El Camino's Mason holds the edge

Up front, El Camino has one JC Gridwire All-American in Andrew Kersten and on the opposite side of the line, OT Miles Mason (6-4, 300) is the other bookend along the Warrior offensive line. JCFootball.com caught up with the athletic offensive line prospect and he updated us on things including which FBS programs have been showing him a lot of interest...

Mason prepped at Santa Monica (Ca.) High School, but missed his entire junior and part of his senior season due to a broken hand.

"I was a full-qualifier, but because I missed so much time, my coaches said I sorta fell through the cracks," Mason told JCFootball.com recently. "I wanted to keep playing and El Camino is the place to go because of the great coaches here.

"In order to be the best, you have to learn from the best and the coaches here always get their guys ready for the next level and I felt like I could come in and learn and then get the attention I need to move on to play major college football."

Attention has come from four D-1 programs, along with letters from many more and he said while it's encouraging, he's not sitting on his laurels.

"Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Houston are the main four that I'm hearing from right now," Mason said. "Because we have such a talented team, schools came through here all during the spring and I'm getting letters from a bunch more, but those are the main four.

"It keeps me working hard and motivated. I was already motivated to learn and get better every day, but that just amped it up that much more."

Mason said that the schools recruiting him have told him that his feet and athleticism are what set him apart from the other players at his position.

"I played basketball and I still play it a lot, so I have really good feet," Mason said. "This summer worked hard on my footwork and technique to make sure I could handle different situations like speed rushers or power guys."

Mason redshirted in 2008 and then was a second-teamer in 2009, so he's still working on getting film to schools and plans to do that after the first month of the season in order to garner more attention.

He'll finish up his degree in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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