One of the top offensive linemen in the California junior college ranks in 2005 will be College of San Mateo (Calif.) tackle James Tretheway.
Nebraska and Cincinnati are both attempting to set up a visit and Washington, Oregon State and Stanford have also been in contact with him.
"I'm trying to focus on the season right now," Tretheway said. "Both Nebraska and Cincinnati have invited me out for my bye week on Oct. 8."
Tretheway is 6-foot-6, 295 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.12 seconds in a workout for scouts over the summer. He also benched 295 pounds and squatted 455 pounds during the workout.
Tretheway was an academic qualifier out of El Camino High School in 2003 and greyshirted the 2003 season. He is on schedule to be out in December and currently has a GPA around 4.0.
Tretheway says he was under-recruited in high school and had no offers for a multitude of reasons.
"We didn't really have the best program in high school and I was playing three sports," Tretheway said. "I also played basketball and baseball."
Tretheway says Cincinnati has been the most active as he talks periodically with Coach Mark Staten from the Bearcats.
"I talk about every two weeks with Cincinnati," Tretheway said.
With the toughest decision being where to go on Oct. 8 on his bye week, Tretheway tipped his cap and gave us a hint.
"I would most likely take a trip to Nebraska," Tretheway said.
Tretheway is excited about the possibility of playing in front of a huge crowd at the D-I level, which is in stark contrast to the smallish crowds that attend the average junior college game.
"I think it would be really exciting and crazy to play in front of that many people," Tretheway said. "I really can't say what it will feel like until I experience it."
Tretheway started all 11 games as a freshman at San Mateo in 2004 and was recognized as a first team all-NorCal Conference following the season. He and the Bulldogs will open the 2005 season on the road at Chabot College on Sept 3.