Burrell Still Hearing from UCLA

The Compton Dominguez offensive line prospect, 6-5, 270-pound Jamaal Burrell, will take official visits to two Pac-10 schools in the next month, while he's still hearing from the UCLA coaches...

Compton (Calif.) Dominguez offensive lineman Jamaal Burrell (6-5, 270) continues to be in contact with a host of Pac-10 schools.

Burrell was supposed to visit Oregon this past weekend, but that has been moved to January. He'll also be visiting Arizona, a school who has offered him a scholarship, later that month.

"They had finals this weekend at Oregon so we've moved the visit to January 9th," said Dominguez coach Vada Boykins, who's also Burrell's uncle. "Arizona will be on January 23rd."

Cal and UCLA continue to recruit Burrell, though an offer doesn't appear imminent.

"We spoke with Cal at one point about setting up a visit so that may still happen," said Boykins. "UCLA is still showing some interest and they're still evaluating some things. Basically, it's the Pac-10 schools that are on him."

Oregon looks like they could be offering on the visit, something that they're hoping will materialize.

Boykins said, "Coach (Don) Pellum is recruiting him and Coach Great (Steve Greatwood), wants him to come up when more guys are in town so that's why they moved the visit."

Burrell has frequently visited UCLA and USC games, as well as the campuses, given their proximities. "UCLA had him at almost every home game. Coach (Todd) Howard said they just have to wait on a few things and they'll let us know if they'll be offering. Jamaal's been down to campus to talk with him and Coach (Bob) Palcic," said Burrell.

Boykins said that Burrell isn't in a rush to decide, and is enjoying the process: "He's really open right now and looking forward to taking his trips. He's still only 17 and he's still fired up in the fact that there are schools calling him. So he wants to take some trips and begin evaluating the schools for him. He's sitting down, deciding on which schools he's the most interested in. A lot of the schools have told him they will come by after the break to visit. After he takes the last trip, we'll sit down and the one he likes the best, we'll go from there."

Burrell has played tackle and guard in high school, and may be best suited inside in college. "He's played a little of both and he's pretty versatile," said Boykins. "I tell him he's probably going to play guard because he's a little bit of a tweener. But he'll be good wherever he plays."

Burrell is carrying a 2.9 GPA and took the SAT in the spring.

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