Decision Coming for Mazza

The Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty longsnapper, Cole Mazza, will be making his decision this coming Friday...

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty long snapper Cole Mazza (6-1 ¼, 235), is holding three offers, all from the Pac-12, and being one of the elite specialists nationally, more options could be coming his way this spring.

"I have three offers, from Utah, UCLA and Washington State," said Mazza. "I'm thinking that Boise State and Alabama could be next to offer."

But the decision could come before any other offers come.

Today, his long snapping coach, Chris Rubio, said that Mazza would be announcing his college decision on Friday, when he's in Las Vegas for the National Kicking and Snapping Event.

To prepare for his decision, Mazza has taken in a couple of unofficial visits this spring, and still may do some camps planned for the summer.

"I'm going to Alabama, Texas and UCLA, for camps, and that's all I have scheduled for right now. I'm also trying to go to Utah and Boise State to see them," said Mazza. "I've been to UCLA and Washington State already."

Mazza said he enjoyed his trip to Washington State earlier this spring.

"I really liked it up there," said Mazza. "Pullman is a small town but it's really nice, I liked it up there a lot and it's really nice up there on campus and they're doing a lot of good things there at the school."

Last weekend, Mazza was at the Rose Bowl for UCLA's Spring Game, having previously unofficially visited the Westwood campus.

"The spring game was a great experience to finally see the team in full speed action and see all the new coaches and how they look to turn the program around and as well as seeing how they run the team in a game situation," said Mazza. "I loved the intensity of all the coaches. It really looks as if they are going to make a huge turn around in that program in the near future."

He also spoke highly of the UCLA campus.

"It's in a great part of town in L.A. and Westwood, the surroundings are really nice," said Mazza.

With three offers, at a position not often recruited, Mazza said he's happy with how things are going for his recruitment.

"It's definitely an honor to have all these schools offer me," said Mazza. "It's definitely a blessing and an honor to have."

This coming weekend, Mazza, ranked #1-nationally by Rubio Long Snapping, will participate in the 10th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas.

Brandon is in his eighth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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