July 23, 2008

One of the state's best OL emerges

While a lot of fans of college football recruiting in the state of Texas are already familiar with Cedar Park defensive end Holmes Onwukaife from the Class of 2010, who is regarded as one of the state's top defensive linemen.

One player that they might not be quite as familiar with is his teammate Dominic Espinosa. The 6-3, 276-pound offensive guard has opened quite a few eyes over the last couple of months with a strong performance at the Texas one-day camp in June, as well as a series of award-winning combine performances across the nation.

As he heads into the season, Espinosa is suddenly a name that colleges across the country are going to have their eye on heading into the fall.

"The first combine I went to was the underclassmen combine and I was named the MVP of the offensive line group," Espinosa said. "I was then invited to the national underclassmen combine - the Ultimate 100 camp. I also got the OL MVP there. I went to UT for one day at their first camp and I went to the Rice camp. Those are the only two camps I've gone to."

Espinosa added that he went into the Texas camp with a little bit of an edge over some of the other players on hand.

"One of my trainers is a former player at Texas," Espinosa said. "Jason Glynn is my trainer and he knows the offensive line coach and told him about me. The o-line coach (Mac McWhorter) told me to keep up the good work and to keep working hard. Going through the drills, I felt good about the second half of the day when we went into one-on-one drills. I barely lost any of the one-on-one's, which is pretty good. I felt good about it."

As far as potential favorites are concerned, Espinosa already has a clear plan that he'd like to follow and it centers around him being able to play as close to his family as possible.

"We moved from California two years ago and once we moved, we started rooting for the home team," Espinosa said. "Texas is my main choice. It's close to home and my family would be able to watch me play."

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