December 29, 2010

SoCal lineman starting to line up trips

Patrick Carroll has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, but the three-star prospect from La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis recently set up his first trip. And two other schools are talking about bringing him in on an official visit in January.

Oregon State, Washington State, UNLV, Northern Arizona, San Diego State and Boise State are the colleges currently involved in his recruitment.

"I have one visit scheduled with UNLV for the 14th [of January]," said Carroll, a 6-foot-5.5, 275-pound offensive tackle. "I am excited to go see their program. The coaches there that I have talked to are real excited about the future."

Washington State and Northern Arizona are also hoping to get Carroll on their campus next month.

Defensive line coach Malik Roberson is recruiting him from the Cougars' staff.

"Washington State's coaches are also real enthusiastic about the way the program is going," Carroll said. "I know there have been some issues that have hurt them in recent years but they seem to be a rising program."

Following his senior season, Carroll was named the Mission League Lineman of the Year. He helped St. Francis to six wins this fall.

"The colleges that I have talked to like my age, my footwork, my attitude on the field and they like that I am a smart football player," Carroll said. "My head coach said I am one of the smartest football players he has ever coached."

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