Pac-10 Pull for Erno

One of the fast rising prospects out West is Lakewood (Calif.) linebacker Trevor Erno, and he talks about how he prefers the Pac-10, and his timetable on his decision...

Lakewood (Calif.) linebacker Trevor Erno (6-2, 230) gets to see plenty of the great Lancers' before him when he works out on campus. At the rate Erno is going, he'll be included in the same breath as many of them.

"My freshman year was Luther (Brown, now at USC)) and Adrian (McCovey, now at Arizona) freshman year in college. But I talk to them a lot. They both want me to go to their schools. Luther gave me a little tour when I was up there. There has been a lot of great players to come through Lakewood, so I'm just happy to be a part of it," said Erno.

Erno already has six offers, from Arizona, Washington State, Colorado, California, Oregon and San Diego State and Boise State and Nebraska are also showing him a lot of interest.

"The big ones for me are Arizona and Washington State," said Erno. "I want to stay in the Pac-10 and the main reason why I want to go there is the coaches said I have a good chance of playing my freshman year. I want to get on the field, I don't want to sit. I love the game of football and want to play."

Erno went up to USC on spring break, where he ran into Brown, and said the Trojans' coaching staff was very positive with him.

"The coaches said they were highly interested in me and could offer me," said Erno.

Still, with offers piling up and the chance for more on the horizon, Erno isn't in a rush to decide.

"I want to take some visits and I really don't want to commit so early," said Erno. "Me and my parents are going to go around and go visit the campuses. I'm going to narrow it down soon. I really don't know yet what other schools are going to be offering so I won't commit yet. But mainly Pac-10 schools are who I'm interested in. Hopefully September of this year, I'll know. "I've talked to a lot of players who've been recruited and they would rather focus on football."

Erno said the Pac-10 is his preference, largely because of proximity to home.

"My parents have been coming to my games since I was seven, so I'd like to stay in the Pac-10."

Erno said he's hoping to attend some Junior Days this spring, but they're up in the air.

He plans to attend the Nike Camp in Los Angeles next weekend and was invited to the UnderArmour/ Combine in Los Angeles next month.

Academically, Erno said he's doing much better in school and scored a 1500 on the SAT.

Last fall, Erno had 65 tackles and two sacks and earned all-Moore League honors.

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