Offensive tackle Silvarius Ajawara (6-3, 315, 5.4) from Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Tesoro has seen his stock get a boost on the strength of three Pac 10 offers. Ajawara was part of one of the best offensive lines on the Southern Section CIF level in 2008 and was a mainstay on a team that played for the SS CIF Championship last season.
Ajawara currently holds offers from Arizona State, Washington and his most recent scholie opportunity came from UCLA after he performed well at their one day camp last Saturday.
The talented offensive lineman is very pleased with how things are going on the recruiting trail.
"Arizona State and Washington were my first two offers," Ajawara said. "They came a couple of weeks ago.
"I wasn't expecting any offers. I was just kind of waiting on everything until I would go to camps this summer. It is really exciting for me to get these offers before my senior season started."
Ajawara was aware that if he performed at UCLA's one day camp that there was a chance that he could earn a scholarship from the Bruins.
"(Offensive line) Coach Bob Palcic came to my school, a couple of weeks ago," Ajawara said. "Coach Palcic said that UCLA was very interested in me and if I did well at the camp they would offer me.
"That lit a fire in me to do well and work harder to get that offer," Ajawara said. "I wanted to be considered a Pac 10 caliber athlete.
"I've always loved UCLA because I'm a Southern California kid," Ajawara said. "But I'm not close to committing. I will probably commit after my trips. I want to go on my trips to see how coaches relate to their players.
"I'm very open to all colleges," Ajawara said. "I'm a little bit star struck that this fine school have already offered."
Besides UCLA, Arizona State and Washington; Arizona and Oregon are said to be close to offering.
In the weight room, Ajawara's current bench is 290, he squats 445 and he cleans 270.
As a junior, Ajawara earned second-team all-league honors. He's also good student, who is already qualified.