Sorenson In No Rush

The Santa Margarita (Calif.) offensive linemen, Riley Sorenson, is in no hurry to make a decision...

Santa Margarita (Calif.) offensive lineman Riley Sorenson (6-5, 330), is focusing on the Pac-12, but doesn't plan to make a decision any time soon.

"Right now I'm trying to keep all of my options open," said Sorenson. "I'm not really waiting for any one school in particular, I just want to take my time and keep my options open. I'm not really particular about any one conference but right now, the schools I'm focusing on are in the Pac-12."

And three schools from the Pac-12 are standing out to Sorenson.

"Rigth now I'm focused on Washington, Cal and UCLA," said Sorenson.

Sorenson said he wants to take his official visits, but hasn't set when he'll make them.

"I haven't decided if it will be during the season or after the season," said Sorenson.

Five of Sorenson's teammates have committed to Pac-12 schools, Dane Crane and Conner O'Brien to Washington, River Cracraft to Washington State , Nick Begg to Arizona State and Erik Bunte to UCLA, as well as Johnny Stanton committing to Big Ten program Nebraska.

But Sorenson doesn't feel the rush to decide. Interestingly, he was the first player from those six to get an offer, receiving one from SMU as a sophomore.

"Those guys were ready to make their decisions, so they committed, but I'm still trying to take my time," said Sorenson.

In the meantime, Sorenson is prepping for his third year as a starter for the Eagles, expected to be the top-ranked team in the state, and a key challenger for the CIF State Open Division title.

Last year, the Eagles won the CIF-SS Pac-5 title and the CIF State D-I title, but this year, they have bigger aspirations.

"Our success last year, has made our offseason harder, because the target is on our back, and we'll get the best from every single team," said Sorenson. "So it's made us train harder. All of our focus to everything we did, has made it more of a challenge. We really want to play in the Open Division game and we don't want any letdown."

Sorenson and the Eagles will open their game in a nationally televised showdown with Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep, a traditional Arizona powerhouse.

"It's a huge game and Brophy is very good, and we'll be playing there, in a climate they're more adapted to," said Sorenson.

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