UCLA OL Target Has a Favorite

The 6-3, 295-pound two-way lineman from Hemet, Calif., Hamani Stevens, has a scholarship offer from UCLA along with six other programs. He talked to us about his early favorites, and a school he'd have to say was his leader at this time...

Hemet (Calif.) offensive guard Hamani Stevens (6-2.5, 295) has added three more scholarship offers to his initial four and he's still hearing from two other schools that he hopes will be offering.

"My newest offers are Oregon State, Colorado and Arizona," said Stevens. "I already had offers from UCLA, BYU, Oregon and San Diego State. I've been hearing from Nebraska and USC but they haven't offered me yet."

Stevens said that three schools are standing out for him and there's one he would call a leader. "I don't really know if I have a leader, but if I had to say, it would be UCLA," said Stevens. "I loved it there, it is a great campus and Junior Day was great."

Two other Pac-10 schools are heavily in the mix for Stevens, who admitted he prefers to stay in the Pac-10.

"If USC offered, they'd be at the top," Stevens said. "They told me they want me to come to their lineman camp and if I do well there, they will offer me. I'm going up to Oregon at the end of the month for their Junior Day."

Stevens is also hoping that the three Florida powers get involved in his recruitment. "I would love to go to school in Florida. When I was growing up, I was dreaming about those three schools, Florida State, Miami and Florida. I'd love to hear more from them," said Stevens.

An excellent two-way lineman, Stevens said that, more and more, he's planning to stay on the offensive side of the ball in college. "Most schools see me as a guard or a center," said Stevens. "I'm set on playing offense at the next level."

Stevens' older brother Tevita is a sophomore at UTEP and his twin brother, Samiu, is also getting recruiting looks.

"BYU and San Diego State, they're looking at him, too," said Stevens. "They said if I come, we can be a package deal."

Stevens is planning on attending the Nike Camp at Stanford next month.


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