Although just a junior, Mission Viejo (Calif.) defensive back Alex Mascarenas is already one of the top corners in the state. He earned all-state underclass honors a year ago and has two early offers on the table.
Mascarenas, 5-10, 175 pounds is a tremendous athlete who will be heavily recruited in two sports.
"He's a tremendous football player and he's a great baseball player as well," Diablo coach Bob Johnson said. "As a sophomore last year, he was already the best athlete in our school. He already has some early offers but before he's through, he'll be offered by everybody, USC included, he's that good."
Mascarenas picked off eight passes as a sophomore and looked very good in several summer passing league tournaments. His body control and natural instincts on the field are off the charts. He runs well and is a very tough, physical player.
"Colorado and Utah have both offered and Coach Johnson said to expect a few more to come later in the year," Mascarenas said. "I'm not really worried about recruiting right now tot be honest. It's still early for me and I just want to focus on our upcoming season."
According to Coach Johnson, expect to see a couple of Pac 10 schools near or at the top of Mascarenas' list when he does get serious about recruiting.
"USC will be up there and so will Arizona," Johnson said. "His sister is Toni Mascarenas who was an All-American softball player at Arizona. USC is USC and I know Pete (Carroll) likes him so it should be interesting to see how it all plays out."