One of the things that is interesting about Donavin Buck's recruitment is that he's hearing from schools all across the country even though it's still early for the 2014 outside linebacker from Brawley (Calif.) Brawley Union.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect has an offer from San Diego State and said Alabama, Minnesota, Oregon State, UCLA and USC have been sending mail.
The latest group to get involved includes Rutgers, Michigan and Washington and Buck thinks a variety of programs are in the mix because he's sent out video to a wide swath of schools in the last few weeks.
"I think it's just from sending out film and I'm open to all colleges across the country," Buck said. "I'm trying to get as much exposure as possible."
Buck, who plans to attend a bunch of camps this off-season for even more exposure, plans to take his first unofficial visit to Washington in early February.
The Huskies have increased interest recently and Buck said getting to meet with the Washington coaching staff could be important for his recruitment.
"That would be very good," Buck said. "I want to show them I'm really interested and it would be great to get an offer from them soon.
"That's the one right now that we have scheduled. I don't really have any other visits scheduled."
More trips could be coming. In an effort to get out as much as possible, Buck said he's hopeful to take a lot of visits, attend a lot of junior days and get his name out to coaches in the coming months in hopes of landing other offers.
Buck finished with 55 tackles and five sacks in his junior season.