LB Looks For More Offers

DeWitt Stuckey, recognized early as one of the best linebacker prospects in California for 2008, has two scholarship offers and is looking for more. Having attended some UCLA games and Junior Day, the 6-0, 210-pounder from Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln, talks about UCLA and his recruitment...

Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln linebacker Dewitt Stuckey (6-0, 210) is holding two scholarship offers but is hoping that as his highlight film is received by more schools, more of the Pac-10 will take interest.

"I've been offered by Oregon and San Diego State," said Stuckey. "UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Purdue and Colorado have all been showing interest or writing me a lot."

Stuckey said most schools have told him they are still evaluating him but that things could be gaining steam very soon.

He attended UCLA's Junior Day early last month, his second time at a UCLA event (Stuckey was at the UCLA-USC game in December), and left pleased with the experience. "I liked it a lot, I like that they stress education and they also give you a lot of opportunities to do well," said Stuckey. "With tutors and study groups, it gives students a greater chance in learning."

Stuckey has been staying in contact with UCLA assistant coach Gary DeLoach. "Right now, Coach DeLoach is evaluating my family but I may be hearing from him soon."

Stuckey said that the Will (weakside) linebacker position is schoolrs have said they project him playing in college. "Every school is recruiting me at the Will," said Stuckey. "I will play running back this year, I played fullback last year, but I don't know of anyone recruiting me as a running back."

Stuckey was the primary blocker for Lincoln's running back, Curtis Shaw, last season. Shaw, who signed with Washington, is handing over the starting duties to Stuckey and could also prove valuable in his recruitment. "I am supposed to talk to Washington," said Stuckey. "They had asked about me when they were here for Curtis."

Later this month, Stuckey is planning on taking an unofficial visit to USC and the Trojans just recently received a commitment from his teammate Matt Meyer. "We've talked about playing together in college and how cool it would be," said Stuckey.

Stuckey said he was in no hurry to make a decision. "I want to take some time and take some trips," said Stuckey.

This past season, Stuckey recorded over 100 tackles, recovered four fumbles, forced two of them and had an interception. He also ran in three touchdowns playing fullback in the Wing T.

Academically, Stuckey has a 3.0 GPA and took the PSAT earlier this year. He will take the SAT on Saturday.

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