Linebacker Prospect Zack Follett

6-2, 235-pound <b>Zack Follett</b> from Clovis (Calif.) High has become one of the primary recruiting targets at linebacker for the Bruins. With UCLA recruiting him the hardest, he spoke about the schools in the running for him...

Clovis (Calif.) High linebacker prospect Zack Follett (6-2, 235) is up to six written offers, from Arizona State, Fresno State, Duke, UCLA, UNLV, and Washington.

He has a new list of favorites. "Oregon is still on top and I also like California, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State, Fresno State, and USC. But really, I am open to all of the schools that have offered me."

His leader may be offering soon. "I am hoping Oregon is going to offer now that they have my tape. The coaches are on vacation, though, so I will not find out until they get back."

USC is a school he has been a little puzzled by: "USC was recruiting me harder than any other school to begin with. Coach Carroll came to my school and said that if I ran a good 40 for them I would get an offer. I went out and ran a 4.5 and still haven't seen anything. Their defensive coaches call my school every other week to speak with my coach to make sure I am still interested. They also like to ask me about Nick Howell since we are good friends. I am waiting to see what they are going to do."

Across town, the Bruin staff is filling in where USC seems to have left off. "UCLA is recruiting me the hardest now. (Assistant) coach (Tom) Cable and (assistant coach Larry) Kerr are really in on me. They seem very interested."

Follett's good friend, Nate Smith, signed a baseball scholarship with USC and both the Bruin and Trojan coaches would like Follett to take an unofficial visit to their campuses in August when his friend moves to L.A. He said, "I will be going down there to check things out further. It will be good for me to see both of them. I know my parents would like me to stay in California."

This summer, Zack attended the Fresno State's one-day camp and full camp, the USC skills camp, and the Palo Alto Nike Combine.

He carries a 3.3 core GPA and scored a 1030 on his SAT.


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