Notes on Oregon High School Big Men

It may only be August, but eDuck Sports has started gathering up names of potential recruits that the University of Oregon football program may have interest in. This report looks at some potential linemen from the state of Oregon. All height, weight, 40 time, vertical jump, bench and shuttle time recorded accurately at the Nike Camp held in Eugene this summer.

These players have the potential to play at some level of college football. They are not necessarily the linemen in the state of Oregon that will play college football, but this is the start of a list of players that we will follow.

The Big Guys:

Hank Therian, Cresent Valley, OR, OL. Hank arrived late to the Nike Camp and didn't get measured or timed, but he was the biggest man at the camp and absolutely the best offensive lineman prospect there as graded out in the drills by several attending coaches.

Joe Newton and Shawn Perkins are sure bets, but did not attend the camp. Newton has reportedly been offered by a number of Pac-10 schools.

Dan Johnson, North Medford, OR, OL, 6-3, 271, 5.17, 23.2, 19, 4.63. Good size, nice speed and push. Good shuttle and good feet.

Geoff Zuber, Gold Beach, OR, TE, 6-4, 272, 5.05, 24.7, 11, 4.63. This guy looks solid. Has potential.

Josh Linehan, Banks, OR, OL/DL, 6-4, 240, 4.94, 25.7, 12, 4.63. Looks very nice and moves well. Good feet, but needs to work on his strength and upper body.

Mattis Gehring, Lake Oswego, OR, DL, 6-0, 252, 4.84. 29.0. 25, 4.32. This guy is fast for his size and uses his body well. Has great balance. He has good strength. He's an honest 6-0 but maybe needs to be a little taller for D1 DL. If he got a tad faster he could be an LB or FB. Can he can catch the ball?

Mike Lopez, Central Catholic, Portland, OR, OL, 6-3, 232, 4.88, 26.6, 9, 4.53. Kind of like Josh Linehan, maybe just a little behind in development.

Willie Kingery, Roseburg, OR, OL, 6-3, 312, 31, Had some injury problems at the camp. Upper body looked very solid. His technique needs work according to some.


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