Recruiting picks up for DeCordova

El Camino is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and sometimes a solid contributor can get overlooked because of all the talent around him. DT David DeCordova (6-1, 280) is one such player, but several schools have started to take notice and one has offered very recently. JCFootball.com caught up with the active defensive lineman and he updated us on where things stand at this point.

"With Justin (Thompson) and Simi (Kuli) it was actually a blessing to have them getting all the attention," Decordova told JCFootball.com recently. "It was sort of frustrating early, but they deserve all the attention because they are great players.

"Once schools started to realize they weren't going to get Justin and Simi then they started to say 'Ok...who else do you have?' and that's when things started to heat up for me so that's why it was such a blessing to me."

DeCordova deserves every bit of the attention he's getting.

He put up 42 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack and eight quarterback pressures as a freshman in 2006 and followed that up by posting 33 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks and seven quarterback pressures this past season and he hopes to add even more in the postseason.

"I had a good season, but those other guys make it easy on me," DeCordova said with a laugh. "We had a competition every week. We wanted to see who could get the most TFLs (tackles for loss) and if one guy got one, that made you work that much harder so you got the next one.

"I can slide outside, but mostly I'm a guy who plays in the middle and stuffs the run while still being able to get after the quarterback."

On the recruiting front, DeCordova has been hearing from several schools and one has stepped up with an offer.

"UAB just offered me on Tuesday and they want me to come out and visit soon," DeCordova said. "I'm going to try and get out there after my season is over. It will probably be the week after my season ends.

"Other than UAB, the schools most serious about me are Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and Utah State and a bunch of other schools have film on me and have been talking to my coaches about me too."

DeCordova will finish up his two-year degree in May and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from DeCordova in the coming weeks as recruiting begins to pick up.

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