Woodson Greer is picking up offers and said he's in no rush to make a decision but there seems to be some interest with Arizona State especially after Greer saw what Vontaze Burfict did for the Sun Devils as a freshman.
"I like Arizona State," Greer said. "With Burfict going in as a freshman he started and did really good so I just see that same thing in myself. That's a big thing for them. Vontaze was one of a kind but he did go in as a freshman and did work."
Arizona State, Michigan and San Jose State have already offered Greer, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound outside linebacker from Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra. Colorado State and New Mexico are also getting more involved and Greer said he'd really like to hear more from UCLA, Arizona and Oregon.
The Bruins are of definite interest.
"They have a chance to get better especially with the sanctions on USC," Greer said. "My dad always tells me whoever recruits best in Los Angeles is going to be good in the Pac-10 and UCLA now has a better chance to get more people in Los Angeles. They'll be getting better.
"I talked to Don Pellum, the linebackers coach at Oregon, and he said they're getting into it and they'll be looking at me and it's the same thing with Arizona."
Rivals.com rates Greer, a three-star prospect, as the No. 92 recruit in the California preseason rankings.
He is teammates with five-star wide receiver George Farmer, four-star athlete Marqise Lee, four-star defensive end Jason Gibson, SMU quarterback commit Conner Preston and other high-profile recruits so exposure is not a problem.
That's one big reason why Greer is not rushing a commitment. Even with offers from the Pac-10 and Big Ten, Greer wants to see which other programs get involved and then figure it all out later in the process.
"I'm not sure right now," he said. "I'm just trying to stay open. I'll probably start to narrow it down at the start of August. I'm just open right now waiting for more offers."