The recruiting trail once very foggy for four star running back Maurice Drew (5-9, 190, 4.4) from Concord (Calif.) De la Salle is now beginning to take shape. He has already taken three trips and he will take his last two before making his decision.
“I had a great trip to USC,” Drew said. “After my trip I was real fired up about USC.”
“We went to Papadakis Restaurant,” Drew said. “It was a wild time and a lot of fun.”
For those not acquainted Papadakis is a really fun restaurant with good Greek food that is owned by a former Trojan. His son Petros Papadakis was also a Trojan.
“What really impressed me about USC was their team unity,” Drew said. “I’m not going to commit until I take all my trips.”
“I’m going to announce my decision at my team’s banquet,” Drew said. “I’m not sure of the date it is either February 1st or 2nd.”
Now it is a three horse race for the services of Drew between Oregon, USC and the school he will trip this weekend UCLA.
Although Drew didn’t mention Cal they are still a team to watch. The Bears get his last visit (January 31st) and it is a visit that his mom will go with him and wants him to take.
The Bears have made landing Drew a very high priority.
Colorado and Arizona State are out of the running.
Drew rushed for over 1,500 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior. He is a big player in big games. Drew scored ten touchdowns over his last three playoff games. He made the nation believers in his talent when he lit up the Florida all-stars in early January.
Rivals100 ranks Drew as the nation’s number two all-purpose backs for the class of 2003. He is currently ranked by Rivals as the number 21 ranked player in California regardless of position.
Look for his California ranking to rise even higher.