Going into the season three-star athlete prospect, Major Culbert (5-11, 187, 4.55) from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne was thought of as one of the best safety prospects playing in the Golden State for the season of 2005. Now his recruitment is becoming downright offensive.
"Major's recruitment has changed the page and some teams are looking at him as a running back," Narbonne recruiting coordinator said. "Now some teams are looking at him as a running back. He's almost rushed for 2,000 yards."
"Oregon linebacker's coach Don Pellum told me that he tried to hide Major for the defense, but the Ducks running back coach caught word of how good Major is as a running back so now the Ducks are recruiting him for both sides of the ball."
"Major set up his second visit yesterday," Armstrong said. "He's going to visit Fresno State on January 6th. They are recruiting him as a running back."
"Nebraska pulled out all stops when Major visited there earlier in the year," Armstrong said. "He really liked Nebraska. The Cornhuskers said that if Major comes to Lincoln, he will start right away as a safety."
"Fresno State is the only new visit that Major has set," Armstrong said. "But I think his visits are going to fill up soon. He's getting a lot calls and requests for visits."
"Oregon is trying real hard to get a visit," Armstrong said. "They feel if they get a visit out of Major that they will have a great chance at landing him. Cal, Arizona well basically the whole Pac 10, except Stanford are calling and recruiting him."
Culbert has offers from Nebraska, Oregon, San Diego State, UNLV and San Jose State. According to Armstrong Culbert has a contingent offer from UCLA and USC is still calling him and expressing interest in him.
Culbert is rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 31 athlete prospect for the class of 2006. He is also a member of the Rivals.com preseason California Top 100 landing as the Golden State's No. 34 prospect at any position.