Southpaw quarterback Craig Rasmussen (6-2, 185, 4.67) from San Diego (Calif.) Hilltop received a lot of attention this past spring.
"We had 26 division one schools come through our school to see Craig in the spring," Hilltop coach Andy Diaz said. "Six of the 26 schools seem to be very interested in him. They are Washington State, Colorado State, UNLV, Fresno State, Oregon, San Diego State. Craig needs to decide which five he will take official visits to in the fall."
"We start our summer passing leagues soon, and Craig is looking smooth as ever," Diaz said. "He just attended the Elite 11 camp at UNLV and did a solid job there and he will also be attending the Colorado State Camp in the end of July."
There is a good reason why Rasmussen is garnering all this attention. He earned League Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,365 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior. He can also get the job with his feet as he rushed for 300 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns in 2005.
An outstanding all-around athlete is also a standout in baseball. He is getting interest from the major league teams and colleges for his talents on the diamond as a pitcher and first baseman.
In an earlier interview with Diaz he had the following to say about his talented signal caller.
"Craig is a true athlete in every sense of the word. He is a great kid who is a leader on and off the field. He has been a three-year starter for us and he keeps getting better year after year.
"Reading defenses comes naturally to him. He makes tremendous decisions for us and can get the job done passing and running the football.
"I can't say enough about him."