The Inland Empire has already arrived as one of the hottest spots for college recruiters and it seems like almost every day a new prospect pops up at a different school.
Zack Dilley at Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley is a perfect example.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder picked up his first scholarship offer on Monday from San Diego State, and it looks like more and more schools are visiting the school that's deep in the Inland Empire to find out more about him.
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"We are excited for Zack and his family," Paloma Valley coach Bert Esposito said. "Coach Rocky Long gave him the offer. He is a 6-5 280-pound tackle and will be at three-year starter for us this fall. He's done very well in the few combines that he's attended this spring.
"Zack has a lot of really good tools to work with. He has had a feeler letters from many different schools from all over the area."
Dilley isn't the only Division I prospect at Paloma Valley.
Esposito is also excited about outside linebacker/strong safety David Tavita.
"He is 6-2, 210 pounds, runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, benches 185 pounds 29 times and broad jumps over 11 feet, Esposito said. "He also has a vertical leap of 38 inches."
His physical numbers definitely jump out at you, but is he a football player? His coach sure thinks so.
"He plays tailback, strong safety, as well as outside linebacker and sometimes defensive end," Esposito said. "He has been to three combines already and has been the top event winner almost exclusively. He is the real deal and we hope he starts getting some offers soon."
San Diego State, Iowa State, UNLV and UTEP are schools that have been linked to both Dilley and Tavita, but that is sure to change as the spring evaluation process gos on.