Lang Out To Prove His Worth

After injuring his knee, the Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West linebacker Josh Lang is hitting several camps to show he's fine...

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West linebacker Josh Lang (6-2, 225), may be the best unoffered linebacker in the West, but the offers could start coming soon.

"I tore my ACL last spring during spring ball, but I'm all the way back, going to a lot of camps, and just wanting to show I'm all the way good," said Lang.

Lang said a number of schools came by during the spring, expressing interest, including Arizona, Cal, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, Nevada, Fresno State, San Jose State, UCLA and Oregon State.

"A lot of schools said they wanted to offer me, but they want to see me play," said Lang. "I understand that. I was in Arizona for their camp, and they want to put an offer down, but they also want to see me play."

Lang is also planning to camp with Cal, UCLA, San Jose State, Fresno State and Nevada, getting out as much as he can to be seen.

"It's not a worry, because I know the offers will come," said Lang.

A region that has produced several notable defensive players over the years, Fresno (Calif.) Central secondary coach Tony Perry, the noted DB guru out West, raved about Lang.

"He's the best linebacker I've seen all spring, at all the camps I've been to," said Perry. "If he didn't have the knee injury, he'd have 30 offers. I've coached a lot of great players and Josh is one of the best linebackers I've seen."

So with that kind of praise, Lang is just trying to back it up on the field, showing the knee is o.k.

"I'd like to take the whole recruiting process if I can," said Lang. "But I understand why some are waiting, so I may commit early when the offers come in."

Academically, he's in fine shape, with a 3.3 GPA and a 1450 on the SAT.

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