Trojan lineman camp

The Trojans hosted 310 high school linemen on campus today for their annual one-day lineman camp. The players went through many of the same drills and practice procedures that the USC team uses in their practices and there were several standout performers. Click below for a recap:

Offensive line

Nick Howell (Bullard)
Nick was the best offensive lineman in the one on one drills where he did a great job of using his long arms to keep the defender away and he kept his feet moving at all times. Nick has a nice frame to get bigger and he certainly has the genes to be a top recruit. His dad, Pat, was an All-American offensive lineman for the Trojans in the late 70's and dad says Nick is 6-5, 260 right now. Pat was on the sidelines for the camp and he looks like he could still put on the pads. Nick and Pat spent a lot of time after the camp with the Trojan coaches and there were smiles and hugs all around when they left.

Kevin Bemoll (Mission Viejo)
Bemoll has a good rep and comes from a strong program so it was no surprise to see him do well. Kevin had good technique in the drills and was aggressive. He moves well for his size and he got things started in the one on one drills with a solid effort against MV teammate Ryan Williams.

Ben Ossai (Stockdale)
A new name to recruiting fans, Ossai was definitely in the top group of OL at the camp and he will be a player to continue watching through next season. Ossai had good technique and seemed to be pretty powerful.

Eben Britton (Burroughs)
Eben has a nice tall frame to work with so it's easy to see why he has received a lot of recruiting attention so far. There were times he got off the ball well and there were other times that he didn't move as well.

Jacob Hickman (Centennial, Bakersfield)
Hickman has very good technique but will need to get a lot bigger at the next level. He played defensive line in the afternoon drills.

Adam Juratovac (Gunn)
Did well in one on one drills.

Defensive line

Averell Spicer (Rancho Cucamonga)
Spicer had a pretty impressive day. He's got such good movement along the line and he beat both Eben Britton and Nick Howell on back to back series during the one on one drills. He's known primarily as an end but he has a similar frame and playing style to current USC nose guards Mike Patterson and Sedrick Ellis.

Ryan Williams (Mission Viejo)
One of the more athletic linemen in attendance, Williams has a tall, lanky frame and he put up nice numbers in both the 40 yard dash and the vertical leap. After teammate Bemoll beat him on the opening play of the one on one drills Ryan came right back against Kevin on the next play to record a "sack" on the quarterback.

Nick Reed (Mission Viejo)
Reed teams with Williams to give the Diablos one of the best pair of defensive ends in the country. Both players have great motors and Nick did a great job of scrapping in the one on one drills where he was hard to block for the OL. Nick put on a nice spin move to get a sack against Ossai.

Vil Nau (Don Lugo)
A huge frame similar to Fili Moala or Manuel Wright.

Griffin (Modesto)
Griffin was the top junior on the d-line.

Jess Ward (Rim of the World)
Solid player at defensive tackle.

Eben Britton goes through OL drill

Pete Carroll watches Averell Spicer

Ed Orgeron speaks to campers


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