Fabbri favors two

One player who has seen his stock heat up in the past few weeks is Zander Fabbri, a linebacker/fullback prospect out of Centennial HS in Bakersfield (CA.). Fabbri had no scholarship offers to his name as of three weeks ago, but has seen his stock start to take off as of late.

"I actually got three offers in the last two weeks," he said. "I got offers from Arizona, Colorado State and San Diego State."

The offers should come as no surprise after hearing the amount of colleges that visited the Centennial campus over the spring.

"I'm not sure exactly how many schools came over the spring," he said. "USC, UCLA, Cal, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah State and Utah all came by."

The list of schools to stop by the Bakersfield campus is undoubtedly an impressive one, and Fabbri has already begun narrowing his list of suitors.

"I like Arizona a lot," said Fabbri. "The other schools in my top five are USC, UCLA, Cal and Washington. Arizona and USC are probably my top schools right now."

Although the Trojans have not extended a scholarship of offer to Fabbri, he is optimistic after an on-campus visit and an invite to attend the Rising Seniors Camp at SC on the 21-22 of June.

"Coach (Pete) Carroll and Rocky Seto came by to watch me during the spring," he said. "They told my coaches that they would like me to go to one of their camps and try to earn a scholarship offer. They were telling me about a fullback prospect named Brandon Hancock that went to the camp his senior year and earned an offer right then and there. I'm going to the Rising Seniors Camp this month, and I guess earning a scholarship would be the ultimate goal."

A scholarship offer from USC would definitely shake things up at the top of his list, and the Centennial standout relayed why Arizona and USC are currently his favorites.

"Arizona is recruiting me at the Mike linebacker position," he said. "I guess I prefer linebacker over fullback, but either way I'm fine. They were the first ones to offer me, and I definitely am going to keep that in mind. USC is close to home, and it is the best program in the country."

The coaching staff at USC did take time aside to watch film on Fabbri, and he said that they liked what they saw in him.

"Coach Seto actually told me that all of the coaches watched my film," he said. "They said they really liked me at linebacker and fullback, although I think fullback is where they will ultimately recruit me. I‘m open to playing both spots, so that will not play a factor."

Although Fabbri's recruitment just recently picked up, he has set a timeline for his decision, one which could benefit Arizona.

"I'd like to make my decision before the season starts," he said. "I'm going to try and commit then unless something happens at the SC camp. I'm really not in a hurry unless something big happens."

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