Hotchkins Has Bright Future

Still relatively new to football, the Tigard (Ore.) two-way threat, A.J. Hotchkins, has a couple of offers...

Tigard (Ore.) two-way threat A.J. Hotchkins (6-0, 230), has a pair of offers and a number of schools are coming through.

Idaho and Portland State have both offered Hotchkins and they're two of the schools who've visited Tigard.

"Portland State, Idaho, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Cal and Boise State have come by," said Hotchkins, who also had USC stop in on Monday. "I've heard Colorado State and Arizona State are coming and Washington is coming back up. Hawaii is supposed to come by and Iowa might be coming in. They want me to come to their camp and they might offer."

Hotchkins can play on either side of the ball, and while offense is where he's most experienced, defense has been where several schools are expressing interest.

"Right now I'm hearing a lot of linebacker," said Hotchkins. "I played fullback mainly and some defensive end, but I don't have that much defensive film. I've been hearing a lot of linebacker and a lot of schools are waiting for me to come to their camp and see how I do at linebacker. Right now it's looking like linebacker."

Both of his offers are as an athlete.

"My offers are as an athlete because I can play either side of the ball, but schools have said they'll bring me in and see what I can do," said Hotchkins.

Hotchkins had been a basketball player for much of his life before playing football for the first time last fall.

"It was just my first year playing football, so now I'm a little more experienced and know where I want to play," said Hotchkins.

Hotchkins said he's open to going anywhere.

"I prefer to be on the West Coast, but if I get a big offer somewhere else, I'm always open to it," said Hotchkins.

He'll camp at the Barton Showcase and the Ohio NFTC this spring.

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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