A sleeper recruit out in Orange County that is starting to make some noise is Dana Hills (Calif.) two way standout Grant Schwartz. Schwartz is getting looks at both quarterback and safety and is becoming one of the more intriguing players in the West region.
Schwartz, 6-0, 205 pounds played soley quarterback last season and completed 147-227 passes for 1,917 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a junior, he played both ways and had 70 tackles from his safety position and will play on both sides of the ball this year.
Schwartz attended the NorCal Nike Camp and tested well jumping 33 inches in the vertical and did 20 reps on the bench. He wasn't able to run because of a pulled quad muscle suffered during track season but showed what kind of speed he had when he clocked a 4.41 SPARQ time in the 40 at USC's skills camp and then ran a 4.50 at Ohio State's camp.
On the recruiting front, Schwartz picked up an early offer from Colorado State and could be close on an offer from his dream school.
"I just text messaged with Coach Fickell at Ohio State today and he told me I'm the top safety on their board right now," Schwartz said. "He said they just want to see me play a few games at safety this season since I didn't play defense last year and then they could offer. My dad played at Ohio State so I grew up a huge fan. If they were to offer me, I would obviously need to talk things over with my family but it would be tough not to jump on that fairly quickly.
"Oregon has said the same thing about offering, they want to see me play a few games at safety next season. Virginia Tech is the one school recruiting me to play quarterback and they said they're close to offering me as well. Kevin Rogers (Va Tech) coached my dad when he played at Ohio State so that's how he heard about me. Right now, Ohio State is my top school followed by USC, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Colorado State and Washington State.