Offensive lineman Allen Carroll (6-4, 280, 5.0) from Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds could end up being the most sought after trenchman from the Golden State out of the class of 2008. He already has five offers on the table and there is no doubt that there will be plenty more before Carroll's recruitment will be over.
Carroll's first offer came from Nebraska during his junior season and his latest offer just came in from UCLA. Arizona, Oregon, and Washington have also offered the big behemoth from the East Bay.
Carroll camped with the Cal Bears last summer and he walked away from camp as the lineman MVP. He parlayed that camp performance into a first-team all-league honor for his junior season.
Carroll is very athletic for a big man. He also plays basketball for McClymonds. He has everything you want in an offensive lineman He's very physical and he isn't even close to his full potential as a football player.
The talented big man is relatively new to the game of football as he was primarily playing basketball until his freshman year (ninth grade).
"I just decided to give football a try," Carroll said. "And it went well."
Carroll is very versatile he can play all five offensive line positions on the D-I level. He is already an outstanding pass blocker do to his excellent feet, but Carroll wants to improve his run blocking.
With all these fine schools already offering does Carroll have a favorite?
"I am very open to schools right now," Carroll said. "I have to do my research.
"I haven't really thought about what I want in a college, but obviously I want to play for a good program and go to a place where I can get a good degree. I want to major in business.
"Most likely I will wait until my season is over and weigh all my options," Carroll said. "I could end up taking all five trips, but that isn't written in stone.
"It (recruiting) is going to be a process for me because this is all new to me," Carroll said. "I don't want to make any sudden decisions."