West Recruit Roundtable: Summer Camp Circuit

Dru Samia

The West recruiting team looks at who will emerge even more during the summer camp circuit...

In our first installment of the West Recruiting Roundtable, we asked our analysts to name the 2015 prospect from their region who really emerged during the spring as a top tier prospect.

In our next installment, out analysts name which player they expect to really position themselves for a big recruiting haul with the college camps coming up, The Opening and other events during the summer.

Greg Biggins
National Recruiting Analyst, West

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei athlete Ben Humphreys has been one of my favorite players for two years now. He missed half of his junior season but looked plenty healthy when he earned LB MVP at the SoCal NIKE Camp. He'll camp with Stanford and USC and has the talent to play for either program in college. He'll have a national stage at The Opening and should be one of the top 'backers in the event.

Brandon Huffman
National Recruiting Analyst, West

Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley offensive tackle Dru Samia was relatively unheralded going in to the Oakland NFTC, with just a handful of offers to his name.  Then he won MVP honors for the offensive lineman and earned an invitation to The Opening and his stock started soaring.  Utah offered first after the camp and he'll also camp at UCLA and USC this month before heading to Beaverton and he's shown he's clearly one of the premier offensive linemen in the West and certainly tops in Northern California.

Jason Jewell
Southwest Recruiting Analyst

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro cornerback Byron Murphy, a 2016 graduate, is set up for a big haul. He started off the summer right with a huge performance at Arizona State's 7on7 tournament which resulted in his first offer. Since then, he has received fur more. UCLA, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and Ohio State all jumped in as well.  At this rate, he should be well into double-digits by the time the summer is done.

Doug Kimmel
Mountain Recruiting Analyst

American Fork (Utah) two-way prospect Lopini Katoa is a guy to keep an eye on this summer. He is only sitting with one offer (Utah State) at this point, but the versatile athlete is primed to breakout at the All Poly Camp coming up. Katoa took home the offensive MVP honors at the Pylon 7 on 7, and has only been getting better. Katoa can play all over the football field, and is currently one of the most under recruited prospects in Utah.

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