Crosthwaite is on the Invitee List

With six scholarship offers already, Alex Crosthwaite, the 6-5, 300-pound offensive tackle from San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic, has many invitations to attend the camps of various programs this spring and summer...

San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic offensive tackle Alex Crosthwaite (6-5, 299), is the top offensive lineman in San Diego, and the all-state selection in 2008 is sitting on six scholarship offers.

With spring evaluation period, and practice starting this week for the defending state champions, Crosthwaite feels that his offer sheet could be changing soon.

"I have six offers but we've had a bunch of schools come through the last two weeks and a couple of schools are coming to watch my spring ball this week. So if everything goes good, I could have a lot more offers," said Crosthwaite.

To date, his offers are from Colorado, Washington State, Minnesota, San Diego State, Arizona State and Arizona.

"It's a tough one to figure out who could be my next offer," said Crosthwaite. "The offensive line coaches from Oregon, UCLA and USC all said they would come and watch me this week. Oklahoma is interested, too. That's about it right now."

Crosthwaite is still in wait-and-see mode for his recruitment, anxious to see what other offers could materialize but not in any rush to make a choice. "I'm open to anywhere right now, I don't really have a top five," said Crosthwaite. "I want to see some more schools in the summer and then senior year I'll decide."

Crosthwaite said that several of the schools who've yet to offer have requested he attend their camp, and a good performance could weigh heavily in their decision.

"Almost every school is telling me to come to their camp," said Crosthwaite. "I'm going to the USC and UCLA camps for sure. I just got done with the Stanford Nike Camp. I'm deciding which other camps I'll be going to as well."

Already, schools like USC, UCLA, Colorado, Boise State, Washington State, Arizona State and Harvard have been by the Cathedral campus. And while the majority of his schools of interest, and those that have offered, come from the West Coast, Crosthwaite isn't opposed to leaving the region for school.

"It doesn't matter to me where it's at," said Crosthwaite. "I'm going to take trips to schools that have offered me. It doesn't matter if it's a school on the other side of the nation or close by. I'm considering everyone."

Crosthwaite has been playing tackle for Cathedral and while he'd like to play there in college, guard could be his ticket to early playing time.

"Most of my attention is coming as a tackle, but schools are looking at me to start right away and they're looking for me to play right away at guard because that's where most of them need players," said Crosthwaite.

Crosthwaite said he's currently 6-4.5 and 299 pounds, but he wants to get up to 310 by August.

Academically, he's carrying a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT in June.


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