Versatility marks Sproal's game

One of the more versatile offensive linemen in the California JUCO ranks this year is Santa Ana OL Eric Sproal (6-5, 300). He's currently penciled in as the starter at center for the Dons, but he said schools are recruiting him to play all of the five offensive line positions and he updated recently about how things are progressing on that front…

"I've played left tackle pretty much my whole life, but when I went to Fresno State, they moved me inside to guard," Sproal told recently. "When I got to Santa Ana, they pretty much moved me inside because they needed me there and that's where I'm probably going to play a majority of the time this year."

Sproal prepped at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Ca. and he signed with Fresno State, turning down offers from Arizona, Arizona State and San Diego State.

"I just didn't feel comfortable there and my heart just wasn't there," Sproal, who redshirted in 2007, admitted. "I just decided to leave and follow my heart and that's what I'm doing now."

On the recruiting front, Sproal has been a popular player.

"Michigan State, Tennessee, Hawaii, Tulsa, Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Nevada and Boise State have been sending me stuff and I've been talking to them," Sproal said. "Actually, Michigan State and Tennessee said I could come in and help them out right away, so that was good to hear.

"I'm pretty much open to anyone that wants to recruit me. I just want this next school to have the right feel and to know that I can succeed when I'm there."

Sproal sports a solid 5.2 forty time while notching 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.

Wherever he ends up, Sproal will have three years to play three when he arrives on campus.

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