Baldwin Park (Calif.) offensive lineman Francisco Perez has a half-dozen offers and hopes that more make their way to him.
Other schools are staying in touch with him too.
A Southern California native, Perez admits that the option to play close to home would be nice.
“With USC and UCLA, it would be nice to stay close to home and have those options so if I get my degree from one of them, I’m close,” said Perez.
USC hasn’t reached out to Perez, but UCLA has and he’ll camp at their Elite Big Men Camp in June.
For now, though, Perez is wide open.
“Growing up, I was a big college football fan and I liked the traditions of college football and the whole college football scene, but I never had a favorite team,” said Perez. “So I don’t have a favorite team right now.”
While he plays tackle, Perez said schools see him sliding inside.
“They say I’ll probably play in the interior,” said Perez. “Right now, I’m playing tackle, but I’m ok with it moving inside.”
With a coaching change at Baldwin Park, there is still no head coach named, things have slowed a bit for Perez.
“We don’t have a head coach right now, so it’s been a little quiet, but some coaches have told me they’ll come down during spring ball.”
Perez has a 3.6 GPA and will take the SAT in May.