Since performing so well at The Opening this summer in Beaverton, Ore., outside linebacker Brett Bafaro said he's picked up offers from Oregon State and Washington and that Nebraska and Oklahoma State have shown lots more interest.
That has been particularly satisfying to the Hillsboro (Ore.) Liberty prospect since he's started to really see all his hard work paying off.
"I'm really excited," Bafaro said.
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"I work my butt off day-in and day-out and I study everything when it comes to football. I try to eat right and hit the weight room and do agility stuff so it's been really good for me to finally have that coming out party."
Boise State, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Eastern Washington have also offered Bafaro, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound four-star prospect who's ranked No. 28 at outside linebacker in the 2012 class and third in the Oregon state rankings by Rivals.com.
The Ducks have been considered one of his early favorites and Bafaro doesn't deny liking them a lot but he said he'll go through the recruiting process a while longer to give everyone a fair shake.
"I definitely love Oregon," Bafaro said. "What's not to like about them? Who doesn't like Oregon out of everybody who's been offered by them?
"They're definitely high for me but I want to give every school an opportunity to evaluate them equally. I don't want to commit somewhere and then have second thoughts. I don't want any second guessing about it."
Initially, Bafaro planned to make a commitment before his senior season but has since decided to wait things out and take official visits.
During the season he could take some trips to local schools and Bafaro has decided that trips that require an airplane ride will probably wait until later.
"I said I wanted to make a decision before summer ends but I was so new to the process and I thought I'd have everything figured out by then," Bafaro said.
"It sounds like more schools are going to jump on and that means it's going to take more time for me to evaluate them as best as I can."