D-lineman Waiting for BYU Offer

It is no secret that BYU is in need of a defensive lineman who can step in and play right away. For many schools that need instant help, the junior college ranks are a great place to find a polished player who can do the job.

Esteban Reveles from Ventura College could be one of those immediate impact JC transfers for BYU. At 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, Reveles returned from Provo and is waiting to hear if he will get an offer.

"Yeah, I visited Provo last weekend and had a great time" said Reveles. "I'm used to living by the ocean so it was neat to see all the mountains. BYU is just first class. The facilities are really nice and I liked how they stress academics."

Reveles said that he met with Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall and was told that BYU still needs to evaluate other defensive line prospects before any offer ca be made. After the coaching staff evaluates all of the JC D-line talent, the recruits will be notified of whether they have a scholarship offer.

"They said they will call me Sunday," Reveles said. "I will know then if they offer me a scholarship."

Reveles said he would commit immediately if offered. Fresno St. is also in contact with Reveles, and is evaluating his film.

Reveles, who is Hispanic, when to high school at Oxnard High School. Oxnard was the rival school to former cougar Roney Jenkins.

"Yeah, I've heard of [Jenkins]," Reveles said. "He still holds the California state record."

In high school Reveles was named first team all league, first team all county, and first team all C.I.F. He said that due to grades he did not get any serious looks from D-1 schools. After high school Reveles took a year off of football but then enrolled at Ventura.

"I was named 1first team all conference my first and second year at Ventura," Reveles said. "My first year I played defensive end and had 52 tackles with six sacks. My second year, due to injuries I played defensive tackle and I had 60 tackles, seven sacks, 14 hurries, and three forced fumbles."

Reveles said BYU wants him as DE, and he was told by the coaches that they like his style of play.

"I'm not as tall or big as most defensive lineman," Reveles said. "So I make up for it with my aggressive play. I never take a play off."

In high school Reveles ran a 4.5 forty when he weighed 240 lbs. He said now he would probably be a 4.7 or 4.8.

Coach Barry Lamb discovered Reveles when he visited Ventura College to look at film. Coach Lamb has been the main BYU coach recruiting Reveles up to this point.

While on his trip Reveles was hosted by Aaron Wagner. Reveles said he enjoyed going snowmobiling and going to the basketball and volleyball game.

"It was fun to see all the snow," Reveles said.

TotalBlueSports.com will check in with Reveles this weekend to see what the BYU coaches have for him.

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