DOWNEY, Calif. -- It took offensive tackle Nico Falah only two years to become one of the players to watch at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. He might need only another two months to become one of the players to watch on the entire West Coast.
Falah was strictly a basketball player until two years ago and didn't see his first extended football action until last season, when he started at tackle as a junior. In that one season, Falah picked up offers from Utah State, UCLA, Arizona, Oregon State and San Jose State.
Falah participated in his first B2G Sports training session Sunday at Warren High School and made an immediate impression on offensive line coach and former Michigan guard Courtney Morgan. Morgan worked with USC signees Zach Banner and Jordan Simmons during their training with B2G. After working with Falah, he said that the 6-foot-4, 270-pound prospect would have fit in with the top offensive linemen in the region last year and has a good chance to make a run at the top spot in the state for his class. He added that Falah's pure athleticism helps him stand out and likely will make him one of the more heavily recruited linemen in the state for the class of 2013.