Gonzales has three trips planned

He's flown a bit under-the-radar this season, but recruiting has really begun to pick up for Fresno City OT David Gonzales (6-6, 280) and over the next three weeks he'll visit his favorite schools and then make his decision. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented offensive line prospect and he updated us on which three BCS schools he'll be visiting

Gonzales prepped at Central High School in Fresno and had an offer from Sacramento State to play college football.

"I thought I had a chance to play at a higher level, so Fresno City was the best place I could have gone," Gonzales told JCFootball.com recently. "I definitely wanted to stay close to home and I felt the coaches here could help me get to the next level and it's starting to show that my decision is paying off."

Gonzales played left tackle for the Rams the last two years and helped lead them to a 7-4 record -- including their 45-31 over Mendocino College in the SCCCD Bowl -- while averaging 360 yards per game on offense.

Schools were a bit late in jumping on Gonzales' bandwagon, but now they are doing what they can to get into the game and three have set themselves apart from the others.

"Washington State, Tennessee and Arizona are the three schools that I'm visiting," Gonzales said. "Of those three, Washington State is the only one to offer me, but Tennessee and Arizona both said if I come out on my visit that I have a great chance of getting an offer while I'm there.

"I also have offers from Marshall and San Diego State too."

Gonzales said he plans to visit Tennessee this weekend, Arizona on December 11th and Washington State on December 18th.

So what is about Gonzales that has teams so intrigued?

"I'm athletic for a guy my size and most of them said they really like the way I can move around," Gonzales said. "I have a 385 pound max on my bench press and I ran a 5-flat forty this spring, so I feel I can pass-block or run-block or do whatever a team needs me to do pretty easily.

"All of them also feel I have a lot of room to add weight and muscle to my frame. They said they like me upside a lot."

Gonzales is a good student and plans to sign with a school during the early signing period which begins December 16th. Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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