Nike Combine held at USC

The Nike Combine was held at USC today with several hundred high school players in attendance to go through a variety of testing drills including ht/wt, vertical, bench, 40 yard dash and shuttle. Click below for some of the players who stood out:

One of the top prospects on the USC wish list will be Eureka LB Rey Maualuga (6-2, 241) who is a cousin of Junior Seau. Rey spent time at St Bonaventure before moving north and he had plenty of support from St Bonny players and coaches who were in attendance and going through the workout. Rey passes every eyeball test and he also put together a great 40 and had 32 reps on the bench. He wore a USC shirt to the event and listed the Trojans first among his top schools. Another player from Eureka in attendance was top punter Mason Thomas and he's a big guy.

Another player who impressed with his size was Brandis Dew. He's around 6'5.5" to 6'6" and weighs 235-240 (Brandis says he's lost weight in the last few weeks) and he looked good doing the agility drills. I don't know if he is a quarterback or not but he certainly looks like a football player. I'll be anxious to see him at the Nike Camp to compare him to others while throwing the ball.

As always Long Beach Poly was represented by some talent and the top guy was wide receiver DeSean Jackson who ran one of the fastest 40 times of the day. Linebacker William Alo is thick but he is just under six feet.

Jeremy Childs is another wide receiver who will be one of the top recruits in the area. Jeremy was measured right at six feet and he is just so smooth in everything he does on the field.

One of the best running backs in the area could end up being Marlon Lucky from North Hollywood. Marlon showed up looking thicker than he did at the SC camp last summer and he weighed in at a solid 200 pounds while running a 4.0 shuttle. Lucky lists Tennessee, Washington and USC as his leaders right now.

Mira Costa DL Mataele Pauu, Loyola DB Traison Bragg, Dorsey RB Jeremiah Johnson, Carson LB Lamar Brumfield and Birmingham LB Luke Laolagi also looked good. Top Stories