Oregon in on Crenshaw Defensive Lineman

Brandon Mebane, a 6-1, 260 pound defensive lineman from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw had a pair of Pac-10 schools offer him a scholarship during Wednesday night phone calls.

Mebane is one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the West region. He's just so quick and explosive off the ball and is much more athletic than many of the bigger defensive linemen you see at the high school level. He rated three-stars and is the number 48 defensive tackle nationally as ranked by TheInsiders.com.

We saw Crenshaw take on Taft in week one of the season and although Mebane didn't make as many plays as we've seen before, his over all package of strength and quickness still jumps out at you. He recorded three quarterback sacks last weekend and has four on the season.

Oregon, Cal and USC offered scholarships before the season and two more Pac-10 schools stepped to the plate last night.

"Washington and Arizona offered," Joyce Mebane, Brandon's mother said. "He hasn't set up any of his trips yet but I know he was excited about the two new offers."

Mebane will likely wait until after the season to take his visits choosing to focus on his high school season first and foremost. The 'Shaw will take on Mission Viejo this weekend in what could be an exciting battle between Mebane and another Oregon prospect Diablo All-American offensive lineman Drew Radovich.

Steve Summers contributed to this report.

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