OL Prospect John Kadous

He's huge, and he's versatile -- and that combination is enough to get Arizona offensive lineman prospect John Kadous some strong recruiting attention early. What schools are among his early leaders?

John Kadous, 6-6, 310, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic HS, who is possibly the top offensive linemen in Arizona and a two-time Student Sports Underclass All-American, is seeing his recruiting pick up, thanks largely to his versatility.

"I play strongside tackle, so I get to play both right and left," Kadous said. "And most schools are looking at me to play either side, not just one. They are looking at me as a tackle in general and think I can play both sides."

The Tucson product received his first scholarship offer from Arizona, but has seen his stock rise nationally. "I'm hearing from Notre Dame, Miami, Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, BYU and pretty much all the Pac-10," said Kadous.

When asked about his favorites, though, Arizona didn't make his top five. "Right now, Colorado, Miami, Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA would be my top five," Kadous said. "Growing up I watched Notre Dame, so I really like them."

Kadous did mention that the Bruins coaching staff has made a strong impression on him, too.  "They have sent me a lot of handwritten letters and are writing me a lot," he said. "And I have talked to a lot of the guys on staff, not just one in particular."

His family would like him to stay local, but has no problem with him leaving the state to play. Even pressure from the Tucson area hasn't swayed him much. "I think they will be happy for me wherever I go, they just want me to go big time," he said.

He participated in the Nike Camp in Boulder a year ago, and this summer will go to the Notre Dame Camp, the Nike Camp in Ann Arbor and a team camp at Berkeley.

Kadous is in no hurry to make a decision, and may wait until Signing Day. "I could decide early, but I will probably wait until February to make my decision," he said.

Kadous has a 3.3 GPA and is taking the SAT for the first time in May.


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