EXPERT ANALYSIS: Tony Mekari

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins gives an exclusive scouting report on Cal's latest defensive line commit Tony Mekari.

Tony Mekari is a standout two-way lineman who will play DT in college but actually had a better season on the offensive line and was named all-county offensive lineman of the year.

At about 6-3, 260 pounds, Mekari is very strong and plays with a motor. He has decent lateral mobility but is more of a straight line tackle that relies on his power to bull rush opposing guards and centers.

He's a physical player, has been very well coached at Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake, and already plays with good technique. He uses his hands well and can get off blocks without much of a struggle.

He finishes plays off and is relentless in pursuit often chasing down a ball carrier 20-30 yards down the field. He runs pretty well for a big tackle but his overall strength and motor are his best assets. At the next level, bigger guards who may be able to engulf him could give him problems but you have to love Mekari's motor and his energy will be contagious for the rest of the defensive line.

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