Cal's second defensive line commit.
El Camino Real HS/Calabasas HS/Alemany HS
6-3 260 lbs
I first went to check Myles out, peeping in a 247sports.
His highlight reel started playing, so I watched. Big kid who played inside and overpowered his smaller opponents by just leaning on them. But he didn't impress me. Granted, it's harder to assess D-lineman because so much of what they do is in footwork, handwork, shoulder work at the micro-level and not just bull-rushing over an 190-pound highschool lineman. He got past guys, but his tackling was meh. I finished and realized that it was his SOPHOMORE highlights that I was watching.
So I switched to his junior tape. http://www.hudl.com/v/2CcVya
What a difference a year makes. He's now switched outside to DE. He can have an explosive first step, but not on every snap. Thundering power steps. Nice variety of Dline moves already as a junior. Superb shedding skills, so he can be a run stopper as well as being a rush specialist. While he's not fast in pursuit, he has a strong motor to trail plays even when beaten. And then I have seen a lot of his social media posts of his offseason work that focuses on speed.
Conditioning may have been a historical problem because of his occasional slow starts off the snap. He seems to be a James Looney type, an slightly lighter DE that beats you with explosiveness/leverage/technique rather than beating you with pure speed/strength.
This dline and OLB new recruit cohort is going to be FIERCE.
Whoohoo! Go Bears! better put the right uniform on for your profile!
Where's our guy with the analysis? Briefly I see quick off the snap, good foot speed, aggressive hands, and relentless pursuit aka motor. The highlight shows him making plays inside in lieu of outside contain., but maybe these were by design. If winging it, that kinda shit get you in hella trouble at this level.
Welcome Myles and Go Bears!
Welcome to Cal Myles!
Also isn’t Casey from Calabasas and not Bishop Alemany?