Driver talks about early recruiting interest

One corner who has gotten the attention of four year programs from around the country so far this summer is Santa Rosa CB Brandon Driver (5-11, 174). He has several offers from some D-1 programs and he could see two more come in early this coming fall. Read on to find out more about this talented defensive prospect...

Driver enjoyed a solid prep career back in Baltimore, Maryland, but he was a non-qualifier so he started looking around at junior colleges and his old high school coach told him about Santa Rosa.

"He told me how good the football is out here and how good the Santa Rosa program was," Driver told recently. "They really coach you up out here and I really like this team and I had fun last year.

"We always play tough teams every week, so it's a great preparation for what you will see at the next level and our wideouts will get you ready to play some ball because they are all really good too."

As a freshman for the Bear Cubs, Driver posted two interceptions and 30 tackles and he's been working hard this summer to prepare himself for a big sophomore campaign.

"I've really been focused on my speed and quickness," Driver said. "I ran a 4.32 in the spring and when I was talking to one of the coaches recruiting me he told me I need to maintain my speed and be explosive when I drive on the ball, so that's what I've been working on the hardest."

On the recruiting front, Driver has offers from a plethora of schools and he said two more could be on the verge of offering.

"Arizona, New Mexico, Utah State and Toledo have all offered me and they are contacting me a lot," Driver said. "I'm going to go up and visit Oregon State on our bye week (October 11th), and Kansas State told me after they see my transcripts in the fall, they would like to offer me so both of them sound like they could offer me early in the season.

"Utah and UNLV have also been contacting me quite a bit, so I have a lot of schools looking at me.

"I'm pretty much open to everyone right now. I don't really have a favorite. I just want to keep an eye on things and keep improving and then I figure recruiting will take care of itself."

Driver expects to graduate in May of 2009 and wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two.

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