Seals Has Visitors This Spring

We checked in with one of the best true student athletes in the west coast for 2009, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat's linebacker/safety Brent Seals, and he updated us on his recruiting, and the fact that two of his teammates are already committed to UCLA...

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat linebacker Brent Seals (6-1, 195) continues to remain patient while he awaits his first scholarship offer.

Two of his teammates, Isaiah Bowens and Sheldon Price, have committed to UCLA, and Seals is hoping that a Bruin offer with his name on it comes soon.

"There have been a lot of coaches up at the school, showing a lot of interest, so hopefully an offer will be coming soon," said Seals. "We've had Washington, California, a lot of the Ivy League schools have come by. UTEP was there, UNLV and UCLA."

Seals has played linebacker for the Lancers, but realizes his future will likely come in the secondary. It's that position change that will determine his offers.

"Everybody still just wants to see me work out more at safety," said Seals. "Since I played linebacker, I'm going to a lot of camps to work with the safeties."

The list of camps will be pretty extensive for Seals. He said: "I'm going to the Cal 1-Day camp and the UCLA Camp and then the San Diego State 1-Day Camp and then going to camp at Washington. I'm going to work exclusively with the safeties. I'm going to the UnderArmour Camp and I'm going to work with the safeties there, too."

Seals said five schools, all in the Pac-10, stand out for him. "My top five schools are Stanford, Cal, UCLA, Washington and Oregon," said Seals. "I like San Diego State and North Carolina, too. I'm going to go visit North Carolina."

Seals has gone to three Junior Days, at San Diego State, UCLA and Oregon. He's also taken an unofficial visit to Cal.

With two of his teammates headed to Westwood, would Seals like to join them? He said: "If UCLA offered me, that would be great because of Sheldon and Isaiah going there but I'd still definitely want to go through the process though. Just because it's a good school for them, doesn't automatically make it the best for me. I know my time will come though with offers."

Seals said he isn't currently favoring a particular school. "I'm open to go anywhere, but it has to be the right fit for me," said Seals. "I really like Harvard a lot, too. That is one of my top schools from the Ivy League."

Academics will play a large role in Seals decision. Seals told us previously that he had a 4.5 GPA and a 1990 on his first try on the SAT.

"The most important thing is the academics," said Seals. "It has to be a good academic school."

During his junior season, Seals had 108 tackles and two sacks and ran the ball for 235 yards and four touchdowns.

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