"Things have been going pretty good so far," Gonzales told Dawgman.com over the weekend. "Our team is 4-0 now and we're playing well. We have a big game this weekend (against Harvard-Westlake), so that should be a great matchup for us.
"We beat Taft last week and that was a big win for us. We just have to stay focused and I think we could do some special things this year."
Gonzales is a heavy contributor on both sides of the ball, helping to pave the way for a rushing attack that is averaging over 170 yards per game while also keeping the Warrior quarterback upright and defensively he's posted 20 tackles and two sacks from his defensive end position.
"I've always felt comfortable on the offensive side of the ball and playing tackle, so that's been real consistent for me, but on defense, that's where I keep getting better every week," Gonzales noted. "I'm able to be more and more aggressive as I get more and more comfortable, so it's something that I'm enjoying more every week."
Recruiting has been steady for Gonzales since the May evaluation period where he hauled in offers from Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon State, UNLV and Nebraska and he said he plans to set up a visit to one of those schools for his bye week which is October 15th.
"It's basically between Washington, Oregon State and Nebraska for that visit right now," Gonzales said. "I'm going to sit down with my coach and talk about it and then make some calls to those coaching staffs to see when they want me to come visit them.
"Whichever schools I don't visit that weekend, I'll see them after my season is over. I definitely will visit all three though."
Gonzales said that even with his successes on the defensive side of the ball, every school recruiting him has made it known they want him on offense.
"Right now, I'm right about 6'4" and I weigh 245," Gonzales said. "I know I'm definitely going to need to be bigger than that when I play college ball and that will be something I work hard at over the offseason.
"I don't think I will have any problems adding the size, but this is just what I've been since wrestling season ended.
"Last year I was around 255 or 260, but I've been so active that I just never put the weight back on after wrestling season."
We'll continue to check in on Gonzales as he progresses through recruiting and we'll update news as it breaks.
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