A cloth ladder was placed on the sand at Brookhurst, along with cones nearby and sticks strategically placed to cause cutting moves for Estancia High star running back Robert Murtha.
Every Sunday for the past five weeks, Murtha has been going through an intense workout to prepare for an important senior season. This certainly isn't a day at the beach.
He also hops over metal rings dug into the sand and closes the challenging training session with a 40-yard sprint while hooked up to a parachute.
Murtha needs water every so often. He needs to rest at times. He also knows he must be careful to avoid any injuries as he continues to work.
Several colleges have shown interest in the 5-foot-10, 194-pound aggressive runner. Colorado is on his trail, said Murtha's father, Robert Murtha Sr. The younger Murtha has also attracted Army, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Jose State, Fresno State, Nevada, Eastern Washington and Sacramento State.