Markeis Reed has some offers but no frontrunners yet because the Napa (Calif.) Vintage defensive end is hopeful a strong start to his senior season will land him some major offers.
"It's still open because Boise State and Oregon and Washington all want to see my first game or two to see how I developed and improved from last year," Reed said. "There aren't any favorites out of the scholarships I have right now.
"It's a big motivation. I'm trying to focus and see what happens. I'm going to play my butt off and see if that pays off with more scholarships to come."
So far, Reed, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound defensive end who looked good this summer at the B2G Elite Camp, lists offers from Colorado State, Iowa State and San Diego State.
The plan is to wait a few weeks into his senior season until he figures out official visits because more offers could be on the way.
Another option for Reed, something he is also considering in his recruitment, is to become a preferred walk-on at USC.
He is serious enough about that option that he visited with the Trojans' coaching staff recently to talk about it. USC has always been a dream school and Reed might take up that situation.
"I was there for about five hours and we talked about the whole preferred walk-on situation," Reed said. "That's the biggest thing that's been going on and I've been deciding if I'm going to take that opportunity or take a full-ride somewhere else.
"It is a big (consideration) because it's one of my dream schools. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do yet."