents. Stringham recently garnered an offer from Colorado State. BYU may very well be following suit, as BYU is showing a lot of interest in the offensive tackle prospect.


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