Chacho Ulloa is excited for his junior season not only to win games but to prove to numerous programs showing interest that he should get new offers.
The 2016 four-star from Corona (Calif.) Centennial will mainly play defense but Ulloa will also contribute in the other two phases as well and his team will get tested early this weekend in the Mission Viejo Classic against Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.
"I'm going to primarily play defense," Ulloa said. "I'm going to be playing offense, too, but only in key situations. They will use me on offense and special teams I'll be returning the ball and everything.
"Everybody from Washington, Washington State, Colorado, USC and Cal are really all just waiting for the first three games to see how I play with pads.
"They liked me without pads during the camps but they want to see how I play with pads in certain kinds of situations."
This is a thrilling time for Ulloa, a 6-foot, 191-pound four-star prospect who's rated as the No. 22 athlete in the 2016 class by Rivals.com.
Boise State and Utah have offered so far but there are plenty of other top programs showing interest and Ulloa wants to show off his game.
"It's exciting," Ulloa said. "I just want to do the best for myself, my future and for my team this season."
The two offers are in but the Corona Centennial athlete has had limited communication with both coaching staffs so far. He could take unofficial visits this season but at this point Ulloa is focused on his season and will worry about recruiting later.
"I've talked to coach (Andy) Avalos from Boise State and they want me to come down to watch one of the games this season," Ulloa said. "I haven't heard much from Utah so other than that I haven't talked much with either program yet."