Steiner talks early recruiting

Last year, Palomar sported one of the top JUCO offensive linemen in the country and this year they have two who will be highly recruited. The one that held down the left tackle spot his entire freshman season was Steven Steiner (6-7, 325) and with his size and athleticism, schools from across the country have already made it known he's a player they have their collective eyes on...

Steiner prepped at Vista Murrieta (Ca.) High School and enjoyed a solid career there, however he was unable to qualify so he headed to the school closest to his home and he says he couldn't be happier.

"It was close to home and I knew a couple of guys who were already here at the time," Steiner told "Palomar has a reputation for always having a great program and they put guys into four-year programs, so I felt like it was the right move and I think I made the right move."

As a freshman last year for the Comets, Steiner held down the left side while All-American Bryce Schwab, who signed with Arizona State, manned the right tackle position.

Because his former teammate drew so much attention, that led schools to take an interest in Steiner as well.

"I'm pretty good blocking for the run or the pass," Steiner said. "I work hard and I have good feet and that's what schools say they like about me.

"I've been in contact with Iowa State and Kansas State and I met a couple of coaches from Utah State during the spring. I also got mail from Nevada and Wyoming and a few other schools that said they like me, but I don't have any offers yet."

While he admits getting an offer before his sophomore season would be great, he isn't going to be in a hurry to make a decision.

"I want to take my visits first," Steiner said. "I'd like to go meet the coaches and see the school and the facilities and stuff like that.

"I'm open to everyone right now and I don't want to limit my options right now."

Steiner is on track to finish up in December and he'll have three years to play two with whomever he ends up signing.

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