Three-star offensive lineman Jamaal Burrell (6-5, 275, 5.2) from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez has set his first official visit and appears to be ready to set up a couple of more.
"Jamaal has a visit set to Oregon," Dominguez defensive coordinator Vada Boykins said. "He will be visiting the Eugene campus on December 12th."
"Oregon really likes his upside," Boykins said. "They specifically mentioned that they like his overall athleticism and his quickness."
"Remember Jamaal has only been playing football for two years and he just turned 17 last month," Boykins said. "His best football is way ahead of him."
"New Mexico was recruiting Jamaal, but now they are going through a coaching change," Boykins said. "They still like him and have interest, but they just want to trip him after the break."
"UCLA, Cal and Arizona State just received his senior tape that they requested," Boykins said. "We should be hearing from them very soon."
Burrell has been compared to former USC offensive lineman Chilo Rachal, who is now making his living on Sunday, because of his Burrell's size and physical nature that he brings to the position. He also plays the position with a certain nastiness that is found in most successful offensive line prospects.
Not only is Burrell an outstanding prospect with a lot of football upside, he is already qualified with a 3.2 core GPA and a qualifying SAT score.
Burrell was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 79 prospect at any position.