Capra enjoying a busy spring

Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive tackle Johnny Capra has seen a number of Pac-12 programs stop by during the evaluation period with more to come. Will it lead to more offers?

Approaching double digit offers, Placer offensive tackle Johnny Capra has enjoyed a fairly busy and successful spring. Washington, Colorado, Colorado State and California are just a few of the schools that have offered, but more could be coming soon.

Last week, the 6-foot-6, 270-pound three-star prospect had several Pac-12 schools stop in to see him.

"We had both Arizona and Arizona State, Colorado, both Oregon and Oregon State, and UCLA," Capra said. "It went real well." Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood paid Capra a visit last Friday and the two got a chance to get to know each other better both personally and professionally.

"It was great," Capra said. "Coach Greatwood stopped by the school for a couple minutes. He later came to my track meet at Lincoln High School for awhile and we hung out there and talked for awhile."

As the bond grows, Capra has found it very easy to relate to the veteran coach.

"He's a really great guy and it's really easy to talk to him," Capra said. "He seems like he's a great coach."

Next week, Capra is expecting a subsequent visit from Greatwood, this time to see what he can do on the gridiron during a spring practice. Capra said he's willing to show the coach whatever he wants to see if it could lead to an offer.

"I'm very hopeful but I don't know what to expect," Capra said.

Stanford and Utah coaches are expected to stop by Placer to visit with Capra on Wednesday. As with Oregon, he's hoping to strengthen his bond with those staffs.

"I'm really working on developing a relationship as well and getting to know them better overall as a coaching staff and as individuals," Capra said. "I'm really hoping to have a good visit with both of them and see how that goes."

With spring football wrapping up at Placer next week Capra has yet to plan out his summer visits, preferring to wait until after it ends to hammer out the details with his father. Right now, he's living in the moment with his team and enjoying the plethora of coaches visiting him. Everything else can wait.

"I'm having a great time meeting a lot of great people," Capra said. "Right now I'm just focused on improving myself as a football player and working with my team during the rest of the spring football session."


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