Citrus' Bachman talks recruiting

One of the top JUCO OL prospects in southern California this year is Citrus C Addison Bachman (6-5, 295). He's got the size, athleticism and smarts to play almost anywhere along the line, but the Owl coaching staff has placed him at the all-important pivot position and so far one four-year school has already ponied up an offer and more could be on the way...

Bachman was a non-qualifier after enjoying a solid prep career at Glendora (Ca.) High School and needed to find a place that he could continue his football career.

"I was missing a Spanish class so I didn't qualify," Bachman told recently. "I actually went to Chaffey after I graduated in 2008 and played two games there, but I tore my labrum in my right shoulder, so I got a medical redshirt.

"After that season was over, I transferred here to Citrus because I wanted to be closer to home and because I thought they were building something special here."

As a true freshman last fall, Bachman, along with Jason Peacock, helped lead the way for a team that averaged over 310 yards per game.

"We have a chance to do some big things this fall," Bachman said. "I've been working on studying film and getting my shotgun snaps to be slower. For some reason, I get so keyed up, I snap it too hard and it's tough for the quarterback to handle sometimes, so I've been working on making the snap and then getting my steps down to go finish my assignment.

"I've been working out almost every day. My bench is at 355 pounds, my power-clean is at 315 pounds and I have a 425-pound squat."

Because of his ideal size and athleticism, along with his smarts, schools from across the country have been letting it be known they like what he brings to the table and one Conference USA school has even extended an offer.

"Houston has offered me, so they are my first one," Bachman said. "Arizona has offered Jason and they are supposed to offer me pretty soon, but right now I'm still waiting on an offer from them.

"I took a visit to UCLA about a month ago and they are interested in me and when I went up to USC the other week, they said they wanted my transcripts to check out where I'm at."

Besides those four schools, Bachman is also seeing increased interest from schools like Kansas State, Louisville, Washington State, Utah, New Mexico and New Mexico State as well.

"I'm not really in a hurry right now," Bachman added. "I want to take my visits and check things out. Those official visits will be very important to me, because I just can't see me committing to go to a school for the next two or three years and agreeing to spend my time there without seeing it first and meeting with the coaches."

Bachman is a very good student and he's on pace to finish his AA degree in December. Once he signs with a school he'll have three years to play two the moment he steps on campus.

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