Etiwanda, Calif., receiver Bobby Ratliff is one of the fastest rising receiver prospects in the West. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder has impressed everywhere he's been this spring and summer, and so far the offers have started to pour in.
"I have four offers now," Ratliff said. "I got an offer from Washington State a few days ago, and one from New Mexico State awhile ago. I already had an offer from Nevada and New Mexico."
The first Pac 10 offer was an exciting one.
"Yeah, I've talked to my recruiter and also their wide receivers coach (Mike Levenseller)," Ratliff said. "He seemed like a really cool guy. He really wanted me to come out there."
Ratliff just returned from UCLA and Cal's camp and is going to Fresno State's camp this weekend. He said he did well at the Cal camp and hopes the Bears might eventually offer him a scholarship.
"I did good, and it was fun," he said. "We had good corners there, and I got to see my friend (current Cal WR) Marvin Jones there. The one-on-ones went good and the drills were good. I think I did everything well. I thought I really did well at the UCLA camp. I thought I did better there."
Well enough to earn an offer from the Pac 10 schools?
"At this point, I don't know," he said. "I'm not really surprised. I just need to work harder to get the offers from them. That's what I want."
Ratliff said he's leaned on tips from Jones to handle the recruiting process.
"He just gave me advice," Ratliff said. "He told me to work harder, and said we could work out together when he gets back here. He didn't give me any advice about Cal. If I have a good season, everything should turn out well."
Ratliff will be at USC's Rising Star Camp in two weeks. He hopes to impress there and open up even more eyes.
"I'm going to the USC Rising Stars camp, and that should be real fun," he said. "A lot of people I know will be there."