CLASS OF 2007 - DEFENSIVE LINECameron Jordan (Defensive End - Chandler HS, Arizona)
Reported offers: Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, ASU, OSU
- Father was a 6-time Pro Bowl tight end for the Vikings - Niner fans will remember him and gnash their teeth. Dad went to Brown, so academics were stressed in the Jordan household.
- Despite a mediocre forty time, Jordan was highly recruited because he's "ready to play" with good technique.
- Recorded 17.5 sacks and 85 tackles as a senior. His team went 11-2 and contended for the state championship in Arizona.
- May play as a true freshman (according to Jordan, Coach Delgado says two true freshman will contribute on the DL in '07)
Ernest Owusu (Defensive End - The Hun School, Princeton NJ)
Reported offers: North Carolina, Washington, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Minnesota
- Attended the Hun School for one year after four years at Father Ryan HS in Nashville. Reportedly added thirty pounds during his prep year.
- The Hun School is a leading college prep school; Myron Rolle was by some accounts the #1 prospect in the class of '06.
- Owusu is a fairly common surname in Ghana, West Africa. Not sure whether EO's parents trace their heritage back there, but it's a fair guess.
- The fact that Tedford/Delgado took him with three DEs safely in the fold tells you something about Owusu's potential (and Cal's lack of depth at the position).
Scott Smith (Defensive End - St. Louis, Honolulu)
Reported offers: Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Boise State, Hawai'i
- I've seen him listed as tall as 6'7". Whatever his height, he's the tallest DE in this class.
- Recorded 14 sacks and led St. Louis (one of Hawai'i's traditional FB powers) to the state championship. Rated the 5th best prospect in Hawai'i and voted All-State at DE.
- The second Cal commit to have some history with hip problems - Smith missed camps with a bad pulled muscle in his hip in 2006.
- Also a very good basketball player, which we just know is a good sign.
Solomona Aigamaua (Defensive End - St. Louis, Honolulu
Reported offers: Arizona, Utah, Hawai'i, SDSU
- Call him the sleeper. Aigamaua is very quick off the edge, but seriously undersized for his position. Will use his blueshirt year to add bulk.
- Almost completely unnoticed until he participated in a May combine and wowed scouts with his speed and agility.
- Another good student; carries a 3.85 GPA.
- Along with Smith, a high school teammate of Cal DT/DE Tyson Alualu. St. Louis is a great place to develop a little pipeline. Also starts for the basketball team.