Oxnard (Calif.) Santa Clara has had some solid players the past few years and that trend is going to carry over to this year as guys like tight end/defensive end Randi Vines are popular with the college coaches.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end is a late emerging prospect this spring. He had 472 yards receiving and six touchdowns, but was best known for his ability to open holes for two rushers that gained more than 1,300 yards in 2006.
Vines also did damage on defense with 96 tackles, eight forced fumbles and nine pass break ups from his defensive end spot.
It's those type of stats that have prompted two teams to step up and offer him a scholarship.
"He was offered by San Diego State about a week ago, and then just a couple of hours later Utah offered," Santa Clara coach Mike Schabert said. "He's a good looking kid at 6-4 and 220 pounds, and he's really just now starting to come on with the college coaches."
Vines was a first-team all-Frontier League and first team all-Ventura County choice. He helped the Saints to the CIF Quarterfinals and a 10-2 record in 2006.
Other schools like Cal, Fresno State, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah State have shown interest.