A Sleeper Hard to Miss

Almost completely unknown until last week, offensive line prospect Kevin Myers from Manual Arts is a huge kid. Being a lot to miss at 6-5 and nearly 340 pounds, he managed to sneak up on recruiting services as well as UCLA...

Kevin Myers, 6-5, 337, Los Angeles (Calif.) Manual Arts, had a number of coaches and media turning heads with his performance in the line drills at the L.A. Nike Camp.

"I'm getting lots of letters," Myers said. "Fresno St., Tennessee, UCLA and USC are my favorites right now. I'll be going to the USC one-day camp this month and the UCLA camp as well." He's also considering Texas and Texas A&M, he said.

Myers attended UCLA's practice last Thursday for the first time. In fact, Myers walked into UCLA's football offices unannounced and just plopped down in a seat in a coach's office. Myers visited practice again yesterday, and it isn't hard to see that the current UCLA players and coaches like the outgoing kid. When he walked up to the line drills, all of the offensive linemen called out, "Hey, Kevin," as if were an old buddy.

It's also not hard to miss how huge and wide Myers is. When he first told us he weighed in the 340 pound range, we were a bit skeptical. He definitely is wide, but he carries 337 pounds very, very well. "I've always been the tallest and biggest in my school classes," Myers said. "For as long as I can remember."

That size made an immediate impression with the Los Angeles Nike Camp line coaches Saturday, but they also commented about his footwork and strength. He had little problem moving players off the line during the lineman drills, and he moves extremely well for someone his size. With his girth he would most likely end up at guard, he thinks.

More than a one-sport athlete, Myers also competes in basketball at Manual Arts where he is a center on the varsity. "Football is my main sport, but I like to mix it up on the basketball court as well," he said.

Myers is taking a few classes over to improve his core GPA, which is at 2.5 right now, and he intends to take the SAT later this year. As of now he believes he will take all his trips before deciding on a school.


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