Bruins In On Oregon D-Lineman

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett may be in L.A. this summer for an unofficial to UCLA, and the Bruins are one of the seven Pac-10 schools that have offered the four-star...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett (6-5, 250) is part of a vaunted class from Oregon, and one of the top prospects on the West Coast.

Scarlett is sitting on 14 offers as the evaluation period kicks into high gear.

"I've gotten offers from the whole Pac-10 besides Arizona State, Washington State and USC," said Scarlett. "And then I have offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, LSU, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Colorado and Idaho."

Scarlett is still trying to plan out his summer schedule for which camps and schools he'll visit.

"I have no plans yet for camps this summer, but I'm trying to get to a few colleges," said Scarlett. "I'll maybe go down to L.A. for the USC and UCLA camps again. I've been to USC, Washington and Oregon State camps already last year. And I've unofficially visited Washington and Oregon already."

Scarlett has the national offers but admitted he's leaning towards staying out West.

"There is a little pressure to stay in state, but I'm open to wherever the right school is," said Scarlett. "But I like the West Coast."

He's also planning to take some time in the process.

"When I get all my offers in, I'm guessing by the beginning of the season, I'll work on a top five and end it after that. I'll take 3-4 visits, maybe, but probably not all five," said Scarlett.

Where he plays, position-wise, is still up for discussion.

"Schools want me at different positions," said Scarlett. "A lot of schools are looking at me as a defensive end, outside linebacker, kind of a hybrid position, while other schools are recruiting me as a tight end or an athlete. I'm not too sure yet what I want to play, I'm thinking it over. I'm cool with playing tight end but I've been playing defense for a longer time. The first two games last year, I was playing defensive end but teams were going away from me, so I moved to middle linebacker, and that was cool. But I think my future is with my hand down."

Academically, Scarlett is solid, with a 3.8 GPA and a 1700 on the SAT.

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