WAC school offers Golden West DE

After taking the 2011 season off to get his finances together, two schools liked Golden West DE Delroy Steele's (6-3, 235) freshman year highlights so much that they have offered and more schools could be jumping in the mix sooner rather than later...

"I got an offer from New Mexico State," Steele told JCFootball.com. "I already had the offer from Western Michigan, so that makes two and I'm hearing from Pittsburgh, New Mexico and Utah State too."

Even though he didn't do much this spring while resting a 'tweaked' knee, he said the two schools that offered said they'd seen enough of his film to extend offers.

"I guess it was pretty impressive to them," Steele said. "They liked my explosiveness and speed off the edge and that's something I have a lot of."

As a prep at Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, Steele was a recruit who received a bit of interest, but since he was unable to qualify schools backed off.

"I signed with Garden City in Kansas, but I wasn't happy there," Steele admitted. "I came out here to Golden West and played as a freshman in 2010, but then I had to redshirt last year since I was having some financial problems.

"I moved back to Florida and worked all last year, but I've taken care of all of that and now I'm focused on playing ball and getting ready for my season."

As a freshman in 2010, Steele displayed the traits that promise to make him a coveted player this fall, using his long arms and 4.6 speed to post 36 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks.

"I'm better at rushing the quarterback, but I'm good at stopping the run too," Steele noted. "I'm really working on my 'get off' and using my hands better. You always can work on your technique and that's what I've been doing this offseason."

Steele is on pace to graduate in May of 2013 and he will have two years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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