USC Nike camp update - Brandon Mebane

Brandon Mebane is a 6-0.5, 258-pound athlete from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw who tested and worked with the linebackers at the USC Nike camp, but his future looks to be on the defensive line. Don't tell that to Mebane, however.

"I think I'll be playing linebacker in college," Mebane told after the camp was finished. He does play on both the offensive line and defensive line for Crenshaw, and Greg Biggins, Director of Recruiting for Student Sports feels that Mebane compares favorably to Larry Tripplett, former Husky who came out of Westchester High School at about the same size Mebane projects to be six months from now.

"Mebane has trendous raw power and packs a tremendous punch when he hits," Biggins said. "His overall athletic ability would allow him to play linebacker in high school, but down the road, his overall size and explosiveness would be perfectly suited for the tackle position where he reminds us a great deal of Larry Triplett at the same stage."

High praise, indeed.

Brandon ran the 40 in 4.7 and jumped 27.5-inches in the vertical jump. "It was a lot of fun," he said about the day of testing and coaching. "I feel real good. There were people from all over that came out. It felt good to compete and see what the talent is on the west coast."

Oregon, Cal, LSU, Arizona, Washington and UNLV currently head Brandon's list of favorite colleges he's been hearing from. Top Stories