Marquan Major broke his collarbone in the last two-a-day practice before his junior season and only played in five games, taking a huge hit to his recruitment.
Major, a 6-foot-3, 162-pound wide receiver from Las Vegas, Nev., made a comeback this summer at camps and is picking up lots of interest after a bunch of good showings. A big start to his senior season could help him get even more offers other than from Idaho and UNLV.
"I went to a lot of camps this summer and did really well at a lot of them but they still want to see that game film from my senior year," Major said. "It's probably going to speed up. I'm planning to get the ball a lot."
UCLA, Colorado, Hawaii and UNLV are the four schools most involved with Major, who caught 16 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in five games last season. In his sophomore year, he finished with 58 catches for 762 yards and five scores, clearly having a better season.
Arizona State, Duke and Boise State are also keeping in touch with Major, a three-star recruit rated sixth in the Nevada state rankings by Rivals.com. He camped with the Bruins, Sun Devils and Broncos this summer along with making stops at Oregon State and Colorado.
"It's kind of like a waiting game until that first game when everyone can see what I can do," Major said. "I'm not worried about it because I'm going to be playing.
"At camps I was looking really good but they probably want to see me in game-time situations to see if my numbers were even better than two years ago when I had a successful year. They are. I'm bigger, faster and stronger so there is going to be more catches and I'm the No. 1 guy now."
Major said his best performances came at UCLA and Boise State and that he hopes once his season starts and some game film is sent out that more offers arrive.
"The ones that really stood out to me, performance-wise, were Boise State and UCLA," Major said. "At the UCLA camp I did really good. At Boise State I didn't run the 40 but I felt my routes were really crisp and I did well in the one-on-ones and competed.
"At the UCLA camp there were a lot of people there so the reps were kind of down but when I did go I made it count and I ran a good 40 there, I ran a low 4.5."