Carroll Focuses On 4 From Pac-10

Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds offensive lineman Allen Carroll is focusing on four schools in the Pac-10. The three-star lineman talks about taking an unofficial visit to Westwood earlier this summer...

Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds offensive lineman Allen Carroll (6-4.5, 285) has four schools that are standing out for him, all from Pac-10 country.

"Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Washington are my top schools right now," said Carroll. "I want to take official visits to each of those schools and maybe one more school, before I make my decision. I'm not in any hurry to decide."

Carroll got an initial trip to UCLA out of the way when he unofficially visited the Westwood campus late last month.

"UCLA was real nice," said Carroll. "I really liked the campus and everything I got to see. The coaches are really cool. I talked with Coach (Karl) Dorrell and Coach (Bob) Connelly for a bit and they were real nice. I can relate to them and they are both down to earth. That was a good trip. I will probably take an official visit there too."

Carroll also unofficially has visited nearby Cal, and though the Bears have yet to offer, he still has interest in them.

"They said they could offer me during the season, but I don't know," said Carroll. "I don't mind leaving the area at all. I kind of want to go somewhere else for school."

Carroll said that each school is recruiting him an offensive lineman, not specifying what position he'll play in college, either tackle or guard, but he's open to either spot.

"I can play both if I have to," said Carroll. "I like tackle but most tackles are a lot taller, so guard might be my best spot."

Aside from his top four and Cal, Carroll said he's also looking at Arizona State, Washington State and Nebraska among others.

"I'm still trying to narrow things down so I'm really looking at everyone," said Carroll. "Its just that those schools are the ones I'm focusing on right now."

A three-star prospect and the 22nd ranked guard in the nation, Carroll said he will easily be a full qualifier.

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