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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Pads pop at Hawaii All-Poly Camp

HONOLULU – Day two at the inaugural All-Poly camp in Hawaii saw the action intensify as players performed in full pads for the first time. With the arrival of full-contact activities several players emerged and saw their stock climb rapidly.

As was the case on Monday, Tuesday followed the trend of dominating defensive play. Players continue to perform well and give added depth to an already talented defensive unit. Where the players seem to be most steadily emerging is on the defensive line and at linebacker.

One of the most dominating players at the camp has been defensive end Calen Friel. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder has used a great first step off of the snap, good instincts and rare athleticism for a player with good size to be virtually unblockable. Friel came to camp with an offer from Hawaii that he earned after a similarly dominating camp performance.

Handsome Tanielu out of Waianae High School is still waiting on his first offer but has been similarly dominating at the All-Poly camp. Tanielu plays on the interior of the defensive line. Like many of the Hawaiian prospects, Tanielu is probably two inches away from having offers from around the Pac-10. He is still close to 6-2 and 270 pounds and incredibly productive. Tanielu has some of the most active hands and feet of all of the defensive linemen in attendance and is certainly a Division I prospect regardless of his size.

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