Sean Westgate (5-11, 197, 4.66) the hard hitting safety from Oak Park, Calif., has been compared at one time or another with two other hard-hitters in former USC star Matt Grootegood and former Arizona and NFL star Chuck Cecil. As far as hitters go, Westgate is in good company.
This safety may be one of the best kept secrets in the west but there are some schools that are ahead of the pack and Arizona, Boise State, Utah and San Diego State have offered Westgate a scholie.
Westgate racked up 125 tackles, nine sacks, five forced fumbles, two picks and had two blocked kicks as a junior. His on field performance saw him earn all-league, all-CIF and underclass all-state in 2006.
Leaving nothing to chance, Westgate has been and will be busy improving his skills at camps this summer.
"I just returned from Boise State's camp and I will be going to USC's camp tomorrow (June 21st)," Westgate said. "There were a lot of people at the Boise State camp, but their coaches were great and I liked the area.
"I'm going to USC's camp because they said for them to recruit me I would have to go to their camp," Westgate said. "Even if they don't recruit it's still going to be good because of the competition at the camp and the opportunity to work with USC's coaches.
"I have no other plans to attend any other camps."
There is a pretty good chance that Westgate will be an early commitment.
"I will be taking an unofficial visit to Arizona next week," Westgate said. "Other than that I'm not sure if I'll take any other visits.
"I'm leaning towards Arizona and Boise State. That's why I'm going to visit Arizona.
"The reason I like Arizona is because it is in the Pac 10 and they have Mike Stoops and Mark Stoops as coaches," Westgate said. "They have a defensive mindset and have prestigious defensive coaches.
"I like Boise State because it parallels the school that I go to," Westgate said. "It has a small town feel and there's a river running through the campus. There is also snow nearby.
"I should make up my mind shortly after my visit to Arizona."