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Juarez has productive summer

Mique Juarez attended camps at UCLA and USC this summer and the 2016 four-star athlete landed offers from both local schools.
Torrance (Calif.) North coach Todd Croce said plenty of other programs from across the country have reached out in recent months but it remains preliminary in Juarez's recruitment.
"It's pretty widespread," Croce said. "He went to the two local camps and they definitely knew what they were looking at with him.
"Arizona State, Utah, he's getting mail from everybody. That doesn't mean everything but he's gotten Florida State and Michigan State and everywhere in between but it's primarily been the Pac-12."
Juarez is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect that really does play in all three phases and at multiple positions on offense and defense.
The early feeling is that Juarez, rated as the ninth-best athlete and the No. 91 overall prospect in the 2016 class by Rivals.com, will be an outside linebacker in college. In his upcoming junior season, he's going to play all over the place.
"We're definitely going to put him where we think we can effectively use him," Croce said.
"He's so versatile. He's going to be all over the place. He's going to be more of a factor defensively than he has in the past and offensively he'll be moving around as well."
Both camps went well this summer even if they were different for Juarez, the No. 13 prospect in the California state rankings by Rivals.com. USC and UCLA have impressed the Torrance North standout in different ways even if it's still way early in his recruitment.
"It's definitely preliminary on the one hand but on the other hand he felt really comfortable and enjoyed his experience at USC," Croce said.
"He really liked the coaches. At UCLA it was similar but the UCLA camp had a lot more people and guys in his position group. He didn't get as much one-on-one attention but both were very favorable. He liked the position coaches as well as the head coaches and the campus. Both went really well."
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