Arizona has been very active as of late and we've talked with several players in the last week or so who picked up their first offer from the Cats. Compton (Calif.) Dominguez offensive lineman Jamaal Burrell is another player who recently landed offer No. 1.
Burrell, 6-5, 275 pounds is one of the state's top line prospects. He plays on both sides of the ball for the Dons and comes highly recommended from former Dons assistant coach Keith Donnerson.
"He reminds me a lot of Chilo Rachal who we had here," Donnerson said. "He's a big, physical kid who can move and he plays hard. He plays with a mean streak and I think he's a very good college prospect."
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On the recruiting front, Burrell is hearing from schools all over the country and has five schools at the top of his list.
"Arizona just offered, that's my first one," Burrell said. "It's always good to get that first offer and I'm definitely interested in them right now. I'm also hearing from USC, Arizona State, Boise State, Oregon State, Arizona, Tennessee, Utah, Oregon, Fresno State and Nevada.
"USC is my top school right now and ASU, UCLA, Cal and Arizona are the other ones in my top five. I'm looking for the school that is the best fit for me football wise and where I can further my education. I want to go through the process and I'm in no rush to make a decision right now."
Academically, Burrell is carrying a 3.3 GPA and he'll attend the NIKE Camp at Stanford this coming weekend.