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Jerozal ready for first offer
2012 Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon quarterback Jonathan Jerozal is still anticipating his first offer, but the waiting game shouldn't be long, as the quarterback is receiving interest from various programs throughout the nation. Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Wyoming are providing the most amount of attention. Duke, Navy and San Diego State are also showing interest. Jerozal claims that at this point, these seven schools are the ones he's most interested in as well. "They're on the West Coast, their football programs are really good, and their schools are nice," Jerozal says of what attracts him to the colleges mentioned. "I've talked to most of the coaches at each one and they're all places where I feel like I would fit in." The prospect recently visited Oregon State, which he says was a success. "It went really well," Jerozal told Scout.com. "I think the coaches liked me a lot." Jerozal is planning more trips this summer in attempts to reel in that first scholarship offer. "I'm going to a UCLA camp on the 19th," he shares. "I'm going to try to make it to the Washington State one, and I'm going to try to make it down to San Diego State in the next few weeks. I'm also planning to make a visit to Wyoming and Duke at the end of the summer so I can get myself in front of the coaches and let them see me play." The quarterback who reports a 3.78 GPA knows what he can bring to the table. "Coaches say that I have a really quick release," he shares. "I have really good feet, I'm smart and I read the defenses well." "Everything speeds up at the next level, so I have to work on all around factors of being a quarterback. Leadership and all that stuff really comes into play when you get to the collegiate level." The 6-foot, 187-pound athlete says he's especially motivated by his high school coaches, who always drive him to succeed. "They just push me really, really hard to be the best that I can be every day," Jerozal explains. "Going to five hour practices in the summer, trying to win a league championship this year, they just push me. They make me be my best every day." Jerozal hopes that his best proves to be good enough in order to achieve his goal of playing competitive football at the next level. "I'm just trying to prove that you don't have to be 6-foot-3 and 210-pounds to go to a D1 school. I've seen it done before and all of my coaches say that I have a really good chance of doing it," says Jerozal. "I'm just so thankful for the opportunity to get in front of those coaches, show my abilities, and hopefully earn that scholarship."
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