Powerhouse pancake producer

Powerhouse pancake producer

Most college football teams like athletic linemen, and Jory Mason fits that description perfectly. Mason attended the Cal camp in 2005 and earned the camp MVP for tight ends, then returned the following season to the same camp and likely would have earned the award for O-Line had a minor injury not kept him out the last day. Now the 6'2 260lb OLineman is looking for a place to call home after HS.

Jory Mason (6'2 260lbs, Scout.com's #21 rated 3-star Center) may have started out at Tight End, but moved a little further into the Offensive line after Buchanan High School, (Clovis, CA) had struggled to run the ball. He was one of three juniors in the league starting on the line and made the most of his time.

"I had an excellent season," Mason said. "I had 22 pancakes and only allowed 1 sack." Mason also graded out the best among all linemen on his team.

Typically people don't think of stats when they think of linemen, but Mason has the numbers to open eyes.

"My SPARQ score at the (Stanford) Nike Camp was 60.97, which puts me in the top 8% nationwide (among O-Linemen)," Mason said. He also posted the third fastest shuttle time in the country among linemen.

If the numbers aren't enough, then the publications have his back, as well, with Scout.com, CalHi Sports, and the Sporting News all listing him among the top offensive line recruits in the west.

Conditioning is no problem, either. Mason, though good at baseball and basketball, gave both up two seasons ago to focus on football, which has included off-season workouts with a trainer. The work has paid off for the two-way starter. "I'm averaging 83 plays a game and some games have gone 103-115 plays."

Boise has been after Mason heavily, contacting him over the summer, then peppering him with nearly weekly letters.

"I haven't visited Boise State , yet, but I'd love to go for a game," Mason said. "It's a 13 hour drive, so it's almost impossible after late Friday night games. I'm still looking at the possibility of going for the Utah State game."

Just in case, BSU fans might want to keep some butter and syrup handy. Never know when the pancake machine will show up in town.

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