Bruins Watching Garcia

The Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 four-star tight end, Isaac Garcia, is originally from Southern California and UCLA has been in touch with him...

Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 four-star tight end Isaac Garcia (6-4, 220) has a chance to be one of the top prospects in Washington in the 2016 class.

Garcia played a lot as a sophomore for the Wolverines, who won their sixth straight state title, and despite not starting a game, has a couple of offers already in.

He looked good on the camp circuit too and is showing why he's a Scout 300 guy already.

USC offered on Monday and the Trojans were the second school to offer Garcia, after Washington State.

“I have two now, with Washington State and USC but a bunch of schools have told my coach they are going to offer me,” said Garcia. “A lot just want to see me play this year.”

Garcia said that Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State, Oregon State and Michigan have been schools he’s been in contact with.

“I’ve talked to Washington a lot,” said Garcia. “They’re obviously close to home and I’ve been over there. UCLA is another school that’s a great program and from close to home. Myles (Jack) tells me what a great program they have. Oregon State has mid-interest in me. Michigan, I’ve talked to. And Oregon and Arizona State have talked with me a lot.”

Garcia grew up in Fontana before moving to Washington, and grew up a USC fan while also watching UCLA some growing up too.

Despite the offers, Garcia said he didn’t want to get caught up in recruiting just yet.

“I’m not really focusing on recruiting right now, just on getting ready for the season. Recruiting is going to come with the success of our team. I put my team first, grind with them and worry about them, so I’m not really worried about the process,” said Garcia. “I’m going to play defensive end and tight end, and starting on both sides of the ball.”

Next week, the Wolverines begin defense of their state title, a streak that’s now spanned six consecutive seasons as 3A champions. They’ll open with Gardena (Calif.) Serra, which carries significance with Garcia.


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