Zach Hoffpauir has offers from Toledo and Montana but the Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial safety thinks his recruitment will really pick up during spring ball when college coaches can stop by his school and see him play.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect said Penn State, Oregon State and Arizona State are showing the most interest and he cannot wait for the spring because then his recruitment might really take off. He attended the Sun Devils' junior day last weekend.
"I've talked to Penn State quite a bit and I think I have a good chance of getting offered by them," Hoffpauir said.
"I don't know when. Montana and Toledo are the only ones I have for now but I think I'll get a few more when spring ball actually starts and they can see me in person and see me play."
Those will be a few important weeks for Hoffpauir, who said USC, Oregon and Penn State are his three favorites but that he's open to all programs. Getting college coaches to his high school will be crucial and he thinks it could be a big spring for him.
"I've been told that quite a few schools are going to come by the school and come see me and I'm really excited about that because even though on paper I'm not 6-3 and 240, like a really big guy, when they see me play they'll be really impressed hopefully," Hoffpauir said.
"Once they see me play I don't think there will be any question I can play at their school."
In his junior season, Hoffpauir finished with 25 receptions for 372 yards and five touchdowns. He finished with 73 tackles at safety.