Mt. San Antonio's Salt is a top JUCO prospect

A JUCO prospect already drawing a ton of interest from four-year programs is Mt. San Antonio OG Junior Salt (6-3, 340) and he already has a handful of offers to prove it. JCFootball.com spoke with the physically-gifted lineman and he updated us on things including which side of the ball he prefers to play on...

After a standout prep career at Bingham (South Jordan, Ut.) and a two-year LDS mission, Salt needed to make a decision on where he would play his college football and decided leaving the state was his best opportunity.

"I was looking at Snow, but I wanted to get away from the area and see a little more of the rest of the country and I had a coach from high school who suggested I look at Mt. San Antonio," Salt told JCFootball.com. " I came here as a defensive lineman, but they needed me on offense so I went over there and I felt like I did pretty well, but if I had my choice I'd be playing defense.

"I will play wherever they need me though because I want to help my team any way that I can."

After a standout freshman season at left guard, Salt already has eight offers to his name and more could be on the way.

"I have offers from Utah, Utah State, Iowa State, Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Kansas State," Salt said. "Most of them say that I could go there and they would figure out which side of the ball I fit best at and there are a couple who just want me on offense.

"Miami, Auburn and Oregon and a few other schools, they are all looking at me and recruiting me pretty hard and I hope they offer me on defense because that's what I'd really rather play, but we'll see where I fit best."

Unlike most Poly players, Salt said he doesn't have to be close to home where friends and family can see him and said he knows what he's looking for in the school where he ends up.

"I don't care where I play," Salt said. "It could be close to home or far away. More than anything I just want to find the right school with good academics and a good football program where I can develop.

"I want to find a staff that takes care of the players and see how I fit in with the my teammates as well."

Salt is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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