USC Commits At UnderArmour AA Game

Four of USC's commits in the class of 2008 are playing in the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando. Here is a look at how each of them are doing this week...

Since the UnderArmour All-America Game isn't a classic East/West or North/South matchup, it's made it a little more difficult to follow the players.

Today, though, we got our first chance to really focus on Team Red.

The game will be televised nationally on ABC this Saturday, January 5th, at 11 a.m.

Here is what we've seen so far from the USC commits in the game.

Team Silver

TE Blake Ayles (Orange Lutheran)
Ayles has been the star of the offense and the most consistent player for Team Silver's offense all week. What I love about Ayles is he'll catch anything in the vicinity. He's got great concentration, will get physical and battle for the ball, and make the catch.

He's got a quick step off the line of scrimmage, and because he's so strong, can chuck a linebacker off the line of scrimmage to get open. He does a good job of getting open to make the catch and he's been the quarterback's best friend in the flat.

Ayles is showing why he's the best tight end to come out of California since Marcedes Lewis, and he's clearly one of the elite prospects nationally.

Team Red

OL Matt Meyer (Stockton Lincoln)
Meyer is the best prospect from Northern California in the class of 2008, and he looks very good physically. Monday was the first time he had put on the pads since mid-October, when a broken foot sidelined him for the season.

He's been slowed at times by the foot, which still has pins in it, but when he's been practicing, he's shown why he's so highly touted.

At 6-8, Meyer is prototype tackle size, but at USC, he may play inside, so this week, he's done a little of tackle, guard and center. Meyer is a very fundamentally sound player and he's been impressive off the field this week as well as off the field.

OL Khaled Holmes (Santa Ana Mater Dei)
Overshadowed for much of the year by the Monarchs passing game, Holmes was a major reason why Matt Barkley threw for so many yards, keeping him protected.

Holmes is a guard at the next level and he's got good size and strength and should do well at the next level inside. One of the more humorous moments this week took place when he and some other offensive lineman showed their "ability" to punt. There is a reason why Patrick Duffy did the kicking for Mater Dei, though.

WR/S Joe Adams (North Little Rock Central Arkansas Christian
Adams has been spectacular the first two days at cornerback and will likely see a move into the National 100. He has been great in one-on-one coverage and has been playing special teams as well.

Adams moved to receiver today for Team Red and looked pretty good there, despite some quarterback troubles for Team Red. He's quick, can cut and can make plays.


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