A host of Pac-12 schools are showing interest in Middleton as well.
Middleton said that some schools see him as an inside lineman while others like him as a tackle, where he plays for Oceanside.
"The academies and San Diego State like me as a tackle and the Pac-12 schools like me more as a guard."
Middleton's grandfather played at USC, and he grew up a fan of the Trojans, but said he's open to everyone.
"I always grew up rooting for USC because my grandpa played defensive end there," said Middleton. "But I'm looking at everyone now."
One of those schools is San Diego State, where numerous Oceanside teammates have ended up, and is the closest to home.
"I've been getting recruited by Coach (Brian) Sipe and the idea of San Diego State being close to home is nice. They went 9-4 and they have the new coaching staff and they look to be improving."
Middleton is in no hurry to decide, after initially wanting to.
"I did plan an early decision and I do kind of want to get it out of the way but I want to see what my options are," said Middleton.
Academically, Middleton is in solid shape with a 3.86 and a 1690 on the SAT.