Nate Iese has five offers so far this spring and Washington State is standing out a little more than the others for the defensive end from Elk Grove (Calif.) Sheldon although many more schools could jump in over the next few months.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound prospect likes the Cougars because he has developed a good relationship with co-defensive coordinator Jody Sears and Iese is looking to visit Pullman sometime soon.
"Right now my top school would probably be Washington State," Iese said. "I have a really good relationship with the coach and we get along really well. I don't know much about their school but I should be going up to visit them really soon and I'm going to a camp.
"Coach Sears seems like he wants better for me not only as a football player but as a kid going to a school. He wants me to get good grades and we talk about stuff other than football. We just get along really well."
Washington State, Arizona State, Nevada, Idaho and San Jose State have offered Iese, who said he's hearing from USC, Washington, UCLA, Fresno State, Iowa State, San Diego State, Utah and others.
With so many interested schools, Iese said he's especially looking forward to the summer so maybe he could pick up more offers and have even more options heading into his senior season.
So far, Iese's only two camp stops will be at USC in June and Nevada in late July but others could come on the docket as well.
"I'm really excited for the summer," Iese said. "There are a lot of options that I have and I have to choose wisely.
"I have to figure out what's best for me to visit or what camps would be the best. I haven't made any official decisions other than USC and Nevada. There are definitely a lot of options out there and it's really exciting."