El Camino LB has two early offers

After leading his team in tackles last season, El Camino LB Ivan McLennan (6-3, 220) has two early offers. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented prospect and got his thoughts on the offseason as well as which school he's been thinking about committing to so early in the recruiting process...

"I have offers from Washington State and Oregon right now," McLennan told JCFootball.com. "The other schools that are recruiting me right now and Miami, San Diego State, Kansas and Nevada and I'm hearing from a few others too.

"When Washington State offered, I thought about committing because I really like the coaches there a lot. I just like everything about the program there right now. They are showing me a lot of love and they really showed me how much they wanted me.

"They want me to come in and play on defense right away. I have to battle for playing time, it's not just going to be handed to me, but they said I have a great chance to come up there and play right away."

As a freshman last season, McLennan led El Camino in tackles with 77 while also racking up 10.5 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, one interception and three fumble recoveries, earning All-Conference honors for his efforts.

"I think the biggest thing for me is the passion I play the game with," McLennan noted. "I love to play the game of football and I think that shows every time I step on the field.

"This offseason I've been working hard on my strength and just being more of a leader. I am being more vocal, but I'm also trying to lead with my actions because I'm the only starter returning on defense.

"We were really talented last year, but this year we have a lot of young guys who are coming up. I think they're going to be great, but I feel like I need to be a leader out there because I've been through a season of it now, they really haven't yet."

McLennan is solid in the classroom, but was a non-qualifier after graduating from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, Ca.

"I was short one core class so I needed to go to a JC and there isn't a better program out there than El Camino," McLennan noted. "I figured I would come here and get reps every day against some of the best players in the country and every week we'd be facing great teams, so it would help get me ready for the next level."

McLennan is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 season.

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