Pascarella Waits For Fall Options

Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Gavin Pascarella is sitting on six offers but he's waiting to see if the first few games from his senior year net him some more options...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Gavin Pascarella is now up to six offers, and made a couple of visits to two schools during the summer.

"I took a trip out to Air Force to check it out and then I also went to Stanford for a camp," said Pascarella. "It was great at both of them. Air Force was more to check out the program and the school, while Stanford was good because we got to put the pads on and hit."

Pascarella's six offers come from Air Force, Army, Navy, Boise State and Nebraska, and Stanford and UCLA are the schools who haven't offered he's been the most interested in.

"For UCLA and Stanford, I think we'll start talking a lot more when the coaches are back from vacation," said Pascarella. "Both those schools said they want to see a little bit more senior film before they decide if they'll offer."

And the schools have been staying in touch with him digitally.

"I'm definitely getting a lot of email from all the schools," said Pascarella. "If the opportunity arose for me to get out to one of UCLA or Stanford's practices, I'd love to do that."

Pascarella said that finding a leader from his list of schools is difficult.

"All these schools are top notch and stand out," said Pascarella. "It's going to be a hard decision. Right now, I really have no idea which school is better than another. So this is a good time to see what other schools are about."

Pascarella said that the common theme is schools want him as an offensive tackle.

"All the schools have recruited me as a tackle," said Pascarella. "Not too many are saying they want me just as an offensive lineman. I'm at 250 right now. With the heat out here, it's hard to keep the pounds on, but it comes on slowly but surely."

Pascarella and his Centennial teammates will be one of the top programs on the West Coast this next fall, with seven prospects already boasting D-I offers and the Huskies looking for a return trip to the CIF State Championship Game.

"It's been kind of hard with the no pads deal during the summer so we're excited to get out there and start banging heads. We open with (Temecula) Chaparral, then Mater Dei and then Clovis West so we'll see where we stand right away," said Pascarella.

A stellar student, Pascarella has a 4.5 GPA and scored an 1810 on the SAT when he took it as a sophomore. He also scored a 28 on the ACT.

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