Waller playing the waiting game

It has been an interesting week for Anaheim (Calif.) Servite quarterback Travis Waller. We saw the signal caller in action last weekend at the Steve Clarkson QB Retreat in San Diego and in the last few days, his recruitment has turned upside down.

Travis Waller has had a very good spring and established himself as one of the nation's top signal callers. He had a strong weekend working out in Coronado, California at the Steve Clarkson QB Retreat showing off a strong, accurate arm and high level athleticism.

"I had a great time out here and it's always fun to around the other quarterbacks," Waller said. "I've been working out with Steve for a while now and he has helped me a lot. He's the best QB coach around and I always learn something new from him.

"This weekend was more about bonding with the guys and just having a good time. We all got along really well and it was fun meeting some new guys and learning from the college guys out there as well so it was a great experience."

On the recruiting front, it's no secret that Ohio State and Oregon were the two schools most mentioned with Waller, although neither program has yet to offer. The quarterback told us over the weekend that Ohio State was his top school and an offer would likely be coming when he took an unofficial visit in June.

On Tuesday, the Buckeyes took a commitment from an in-state quarterback but Waller said that door may not have closed all the way just yet.

"I called Coach Herman right after hearing about that to see what was up," Waller said. "He told me there is a possibility they could take two quarterbacks in this class and I'm still very high on their board. I'm going to call Coach Herman again tonight and see what the plan is.

"If they want to take two, I'm still definitely interested. Coach Meyer and the staff have recruited me hard and I feel more love from that staff than any other program. If they still want me, there's a good chance I'll still visit and go from there."

In the meantime, Oregon patiently waited for their top target, Kyler Murray, to commit, which happened Wednesday with Texas A&M winning out.

"I talked to Coach Frost last night and it sounds like there's a good chance I'll be offered in the next few days. "I know Oregon does there offers a little differently, they take their time but they told me they liked me a lot and really want me so we'll see what happens.

"I'm also hearing from USC now and they told me they want me to be their dual threat quarterback in this class. They said they want an athletic quarterback for their offense. They haven't offered yet but said they want to and are just talking things over as a staff before making it official."

Stanford, another early leader, remains an option for Waller as well.

"Stanford saw me throw in the spring and wants me to come out and camp with them," Waller said. "It's a great school that really sets you up well after football so I'm going to camp with them next month and see how things go.

"Things are pretty crazy for me with all these schools and just waiting to see who pulls the trigger. I'm just trying to stay calm and keep my options open. I'm not going to rush anything, I just want to see where the best fit for me is and then I'll make my decision."

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