OL Prospect Aaron Klovas

He's ranked the #2 offensive line prospect in the West, according to TheInsiders.com, and Washington's <b>Aaron Klovas</b> has his pick of schools. He talks about his decision and the schools on his somewhat short list...

Offensive line prospect Aaron Klovas, 6-6, 300, Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel, the #2 rated offensive linemen in the West, is racking up the offers, tallying 13 to date, but has cut his list of favorites schools to nearly half of that.

"I have a top seven right now," Klovas said. "Obviously the three northwest schools, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, and then Cal, UCLA, Michigan State and Nebraska. I have offers from all of them."

While most on his list could be expected, Michigan State sticks out among that list. Klova said, "They were the first school my coaches sent a tape to, kind of on a trial basis. But they really liked it, and were real interested in me. So they ended up offering me, and I know I will take a trip there for sure."

Growing up in the backyard of Husky Stadium, Klovas did in fact grow up a Husky fan, and thought he would be definitely wearing the purple and gold. "They were my favorite, since they were the team I always watched. I always wanted to be a Husky, but now I have some options, and I have to do what is best for me."

Klovas did say that the coaching change has played a factor in his opinion towards Washington. "The coaching change kind of has affected it. With Coach Neuheisel, I knew a lot about the school, the program, and the coaches. But now with Coach Gilbertson, I am back kind of at the start. I have talked with him, and I know they really want me, but I am looking at some other options too."

As for the Bruins, Klovas is being recruited by offensive line coach Mark Weber, "Coach Weber came up here, and he was the first guy on campus to see me. He came and watched me, and told my coaches he really liked my footwork, and that they would be taking a look at me, and watching some film. A few weeks later, they sent me a scholarship offer. Coach Weber is good and he has coached some good players," said Klovas.

His former teammate, Johnny DuRocher, is now a quarterback at Oregon, so his experience with recruiting isn't as foreign as it has been for some. "I still keep in touch with him. We have player-to-player talks, I can contact him whenever, and he tells me what it's really like, from a players perspective."

Klovas is in no hurry to make a decision, and probably won't make one until January. He said, "I want to take all five of my trips, have all my in-home visits, then make my choice. This is my chance to be selfish and decide where I want to spend the next five years of my life busting my butt, so I want to make sure I am doing what's best for me."

Klovas is on course to be fully qualified.

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