Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward offensive tackle Roy Hemsley did not have a lot of team success on the gridiron this season. Known more for basketball, the tiny Windward school finished just 2-7 in football, despite having one of the biggest players in the region, the 6-foot-7, 300-pound Hemsley.
Part of a four-man group of offensive linemen, Hemsley was USC's fifth commitment for the class of 2015. The Scout300 tackle is scheduled to officially visit USC on December 12 and does not plan to take any other official visits. He also has the potential to graduate high school early and enroll at USC in January.
Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins had this to say about Hemsley:
"Hemsley is a great looking tackle prospect with a prototype frame and high level athleticism. He's still new to the game as basketball was his first love, so he's raw in some areas but the upside is enormous. He's long and lean and will have no problem adding weight to his frame, has long arms, very quick feet and a developing mean streak.
"In a lot of ways, basketball has helped his overall athleticism and coordination and he moves around like a player half his size. He needs to get stronger and as he does, the physical side of his game should rise significantly. He'll likely need to redshirt a year as the jump up in competition is always big for a young lineman. That goes double with the competition he has played against, but if the work ethic off the field matches his talent level, you're talking about a Sunday player."
We shine a special spotlight on Hemsley in our new Scout Spotlight series looking at the top prospects from across the country.
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