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Santini sees recruitment take off

In early March at the Los Angeles Under Armour Combine, Chris Santini said he was nervous about his recruitment and was maybe close to some offers but wasn't quite sure yet.
Things have definitely changed in a positive way a little more than two months later.
The San Jose (Calif.) Leland defensive back/linebacker lists offers from Boise State, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, New Mexico, Army, San Jose State, Cal Poly and UC Davis. Many other programs are getting more involved with him all the time.
"The whole thing has been pretty crazy," Santini said. "I expected maybe a couple offers but not this many, maybe one or two. It's picked up a lot from nothing to this has been pretty fast and it's been pretty crazy."
Oregon and USC have stopped by Santini's school in the past few days and both have shown increased interest lately.
Either Pac-10 offer would be huge for Santini, a 6-foot-1, 213-pound prospect, but he plans to wait things out in his recruitment for at least a couple more months before making a decision.
"I'm definitely going to wait not just for (USC and Oregon) but I'm going to wait to make my decision for a couple more months," Santini said.
"If they offer in that time they'll definitely be up there with the other schools that offered. If they offered that would be great."
At this point in his recruitment, Boise State is the favorite for Santini, who already visited with the Broncos and is impressed with the coaching staff. It doesn't seem like a commitment is imminent but Boise State is in good shape.
"Boise is definitely looking good to me right now but everything else is pretty even," Santini said. "I say that because I've gone out there, I've visited, I met with the coaches and I talk to them pretty frequently so that's good.
"I got to watch their spring game and the main thing that stuck out to me was the intensity they had and the way they got after it. I really liked the feel of how everything looked over there."