JCSpotlight - El Camino
4-Star WR Kenbrell Thompkins
4-Star WR Kenbrell Thompkins
Director of Scouting
Posted Sep 15, 2009


Torrance, Calif. - El Camino is usually loaded with players that are headed to the college ranks, and the 2009 version of the Warrior team is no exception. El Camino laid waste to Long Beach City on Saturday evening, giving several of the Warriors stars a chance to shine.

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As I was compiling my schedule for the weekend's action, I wondered to myself how serious Long Beach City College was about football when I went to their website. It didn't take long to find out the answer as El Camino ran up a 44-7 halftime score on the Vikings.

The one-sided affair gave El Camino ample opportunity for highlight reel plays, and several of the Warriors' biggest stars obliged.

Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is a 4-Star wide receiver by Scout.com. Thompkins is a lean, strong 6-2 and 185 pounds. He's capable of beating a jam with quickness or by overpowering a defensive back using good leverage. He runs solid routes and is the type of player that has such an easy stride that he never appears to be working that hard as he glides by the defenders. He adjusts well to the ball in the air and uses his hands to meet the ball rather than have it come into his body.

#1 WR Kenbrell Thompkins (6-2/185)
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No one enjoyed the porous Long Beach defense as much as bowling ball running back Kenny Ashley. Ashley is a familiar name to recruitniks as he once signed with USC after being committed to Mississippi State. Originally a member of the Class of 2006, Ashley is now on the field and trucking opponents for El Camino.

Ashley is conservatively listed at 5-8/210 by El Camino, but he looks like he's playing closer to the 230+ range. With short strides and a low center of gravity, Ashley is able to get great body lean as he turns the corner. His huge lower body make him nearly impossible to wrap up as defenders just slide off of him.

#4 RB Kenny Ashley (5-8/230)
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Quarterback Matt Simms is a bounceback to El Camino that had originally signed and played with Louisville. Simms still has an awkward delivery, but he manages to get good zip on the ball when he gets his feet set. Simms reminds me of Phillip Rivers in that regard. Rivers has maybe the most unorthodox delivery in the NFL; he's also one of the most effective quarterbacks in the NFL.

#2 QB Matt Simms (6-3/215)
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While the offense was lighting up the scoreboard in the first half, the defense was having fun on the other side of the field. 

Linebacker Dionte Brooks showed excellent play recognition which put him in great position in coverage as well as run support. He was in the middle of nearly every play for El Camino in the first half.

#11 LB Dionte Brooks (6-0/205)

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Defensive ends Ansley Jean-Jacques and Daniel Stewart kept the heat on the Long Beach backfield all night. Jean-Jacques has a little more length than Stewart, and Stewart is a little more refined in his pass rushing technique.

#94 DE Ansley Jean-Jacques (6-2/235) 

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#8 DE Daniel Stewart (6-0/230)
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