May 27, 2008

SoCal DT has mean streak

Defensive tackle Noel Beckles (6-1, 280, 5.1) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei has had a good spring. He was outstanding at the adidas camp held in Westwood in early May and followed up that performance with a good effort at the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto a week later.

Beckles didn't lose any of his one-on-one competitions at the adidas camp while displaying a downright nasty attitude.

At the NIKE Camp Beckles looked very good and displayed his athleticism going through the agility drills, but during the one-on-ones he was slowed a bit because he became pretty sick with food poisoning, but he toughed out and did a pretty good job all things considered.

Beckles is planning a busy offseason and will continue to work on his skills by attending team camps.

"I'm going to UCLA's one-day camp on June 7th and probably USC's one day camp, too," Beckles said. "I'm also planning on going to Oregon State's Camp in June."

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