SEC Leader for Cuellar?

Offensive tackle Malik Cuellar is a name of interest for several Big 5 programs. Cuellar added two new options today and is in the hunt for even more. The San Francisco CC big man holds close to two dozen offers now. With three official visits under his belt, Cuellar has several other schools in the mix for his final two weekend excursions.

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"The last time I sat down and wrote down all of my offers I had about twenty," said Cuellar. "I got new offers from Utah and Virginia Tech today and now LSU is starting to show some interest."

The Utes and Hokies join a pretty crowded field of schools who are working hard to get the talented big man on campus before he makes a December decision.

A trio of schools have already hosted Cuellar officially and there are a few other schools jockeying for position for the final two weekends.

"I have been to Missouri, Arizona State and Texas Tech," said Cuellar. "I have been talking with Rutgers, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State about taking visits there.

"I am going to see about some of these new schools too before I make any decisions about where to visit. I have been talking with Dom (Dominic Desouza) about taking some visits together.

"There are a few schools that are recruiting both of us, so we might take a trip or two together before we decide."

Mississippi State appeared to have a leg up in the race for an official trip, but those plans fell through.

"I had a date set with Mississippi State, but I sort of backed out of that," said Cuellar. "I thought they had two junior tackles, which wouldn't have been a good situation for me.

"I found out that they have a senior tackle and one sophomore, so he would be in my same grade.

"They still want me to come out there really bad and take the visit. I am thinking about it."

Another SEC school has made a strong impression on the California native.

"I like Missouri," said Cuellar. "I had a good visit there and I really like the coaching staff. I think their strength and conditioning trip is the real deal too."

The Tigers still have a little work to do to earn the signing day autograph of the the rising tackle prospect.

"Right now, I am planning on making my last two visits in December and then making my decision after that," explained Cuellar. "I feel like after I take my other two visits, I will know where I want to go."

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