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New offer comes for Poutasi

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Not many players on the West Coast have had as much attention directed their way this spring as Cedrick Poutasi after blowing up at the Elite Linemen Challenge in Las Vegas and then performing well at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp as well.
The latest offer for Poutasi, a 6-foot-5, 322-pound offensive guard from Las Vegas Desert Pines, is from Utah and he's definitely interested in the Utes after watching them practice leading up to the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State last season.
"They called my uncle and they said they offered me," Poutasi said. "I watched their practice over the winter break when they were getting ready for their bowl game and they've been calling my coach. I really loved their practice and I think their coaches were really interested in me and my size.
"I think their program is very good. They have a lot of great players out there. Now I just need to know about their academics."
So far, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA, UNLV, Utah and Washington have offered Poutasi, who entered the spring with only an offer from the Vandals.
Since his recruitment is still heating up, Poutasi said he doesn't plan to make his college decision until his senior season when he can take some official visits.
No programs are being favored because it's still early but Poutasi did hint that the Bruins are definitely intriguing to him.
"Right now, I'm still enjoying the recruiting process," Poutasi said. "As it goes further, I have to think about cutting down my list and talking to my parents.
"They're all great colleges. Idaho was my first offer and after that I really thought I wasn't going to get any more. UCLA is a really great program though."
More offers could be coming soon for Poutasi, who said Oregon has recently been sending him lots of mail and Iowa is getting involved, too.
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