Speer Getting Noticed

Perhaps underrated and with a good mean streak, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade lineman <b>Adam Speer</b> has carved out a good rep at the spring and summer camps. UCLA is seriously involved; How does he feel about the Bruins?

Perhaps one of the more underrated linemen in Southern California is Adam Speer, 6-3, 265, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade.

Coming from a program that has sent several players to UCLA (Gabe Crecion and Jason Zdenek most recently), Speer is getting attention from UCLA thanks to a strong showing at the UCLA four-day camp. "I had a great time at the camp," Speer said. "The coaching staff was wonderful. Coach Weber is a great coach."

Speer stood out as one of the better linemen at the camp, and played well for his size. He also spoke highly of Coach Dorrell. "I really liked Coach Dorrell. He seems like a great coach, real energetic. I think he will do a real good job."

Speer also had a good showing at the Nike Camp at Stanford, and has received a lot of attention since then. In Palo Alto, he ran a 4.91 forty, a 4.46 shuttle, jumped 25 inches in the vertical and benched 24 times. He's being considered primarily an offensive lineman but could also play defensive tackle.

Currently, his top three are UCLA, Oregon and Notre Dame, while he does have one offer at the time from Boise State. Speer said currently that UCLA is his favorite, but Notre Dame is his childhood favorite, and he had planned on attending Notre Dame's camp last weekend to show his services to the Irish. A day before the camp, Speer said, "I am looking forward to camping at Notre Dame. I always liked the Irish, so it will be cool to camp there."

Speer would like to take his time with his decision, saying the earliest he would commit would be the end of August, but more than likely will take his trips.

He has a 3.5 GPA and scored an 1100 on his SAT.


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