No Shortage Of Interest In Capra

Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive tackle Johnny Capra talks about his upcoming trips, his offseason training and interest in Oregon.

Placer offensive tackle Johnny Capra is a big, physical offensive tackle that demonstrates solid speed and agility to go along with a 6-foot-6, 280-pound frame.

Capra already holds offers from Cal, Washington State and San Jose State, but a litany of other schools are showing interest in him.

"I'm talking with Oregon, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Fresno State, Washington and Oregon State," Capra said.

Capra mentioned Vanderbilt as a school back east that is also showing interest. With plenty of programs to choose from when it comes to visits, Capra will be keeping it in-state for right now before planning out future trips with his father for the summer.

"Here in the next couple weeks I'll be going down to UCLA, Cal and possibly UCLA," Capra said.

Those visits will center around getting to know the campuses and coaches on another level. When asked what he's doing to evaluate those schools, Capra implied that he won't be too critical early on.

"I'm just keeping my options really wide open," Capra said.

Capra has been putting in offseason work every weekend with former Sacramento State defensive line coach Jon Osterhout at Linemen Win Games and doing additional speed and strength training at Pure Athletics with youth speed specialist Patrick Gallagher. The offseason workouts have kept Capra on top of his game.

"We go through every aspect of the O-line and D-line play, so that gives me a lot of help," Capra said of working with LWG.

The extra effort on the field hasn't had any effect on his studies either, as Capra reported a 3.8 grade point average and a 1610 on his SAT. That tireless work ethic has put Capra on Oregon's radar, specifically offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and assistant Joe Bernardi. According to the junior, the conversations between player and coach have been going well.

"Coach Greatwood will be coming out to Placer High, so I'm excited to see him in person," Capra said. "I'm really excited to keep the process going with them. I really like the school and I'm really interested in it."

Capra hopes to visit Oregon himself soon.

"I'd definitely be open to visiting Oregon and hopefully going to one of their camps this summer," Capra said.

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