Safety Prospect Gets Attention

A prospect that UCLA is keeping an eye on is Adam Liranzo, the 6-4, 205-pound defensive back from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure. Liranzo filled us in on his favorite college suitors...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure defensive back Adam Liranzo (6-4, 205) has the size that college coaches like in their defensive backs. Now he is hoping it will translate into his first scholarship offer.

"I've been playing cornerback, but it's looking like I'm going to be a safety in college because of my size," said Liranzo. "Most of the schools I've been hearing from have said that they want to see some more film of me before they offer though, so I'll just wait."

Liranzo said the most frequent contact has come from Arizona, Kansas State, Nebraska, UCLA, Arizona State, USC and Michigan.

"My top three schools are UCLA, Michigan and USC. If one of those three offered, that would be awesome, and I'd probably take the first one," said Liranzo.

Liranzo was on the UCLA campus this spring for the Adidas Camp and thought he did some good things that caught the eye of the Bruin staff.

"Coach (Jim) Svoboda and the other coaches said they want to watch some more of my film and then they will have a meeting and decide whether to offer early. That would be a cool place to go since they are close to home, have a good program and good academics," said Liranzo.

Liranzo kept himself busy this spring, attending the Scout.com Combine in Berkeley, a DB camp at Mt. SAC, the Nike Camp in Los Angeles, the Adidas Camp at UCLA and the Ventura County Coaches Combine.

"Overall, I thought I did well this spring. I did a lot because I wanted to show myself against the best in the drills and in the combines," said Liranzo.

Liranzo said his best recorded forty was a 4.6 and he also did a 32.5 on the vertical.

During his junior year for the Seraphs, Liranzo recorded 46 tackles, 3 interceptions, 9 breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 tackle for loss in leading the Seraphs to the CIF Division IV title.

Academically, Liranzo is carrying a 3.4 GPA.


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