In a deep year for tight ends on the West Coast, many believe Rolling Hills (Calif.) Peninsula's Erik Lorig is the top player at the position. Lorig has several schools he's looking at but three stand out at this time.
Lorig, 6-4, 250 pounds has a college type body already and plenty of athleticism as well. At the NorCal Nike camp, Lorig clocked a 4.88 in the 40, jumped 23 inches in the vertical and did 23 reps on the bench. He also looked good catching the ball and has excellent hands and the strength to hold on to the ball in a crowd of defenders.
"USC and Cal are my co-leaders right now followed by Michigan," Lorig said. "I like Cal because they use the tight end a lot, I have some friends on the team and they have a big need for tight ends. USC is the local school, it's close to home and I love the coaching staff. My dad went to Cal but he would actually like me to go to USC so he can see all my games and can come to my practices whenever he wanted to.
"I took an unofficial visit to Michigan and really liked it there. The stadium is incredible and they have a strong program every year. They also use the tight end a lot in their offense. I'm also looking at Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford and Arizona. I would like to take my trips before I make my decision."
Although Lorig said he's not planning to commit any time soon, we've also heard he could announce for USC when he receives his scholarship offer in writing. Academically, Lorig is carrying a 3.7 GPA and scored a 1030 on the SAT.