So Far Barajas Likes Pac-12 Schools

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure offensive lineman David Barajas is favoring a handful of Pac-12 programs but he's going to take his time through the recruiting process...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure offensive lineman David Barajas (6-3, 300) has been a mainstay in the trenches for the Seraphs the past few years.

Seraphs coach Todd Therrian also says that Barajas may end up being the best lineman to come from the Ventura powerhouse.

Barajas has worked his way into a select group of top lineman from the Southland, and schools are taking notice.

"No one has offered yet, but I'm not too worried," said Barajas. "I'm hearing from Oregon, USC, UCLA, Arizona, LSU and Georgia."

Barajas said a host of schools came by in December and January to request film.

"We had a bunch of schools come in like Cal, USC, UCLA and Oregon," said Barajas.

A Southern California native, Barajas said he likes the two Los Angeles schools but another Pac-10 has caught his eye.

"I grew up watching USC and UCLA but I really like watching Oregon and their fast paced offense," said Barajas. "I played with Troy Hill (now at Oregon), my freshman and sophomore year. I'd say right now Oregon is my number one choice. But I'm looking at USC and UCLA a lot too. I may try to go out of state though."

Barajas plays right tackle for the Seraphs but said he'll likely move inside in college.

"I'm getting recruited to play mostly inside and I'll probably play guard in college," said Barajas.

Barajas said the academic system at whichever school he picks will be a major reason.

"It depends on what they have to offer academically for me to look at them," said Barajas, who sports a 3.0 and will take the SAT this spring.

He gave a timetable for his decision too.

"I'm not looking forward to making an early decision, I'll wait until into my senior year," said Barajas. "As far as the recruiting process goes, it could be stressful if you don't have a good handle. But if you have a good support system, you can deal with it."

Barajas was an all-Marmonte League pick in 2010, helping the Seraphs to a tri-league title and was an all-state underclass selection.


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