Junior to Watch: RB Mike Myers

WeAreSC.com spoke with under-rated running back Mike Myers from Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California recently and he had the following update for us…

One of the players who saw his stock rise at the recent USC Nike Camp was Mike Myers from the Inland Empire conference that produced Class of 2003 Trojan commits Matt Spanos and Jonathan Turner. Myers is a 5'10" dynamo of quickness and power. He was rated in the top 10% of the running backs at the Nike Camp on April 6th. He weighed in at 180 pounds, ran a 4.5 forty, and had a shuttle time of 4.3 seconds. He compares his running style to a combination of Willis McGahee and Charlie Garner. His forty times was hampered by the fact he had been battling a pulled hamstring the prior two weeks before the camp. Myers also did 14 reps of 185 pounds and had a 33" vertical. His current max on the bench is 315 pounds/squat is 405.

Myers would have had a 1,000 yard season if not for missing 2 games during the fall of 2002 because of a sprained ankle. He finished with 980 yards and 14 touchdowns. He will be playing both ways this coming season also seeing time at the strong safety spot on defense. Mike is currently in the middle of track season running the 100, 200, 4 x 100, and 4 x 400. He has a 4.2 GPA and took the SAT on April 5th, but has not gotten the results back yet. Obviously, academics are a high priority, as Myers will have no problem qualifying. He plans to major in Psychology in college.

In regards to USC, Mike loves the campus among other variables. However, the first words out of his mouth were "Tailback U"! He is a long-time Trojan fan. In fact, USC is his ‘dream school". Other schools that are favorites include Cal, UCLA, Washington, and San Diego State. None have offered as of yet. His parents would prefer for him to stay local, but Mike is open and plans on taking all of his official visits. He does not have a timetable regarding a commitment decision, but if one certain school offered, he would commit shortly thereafter.

Myers is a very sharp prospect who brings a lot more to the table than just stats. He will be a great representative as a student and athlete for the school who is fortunate enough to get his signed letter of intent. Mike Myers is one to watch for the class of 2004.

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