I just got off the phone with OL Travis Draper from Paso Robles HS and he had just finished a phone call with a special caller:
"I actually just got done talking to Pete Carroll. He called to let me know that I did real good at the camp and that they are looking forward to seeing me more in the future. I had a great time at the camp, it was more competition than I expected. We did a lot of one on one specific drills to work on our technique, speed and quickness. One thing I took away most from the camp that I need to work on is my pass blocking, to not lunge forward so much.
I like the way the USC coaches ran the camp and the facilities are great. I like the way the coaches teach because they are real enthusiastic to get the players to do the things they want them to do. The line coaches Davis and Uperesa are both good coaches as far as getting guys to be the best they can be.
I play quick tackle in high school and will probably play OT in college but I think there could be an opportunity to play tight end as well. I have real good hands and good speed so I might say something but I want to go to USC to play offensive line. I would call USC my leader at this point.
His performance at the Nike Camp set Travis apart as one of the better athletes in this offensive line class after he ran a 4.79 40 and a 4.63 shuttle to go along with a 26" vertical leap. In fact, Travis got home late tonight after placing 2nd in the League track finals in the discus with a throw of 146 feet to advance to CIF.
Travis Draper at Nike Camp