Fast rising offensive lineman Greg Capella (6-4, 326) from Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante has been quite the tourist attraction to the Central Valley this spring. Not too surprising when you take into account that he has the size you like to see in a D-I offensive line prospect.
Arizona, Cal, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, UCLA, UNLV, and Colorado have all come by the school this spring showing interest.
"UCLA offered me on Monday," Capella said. "UCLA seems the most positive out of all the schools I've talked to. I've also talked to UNLV and they also seem pretty positive, but UCLA is my only offer.
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"UCLA is a really good school, but I always grew up a (USC) Trojan fan," Capella said. "But UCLA would be a really nice school to play for.
"UCLA had a really good recruiting class last year and Coach Rick Neuheisel is a really good coach. This is a really good offer, but I'm going to take some time with it.
"Cal is another school I like," Capella said. "Fresno State, I like, but I haven't heard from them at all. Nevada is another school I'm interested in.
"I'm going to the UCLA and Cal camps and I'm going to try to get to San Diego State."
Capella is torn between making an early decision or letting the recruiting process play out. At this juncture, he doesn't have a time table for when he would make his college decision.
"The positive of an early decision is getting it out of the way so I can focus on my senior season," Capella said. "But if I wait until later, it could give me more options to see what else comes along."
What is Capella looking for in a college?
"Location is one thing I'm looking for," Capella said. "I would to play somewhere in California, somewhere close to home. Another thing I'll be looking at is how the recruiting class it and the opportunity for early playing time."
Capella earned all-league, all-central section and all-state underclassman as a junior.
The scouting report on Capella is he has good feet and moves well for a big man. He has high ceiling and his best days as a football player are ahead of him.