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Bouzos talks about big offer, interest

The highlight tape was sent out to numerous schools and it just so happens Nebraska was the first major program to offer La Mirada, Calif., safety Aaryn Bouzos, who was surprised by it and said he has high interest in the Cornhuskers.
"It's real big time," Bouzos said. "I've obviously seen Nebraska play, growing up I watched them on TV. To just get an offer is really big.
"I have high interest in them. They're a big school and for them to give me an offer and have them want me to go play for them it's just shocking, it's big time."
Nebraska and Wyoming have offered Bouzos, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect who said he's now hearing a lot from UCLA, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. He's a legitimate 4.5-second 40-yard dash guy, squats about 450 pounds, power cleans 275 and benches around 330.
"He's a little undersized but in the Big 12 with all these spread teams, a couple days ago on ESPN Classic they had the Big 12 championship with Nebraska and Texas and at times Nebraska would have seven DBs on the field to stop Colt McCoy," La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti said. "Playing against Texas Tech, even Colorado this year, they need d-backs.
"Aaron can run. He's a legit 4.5 40 guy and what's impressive about that is he's a guy that's never worked on a 40. If he worked on it for a couple weeks, he'd be a 4.4 guy. He's a kick return guy who can play safety or corner. He just hits people. He's just a football player. He's played it since he was five or six years old."
Nebraska stands out the most to Bouzos but he said he wants to wait to make a commitment to see what other options become available.
UCLA has been in close communication with Moschetti and Notre Dame and Oklahoma have increased interest as well. The Bruins do interest Bouzos since they're close to home but he said distance won't be a determining factor when it's decision time.
"I've grown up around UCLA and I've seen a couple of their games and I like everything they do," Bouzos said. "Their coach is great and I went to their spring game and that was cool, just to get to see how big they are and how they look on the next level. Oklahoma is big and the same thing with Notre Dame, they're all great schools in my eyes.
"Football is football wherever I'm going to go, it doesn't matter the climate, the weather or how far it is, I'm going to go and play."
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