Coleman thoughts on Nike Camp

One of the most talented offensive linemen on the West Coast is Martin Coleman from Edison of Huntington Beach and we caught up with Martin to get his thoughts on the Nike Camp held today at USC.

"It was fun. I learned a lot from the coaches in terms of technique and they were getting us so fired up," said Coleman. "We worked on my burst, my explosion, we worked on dropping my arm when I pull, stuff like that."

Coleman only came to the United State one year ago from Tonga so this was his first real exposure to a camp featuring so many of the top players in the area. How did he think he fared against the competition?

"I thought I did well. There were a lot of real good guys there. That Miller guy (Ryan Miller) from Colorado, he's huge and he's pretty good too. It's a good feeling for me to go out there against the best and hold my own, trust me. I didn't get to do the one-on-ones though because the horn sounded to end the drill right when I was the next guy in line. Man, I had been checking out the d-linemen, seeing what kind of moves I was going to use on them and then they said that was it. I was so bummed. I had been letting other guys cut in front of me and stuff like that because I thought we were going to get more time, I won't do that next time."

In terms of his testing drills, Martin put up a 5.25 in the 40 (says he can do about 5 flat), a 4.95 shuttle and 28 reps in the bench (185 pounds).

"I could have done better but the week before this was spring break so I haven't been doing as much training. I'm kind of hurting right now".

This was the second visit to the USC campus in recent weeks for Coleman as he also took in the Trojan Junior Day on April 2nd.

"Dude, it was crazy out there watching Reggie Bush and all those guys. That was a real treat. I saw Winston Justice do his bench press and then the 40 when he hurt his hamstring".

The Junior Day is an academic event designed to give prospective student-athletes a look at the school so did Martin learn anything about USC that he didn't know before?

"No, I have been doing a little research on the school so there weren't too many things I didn't know".

Did he get a chance to spend some time with the USC coaches?

"Yeah, it was great. I was standing in line with the other players to sign-in and Pete Carroll picked me out of the line and he was talking with me. I was feeling good right then, it's nice to get attention like that".

Coleman says he still plans on attending the Trojan camp in June and he will be one of the players the USC are evaluating closely for a possible scholarship offer. Martin had originally planned on attending a Miami camp as well but now says he in unclear of those plans because of a potential track conflict. Top Stories