Camilo Eifler Excels

Bishop O'Dowd four-star linebacker Camilo Eifler earned an invitation to The Opening Finals Sunday out playing more prominently know prospects.

Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd linebacker Camilo Eifler came to The Opening Regional with his sights set on making a splash.

Rarely mentioned among the nation's best linebackers, Eifler was quick to challenge the best Sunday's camp had to offer.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound four-star prospect has been visited by the Trojans coaching staff this month, and although USC has yet to offer Eifler a scholarship, the buzz over his performance at The Opening Regional in San Leandro (Calif.) Sunday could change that.

“Peter Sirmon has been down to my school twice already, so I’ve heard from them,” said Eifler of USC. “USC is a school with great tradition, great tradition.

“I look forward to being recruited more by them even though they are pretty deep with linebackers because of the guys they signed.

“But USC puts a lot of guys in the NFL, so it’s still a school I’m interested in hearing from. I just don’t have an offer, obviously.”

Out shinning more highly touted players Sunday, Eifler’s lack of scholarship from USC isn’t obvious.

With both the athletic ability and size to have his pick of schools, Eifler current holds scholarship offers from Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Utah, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Duke. Louisville, Vanderbilt and Colorado.

That’s many different schemes capable of using Eifler in many different ways.

“In the 4-3 I’m more of a WILL,” said Eifler. “I think in a 3-4, I’d be more of a linebacker playing off the line — like maybe more of a SAM. I think I’m good playing in space.

“Some schools have talked about me as a safety. I would consider playing safety if it was that dream situation for a school I really wanted to go to, but I see myself playing outside linebacker.”

Eifler says he would like to unofficially visit USC this summer, but does not know whether that would be for a camp or just an opportunity to meet with the Trojans coaching staff.


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