- Erik McKinney, RecruitingNation
It's going to be a busy weekend out West, as events are scheduled up and down the coast.
Oregon will play host to the Nike Football Sparq Combine on Saturday and Nike Football Training Camp on Sunday. Several top prospects will be in attendance on Sunday, and the linemen battles should be of particular interest. Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer), the No. 57 prospect in the ESPN 150, will have an opportunity to go up against Oregon offensive tackle commit Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn), the top offensive lineman in the West. Vanderdoes could also be challenged by center Scott Quessenberry (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon). Oregon has offered both Vanderdoes and Quessenberry, and Voeller will likely do some recruiting of his own during the camp.
But Oregon won't be the only school hosting an event this weekend. In what is likely far from a coincidence, USC and UCLA have the same camps scheduled this weekend -- linemen on Saturday and skill-position players on Sunday. One of the names to keep an eye on there is offensive tackle Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial). Hunt has hauled in more than a dozen scholarship offers, but has yet to receive one from either of the local schools. He'll attend both camps on Saturday in the hopes of earning one in person. Hunt has had a very strong spring, earning an invitation to The Opening along the way.
Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) and Sean Dowling (Fallbrook, Calif./Fallbrook) will be on display this weekend as well. Harlow holds a UCLA offer among his 16 total offers, while Dowling has already committed to UCLA.
Cornerback Devin Holiday (San Marcos, Calif./Mission Hills) will try to keep his recruiting momentum going as he takes part in Sunday's camp at UCLA. He is now up to six offers after the hometown San Diego State Aztecs entered the picture on Friday, but an offer from UCLA would likely be big for him.
Sunday's skills camp at USC will showcase a group of teammates from Los Angeles Salesian, in wide receiver Jermaine Kelly and 2014 standouts Jamardre Cobb, Marquis Ware and Rodney Carr. Cobb and Ware already hold multiple offers and said they would commit to USC if offered.
This weekend also features a must-see passing tournament at Dana Hills (Calif.) High School. Sixteen teams featuring many of the top athletes in Southern California will compete. Among those expected to participate are athlete Max Redfield (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo), quarterback Johnny Stanton (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita), wide receiver Steven Mitchell (Mission Hills, Calif./Alemany), defensive end/linebacker Joe Mathis (Upland, Calif./Upland) and running back Terrell Newby (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade).
It's going to be a busy weekend out West, as events are scheduled up and down the coast.Oregon will play host to the Nike Football Sparq Combine on Saturday and Nike Football Training Camp on Sunday.