When discussions by recruitneks enter into who are the best trenchmen in the west one name always seems to come up and that is offensive lineman/defensive lineman Hamani Stevens (6-3, 276, 5.4) from Hemet, Calif.
"UCLA and USC are the leaders, but they aren't the only two schools I'm looking at,' Stevens said. "I'm looking mostly into Pac 10 teams.
"I also like Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Michigan State and BYU," Stevens said. "I have an official visit set to BYU on January 11th.
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"I have also talked to Oregon about visiting them for the Civil War game against Oregon State," Stevens said. "I think that would be pretty cool.
"I may also visit Michigan State. I have always kind liked the Spartans.
"Schools like UCLA and USC that are close to home, I will take unofficial visits to them," Stevens said. "I will probably see some games of both schools this fall.
"I will sit down with my parents and narrow everything down sometime this summer," Stevens said. "I don't have a timeframe for my decision. If a school comes in and I feel I belong I will make my decision.
At this point in time UCLA and USC have the edge over the rest, but he is open to all schools.
Though Stevens is a standout on both sides of the ball, he prefers the offense when he plays on the collegiate level.
The talented Stevens recently showed his stuff at the USC Rising Seniors Camp and he was among the best of all the campers.
Stevens was outstanding on both sides of the football at the camp. He even got the better of four-star defensive tackle Solomon Koehler while at the camp and then turned around and got the better of the offensive lineman he went against.
The only two schools in the Pac 10 that Stevens doesn't have are from USC and Stanford.
USC told Stevens that they will let him know by Monday if they are going to make an early offer to him. The only reason why the Trojans might not offer Stevens is they already have commits along the offensive front and if one of their commits doesn't work out he will get their scholie for sure.
Stevens is a two time all-league selection and was a first-team all-state underclass selection for his junior season.