Bruins Heavy On Curtis

The Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive lineman, Natrell Curtis, has visited UCLA twice...

Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive lineman Natrell Curtis, (6-4, 320), is one of the premier linemen in the state of Arizona and one of a host of Scout 300 prospects in a deep and talented year in Arizona.

Curtis has an offer list that spans the country and with so many to choose from, he's having a hard time pinpointing one particular school.

"I have about 19 or 20 offers, Oklahoma the most recent," said Curtis. "Right now, I don't really have a favorite. All the schools are recruiting me the hardest, and they've all come by the same amount. We've had so many coaches come by, it's crazy, but it actually feels good."

Curtis is being recruited as a lineman, but depending on the school, some are on offense, the other on defense.

"I'd say the offers are split in half," said Curtis. "Like half want me for offense and the other half for defense," said Curtis. "I'm willing to play wherever I have the best chance to get on the field."

Curtis has visited four Pac-12 schools so far and has plans to visit a few more national programs.

"I've been to Arizona State, Arizona, USC and UCLA," said Curtis. "I'm wanting to visit Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Ohio State for sure and maybe a few more."

UCLA signed his former teammate Kenny Lacy in February, and the Bruins are very much in the mix for him.

"Kenny is my best friend and we talk all the time about playing together all the time," said Curtis. "I loved it out at UCLA. Coach (Adrian) Klemm and Coach (Noel) Mazzone are both recruiting me, and I talk to both of them all the time. They were out at my practice the other day."

Meanwhile, the two in-state schools, Arizona and Arizona State are making a move for him.

"They're really trying to get me to stay home," said Curtis. "Especially Arizona State, they're recruiting me pretty hard and trying to keep all of us home."

With the depth in Arizona, Curtis is also teammates with four-star Jalen Brown, more attention is being paid to players in-state.

"Jalen and I have talked too about playing together and just keeping it going in college," said Curtis. "But we're both so early in it that we don't either have a top five or anything. I'm still wide open."

One thing Curtis does know is that no decision is imminent.

"I'm not sure yet when I'll commit, but it won't be for a long time," said Curtis. "I'm going to take all five of my visits in the fall, so it won't be at least until after that."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com 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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