Solomon hearing from many programs
Jarrett Solomon shuffled through his box of college letters and it almost immediately became clear that the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman quarterback is getting a lot more attention that the six offers already on the table.
Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Illinois, UCLA and UNLV have offered the 6-foot-1, 202-pound four-star prospect who helped lead Bishop Gorman to a 15-1 record this past season with wins against Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite and a host of Nevada teams.
Along the way, Solomon completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,744 yards with 41 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He also rushed for 402 yards and six scores.
That kind of success has piqued the interest of many top programs including Alabama, Auburn, Penn State, Oregon, Ohio State, USC, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Utah, NC State, Texas A&M, UCLA and others.
There were so many recruiting letters that Solomon, rated No. 132 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, repeated multiple schools numerous times as he was searching for other teams to name.
"I'm just digging through this box," Solomon said. "That's about it.
"Oh, and I have interest from Florida State, too."
Since so many top programs are getting involved with the Bishop Gorman standout, recruiting is going to move slow for Solomon, who's expected to compete in the New Level Athletics Elite 7-on-7 in Las Vegas later this month along with the Los Angeles NIKE Camp in April.
Through the next few months, Solomon said he wants to take some unofficial visits but even more importantly get to know the coaching staffs at the schools recruiting him so he can get a better grasp of which teams stand out most.
For Solomon, it's far too early to name any leaders since there is so much new interest coming in all the time.
"I'm just going to get to know the coaches and the school and see if I fit in their system," Solomon said. "I want to see if everything is good. I want to slow it down and see where my heart is."