Heating up for LB Prospect

<b>Marc Hull</b>, the linebacker prospect from Harbor City Narbonne, is seeing his recruitment pick up, with some new interest from Pac-10 schools, including UCLA...

Marc Hull, 6-2, 200, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, is starting to see his recruitment pick up a bit.

"More schools are starting to show more interest," Hull said.

Hull's only scholarship offer to date is from UNLV, but the Pac-10 is becoming involved, schools such as Washington State, Cal – and possibly Oregon and UCLA.

Hull, who is being recruited for three different positions by different programs – linebacker, safety and defensive end – said his favorite school right now is still UNLV. "They're my only offer so they're my favorite right now," Hull said. "I'm still wide open, though.I've been to UNLV a few times. I took an official visit there, so right now that's where I feel the most comfortable."

However, that could change. Recently, Washington State has arranged an official visit with Hull for November 16th, and Cal for November 23rd. "Both of those schools have implied that they could offer on the trip," Hull said.

Oregon, too, is giving Hull some indication they could offer him a scholarship. "Oregon has said that it's a situation where they have one linebacker scholarship available. They have a walk-on currently on the team they're evaluating. If he doesn't get it, it's more than likely I can get that scholarship."

And UCLA has been showing a bit of increased interest. "I'm talking to UCLA a lot. They seem very interested. Coach Johnson, who's recruiting me, says he wants to see some senior film, that they haven't evaluated me during my senior year yet. So that could make a considerable difference."

Hull would like his last two open visits to be to UCLA and Oregon.

Hull, in six games, has 48 tackles, 2 sacks, an interception, 2 fumble recoveries and three pass deflections, playing linebacker and defensive end. He said he's gotten bigger since the summer. At the Nike camp he measured at 6-1.5 and 185 pounds, but he now says he's 6-3 and 215. Hull said that most of the schools are recruiting him to play linebacker, while Washington State is recruiting him as a safety and Cal as, believe it or not, a defensive end. "Preferably I'd play linebacker, but no matter what position you get recruited for you could get moved when you go to a school anyway."

Hull, who has said in the past that UCLA might be his favorite if they offered, didn't go that far this time when we spoke to him. When asked if a UCLA offer could change things in his mind, Hull said, "It might change things, but I can't say that it would right now. I can't say definitely. Possibly. I'd have to weigh my options." Hull attended UCLA's one-day camp and has been to a couple of UCLA home games this season.

Hull is an articulate kid with a 3.4 GPA who scored an 1190 on his SAT.


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