Wide Array of Schools for 4-star DT Martin Andrus

Mar. 22 -- Los Angeles (Calif.) defensive tackle Martin Andrus has a wide array of schools standing out to him, including the hometown schools...

Los Angeles (Calif.) defensive tackle Martin Andrus (6-1, 280) is one of the top defensive lineman in the country this year and the top defensive prospect in the City Section.


Andrus has 15 offers, offers he's been racking up for a year, and he's got a few schools that are standing out to him.

"I'd say the offers standing out to me are USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, LSU, Tennessee, Nebraska, Arizona and Oregon," said Andrus.

Andrus said that the Pac-12 schools especially have been targeting him as a high priority.

"UCLA, USC, Arizona and Oregon, those are probably the ones recruiting me the hardest," said Andrus.

But with the exception of Stanford, Andrus doesn't anticipate using an official visit on a Pac-12 school.

"I want to take all five visits and I want to take official visits to LSU, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Tennessee and Stanford," said Andrus.  "I can get to UCLA and USC any time and want to get to Oregon this spring."

Andrus said Oregon and Arizona, along with the two Los Angeles schools, were ones he'd hope to hit before his senior season starts.

"Coach (Ron) Aiken at Oregon is recruiting me as a defensive tackle and I like Oregon a lot," said Andrus.  

Meanwhile, the two hometown schools are staying on him, and while most feel he won't leave the Southland, he insists he's keeping an open mind.

"Coach Angus (McClure) and Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) are on me all the time for UCLA," said Andrus.  "And Coach (Kenechi) Udeze and Coach (Clay) Helton are on me for USC.  But I'm still wide open.  My family wants me to stay home but they want me to do what's best for me."

USC is recruiting Andrus as a defensive end while UCLA is recruiting him as a defensive lineman, with no specific spot set.

"I prefer the 3-tech or 5-tech, but I'll play anywhere," said Andrus.

Andrus' coach at Los Angeles, Eric Scott, is a former college coach himself, the receivers coach at UCLA when Karl Dorrell was the head coach, as well as a former Bruin receiver, so Andrus knows he's getting a real look at the recruiting process.

"Coach Scott has been in it as a player and as a coach, so he keeps it real with us all the time," said Andrus.

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