Wattenberg Flashes High-Major Upside

SEP. 25 -- San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) J Serra junior offensive lineman Luke Wattenberg projects as one of the top prospects out West next year and showed us why in an impressive performance over the weekend...

J Serra has a very good looking team and is strong on both sides of the ball. Offensive lineman Luke Wattenberg is a very promising tackle prospect who we had a chance to see last weekend against Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure.

Wattenberg played right tackle as a sophomore but has made a smooth transition to the left side this season. He has a solid frame and looks about 6-5, 260 pounds. Right now his biggest strength is probably his toughness, physicality and how he finishes.

He plays tackle like a guard and is just manhandles opposing players at the line of scrimmage. He's very strong at the point of attack and once he can get his hands on you, there's a good chance you'll either be driven backward or into the ground.

He shows surprising agility for a big tackle and is very affective pulling and can get in to the second level and make a block on a safety. Wattenberg also plays with the perfect amount of nastiness and his motor is always going through the whistle. He keeps his head on a swivel and is always looking for someone to hit down the field.

He has an ideal frame and should have no problems adding good weight. He needs to continue to work hard on his feet, balance and overall athleticism but these are areas where we've already noticed an improvement from his junior season. With all of his physical tools plus his toughness and motor, he's easy to project as a high level, national recruit who should have double digit scholarship offers by the time spring rolls around.

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