Cassell, Waller shine 

July, 30, 2010
Recently, I looked at the West offense at the Gridiron Kings tournament last weekend. Now, I'll review the defensive side of the ball.

Rahim Cassell (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood)
LB, 6-1, 205 pounds | College: Undecided

Cassell injured his foot at Florida's Friday Night Lights prior to GK and was never at full speed during the tournament. He's still a very aggressive and instinctual defender who plays with an edge to him. He's a tough kid and plays all out on every play with a lot of energy. When healthy, Cassell has excellent speed and plays sideline to sideline. Was a one time Florida commit but is now open and will likely play close to home.

Corey Waller (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)
LB, 6-1, 210 pounds | College: Undecided

Waller continues to impress while playing a relatively new position. He has played defensive end but made the switch to linebacker this spring/summer as his frame dictates he'll play 'backer in college. Waller plays very aggressively and is a natural leader. He was the most vocal player on the West squad and was the guy getting everyone else hyped up before each game. He plays better in space than you would expect and showed he should have no problem making the move to linebacker full time at the next level. Waller is an excellent pass rusher and could be an excellent fit in a 3-4 at the next level.