OL Prospect Jamaal Burrell

When the 6-5, 270-pound offensive line prospect, Jamaal Burrell, moved into the city and attended Compton (Calif.) Dominguez recruiting picked up. He received one scholarship offer from the Pac-10 and more programs are coming by his school this May...

Compton (Calif.) Dominguez offensive lineman Jamaal Burrell (6-5, 270), made the move from Summit HS in Fontana and headed to Los Angeles, where he played last season at Dominguez.

The move let him go from a fledgling program to a program that has had its share of D-1 signees over the years.

If things continue to go the way they have for Burrell, he'll join that list of D-1 players, that includes incoming UCLA freshman Aaron Hester, a teammate of Burrell a season ago.

Burrell is currently holding a scholarship offer from Arizona, but more Pac-10 schools are showing interest in him.

"Arizona offered me, but Arizona State is looking at me, UCLA is looking at me and Cal and USC came by the school and asked about me," said Burrell. "After I transferred, more schools started noticing me, and when they saw our highlights, they were asking about me. Now that I'm set at Dominguez, more schools are coming by."

Burrell said that six schools are standing out for him at the moment.

"My favorite school is USC and I like Cal, Arizona State, Michigan, Arizona and UCLA after that," said Burrell. "I'd like to go to USC but I'm open to anywhere."

Burrell was invited, and attended, UCLA's Junior Day earlier this spring.

"It was cool, they gave us a tour and showed us around the campus and it was really my first time seeing it," said Burrell. "Coach (Todd) Howard is the coach recruiting me for UCLA and I really liked him and Coach (Rick) Neuheisel."

Burrell said he thinks Arizona State could be the next school to offer him. "Coach (Eric) Yarber has been talking with me a lot, and I think they will be offering me soon," said Burrell.

One thing he's eagerly anticipating is seeing his options expand, and he knows what that will take. "I'm taking the SAT on June 7th and I think after that, when schools get my score, I'll hear more," said Burrell, who currently holds a 2.9 GPA.

Burrell said that each school sees him on the line, but it varies with what spot. "Some like me as an offensive tackle, some as an offensive guard and also as a defensive tackle," said Burrell. "I like offensive tackle the most though."

This weekend, Burrell will be at the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles. He's also planning to attend camps at USC and UCLA later this spring and summer.

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