Nike camp report - Andy Roof

Andy Roof is a 6-4, 304-pound offensive lineman from Spokane (Wash.) East Valley, and Andy made the sizeable drive from Eastern Washington to attend last Saturday's Oregon Nike camp in Eugene. If you were watching the camp-closing one-on-ones between the offensive and defensive linemen, you couldn't miss Roof. He was always at the head of the line, chomping at the bit. He couldn't wait to get in and mix things up.

At the end of the day, Roof was going up against the best DL the state of Oregon could offer. He punished North Medford's David Faaeteete during their first go-around, but then the Oregon commit got the better of Roof the rest of the way. No one could handle Banks' Cole Linehan, brother to Oregon State's Josh Linehan, but Andy was one of the only OL that gave Cole any sort of a challenge.

Even when Andy did go down to defeat, he went down swinging - so to speak. At the end of the day there wasn't a lineman out there more disappointed that things had to end than Andy. "I expected it to be a good camp and it was," Roof told TheInsiders.com afterwards. "It was really well run and great coaches were out here. There was some great competition out here. I learned a lot about running techniques and offensive line positioning. I think I got a lot better."

Roof ran a 5.22 40, 4.76 shuttle, jumped 24 inches in the vertical and had 20 reps on the bench. "I'm a big, strong kid that, if you're going to run the ball the other guys are going to get run over," he said, describing his strengths. I'm a road-grader. I power clean 350 (pounds) five times and squat 655. I've got good feet and can really drive-block off the line. I need to work on my tenacity and I need to be in better shape for next year. I need to finish all my plays every single time. And of course I need to get stronger and faster."

Andy already boasts a strong list of scholarship offers - Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Montana and Boise State. His plan for choosing a school is already taking shape. "I'm staying Pac-10, so my top-4 schools are Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State," he said. "I'm going to go to the Oregon camp and learn a little bit more about their coaching staff. I'm going to go to the Wazzu camp and learn more about their coaching staff. I'm going to visit Washington, Washington State and Oregon. Oregon State is in the mix too."

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