OL Prospect Raul Suarez

He attends the same school (Sylmar) of former Bruin fullback Durell Price, but he's made a name for himself as one of the best offensive line prospects in SoCal. <b>Raul Suarez</b> is enjoying his recruiting, and has a list of three favorites...

Raul Suarez, 6-5, 310, Sylmar (Calif.) High, is one of the top offensive linemen in Southern California, and the top prospect from Sylmar since Durell Price in the mid-1990s. And all the recruiting attention and publicity is pretty exciting for him.

"This whole thing is overwhelming," said Suarez. "Its pretty exciting, something I never thought could happen. It's a great feeling, though."

While he plays offensive tackle in high school, his size could move him to guard when he gets to college, but either place will be fine for him. He said, "Guard, tackle, it doesn't matter to me, I'll play where they want me to."

He has heard from several Pac-10 schools, but has a list of his top three pretty clear. "Oregon, USC and UCLA are my top three, and the three I am hearing from the most. I like Oregon's program and the school. With USC, its program and campus and its near my home. And with UCLA it has great academics and a good program. Coach Bernardi is recruiting me."

Playing at the alma mater of Durell Price, the City Section Player of the Year in 1995 and a former Bruin fullback, Suarez is very aware of his career. "Yeah, we hear a lot about him here," Suarez said.

Suarez is still waiting on offer, but expects them to come this summer and into the school year. His parents have no favorite and want him to make his own decision. "I'll get to make my own decision, whichever one is winning, has a good school, all those things."

He attended a camp at USC and plans to attend others this summer.

Suarez has a 3.0 GPA and will take his SAT's this summer for the first time.


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