Linebacker Joe Mortenson (6-2, 230, 4.61) from Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley will start to take his visits in earnest this January. He has three set, two with dates and one the date isn’t clear yet. Morton was a standout on both sides of the ball in 2003.
On the defensive side of the ball Mortenson was all over the field racking up 171 tackles, 13 sacks, five forced fumbles and three picks. He brought two of his interceptions back for touchdowns.
Mortenson plays tight end on offense and accounted for 28 receptions for 425 yards and eight touchdowns.
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Mortenson has visits set to Colorado State on January 16th and Oregon January 30th.
“I have another visit committed to Washington,” Mortenson said. “But I don’t have any yet.”
“I am hopefully looking to set visits to USC and ASU,” Mortenson said. “I am talking to both schools.”
Mortenson also talked to Fresno State head coach Pat Hill before the holidays.
Mortenson has offers from CSU, San Jose State, Fresno State and Nebraska.
“When it comes down to it,” Mortenson said. “I’m going to decide what school is best for me.”
“I am still very open,” Mortenson said. “All schools are still in the hunt.”