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Poutasi has two sticking out

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Cedrick Poutasi doesn't plan to even narrow down his list to a top five until after his senior season so schools that haven't offered yet still have lots of time to get involved with the Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines offensive lineman.
One of the programs that has shown interest recently and might offer the 6-foot-5, 322-pound recruit after summer school is Oregon. It would be another important offer for Poutasi but he doesn't plan to decide soon.
"They said after summer school they're going to offer but I guess they want to see my summer school grades," Poutasi said.
"That would be huge. I liked Oregon ever since I was little and I never talked to them but coach (Steve) Greatwood has talked to me now and he said coach (Chip) Kelly wants to see my summer school grades and then they could offer."
Even though it's still early, Poutasi said two schools that stand out so far are Utah and UCLA. The other three favorites have not been determined and the four-star prospect plans to use the rest of the summer and his senior season to figure out his other top teams.
"Right now I promised myself I'm going to narrow it down to a top five by the end of my football season," Poutasi said. "I'm going to wait that long. I'm OK with it. I have a mindset that I already know what my top five is going to be.
"I really like the coaching staff (at Utah). They have a good tradition in football plus I love Utah so that's good. At UCLA, I love the coaching staff as well and the academics are awesome. I would also be set with a degree from UCLA."
So far, Poutasi has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt and Washington.
Rivals.com rates him as the sixth-best offensive guard and No. 203 in the 2012 class.
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