Oregon Nike Camp Preview: Defense

Scout.com previews the top prospects to watch on defense at the Oregon Nike Camp...

Several of the West's best will be in Eugene this weekend for the Oregon Nike Football Training Camp.

Scout.com will be on hand to check out the top prospects from Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Here is a look at some of the players to watch on Sunday.

DEFENSIVE LINE


Chandler (Ariz.) DE Kisima Jagne 
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The headliner on the defensive line is Honolulu (Haw.) Punahou defensive end Luke Kaumatule. The 6'7" Kaumatule is a four-star prospect that holds offers from most of the top programs in the west.

The next group of players will be looking to cement their status. Chandler (Ariz.) defensive end Kisima Jagne is a borderline Scout 300 player who will be looking to impress. Syracuse (Utah) end Hunter Dimick will look to continue a big weekend that already saw him earn an offer from BYU. Serra (Calif.) defensive end Kache Palacio is trying to follow up at solid performance at the Stanford NFTC.

Seattle (Wash.) Kings Roko Gucake and Central Catholic (Ore.) end Jacob Nall are two prospects that are a bit under the radar right now and worth keeping an eye on.

LINEBACKERS


La Habra (Calif.) linebacker Aaron Porter 
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The linebacker crop looks to be pretty shallow, with La Habra (Calif.) linebacker Aaron Porter being the only highly rated prospect. Porter is a four-star and top 10 ranked middle linebacker nationally.

Other 2012 linebackers that are in the mix include Liberty's (Ore.) Brett Bafaro who holds offers from Utah and Idaho as well as some FCS programs.

Portland (Ore.) Grant backer Daniel Halverson has impressed at camp after camp, but is still looking to pull in his first Pac-12 offer.

Kent (Wash.) Kentlake athlete Caleb Saulo also plays quarterback for his high school team.

South Salem (Ore.) backer Junior Espitia is hearing from Pac-12 programs and holds offers from Idaho and Portland State. 

DEFENSIVE BACKS


Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes cornerback Cedric Dozier 
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The secondary will be the deepest defensive position at the Oregon NFTC.

Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes ATH Cedric Dozier is the highest rated player in the group and has been invited to play in the USAAA game.

Two other standouts are committed to play college ball in the state of Oregon. Oregon State commit and Oak Grove (Calif.) native Cleveland Wallace will be one to watch. One of the best overall athletes in attendance will be Newport (Ore.) prospect Oshay Dunmore who has already committed to the Ducks.

Palmdale (Calif.) corner Houston Haynes will try and repeat the breakout camp performances of Palmdale alum Josh Shaw.

Ma'ne Manaea holds offers from Colorado and Washington State and should see that list grow with a productive summer.

 


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