One of the top offensive line prospects in the junior class out West is Anaheim (Calif.) Servite standout Matt Kalil. Kalil, the younger brother of USC All-American center Ryan, is a big time player in his own right and has already received a pair of early scholarship offers.
Kalil, 6-6, 265 pounds was a 1st team all-state underclass selection a year ago and looked very strong at the Nike Camp at Stanford last May. Unlike his brother, Kalil projects as a tackle in college and will be a national recruit next year. He's been well schooled by his father Frank, a former lineman at Arkansas, has long arms, moves well and plays with a mean streak.
On the recruiting front, Kalil has written offers from Colorado and San Diego State and is hearing from schools from all over the country.
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"The amount of mail he's getting right now is overwhelming," Frank said. "He gets hand written stuff all the time from USC and Notre Dame and is even getting stuff from as far away as Florida State and everyone in between. I think a lot of people will assume he's a lock for SC because of Ryan but Matt really likes Charlie Weis a lot.
"Those are probably his top two schools and I think he's going to take his time with the process. You know how USC works, they like to take their time and really evaluate a kid before offering him so I don't think Matt is in any rush or anything."