Junior to watch - Aaron Klovas

Aaron Klovas is a 6-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel and Aaron already has a bevy of schools sending him letters and scholarship offers. And he's not even done with his junior year. The attention is proof of Aaron's abilities on the football field and in the classroom. He's the consummate student-athlete.

Klovas runs a 5.3 40, benches 285 pounds, squats 405 and power cleans 255. He was an all-league choice as a junior in 2002 as a well as a Seattle P-I 'Rising Star'. So far this spring Aaron has received letters from Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona State, California, Northwestern, Michigan State, Ohio State, Stanford and Nebraska.

Washington State, Oregon, Northwestern, Michigan State and Washington have since followed up those letters with scholarship offers. "I'll be going to Washington's one-day camp, the Seattle Nike camp, Eugene Nike camp, 'Day with the Ducks', Washington State for one or two days and Central Washington (team)," Klovas told Dawgman.com.

Aaron also plays 1B for the Braves. He's currently 33rd in the state for batting average at .375.

Klovas attended both Washington and Oregon's junior day. "I actually got a chance to meet all the coaches," he said of his day at Montlake. "I've met some before, but this time I got to sit down and talk with every one of them. They answered my questions about academics. I also talked to their strength coach for a while (Pete Kaligis). And I actually got to see a practice too, which was good.

"The one major difference (between the two) is that at Oregon they broke everyone up into their different positions. It was the same Q&A session they had at Washington, but then they broke it up by position. That way we were able to ask a lot of specific questions relative to position. And lunch was cheaper by 3 bucks. And we got to tour the campus, see more places.

I'd say Oregon's junior day was better."

While he is very interested in the recruiting process right now, that doesn't translate into an early decision, like his former Bethel teammate, current Oregon quarterback Johnny DuRocher. "I'm looking to weigh all my options, go where I feel right," he said. "I can't see me committing anywhere early unless I'm blown away.

"I'd love to wait to see if schools like Miami and Ohio State are interested. I'd love to take trips to those schools. And I'll probably take a trip to Northwestern, possibly Washington and Oregon. But I've actually talked to the coaches about just taking unofficial visits to those schools, just because I've seen them so much. We'll see."

Speaking of DuRocher, Aaron visited his good friend a couple of weekends ago with new Bethel QB James Wright. "He said he wants me down there at Oregon," Klovas said. "He said that all he has to do now is convince me to go there. We have a good bond."

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