2006: OL Prospect Steve Schilling

<b>Steve Schilling</b>, the 6-5, 290-pound offensive line prospect from Washington, unofficially visited UCLA last week. He'll probably be one of the most-sought OL prospects on the west coast, and he talks about his early recruitment...

While senior running back J.R. Hasty was getting all of the national coverage for his performances at Bellevue (Wash.) High last season, one of the guys who opened up holes for Hasty was junior offensive tackle Steve Schilling (6-5, 290).

The athletic tackle helped lead Bellevue to its fourth consecutive State 3A title this past season, and a spot for the Wolverines in the National Top 10.

Now, with Hasty and senior linebacker E.J. Savannah graduating, Schilling will be the focal point of Bellevue's squad, as they attempt to win their fifth straight title.

Schilling already has five scholarship offers to date, from Washington, Washington State, Oregon and Missouri, with UCLA offering him this past week.

"I visited UCLA on Thursday," said Schilling. "It's a great campus. They have nice facilities and I was able to watch their spring practice. Coach (Tom) Cable is a real good guy. I sat with him at the UCLA-USC basketball game."

Schilling also visited USC while in Los Angeles.

Expected to be one of the most highly recruited linemen in the nation, Schilling said he doesn't have a leader and is in no hurry at all to make a decision. "I'm really wide open. I want to do the whole recruiting thing," said Schilling.

He will attend the Nike Camp at Stanford in May, but otherwise will focus on bringing another title to Bellevue.

Academically, Schilling has a 3.72 GPA and is schedule to take the SAT in March and the ACT in April.


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