Interest is really picking up for Nicholas Rothstein and the Portland (Ore.) Jesuit standout couldn't be more excited because many Pac-10 schools and others are getting involved with him.
Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Cal, Notre Dame and Nebraska are some of the programs keeping in touch with Rothstein, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound recruit who could play offense or defense at the next level.
Rothstein, who passed the eyeball test at the U.S. Army National Combine, is excited to get out and see some schools before his senior season gets underway. He'll definitely get his chances over the summer.
"I'm feeling pretty close to a couple (offers) after I got my junior film out," Rothstein said. "I love it because it's just what I've been working for the last four years or however long I've had this dream to play in college.
"I hope I'll be playing at the next level so it's a pretty amazing feeling to know all the hard work is paying off. It's really exciting and I'm really thankful for the opportunities I'll get to play at the next level."
Since Rothstein doesn't have any offers yet he's planning a busy summer schedule filled with one-day camps. Already on the list are visits to Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State in the Pac-10 and then Notre Dame and Nebraska as well. More could happen, too.
It's going to be a hectic run for Rothstein, who's been timed at 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash and is outstanding as a running back, wide receiver or defensive back, but the Portland standout believes to get offers and even more interest that the camp stops are important to his recruitment.
"I'm going to try to hit the camps that are close to home and then some near my other family members because I have family near Notre Dame and down in the Bay Area," said Rothstein, who plans to visit Oregon for its junior day.
"I'm definitely going to those schools because I do want to play at a place where I'm comfortable."