Schools Can't Find Transfer Bobby Epps

He moved to Palmdale this spring, so former Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey linebacker Bobby Epps has been a hard guy to locate for some college coaches. Others, though, have remained in contact with the 6-0, 215-pounder...

Leaving Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey to transfer to Little Rock (Calif.) High has caused some confusion in the recruitment of linebacker Bobby Epps (6-0, 215).

"Since I moved, a lot of mail that was being sent to Dorsey had a hard time getting up here," said Epps, who moved to Palmdale this spring. "Some coaches didn't know I moved, some stopped sending stuff when I didn't respond because I didn't get it. It's been crazy. I was bummed to leave Dorsey. We were going to have a squad next year."

In the meantime, some schools who have stayed in contact with Epps are Oregon, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Washington, Arizona State, Oregon State and UCLA.

"I don't have any official offers yet, that I know of. Schools are still trying to get my transcripts cleared up because of the move," said Epps.

Epps said that he didn't have a leader, with all the schools being even. He said, "I haven't had a chance to narrow them down yet. I've thought about leaving the area, but then I'd think about staying around. Oregon is a school I've gotten a lot of attention from and I know guys up there. But I don't really know yet."

During his junior year at Dorsey, Epps recorded 85 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 26 quarterback hurries and 10 sacks.

Epps attended the Adidas Camp at UCLA this spring as well as the Los Angeles Combine. At the latter, he ran a 4.9 forty and jumped 34 inches in the vertical. He has no plans to attend camps this summer.

"I'm probably going to play nose tackle and fullback for Little Rock, but most likely I'll play linebacker in college," said Epps.

When it comes to a timetable for a decision, Epps said, "I'll take some trips then I'll decide later this year when I get some offers."

Academically, Epps has a 2.5 GPA, and took the ACT earlier this month.

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