Linebacker Jon Major (6-4, 230, 4.53) from Parker (Colo.) Ponderosa has been a major recruit going back to his sophomore season when racked up 109 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one interception. Major earned all-conference honors for his sophomore season
Proving his sophomore season wasn't a fluke, he we even better as a junior when Major was all over the field accounting for 107 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one interception in eight games.
Once again, Major earned first-team all-conference as a junior and added second-team all-state honors
With a resume like that no wonder Major has 33 written offers on the table and ten verbal offers contingent upon visiting the campus.
Major is almost single handily keeping the U.S. Post office and the text message business afloat.
"I am getting mail from over 100 schools," Major said. "On average, I hear from about 10 schools per day by text and talk to a couple of coaches on the phone every night. I am now over 5000 text messages per month.
"This month has generated interest from a few schools that previously only sent occasional mail," Major said. "New schools showing interest include Alabama, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
"Tons of coaches have been through to visit with my coaches the past week or so," Major said. "Off the top of my head, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State, Louisville, Texas, UCLA, Washington, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Washington State, Cal, San Diego State, Kansas State, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado State, Air Force, Northwestern, Oregon, Notre Dame, Virginia and Arizona State.
"Next week we start our spring mini camp and my coaches said they are expecting USC, Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU, Arizona, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State among others," Major said. "I am soaking up the process and I am humbled and grateful for the attention from so many great schools.
"My plan is still to keep my options open and to learn as much as possible about the schools that have offered before cutting down," Major said. "By August 1st, I will pick a final list of no more then five schools to consider."
The Pac 10 well represented with schools that have written scholie offers to the talented linebacker.
They are Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
Of course the home state schools Colorado and Colorado State join the Pac 10 schools with offers, plus this sampling Michigan, Wisconsin, Penn State LSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Florida State and Virginia Tech.
Major has a lot of quality schools with quality football programs to think about.