Willis Prefers the Pac-10 Schools

Garden Grove (Calif.) Pacifica athlete Joel Willis camped at UCLA and is hopeful the Bruins will offer, as they stand in his current top five, which is full of Pac-10 schools...

Garden Grove (Calif.) Pacifica athlete Joel Willis was one of the better performers at UCLA's Skill Camp last week.

The versatile Willis has a half dozen offers and a strong preference for the Pac-10.

"I have six offers, from Washington, Utah, Utah State, Hawaii, Nebraska and Arizona," said Willis. "And I think USC is close, Cal is and hopefully UCLA."

Willis is hearing from schools as a corner and as a receiver.

"Coach (Reggie) Moore is recruiting me for UCLA and they like me as a receiver," said Willis. "Schools are looking at me overall as an athlete. It really doesn't matter to me."

Willis' top five is dotted with all Pac-10 schools.

"My top five schools are UCLA, USC, Washington, Cal and Stanford," said Willis. "From that five, I'm pretty wide open."

Willis doesn't want to make a decision any time soon.

"I want to take some trips and decide closer to Signing Day," said Willis.

Academically, Willis is solid with a 3.6 GPA, but he's not satisfied with that.

"I can get it up to a 3.8 by the end of the year, at least," said Willis, who took his SAT in early June.


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