Doors Opening for Bercovici

One of the spring's stars at the various camps and combines out West has been Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft quarterback Michael Bercovici, who is coming off a couple of strong camp performances at colleges and got his first offer...

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft quarterback Michael Bercovici has been one of the standouts at all the various camps and combines this spring, but with little junior film to go off, colleges had been hesitant to offer him.

But Wednesday, the diligence paid off.

"I just got done with the Arizona State camp," said Bercovici. "After I left, Coach (Dennis) Erickson offered me."

For Bercovici, it was a wait well worth it.

"I'm really excited about it," said Bercovici. "It was my goal to pick up any offer before the season, but Pac-10? It's a huge relief and it feels great."

Bercovici had previously been in Tempe this spring.

"I took an unofficial to ASU and met with Coach Erickson for 20 minutes and the quarterback coach watched film and took us on a tour of the whole school and facilities. I had a great time," said Bercovici. "They are taking two quarterbacks this year. They definitely want me to come to ASU."

Bercovici was named by Scout as the MVP of the Badger/New Level 7on7 Tournament in Las Vegas, when he led Team B2G to the championship. He also was one of the best passers we saw at the Los Angeles NFTC and at the Berkeley Elite 11.

Last weekend, Bercovici camped at UCLA. "UCLA went great," said Bercovici. "I did really well and loved being around Coach (Norm) Chow. They said they were going to offer me during the season, but now they could possibly offer (sooner)."

And he's got more plans for the summer.

"I'm going to some other 1-day camps and after I show them what I've got, hopefully I'll get an offer," said Bercovici.

Those camps include Oregon State, Washington, Boise State, Utah and USC, to go along with the Arizona State and UCLA camps previously attended.

Connecticut, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, San Diego State and Nebraska have all been expressing interest of late in Bercovici.

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