It has been a unique ride for Addison Bachman since graduating at Glendora, Calif., in its 2008 class and it has included time at Chaffey College before finally landing at Citrus College after injuring his shoulder.
Now Bachman, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound center, is ready to be back on the field, moving to center from guard, and to start getting recruited by some more major programs.
Arizona and Houston have already offered but Bachman has been told many other teams will get interested after seeing him early this season.
"Most of the schools now have never really seen me play center," Bachman said. "I only closed a couple of games. I played 15 series maybe and never started at center. I started at guard. They put me in and we decided that I should play center and the offense was making changes.
"So most of the schools fall in love with my size but they've only seen me play guard. Right now I'm being recruited as a center. A lot of schools want to see my first couple games and that will be the deciding factor. They want to see some full games and not just against my defense."
Louisville, Kansas State, USC and UCLA are some of the programs showing interest in Bachman, who plans to patiently wait out the recruiting process and even wants to take some visits before making a decision.
He's already taken unofficial trips to USC and UCLA in recent weeks and is really just waiting for the season to start. Bachman is still researching Arizona and Houston so he didn't have much to say specifically about either program.
"I've been told getting early offers especially for a lineman is pretty rare," Bachman said. "It kind of takes some pressure off my shoulders and it says I'm doing a pretty good job. I haven't even thought about it. I've been told to relax and play my season and I should have even more options at the end.
"I'm not going to go anywhere until I take a visit. I took an unofficial to USC about three weeks ago and I took an unofficial to UCLA a couple weeks before that."
The most exciting part of the recruiting process for Bachman at this point is to just be back on the field healthy and playing the position for which he's being recruited. He's hoping after he sends out some early film even more programs will offer.