40 time: 5.1
From: Los Alamitos, California
High School: Los Alamitos
"They like me at defensive tackle and as an offensive lineman," said Espinoza.
Coach Bernstein handled his recruitment for UA and called Espinoza last weekend. After commiting to Bernstein, the coach told Espinoza that Mackovic would be calling him this week. So now that Mac is gone, does that change anything?
"I kind of saw it coming. I haven't heard from them this week but we should be speaking any time now."
Espinoza had many reasons for commiting.
"I went out there during the spring to check out the campus and facilities," he said. "I had been out there before that too. My older brother is a sophomore there and my stepmom's family also lives in Tucson."
He had received interest from Northwestern, Fresno State, and San Diego State before commiting.
Espinoza says he excels in pass-blocking and pulling as a guard. He also relies on his quick feet. At the SoCal Nike camp he ran a 4.62 in the shuttle and had 23 reps of 185 pounds on the bench.
Espinoza carries a 3.0 GPA and scored an 810 on his SAT but says he will take it again. He is undecided on a major.
Los Alamitos is 3-0 on the season and takes on La Habra tomorrow night.
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