2013 Nike Football Training Camp (NFTC): LB Recruiting Notes

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There were plenty of top athletes on-hand at the 2013 Nike Football Training Camp. Local Los Angeles-area schools were represented very well and several top players earned top camp honors. 2014 LB Dwight Williams from Gardena Serra was named linebacker MVP.

On the defensive side of the ball, Serra 2015 LB John Houston was also impressive. In addition to Williams, Houston was one of the most notable defensive players at the 2013 NFTC in Los Angeles. Last season, the sophomore was a catalyst on a Serra defensive unit that took home the CIF Division III State Football Championship.

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We asked senior-to-be Dwight Williams about who will be impact players for Serra next season. "John Houston, he was a sophomore last year. He did big things for us, helped lead us to the state title... he actually had 17 tackles in the state title game," said Williams.

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At the NFTC, Houston showed great positioning and was the aggressor during the one-on-one run drills with the backs, following Williams' lead. In addition, Houston showed great footwork and an ability to breakdown and keep the more shifty backs in front of him.

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John Houston picked up his first official scholarship offer today from the UCLA Bruins and will continue to prove why he belongs at the top of the list amongst 2015 linebacker recruits

As usual, Dwight Williams showed why he's recognized as one of the top linebackers in the class of 2014. Williams played throughout the day with a high-motor and was clearly a vocal leader amongst the group.

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