Super 30 No. 9: Del City's Jamelle Naff goes from unknown to hot commodity

Del City offensive lineman Jamelle Naff has exploded onto the scene the last couple of months.
By Robert Przybylo, Staff Writer, bprzybylo@opubco.com Modified: June 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm •  Published: June 29, 2010
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A lot of Eagles started to become household names last year as Del City got off to an unbelievable start and was arguably the best team to not make the playoffs at 7-3.

The stars were wide receivers Donavan Dan and Chris McAlister, but the skill position players know none of that was possible if not for the protection by Naff and the rest of the line.

"It feels great to know I have someone of his size protecting me," quarterback Chazten Gonzales said. "That helps because that lets you know that you can do your job. He's going to allow you the opportunity."

Gonzales committed to Texas Christian three weeks ago and the Horned Frogs are one of the teams to also offer Naff.

Naff said he's not sure where he'll make his commitment yet — he's just excited about the upcoming season. He said the camps this summer have made him realize that he can play with anybody, and he knows what he needs to do.

"I'm walking on my pass blocking," Naff said. "They're happy with my run blocking, but they're trying to show me a new way for pass blocking. It's a little weird, but I think I'm getting the hang of it."


The Oklahoman's Super 30

No. 9 Jamelle Naff

School: Del City

Height: 6-4

Weight: 311 pounds

Position: Offensive lineman

Offers: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, TCU, Tulsa, Wyoming

Did you know? The No. 1 stat to show how far Naff has come in a short time: Naff went from being unknown by most schools to now being ranked the No. 16 offensive guard in the nation, according to Rivals.com.

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