Multiple Offers for Owls WR Julian

Schneider Julian (5-10, 175), signed with Florida International in February of 2004 he never envisioned that he would end up clear across the country from his high school days.

Julian prepped at North Miami Beach (Fla.) High and thought that his college choice was all set and done, and he would begin playing for the Panthers that fall.  But a low SAT score prevented him from qualifying and after sitting out the 2004 season, he ended up at Foothill College in California.

"After high school, when I found out my SAT wasn't going to be high enough, a guy they were looking at was here," said Julian.  "Coach Sperbeck was referred to me and I was on like every play on the video and so he asked me if I'd like to come out here and get another shot.  So I took that opportunity."

So "Spyda" as he's affectionately called, made the cross-country voyage and its paying dividends for him.

"Right now recruiting is going good," said Julian.  "I have offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Western Michigan and Florida International."

But the one school that Julian is holding out hope will offer is the hometown Hurricanes.

"I dreamed of playing for the U (Miami)," said Julian.  "My cousin played defensive end for them.  It's a down year for them and that's why I'm hoping that since they need athletes, they would look me up.  Randy Shannon and I have talked and its up to them if they need me.  I'd love to go there and I would go wherever they want to use me."

In the meantime, Julian is focusing on those schools that have offered him, as well as continuing to keep tabs on FIU.

"I'm looking at some other options but I still keep them (FIU) under consideration, 'cause they haven't backed out," said Julian.  "They're still interested, but I like some other schools too.  I'd like to play in the Pac-10, but its about how my mom feels about it.  We're so far away but if the Pac-10 is the best and biggest for me, that that will be the way I go."

Western Michigan has piqued his interest too, despite being a MAC school.

"I'm looking at them pretty closely," said Julian.  "I've seen the stats they put up with Greg Jennings, and with all the new scholarship offers, they've been at the top of my list.

Julian has been at Foothill for two years and will have three years to play two in college, graduating in December and giving him a chance to be on a college campus in January.

This season, Julian has amassed over 500 yards receiving, scored six touchdowns through the air and took a punt back for touchdown.

He said that the visits will have to wait until Foothill's season concludes.

"I want to take a visit to all the schools I'm interested in and know what I'm getting myself into instead of signing and getting into a situation I don't like," said Julian."


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