Quarterback Favors Two Pac-10 Teams

While recruiting is a year-round process, the months of March and April tend to be low on activity. With team spring practices in full swing, and several weeks left before evaluation period, the only significant recruiting activity that takes place are unofficial visits. However, the recruiting seeds are usually initially planted during that event, and are starting to pay dividends with Orange (Calif.) quarterback Aaron Corp.

The 6-4 185 Aaron Corp has shown his versatility during his junior year. He threw for almost 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also did some damage carrying the ball rushing for nearly almost 700 yards and eight touchdowns. "I think I have a decent arm," said Corp. "I'm fast for a quarterback (runs a 4.65). I have escape ability, and we run the option at school so I get a lot of rushing yards that way. I prefer to throw the ball in the pocket, but when's it's time to run I'll do it and I'm capable."

The Lutheran High School standout paid a visit to Tempe nearly three weeks ago. He didn't return home empty handed, but rather with a scholarship offer from the maroon and gold. "It was really good," he said of his visit. "I liked it a lot. I really enjoyed meeting Coach Koetter and the rest of the coaches, the facilities were real nice. It was my first time visiting Arizona State and I didn't know much about them. I did watch them on TV a little and I knew they had a pretty good season and they always have good quarterbacks. They're attractive to quarterbacks because they always throw the ball down field and a quarterback can put up big numbers with them." Corp's trip to Tempe was combined with an unofficial visit to Tucson and the Sun Devils' archrival Wildcats. Cal and Stanford are the other schools he tripped unofficially.

Aside from Arizona, California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, and Nebraska are some of his other suitors. One program that got praise from him earlier in the year, were dropped from consideration for obvious reasons. UCLA has reportedly got a verbal commitment from another signal caller, and in essence eliminated themselves from the Aaron Corp sweepstakes. "They said they're taking one quarterback," Corp recalled. "So that's it for them. I would say Cal and Arizona State have been my favorites since I dropped UCLA."

While he admits that recruiting, even this time during the year, has been a bit hectic yet enjoyable. "Maybe a little confusion here and there, but it isn't bad at all." Aside from the prestigious Elite 11 event, the quarterback isn't planning to participate in any combines or team camps.

Corp is definitely at the stage where he has to mull quite a bit recruiting information, with only more information to come sooner rather than later. Nevertheless, his decision could easily come before June. "I'll probably commit before the season starts," said Corp, "so I can focus on my senior season. I don't have a set date or anything." The quarterback is well to his goal of qualifying to most of the schools chasing him. Corp carries a 3.6 GPA, and his SAT score has yet to be reported.

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