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Bacon open to everything

Troy Bacon is hearing from so many programs early in his recruitment the 2014 offensive lineman from Apple Valley, Calif., cannot help but keep his recruitment wide open.
"The schools recruiting me the hardest are Michigan, Florida State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Duke," Bacon said last week at the Army National Combine.
"Duke already has a schedule and they want me to come out for a visit this spring. Duke is pretty high up there. I talk to a lot of the Oregon State coaches on Facebook. Colorado, Washington State and Washington, those are some big schools sending me stuff. There are so many schools."
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound prospect said he has an early offer from TCU but that communication with that staff has been limited in recent months.
His solid showing at the Army Combine in San Antonio could make things even busier with more coaches getting involved probably after signing day.
That's when Bacon thinks his recruitment will really take off - when coaches sign their 2013 classes and then turn their focus to 2014.
The Apple Valley standout is open to every program so he's excited to see if things pick up soon.
"I'm open to everything," Bacon said.
"I don't have to go to one particular school. I don't have to go to Oregon because my dad is an alum. Whatever school has the best education to offer me is going to be a school I have to look at. Everything is open. It's everyone. I love looking at the variety and seeing what schools have for me."
There are a few programs Bacon said he'll seriously considering including Washington, Oregon, Nebraska, Duke, Washington State and Colorado. Duke is not out of the picture because his grandfather lives in the area so distance wouldn't play a factor.
"It's still early," Bacon said. "I still have a ton of time ahead of me. It's all open right now."
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