Ceachir talks recruiting

Even though he's only played football for two years, Santa Monica OT Alexandru Ceachir (6-5, 291) has become a very hot commodity with four-year coaches and this weekend he will take his second official visit to a Pac 12 school. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented prospect recently and he updated us on things and what sets him apart from his peers...

Ceachir is a native of Russia and came to America in late 2009.

"I have family, mostly grandparents and some other cousins, here, but my parents and my sister are still in Russia," Ceachir told JCFootball.com. "I had never played football before, so last year was my first year playing."

Possessing the ideal size as well as the natural strength and athleticism necessary to become a top prospect, Ceachir immediately was placed into the starting lineup for the Corsairs.

"I played mostly on the right side to start out last year," Ceachir noted. "I played right guard and right tackle, but after the first couple games, I started playing left tackle and then this year, that's all I've played.

"I'm probably a better pass-blocker right now, but to me, that was the easiest to really pick up," Ceachir said. "I'm a good run-blocker too though because I'm quick for my size and I have good feet so, really I feel like I can do both pretty well."

Last weekend, Ceachir visited Colorado and this weekend he will visit Utah and he told JCFootball.com that offers have been flowing in pretty steadily.

"I had Utah and Arkansas before the start of the year and now I have eight or nine offers," Ceachir said. "I have those two plus Colorado, Fresno State, SMU, Hawaii and Florida International and a couple more, but I don't remember them right off the top of my head.

"My trip to Colorado was really good and this week I'll see what Utah has to offer. I really like the coaches there and I feel I have a good relationship with them."

Ceachir is unsure of which other schools he will visit and said his coaches have been a big help in guiding him through this process.

"Being from Russia, I don't really understand the whole process right now," Ceachir said. "I think that I can sign on the 21st (of December) and that will commit me to play for a school, but my coaches just said to go on my visits and see all that I can see and then I can come back and talk to them about it and I can then decide on a school."

We will have more from Ceachir in the future as he gets closer to making his decision.

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