Milpitas, Calif., receiver Brandon Carswell is one of the elite receivers in Northern California, but for one reason or another, he had yet to earn to scholarship offers from major programs. But after a strong showing at the recent Palo Alto NIKE Camp that's definitely changed.
"I got one from Oregon, and I got another from Idaho," Carswell, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder receiver, said. "I'm excited about both of them, especially the Oregon one. First coach Nick Aliotti called me and then they offered me. He was a really nice guy to talk to.
"It was basically the same thing with Idaho. They told me they really were excited about me and they were offering me a scholarship."
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Those two are the first of many likely. Carswell feels that both Utah and Cal are close to extending official offers, too.
"I'm trying to get those," he said. "I kind of have the feeling Cal is going to after talking to them at camp. Their whole attitude made it seem like they were going to offer me. They liked how I carried myself on the field and off of it, joking around and also listening to the coaches and hanging out with everybody."
Carswell is set to attend USC's camp this weekend, and he's hoping to impress the Trojan coaches.
"I just want to make sure they know what I can do," Carswell said. "They've seen my tape, and I want them to see me in person."
Oregon, UCLA, UNLV and Washington have also been linked with Carswell. As a junior, Carswell caught 32 receptions for 711 yards and 11 touchdowns for a team that went 4-6.
"Coaches really like my route running," he said. "I think that's my best thing. I also think I can go up and catch the ball in the air. I have the ability to go get it."