LB Prospect Andre Ferguson

Andre Ferguson, the 6-3, 210-pounder from Redlands East Valley, had close to 100 tackles as a junior and could be one of the best linebacker prospects in SoCal. He has one scholarship offer and waits on one in particular...

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley linebacker Andre Ferguson (6-3, 210) may have only one offer at this point, but it's highly probable he'll will see that number increase by the fall.

Ferguson, who was at UCLA's Junior Day last month, has an offer from San Diego State, but the Bruins are his leader.

"UCLA is my favorite school," said Ferguson. "I would want to see what my options were if they offered me, but it would be hard to turn down."

As a junior, Ferguson had 98 tackles and seven sacks, but with teammate and fellow linebacker Derrell Acrey headed to Boise State, he figures to break the triple-digit barrier in tackles next season.

Aside from the Bruins and Aztecs, Ferguson is getting interest from Colorado State, USC and LSU.

At UCLA's Junior Day, Ferguson met the coach recruiting him, tight ends coach John Wristen (who is responsible for the Redlands geographical area), as well as linebackers coach Chuck Bullough. Ferguson said, "I think that Coach Bullough is a really cool guy and a good coach. He's really open and he sounds like he's very interested in me. Coach Wristen is the one recruiting me. I got along really well with the coaches there. Staying close to home doesn't matter, but it doesn't hurt."

Ferguson could play some defensive end this fall for East Valley and, should he put on more weight down the line, might end up at defensive end in college. But he prefers to play linebacker. "Linebacker has more freedom to make plays," said Ferguson. "I'm going to play some tight end too this season, but I want to play linebacker in college."

A solid student with a 3.3 GPA, Ferguson will take the SAT on May 6th. The next day, he will be at the Combine in Los Angeles and at the Adidas Camp at UCLA the following weekend. Next weekend, he will be at the Los Angeles Nike Camp.

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