John Lopez has a handful of offers and continues to get recruited by many other schools plus the Orange (Calif.) Lutheran offensive lineman continues to hear a lot from the Florida State coaches and one of his former teammates about the Seminoles.
Four-star tight end Christo Kourtzidis signed with Florida State last recruiting cycle so the Seminoles have a recruiter in the Orange Lutheran hallways - and Lopez said he's listening.
"They've been trying to recruit me really hard," Lopez said.
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"Christo has been doing that, too. Christo is walking around the hallways and always telling me to go there. They have a pretty good influence right now and I talk to the coaches a lot. They send me letters every day and they talk to me on Facebook so they're pretty high up there.
"It's always a comforting feeling to know I'll have an old teammate out there so that's probably a really good positive for them."
Lopez, a 6-foot-5, 328-pound four-star prospect who shined at the recent Asante Trenchmen Academy near Los Angeles, has offers from Colorado, Florida State, UCLA, Utah and Washington so far. The Bruins offered early and have continued to impress him after he met with the new coaching staff.
"I talk a lot to them," Lopez said.
"At the junior day I got to meet the new offensive line coach, Adrian Klemm, and he's a really nice guy. I just like how he is. Coach (Jim) Mora is a fun guy. He reminds me of a different type of Pete Carroll. They're getting things pumped up at UCLA."
The Orange Lutheran standout said he's been hearing a lot from Oregon, Oregon State, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Arkansas. The Razorbacks definitely interest him but his comments about Arkansas were made before the recent news about Bobby Petrino surfaced.
"SEC schools are known for their big linemen and they're known for putting those big boys in the NFL," Lopez said. "I definitely have interest in them."
Rivals.com rates Lopez as the No. 15 offensive tackle and No. 126 prospect in the 2013 rankings.