Martin Coleman received a lot of attention from onlookers during the day which was fitting considering he was the only USC commit among the linemen in attendance. The first thing that jumps out to you about Martin is his physical size. Simply put, Coleman is going to be a monster. He has a tall frame with long arms and a thick upper body. Martin also moves extremely well with good agility. He struggled some during the one on one drills, especially when he went against the smaller, quicker ends, but that is simply a matter of experience. This is a guy who is still growing into his body and learning the game, once he gets to USC and starts spending time with Pat Ruel and Chris Carlisle he should be fine. It was also great to see the smile on his face throughout the day, Martin seemed like a guy who was genuinely enjoying the experience and during breaks he was constantly chatting with other players like Kevin Graf.
Speaking of Graf, Kevin was the one sophomore who took part in all the drills with the top group of senior linemen. Even though Kevin, who is 6-5.5, 272 pounds, will only turn 15 this week there was no noticeable difference in physical size between he and the other guys in his group. Kevin (photo middle, Coleman behind him and Reardon in front), who is the son of Allan and the brother of Derek, both of whom played offensive line at USC, will play this year at Agoura HS and there's little doubt he will be a top prospect in the class of 2009.
Another Trojan legacy who did well was Todd Huber from Peninsula HS. Todd is the younger brother of Scott, former USC tight end, and he was one of two centers at the camp who caught our attention. Todd is a pretty aggressive player with good footwork. The other center was Sean Enesi from Carson HS and he was one of the more surprising stories from the day. He's not tall, somewhere around 5-11 or 6-0, but there was nobody better on the offensive side of the ball when it came to the one on one drills. Sean has a thick, sturdy upper body along with a strong base and he has excellent form in pass blocking drills. The only time we saw him get beat was when each position coach, Nick Holt and Pat Ruel, got to pick one player for the final rep of the day. Sean got beat by Da'John Harris on the play which caused Ruel to fall to the ground in mock amazement.
There was one junior OL who was brought into the main group midway through the afternoon session and he was Jacob Feugai from Piedmont Hills HS in Northern California. At 6-3.5, 280 Jacob certainly looks the part and he held his own during the one on one reps he took. He will definitely be a recruit to watch in the coming year.
Among the other notable offensive linemen included Matt Summers-Gavin (St. Ignatius), Garrett Pendergast (Servite), Eli Maefau (Valley View), Mitchell Schwartz (Palisades), Sam DeMartinis (Notre Dame) and Fred Koloto (Palo Alto).
On the defensive side of the ball, Da'John Harris from Serra HS only showed up for the afternoon session but he quickly showed why he has earned a Trojan offer on the d-line. Da'John (photo) simply had too much speed off the ball on the majority of one on one reps that he took and no OL was able to really stop him. His style of play is similar to Averell Spicer and the buzz after the camp is that Da'John is a heavy lean to one day wear the Cardinal and Gold.
D.J. Holt from Crespi is known more as a LB but he performed well at DE in the camp. He's a little undersized but his quickness and form allowed him to do well during the one on one drills.
Brian Lambert from Tustin is a big, barrel chested guy in the middle of the line and he plays with a lot of energy.
Tyrone Duncan from Westlake was probably the biggest d-lineman there and he had his moments. He wasn't consistent but he has the kind of physical skills you want with a chance to be a real player.
Early in the day the coaches also worked out a group of skill players who had been unable to take part in the skills camp on Saturday. The group included Trojan verbal commit QB Samson Szakacsy from Camarillo, Mater Dei QB Matt Barkley who started last season as a freshman, Verbum Dei WR Reggie Dunn (who clocked a blazing 4.28 40), Dominguez RB Brandon Johnson, St Paul RB Nick Grigsby, Muir DB Lance Mitchell, P Bryan Anger (Camarillo) and long snapper Owen Nolan.
Samson had taken part in a passing league the day before where he was named MVP and he looked sharp in his throwing session on Sunday. Samson throws a very accurate ball, that's the main thing to jump out. Throw after throw to a group of receivers he had never worked with was on the money.