Edmonds (Wa.) Woodway 2017 pass rusher Ali Gaye is one of the larger defensive prospects in high school football and if his game tape is any indication he figures to get even more college offers.
“For a pass rusher I have good size and coaches mention that quite a bit,” Gaye said. “I think that is some of the reason that I’ve impressed some recruiters. Right now, it’s about getting to a good playing weight without losing my coordination.
“I’ve been getting a lot of schools that have started to recruit me and offer here, lately. Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado State, Cal, Arizona and Arizona State are the main schools.”
Gaye is approaching his recruitment with an open mind.
“I plan on visiting all of those schools," he said. "Right now, I think I’m going to get to Arizona and Cal sometime in the next couple months."
Arizona has been among the more aggressive schools in Gaye's recruitment.
"The Arizona coaches have been really cool," Gaye said. "They are hitting me up on twitter all the time, telling me they want me to be a Wildcat and that I just need to keep on my studies because I have the ability to be a good college player.”
As of now, Gaye is not in any type of rush to make a decision.
“I’m not totally sure on a timeframe for a commitment, mainly because I don’t know for sure who might start recruiting me," he said.
"I really appreciate the schools that are on me right now. I am going to try to play it by ear."