It took a little longer than we expected but Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham tight end Mychal Rivera picked up his first scholarship offer. From the sounds of it, offer No. 2 could be right around the corner as well.
Rivera, 6-4, 220 pounds is one of the state's top tight end prospects and shows up well on film. He has size, very good hands and the ability to get down the field and make a play.
The athlete took several unofficial visits over the last month and has been hearing from schools all over the region but his first offer came in from a school he was barely hearing from.
"Nevada just offered," Rivera said. "It was kind of random, I just got my first letter from them a week ago and then out of the blue, they decided to offer. I'm excited though, it's always good to get that first one out of the way. I was hoping someone would offer because Milton (Knox) has his offers and Donovan (Carter) has offers too so I was hoping one would come in for me.
"San Diego State sounds very close as well and I'll be going out there for an unofficial visit this Friday. They text me all the time and I can tell they're very interested. I'm also going to watch UCLA practice with my coach and a bunch of my teammates on Thursday and I want to try and get out to Oregon but I don't know when I'll be able to.
"I was just at UNLV last week and I liked it there a lot. They have nice facilities, the campus was nice, the weather was good and I like the offense they run. They use the tight end a lot in their offense so I think I would be a good fit there."