The heat is still on for cornerback Lazarri Middleton (6-1, 190, 4.48) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Just last week he received his third offer and it appears there will be more before his recruitment is done. Just the other day another Big 12 school was on campus interested in finding out more about Middleton.
"My recruiter for Nebraska Marvin Sanders called last week and they offered me a scholarship," Middleton said. "It made me realize that colleges are been showing interest in me."
"I came into the season as a sleeper and I am beginning to wake people up," Middleton said. "It makes me feel good to see the results of my hard work."
Kansas State was on the Poly campus on Tuesday (December 3rd) and visited with the fast rising corner. The word K State could be the next school to join the fray of schools that have offered.
K State is joining schools such as Cal, UCLA, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, BYU, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, and Utah State that are showing interest in the fast rising corner from the talent factory that is Long Beach Poly.
The reason there is a bull run of interest in Middleton is he has good size, and speed. He's a rangy cornerback who is very physical, aggressive and is a lethal hitter.
Middleton isn't alone over the years of guys who have earned D-I scholies after starting only one season. He, like many athletes who play at Poly, have to wait his turn. Middleton has definitely taken advantage of his opportunities his senior season, has recorded 44 tackles, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one interception.
Middleton will be taking his first official visit to SMU this weekend and he will soon be visiting Nebraska, most likely when the season is over.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly will be playing league foe, Lakewood in the semifinals this Friday after topping Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza 17-10 in the quarterfinals.