It looks like a fairly strong year for linebackers in the Golden State next season. One player making a lot of early noise is Lakewood's (Calif.) Trevor Erno who is sitting on a handful of offers at this time.
Erno, 6-3, 225 pounds is a rare four year starter who was moved up to varsity for the last six games of the year his freshman season.
"Trevor is such a physical kid and was dominating at the lower level that the staff at the time felt it was a good idea to move him up," Lakewood coach Thadd MacNeal said. "I came in the following year, his sophomore season and was amazed at his ability. He was 1st team all-league as a sophomore and received the same honor this year.
"He just plays with so much passion and is a total gym rat. He just loves the game and plays so hard. He has great size and is going to get bigger. His dad is 6-3 and he has an older brother who is 6-5 so I think he's going to get bigger. He's working with a SPARQ trainer and his speed has really improved as well and I think he's a great prospect."
As a junior, Erno racked up 96 tackles and five sacks. Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and San Diego State have all offered him according to coach MacNeal and just about everyone else is showing interest.
"He has some work to do academically but he's coming on there," MacNeal said. "He went through some family issues his freshman year and that's when he struggled. He's not a dumb kid at all and should be able to qualify. Right now, if I had to guess, I think he's really interested in Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon, those seem to be his top three right now but he'll go through the process before making any decisions."