American River DL Has A Handful Of Offers

American River DL Jordan Carrell (6-3, 275) had a solid freshman season for the Beavers and he currently holds a handful of offers. caught up with the talented prospect recently and he updated us on where things stand on the recruiting front and what he's looking forward to this fall...

"I have offers from a bunch of D-2s right now and then I have offers from Northern Arizona, Cal Poly, Florida A&M and U.C. Davis," Carrell told recently. "A few of those came in right after the season and then a few more came in in the spring.

"I've also been talking to a few other schools and my coaches have said to just keep working hard and that if I have another good season, I will probably have some (FBS) schools that will be after me."

As a freshman last fall, Carrell had a solid season, racking up 30 tackles, four sacks, 10 tackles-for-loss, two fumble recoveries, an interception, four pass breakups and on blocked field goal.

With his size and quickness, he's a real menace for offensive linemen and he's been working on the finer points of playing his position to make him that much more effective this coming season.

"I'm probably more of a run-stopper because my best attribute is my physical play," Carrell noted. "My explosion off the ball is pretty good and that's something that really helps me.

"This offseason, my big focus has been working on my strength and my overall Football I.Q. In high school, I mainly played offensive line, I was a center, so last year was really my first year of just concentrating on defensive line and I think it's really going to help me now that I am just focusing on defense."

Carrell enjoyed a solid prep career at Roseville (Ca.) High School, but he was unable to get qualified for a scholarship to a four-year program.

"I actually took a year off from football because I had a broken bone in my wrist and during that time I decided to come here to American River," Carrell noted. "I grew up with coach (Jon) Osterhout's son and figured it would be a good place for me to be and it's turning out to be a good move for me.

"I'm learning a lot and I think it's getting me ready for the next level."

Carrell is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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