CCSF MLB Paul Ferrari a Dec. Grad

Santa Rosa (Calif.) College looked like the best place for linebacker Paul Ferrari (6-2, 230) to continue his college career after not receiving an offer out of high school.

Ferrari played his freshman year at Santa Rosa and had a strong season there but when the opportunity to play at perennial power City College of San Francisco presented itself, Ferrari didn't think twice and transferred to CCSF.

"I went to Santa Rosa because it was closest to home and I fit in and it was more linebacker oriented.  They ran a 4-4 and I wanted to get all the tackles, be the big tackler but they don't recruit as much there as they do at CCSF," said Ferrari.

So he made the move to CCSF and its paying off for him.

"I'm second on the team in tackles, I've forced a fumble and blocked a field goal," said Ferrari.

Now he's just waiting for the offers to materialize.

"I've gotten calls from Portland State and letters from Washington State and Virginia," said Ferrari.  "But no offers yet.  I'm getting recruited as a middle linebacker.  I'm hoping to take some trips, like the week before our bowl game and seeing as many schools as I can." 

Ferrari also said he's open to anything from any school.

"I would like to end up getting a D-I offer but I just want my college paid for," said Ferrari.  "I don't really care where I go.  I'm open to anything really."

This weekend, Ferrari will have a chance to see his old teammates when CCSF faces Santa Rosa for the conference championship.  A win there clinches the conference and keeps them in line for a solid postseason date.  They are 8-0.

Ferrari played his high school football at Novato High. A greyshirt in 2004, Ferrari will graduate in December with the hopes of participating in spring practice next spring.  He will have three years to play two.


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