Seattle lineman plans trip to Pullman

O'DEA HIGH offensive lineman Sam Flor says Washington State, the first school to offer him a scholarship, remains his leader but the overtures from others -- including his grandpa'a hallowed alma mater -- are starting to build. He plans to visit Pullman soon.

"Summer has been great," said the 6-4, 270-pound Flor of his ambitious camp schedule. "July was pretty quiet, but in June I was all over the place."

I addition to the offer from WSU, Flor is hearing from Stanford, and has the option of attending Princeton or Holy Cross on would likely be partial academic scholarships. Notre Dame has also come forward with an invitation to join the Irish as a preferred walk.

Most fans would assume a spot as a preferred walk on wouldn't get much thought with offers on the table. However, Flor is serious about it because he would love to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and play for the Irish.

"It's definitely something I am considering," said Flor. "I talked about getting the education and playing big time football, this seems like a good mix. There is also an opportunity to earn a scholarship."

The leader at the moment would have to be Washington State. While Flor likes the Cougars, he isn't in a hurry to make a decision.

"With Washington State there is no pressure to commit, I can wait and see," said Flor. "I really like Coach Wulff and I want to see that they stay on track through a couple games."

The largest factor in Flor's decision will likely be education. Many prospects give lip service to the concern over their education, but Flor is one prospect that truly seems to value his education and it has him considering the Ivy league programs.

"Princeton and Holy Cross are the two I am talking to," said Flor. "Right now I am not sure matters more ... I want to play high level football, but also want the education."

Flor lists the Stanford Cardinal as the program he believes could offer next. The Cardinal have been honest with him throughout the process and he knows his patience may pay off.

"Stanford said they have all their offers out, nobody is committing anywhere," said Flor. "When they do, they said I am near the top of the next group."

Flor plans on taking his time before he makes his final decision, but did leave the window open to making his choice much sooner.

"Honestly I don't know … that could all change," said Flor. "If I go over and really love WSU I could commit. A Stanford offer could change that, you never know."

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