ScoutTV: A.J. Wallerstein (OL)

The CIF Southern Section playoffs kick off on Friday, and one of the top seeds in the Northern Division bracket is Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon High School. One of the main reasons the Cowboys are averaging 400 yards of offense per game is junior offensive guard A.J. Wallerstein. We have 11 minutes of highlights from the 6'4" lineman and standout student-athlete in this season.

One of the best Golden State offensive linemen in 2008 is also one of the strongest student-athletes, and Stanford is reportedly "far and away his first choice" at this stage in his college recruitment.  A.J. Wallerstein holds down a 4.2 GPA at Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon High School and has already notched a 1970 on the SAT.  He plays offensive guard for the Cowboys, who are ranked #11 in the final regular season rankings by the Los Angeles Times.  Here are two sets of highlight clips thus from from his junior season of Wallerstein drive blocking, pulling and on occasion pass protecting for Canyon.

"Wallerstein has good size and moves well, and is a prototypical guard, where he plays for Canyon," says Scout.com California recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman.  "He likely projects to either guard or center in college, though likely could be an excellent center because he's a smart player and could make the calls.  He's quick out of the blocks and has good technique.  A road-grader, he is more effective in run blocking than in pass protection and is a big reason for running back J.J. DiLuigi's (BYU commit) success in the Cowboy backfield the past two seasons.  Will be one of the top linemen in California in the class of 2008."

A.J. Wallerstein Scout Profile

#73 OL A.J. Wallerstein 2006 highlights (part I) -
#73 OL A.J. Wallerstein 2006 highlights (part II) -

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