Ejiro Ederaine is a 6-foot-3, 195-pound outside linebacker who runs well in space, covers a lot of ground and definitely has the speed to get out in pass coverage against wide receivers and tight ends.
The Corona (Calif.) Santiago prospect has a lot of tools and that's why three programs in particular - Vanderbilt, Arizona and Utah - are already showing lots of interest and some others have started to send mail as well.
The Commodores could have an edge for Ederaine, who has family in the Memphis area so traveling all the way to Tennessee for college wouldn't be a huge adjustment. He will camp at Vanderbilt this summer and is excited to get to see the campus for the first time.
"My family is out there, all my mom's side lives in Tennessee," Ederaine said at a B2G Sports workout last weekend. "I've been out there several times over the summer and I like it out there. They have a lot of good things on the academic side and it's SEC football.
"I'll adjust well because I have family over there. I don't think I'd really get home sick and I've been to Tennessee, they live in Memphis, that's a few hours from Nashville, but I'm comfortable in that area."
Ederaine, who said he's also received mail from Oklahoma, UCLA and Washington, plans to camp at Arizona and Utah too with his first stop in Tucson in early June. He has never been to Arizona but he's been to Arizona State and liked that trip to visit a cousin so he's interested to see what the Wildcats might offer this summer.
"My dad talked to the coach and recruiting coordinator and they said they like my film and that I have good lateral movement and so I'm going to go out to the camp," Ederaine said.
"I've been to Arizona State but not Arizona. It's nice out there. One of my cousins goes to Arizona State and I visited her so if it's like Arizona State then I'll be fine."
Plans are still being sketched out for a trip to Utah but Ederaine is looking to attend its elite camp this summer as well. He said everything with the Utes is pretty new but he's received positive feedback about his film so he's thinking about a trip out there for a camp.
"It's pretty preliminary with them, nothing concrete, but I did send them my film and they said they liked my film and I think they're coming out to our combine at Santiago and I'll hear more from them then," Ederaine said.