Julius Orieukwu was very impressive

<b>COLLEGE STATION, Texas</b>--Houston Bellaire's <b>Julius Orieukwu</b> was very impressive at the recent <b>NIKE Camp</b>. In fact, he was one of the most impressive players that worked out on the ropes in the linemen group.

All of the linemen worked out together in the NIKE Camp, pitting the offensive linemen with the defensive linemen. There were a lot of players that were tall, but none taller than Orieukwu (6-6, 225, 4.6).

When I first saw him, Orieukwu was working out with the other linemen on the ropes and I quickly realized that he was most agile and graceful player running the ropes in that group.

Orieukwu started the first five games for Bellaire as a defensive tackle and recorded seven sacks, but he moved to offensive line to finish the season.

Most colleges are recruiting Orieukwu as a defensive tackle, but he could obviously play on the offensive side of the ball as well. Due to superb quickness and agility, he'd fit in really well as a defensive end in a 3-4 defensive scheme.

Orieukwu will need to work on the weights more to prepare for college, because he only benches 250 pounds. He also squats around 400 pounds.

Based on his great NIKE Camp performance, Orieukwu is receiving lots of recruiting interest nationwide. He's currently got offers from Arizona, Southern Methodist, Baylor and Kansas State.

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