Grossmont's Juan Bolanos talks recruiting

An offensive lineman that was a hot commodity early in the recruiting process was Grossmont OT Juan Bolanos (6-7, 350) who had several D-1 scholarship offers before the start of the season. Now that the Griffs are well on their way to the playoffs, the talented prospect has turned his eyes to the recruiting process and recently took an official visit to one of his most aggressive suitors...

"Last weekend I took an official visit to Nevada," Bolanos told JCFootball.com. "It was a real good visit. I really enjoyed meeting the coaches and hanging out with the players. The game was a good one too. The players really showed they are playing well together and they are working well together. All-in-all I would say it was a great visit."

In addition to his offer from Nevada, Bolanos also has an offer from San Diego State and is scheduled to visit there the first week of December.

"I'm going to head up there and check them out on December 3rd," Bolanos said. "I'm just taking the process all in stride. I didn't think about committing to Nevada while I was there because I really want to check schools out and make sure I'm looking at all the pluses and minuses about each school that likes me.

"I'm really excited about the whole process and I want to weigh everything so I can make sure I'm making the right decision and finding a place that I can play at and get the most out of my last couple years.'

Illinois was one of the first D-1 programs to offer Bolanos, but he said he hasn't heard from the Illini in several months so he admittedly is unsure whether that offer still exists or not.

"I'm pretty sure I don't have one from them anymore," Bolanos said. "I haven't really tried calling them and they aren't calling me, so I think that one is probably gone at this point."

While he might not have the Illinios offer, Bolanos said schools like Idaho, Auburn and Arizona State have all picked up the pace.

"Idaho actually just talked to me (Tuesday) morning and they said they really liked my film and want to get my transcripts," Bolanos said. "ASU and Auburn have also started to talk to me a lot, so I've got some other schools interested in me as well."

As far as the football field is concerned, Bolanos and the Griffins are having a great season going 7-1 so far and posting 442.2 yards per game on offense.

"We're doing great, but we still have a long way to go," Bolanos said. "We want to win a championship and we've got a strong team and with me and Charles Wiley and the rest of the o-line playing well, we think we have a chance to beat anyone."

This weekend Grossmont plays host to Santa Ana.

We'll have more from Bolanos down the road as he gets closer making his final decision. The talented lineman will graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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