The top pass rusher from California’s 2A state championship team is joining the Warriors. Mark Blocker of Lawndale High (Inglewood, Calif.) announced it on Twitter this morning and confirmed his decision during an interview with the Warrior Beat today. Here’s the skinny:
> Blocker is 6-3, 230 pounds. He played D-end in Lawndale’s 4-3 and outside linebacker in the 3-4. He’s expected to compete at hybrid end for the Warriors.
> He attended Downey High in L.A. through his junior year, then switched to Lawndale to improve his academics and football technique. “We’re lucky, he’s lucky,” Lawndale coach Travis Clark said. “It’s a perfect match.”
> Lawndale went 14-2 the past season, culminating in a 20-12 victory over San Joaquin Memorial in the CIF 2A state championship game. “Every game he showed up,” Clark said. “In big games he really showed up. … You watch him in the state championship game. San Joaquin Memorial came down averaging 55 points a game. We held them to 12. Mark Blocker is dominating defensively. Every playoff game we played, he’s dominating. He’s so fun to coach.”
> Blocker was credited with 15 sacks, eight solo.
Extremely blessed and thankful to say I’ll be attending my next 4 years at the University of Hawaii #GoWarriors🗣🤙 @NickRolovich @CoachTclark @UH_FBRecruits @abe_elimimian @HawaiiFootball pic.twitter.com/6H8wAdha3v
— Mark Blocker (@ykmarkofficial) May 10, 2019