Lacy Westbrook is still just taking in offers, starting to research schools and figure out which programs he really likes best. More than anything, the Compton (Calif.) Dominguez offensive tackle is happy to be in this position with so many offers already on his list.
"It feels really, really good," Westbrook said.
"It's really a great experience. When I was younger I didn't really think I could have this opportunity to play college ball. I always had the intention of going to college but to go to college on an athletic scholarship is truly a blessing."
So far, Colorado, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, SMU, UCLA and Washington have offered the 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect. Westbrook also has high interest in Oregon and Boise State and also likes the Bruins a lot early on.
"To see (Oregon) play in the national championship, it really gives me an idea on what their program is all about," Westbrook said. "Not only as a team but also as a school. I like Boise as well. Boise has had a tremendous run and they've always been an excellent football team. I want to do more research on that team.
"I like UCLA as well. UCLA has been recruiting me pretty tough. They've been keeping me in the mix and they have a good sports medicine program. I'm trying to major in kinesiology so that could be a good choice to make."
Although many offers have already arrived, Westbrook does not plan to sit back and relax over the off-season.
There is a busy camp schedule already being made with possible stops at UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado, New Mexico, Portland State and maybe even others.
Westbrook isn't the only Compton Dominguez standout to be recruited in the 2012 class, either. Cornerback Brandon Beaver has many of the same offers along with Arizona State and Tennessee.