John Lopez is one of the best 2013 offensive tackles in the state of California and his recruitment is starting to back that up.
The Orange (Calif.) Lutheran prospect said UCLA is still the only school to verbally offer but that programs from across the country are sending mail. Pac-12 teams are definitely involved and Lopez said letters are coming from everywhere.
"I'm getting a lot of letters," Lopez said. "I'm getting lots and lots of letters.
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"Schools from all over have been sending me mail. I'm getting a lot of mail from the top 10 schools. I've been getting a lot of letters from them. They're all standing out. It's really hard to tell right now."
Lopez, a 6-foot-5, 328-pound prospect, said he plans to keep reading all the recruiting mail and then by the start of his senior season have a good sense of which coaching staffs he likes and where he might want to take visits.
Staying in Southern California had been a priority but Lopez, who grew up liking USC, said he's open to any possibility now and that he'd be willing to travel away from home if a certain program was right for him.
"I've been trying to look at all the information, do some research on the schools and looking like that," Lopez said. "I think by the beginning of my senior year I'm going to start looking at the coaches and see how I fit into their programs.
"Right now I can't really tell which school is best for me. Whatever fits for me is where I'll go."
Lopez, who shined at the Asante Trenchman Football Academy, the B2G Elite Camp and other stops this past off-season, could be getting more offers soon. He said multiple coaches have asked for junior season highlight film and he's more than happy to send it out.
"A lot of them have asked for film," Lopez said. "I sent that out a couple times."
Orange Lutheran is currently 5-0 with a big matchup Friday night against Anaheim Servite. Servite's only loss came two weeks ago to powerhouse Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.