Citrus OL could leave this summer

A player who has popped up on several radars so far this offseason is Citrus OG Albert Cid (6-4, 320). Due to his strong work-ethic, he has a chance to leave this summer and could end up signing with a school very soon. JCFootball.com caught up with the phyiscally imposing offensive line prospect and he updated us on his status and which schools are looking at him...

Cid prepped at West Covina High School and was a standout there, but he didn't have enough core credits to become qualified for a D-1 scholarship.

"The rules changed and you needed 17 core classes and I only had 15, so I didn't qualify even though I had pretty good grades," Cid told JCFootball.com. "I went to Mt. San Antonio and redshirted there in 2009, but I just didn't feel comfortable there and after talking to Citrus, I felt like I could really develop and I liked the coaches and the opportunity a little better so i transferred."

This past season, Cid started alongside Addison Bachman and Jason Peacock, two players who will be playing football at BCS programs this fall.

"I started eight games and missed two due to an ankle injury," Cid said. "I sprained my right ankle when a 'backer missed a tackle and fell into me.

"I'm real aggressive and I'm strong, so I can move people pretty well. I also can get to the linebackers when I am called on to do that, so that's something I take pride in."

For his efforts, Cid received All-Conference honors and with his ideal size and near 400-pound bench, he's attracted some schools who are hoping to bring him in after he finishes up his academic work this summer.

"Arizona is the one that seems like they are the most interested right now," Cid said. "They got my transcripts and I'm supposed to talk to them this week about things.

"They may offer me and trip me soon and that's what I'm hoping for.

"Kansas State is also recruiting me pretty hard and Arkansas just started talking to me a lot and Utah State and UTEP have both told my coaches they are close to offering me."

Cid is taking a full course load this spring and over the summer in order to finish things up. Should he complete everything and sign with a school, he would have three years to play three or he could choose to return and play the 2011 season at Citrus with two years to play two following the season.

We'll continue to check in with Cid over the next few weeks and will update things as they happen.

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