Brett Neilon isolation highlights

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Isolation highlights of 2017 Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic center Brett Neilon against Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic had a tough matchup last Friday. The Eagles were facing the top team in California and one of the top teams in the nation...and they had to do it on the road during Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's homecoming.

The Monarchs beat up on Santa Margarita, holding the Eagles to 55 total yards in the first half while taking a 56-0 lead at halftime en route to a 62-14. Santa Margarita's offense couldn't get much going despite having USC commit Brett Neilon in the middle of the line.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pound USC center commit had his own tough matchup having to go up against 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle Austin Faoliu, who committed to Arizona a week prior. 

"This is my first year at center," Neilon said. "Playing a good, true zero[-technique] nose is always going to be a task. It was fun. He's a big guy. Good kid. I've faced him in some summer camps. That's the talent level I'll be facing in the Pac-12, so it was fun."

Neilon held his own, keeping Faoliu out of the backfield for the most part. He also showcased his mobility later in the game when he was tasked with getting to the second level for a block on the outside against a linebacker.

Watch isolation clips of USC center commit Brett Neilon against Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei and Faoliu at defensive tackle (No. 99).

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