Lopez In No Hurry

The Orange (Calif.) Lutheran offensive lineman, John Lopez, will wait to take some visits before approaching a decision...

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran offensive guard John Lopez (6-5, 315), looks to be in the best shape of his career, and he was one of the top performers on the offensive line at the SoCal NFTC last weekend.

Lopez has a half dozen offers and as he continues to perform this spring, it won't be a surprise if more offers come his way.

The Scout 300 prospect got his most recent offer earlier this week from San Diego State, and the Aztecs joined Colorado, Florida State, UCLA, Utah and Washington in offering him.

"I've been talking to with USC, Nebraska and Ohio State too," said Lopez. "We'll see what happens in the spring."

Orange Lutheran underwent a coaching change, with longtime head coach Jim Kunau and the Lancer program parting ways after the 2011 season, so recruiting was a bit slow for Lopez.

"It probably got hazy with no coach, but I've been trying to stay in touch with a lot of the coaches," said Lopez. "They have been hitting me up on Facebook and said they were going to come by in April."

Lopez said he's wide open at this point in the spring but may dwindle things down before his season starts.

"I want to have a top three as I go through the summer but I think I may wait a while to decide," said Lopez. "I really want to take my visits before I decide."

Lopez was happy with how he performed at the NFTC, especially since he's been going to a handful of camps the past few years, and now is one of the elder statesmen.

"It's good to see my class as the oldest, because all the camps I'd gone to, I was always seeing the upper classmen and now I'm going against kids my own age and we have a lot of talent in our class," said Lopez. "I thought I did well. It was fun performing against Joe Mathis and Taco Charlton. There was a lot of competition."


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