Four-star New Orleans (La.) Rummel defensive back Craig Steltz says he doesn’t have a good feel for his recruitment at this stage in the process, but is leaning toward a few possible visits.
“I really don’t have a favorite or top five right now,” he said. “I’ve been mainly concentrating on my season, and I haven’t really sat down and given it much serious thought. I know I’d like to visit UCLA and Colorado for sure. LSU is up there, too, because of my brother.”
Steltz’s brother, Kevin, is a freshman fullback for the home state Tigers. That would seemingly give LSU an edge, but he’s quick to point out that he’s been impressed by all of the schools who have offered.
That list includes LSU, UCLA, Florida State, Colorado, Louisville, Clemson, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Vanderbilt and Purdue.
The Bruins’ head coach, Karl Dorrell, recently called his house. “That was cool,” Steltz said. “I enjoyed talking to him. I like their program a lot.”
Steltz has also received calls from LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, Colorado and Ole Miss, among others, in the last two weeks.
He’s made one unofficial visit so far, taking in LSU’s game against UL-Monroe. He plans to return to Baton Rouge this weekend for the big matchup with Georgia.
Steltz (6-2, 200, 4.5) is the nation’s No. 9 rated safety coming off a junior season which saw him record 120 tackles and nine interceptions. His senior season is off to a great start, having tallied 21 tackles and one interception in the first two games.
Academically, he maintains a 3.24 GPA and has scored a 17 on the ACT.