Myke Tavarres said it has been stunning how fast things have picked up in his recruitment since his move to Weed (Calif.) College of the Siskiyous but he's definitely happy everything is moving in a positive direction.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker already has landed offers from Arkansas and Arizona and he said UCLA, Memphis and Auburn are showing interest. Oregon State could also be close to offering.
"It's still a shock to my system because as a freshman this is all happening so fast," Tavarres said. "These are all good schools talking to me. This is a blessing really and I'm so happy this is happening."
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The plan for Tavarres is to attend summer school, play this football season and go to class and then graduate and be on a college campus for next spring practice.
Which one is still undetermined but he has already taken an unofficial visit to Oregon State and liked the environment.
"On the Oregon State trip, I met with the coaches and everyone and I really liked the atmosphere of the program," Tavarres said. "They have that really family-oriented program that I really like."
The offer from Arkansas was a complete surprise but Tavarres said he was thrilled it came through. After talking with his coach, he got the sense the Razorbacks were going to offer and that's exactly what happened.
Tavarres said he's going to take things slowly though since so many new programs keep popping up in his recruitment.
"It was such a surprise to get that offer," Tavarres said.
"I had just gotten done talking to my parents about the recruiting process and my coach said he was pretty sure the coaches from Arkansas wanted to offer me. When it happened it was really surprising."