Iribarren Is Waiting For An Opportunity

Even after putting up big numbers for the past two seasons, but Allan Hancock LB William Iribarren (6-3, 230) is a player still looking to find a place to play in 2015. caught up with the instinctive linebacker recently and he updated us on where things stand in the recruiting process...

"I haven't really been hearing from anyone," Iribarren told recently. "I've had a couple of D-2 schools call and get my transcripts, but things haven't really progressed past that point, so, honestly, I'm still just sorta waiting to see what happens."

Things didn't always seem headed in this direction for Iribarren, who enjoyed a solid prep career at Lompoc (Ca.) High School, which had quite a few players move on to four-year schools after graduation.

"I was fully qualified to sign with a school, but coaches just never seemed to give me much of a look, so when the opportunity presented itself to come down here to Hancock, it just seemed like the right opportunity for me," Iribarren noted. "I mean, coach (Kris) Dutra and coach Maytag (linebackers coach Frank Maltagliati) are both really good and they were in contact with me and I just felt comfortable with them."

As a freshman in 2013, Iribarren racked up 59 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and three pass breakups and he followed that up with a team-leading 98 tackles to go along with nine tackles-for-loss, one sack, one interception and three more pass breakups, earning First Team All-Conference honors from his middle linebacker spot.

"I feel like I am a balanced middle linebacker," Iribarren noted. "I take pride in stopping the run, being physical and being aggressive when teams are running the ball, but I also take my coverages really seriously and I feel like I do well in space."

Iribarren is a very good student and, as noted earlier, he was a full-qualifier out of high school, but since he is currently on track to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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