Whitson is about 6-2.5, 280, very strong, plays with great technique and moves well. He took reps at guard and center but probably projects best as a center. He was an all-league selection as a junior and could be a steal for someone.
Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive guard Kamryn Bennett made the road trip to SoCal and had a solid camp as did Apple Valley's (Calif.) Troy Bacon. Both players are tough and nasty and play with a high compete level.
An intriguing defensive end at the camp was Chino Hills (Calif.) 2015 defensive end Trent Goens. Goens has a nice frame and is a natural pass rusher. If he can continue to improve his overall quickness and athleticism, he has a shot to be one of the top players in the state when he's a senior.
Irvine (Calif.) Beckman rush end Charles Wright has seen his stock rise quite a bit in the last month with new offers rolling in every few days. Wright is a solid 6-3, 200 pounds but looked like he might have been favoring his leg a little and didn't show off the same kind of explosiveness we've seen from him in the past.
The top linebacker of the day and one player we know who picked up an offer following the camp was Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne's Uchenna Nwosu. Nwosu played backup minutes for the Gauchos last year but has a lot of upside to him. He has a great frame at about 6-2, 210 pounds, is physically strong, runs well and is a natural athlete.
The running back group was a bit down but Vista Murrieta's (Calif.) Kishawn Holmes put on a show working out with the receivers. He made several highlight reel catches showing great body control and athleticism. He's a natural pass catcher with the speed to get deep and he can run very well after the catch as well.
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian's D.J. Riggins has looked great all spring and few backs catch the ball as well as he does. He looked good again on Saturday. Another back to keep an eye on is Carson (Calif.) 2016 standout Daevon Vigilant. Just a rising sophomore, Vigilant is already creating a lot of local buzz and should be an exciting player to watch this fall.
There were a handful of solid quarterbacks on hand including Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's Chase Forrest, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian's Brandon Dawkins, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon's Cade Apsay and Long Beach Poly's (Calif.) Tai Tiedemann.
The player who had the most consistent day was Upland (Calif.) 2015 signal caller Tyler Hilinski. Hilinski was very accurate all day, threw a tight ball and showed he had the arm strength to make all the throws.
By far the deepest position in the camp was the receiver and defensive back group. Just a few of the standouts at the receiver position were Los Alamitos (Calif.) Dashawn Gordon, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's Ben Humphreys (2015), Buena Park's (Calif.) Jaylinn Hawkins (2015), Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita's Jeremy McNichols, Palmdale (Calif.) Highland's Michael Sewell, Roseville (Calif.) Oakmont's Justin Holmes and Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame's Daniel Khan.
Gordon and Khan are explosive slot receivers, Humphreys is a big, physical kid with speed and size and Hawkins might be the best prospect in the group. Don't be surprised to see the Buena Park standout land an offer from the Beavs sooner than later. Holmes had another strong showing and has been good all spring. He has good size, down field speed and catches the ball very well.
The DB group was led by Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) corner Artuz Manning, LB Cabrillo (Calif.) safety Darren Gardenhire, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) safety Kameron Powell (2015), LB Poly (Calif.) corner Demetric Woodard, LB Poly (Calif.) safety Elijah Moody and Upland (Calif.) safety Elijah Jones (2015).
Manning is very quick and plays a lot bigger than his size, Gardenhire was the most physical player in the group and Powell is a talented underclassmen with all the physical tools to be a major Div I prospect in two years.