Rick Gamboa had 159 tackles in his junior season and averaged nearly 12 tackles per game but the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade linebacker is still looking to improve this off-season.
He's hopeful by getting faster and working on his speed he could attract some offers leading into his senior season.
"This off-season my biggest focus has been speed," Gamboa said.
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"I just want to continue to get faster and faster because that's what college coaches are looking for. That's really been my big focus this off-season."
Gamboa, one of the top linebackers at last weekend's 4th Quarter Sports Elite 7on7 Tournament at Los Angeles Salesian, said Colorado and Utah are the two new schools involved in his recruitment.
West Hills Chaminade teammate Elijah Dunston signed with Colorado but was also being recruited by Utah in the final months and Gamboa said both teams have gotten in the mix early in his recruiting process.
"So far I've heard from Colorado and Utah the most," Gamboa said.
"Those are the two new schools I've been talking to especially off of Elijah going to Colorado and talking to Utah. I've been getting connections with them off of him."
Gamboa has some unofficial visits scheduled in the next couple months. He will be taking his second trip to Oregon and also will head to Washington later in the spring.
Other than that, Gamboa said he'll be involved with a lot of 7on7 events and camps and continue to get faster.
"That's the most important thing right now," Gamboa said.