San Diego hoss deciding on distance

SIX-FOOT-SEVEN, 310-pound San Diego-area offensive line prospect Juan Bolanos says decision time isn't too far off, with two schools topping his list. Nearby San Diego State offers familiarity and convenience, while Washington State affords the chance to play in one of the nation's elite conferences, he said.

The Cougs lead for Bolanos, but it's a slight edge said the Mount Miguel High standout.

"Washington State is starting to emerge," said Bolanos, who earned first-team honors on the Hall of Champions All-San Diego team his senior season. "But so is SDSU. I'm not really certain as of (yet)."

For San Diego State, the often succinct Bolanos said; "the location," when asked what intrigued him most about the Aztecs. Spring Valley, where Bolanos is from, is about 10 minutes outside of San Diego. When considering Washington State, he said it has reasons more to do with football.

"For Washington State, it's the level of football I'd be playing at there," said Bolanos. "George Yarno, he is a pretty cool coach."

Colorado State and Arizona State have also offered, with the ASU full ride coming prior to Dirk Koetter being replaced by Dennis Erickson.

"I've most been talking to Washington State and San Diego State," said Bolanos.

Colorado State is scheduled for a trip Jan. 19 but Bolanos said he might not wait that long. That doesn't in turn mean a decision is imminent, and will probably not come until after the New Year.

"I'm just going to relax, and try not to think about it -- it's all a bit overwhelming," said Bolanos.

BOLANOS FLEW UNDER the radar to a degree until his senior season, when his break out year gained him all-league and all-county honoros in addition to his first-team selection on the Hall of Champions All-San Diego team.

Washington State has three known commitments from offensive linemen this class, prep hosses Andrew Roxas and Kevin Freitag, and JC big man Vaughn Lesuma.

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