Perez Still Looking Around

Jun. 10 -- Three-star guard Francisco Perez has yet to be offered by UCLA, but is interested if the Bruins come calling...

Three-star guard Francisco Perez participated in the Primetime Polynesian Kumite Camp this past weekend, where he was one of the better offensive linemen in attendance. Perez has seen his recruitment start to blow up a bit over the last few months, with more and more schools jumping on board.

"Right now, Arizona State, Texas Tech, and California are probably recruiting me the hardest," Perez said. "I'm still open though, but those schools are the ones coming after me the hardest."



One school that's been mentioned as a possibility over the last few weeks at least has been UCLA, but Perez says he hasn't heard as much from the school lately.

"I haven't really talked to UCLA a whole lot in the last few weeks," Perez said. "I'd be really interested in them, but I haven't heard much and they haven't offered yet, so I don't know."

Perez initially planned on camping at UCLA later this month, but it now looks as if he'll start looking toward his season instead.

"I think this will actually be my last camp of the spring," Perez said of the Kumite. "I really want to start focusing on my season, getting the playbook down, and really getting everything together that I need for the season."

Perez has offers from a healthy portion of the Pac-12, including ASU, Cal, Colorado, Oregon State, and Washington State, including solid national offers from Kansas State, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt. He said if UCLA were to offer, that'd be a big one for him, but he hasn't heard enough to indicate whether the Bruins will.

He says schools are primarily recruiting him as an interior linemen, despite Perez playing tackle in high school, and it's obvious from his strengths as a linemen that the inside is his ideal fit.

Perez said he has no real timetable for his decision, saying he'll make the call when it feels right.


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