Several schools looking at Mesa's Topp

San Diego Mesa struggled to a 3-7 record last season, but that doesn't mean they don't have some talent on their roster. DE Jordan Topp (6-4, 270) is a defensive lineman who can play almost anywhere along the front four and that versatility has gotten him some looks from several BCS schools.

Topp had a solid career at Rancho Bernardo High School, but he didn't get a lot of recruiting attention, so he opted to attend Mesa in order to garner more attention.

"I never really did anything with the (NCAA) Clearinghouse because I knew I was going to go JC, but I think I would have qualified," Topp told recently. "I've really enjoyed myself since I got here and I have no complaints. The coaches are cool and I'm really happy here."

In 2007, Topp had a solid freshman campaign for the Olympians posting 48 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles while being named Second Team All-Conference and his team's Defensive MVP.

"My pass-rush and especially my bull-rush are what I do best," Topp said. "I've been working really hard in the weight room and I've really been focused on my nutrition.

"Right after the season, I got up to 295 and that was bad weight, so I started focusing on my diet and I got back down to 269 and now I'm getting the weight back on, but it's better weight and I'm adding to my musle and core."

In addition to his outstanding production, Topp has solid physical numbers for his size, posting 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press while also managing to run a 4.8 fort time.

Schools from across the country have been making contact with the talented defensive lineman, but no offers have been forthcoming at this point.

"Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Utah and Purdue have been sending me a lot of things and their coaches were out to watch us during spring ball," Topp said. "West Virginia was making contact with me during the season, but I haven't heard much from them lately.

"Everyone is recruiting me as a defensive lineman. Some like me inside, some like me at end. It doesn't really matter to me, I just want the chance to play."

Topp redshirted his first season at Mesa, so after this season he'll be able to sign in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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