Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif., is on the rise and one of the major reasons is talented offensive lineman Dustin Hensel. Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas and Marshall have all been in contact with Hensel and many more appear to be on the way.
"They all said they would talk to me during the season," said Hensel.
Hensel stands 6-foot-7, 315 lbs and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.4 seconds. He was a qualifier out of John F Kennedy High School but opted to go the junior college route after getting very few bites out of high school. Washington State, Boise State and Wyoming were interested at one point during his high school career, but nothing ever materialized.
Hensel has no favorites at this point, and does not see any favorites in the near future.
"I'll go wherever," said Hensel. "Whoever wants to give me an education first, and football second."
Other programs such as Florida State, Utah, Nevada, TCU and Missouri have called the Golden West football office inquiring about Hensel. Utah was rumored to want Hensel for this season but he decided to come back to Golden West for his sophomore season.
"They called my coach and said they were pretty much ready to offer right now," said Hensel. "But I'm coming back to Golden West."
Hensel started all last season as a freshman at Golden West and was a second team all-Mission Conference American Division selection. He and the rest of the Rustlers will open the season on the road at San Diego Mesa College on September 3.