Prospect Watch: 2013 OT Max Rich

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit offensive tackle Max Rich is a player to watch in the 2013 class…

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit offensive tackle Max Rich is a name that Northwest recruiting fans will know by the time his signing day rolls around. The massive tackle measures 6'7" 280lbs and has a level of athleticism that is rare for a prospect his size.

"I have been getting letters from some schools," said Rich. "Duke, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Nebraska and Vanderbilt."

Rich is just starting to see the recruiting process get going and is still under the radar. The junior also plays basketball, which kept him from attending most of the camps this summer. As recruiting is begining to heat up, he wanted to make it clear that he is open to any program.

"I don't really have a favorite school," said Rich. "I grew up in California and always like USC, but I moved and I'm not as big of a fan as I was before."

Rich and his teammates are coming off a big victory over rival Central Catholic this past weekend, a game that ended on a missed field goal.

"It was great and it felt great," said Rich. "It was a tough game, they are a really good team and it was good to go up against that type of competition."

Rich has prototypical size for an offensive tackle and he is settling into the position.

"Last year I started at defensive end, but this year the coaches are having me focus on offense," said Rich.

The state of Oregon is loaded at the offensive line position in the 2013 class, with prospects like Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha guard Brayden Kearsley and West Linn (Ore.) West Linn tackle Evan Voeller already known in recruiting circles. Rich is a name that should be added to that list.

Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for
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