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Alloway snags first two offers

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Damian Alloway had an incredible Monday and before he left school the 2016 prospect landed his first two offers.
Cal was the first to offer the Fontana (Calif.) Summit recruit and then UCLA followed up shortly after and Alloway said he's grateful that he's starting to receive serious attention.
The 2016 prospect has had some strong showings this offseason with the Ground Zero 7on7 team and that definitely helped him with his first two offers.
"I was at lunch and (7on7) coach (Armond) Hawkins texted me to call right now so I talked to coach (Rob) Likens from Cal and he offered me my first Pac-12 scholarship," Alloway said. "He was telling me about Cal and their academics and how it can be after Cal if I don't make it to the NFL.
"After that I went to fourth period and I called coach (Demetrice) Martin so after that period I went out and he offered me a scholarship to UCLA. It all just happened so quickly and it's so surreal.
"It was a real big day. It's a lot to think about. It's a lot to take in really."
The 5-foot-8, 161-pound speedster is undecided on a favorite.
Alloway grew up rooting for UCLA but he also knows some people going to Cal plus Ground Zero teammate Malik Psalms is already committed to the Golden Bears.
For the 2016 prospect, he's just happy to have his first two offers and will figure out frontrunners later in his recruitment.
"Out of those two schools, UCLA has been a big school of mine since I was little and getting the offer (Monday) really just set it over the top," Alloway said.
"Cal is at the top too just because of the academic part of it and I know a lot of people that are going to Cal so I would have a support system there. Coach Likens seems like a great guy.
"UCLA is really up there, too, because they've been my favorite."
Arizona, Fresno State, USC, Oregon State, Washington and Colorado have also shown early interest in the Fontana Summit recruit.
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