When Scott Altenberg met with Rivals.com last month the Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra coach promised that linebacker Woodson Greer could become a big-time prospect and land offers from some major programs.
Greer certainly has the look. He's a muscular, chiseled, physical prospect that looks like a player and he proved it by being one of the top linebackers at Sunday's Los Angeles Nike Camp where he said Michigan recently became the first school to offer him.
"It was huge," Greer said. "It was unexpected a little bit. They called my defensive coordinator and he called me to tell me they offered. They said whatever happens they're still going to be there so that was a big offer for me. They're probably No. 1 on my list since they're the only school to offer me but they're No. 1, that's a big-time offer.
"I take them really seriously but I'm still waiting around and looking for other offers. I'm trying to keep an open mind to see what else happens."
Oregon and Arizona have also been in close contact with Greer, who said Washington, Washington State and San Jose State have also shown interest. Coaches from Oregon and Arizona are expected to stop by Serra this spring and more offers could be on the way.
"Oregon said they're going to come down and watch practice and I talked to Arizona last week and they said they're going to come down to watch practice too," Greer said. "The Oregon linebackers coach said they like me a lot.
"Michigan is a big-time school and they have a big history so if they offer other schools are probably going to offer me."
Serra's 2011 recruiting class is loaded with Greer, wide receiver George Farmer, defensive end Jason Gibson, athlete Marqise Lee and quarterback Conner Preston among others so many colleges are expected to stop by this spring.
That could also help in the recruitment of Greer, who said he's definitely interested in hearing more from Arizona and Oregon.
"I like them both," said Greer, who plans to camp at USC and Arizona among other places this summer.
"Big teams are coming up in the Pac-10, it's not just USC anymore. There's Arizona, Oregon, other teams are getting up there. I'd like to help either of those teams get to the top, not just SC winning every year."