Warren Reuland, the 6-foot-5, 205 pound wide receiver from Mission Viejo High School (Calif.), has scholarship offers from Stanford and Duke.
"Stanford, Notre Dame, Duke, USC, UCLA, California and Oregon are my favorites right now," said Reuland, who had 35 receptions for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. "I'd say Stanford and Notre Dame are at the top, but I really don't have a specific order besides that.
"Stanford offered at the beginning of February," he said. "Coach (Jim) Harbaugh sent me a text telling me to call him. When I did, he said that I had the offer. It was really exciting, being my first offer and all.
"Coach Harbaugh said they see me taking over for Evan Moore who is going to be a senior this year. I'm going up there for a visit in a couple of weeks. I haven't been there since I was little, so I want to check out the campus and the different schools they have. Academics is one of the most important things to me.
"I got the offer from Duke two nights ago (April 2). I talked to Coach (Peter) Vaas and he told me that they had seen my film and they really liked it, so they wanted to offer me. I haven't been out there, but I want to take a trip for sure. They have great academics is about all I know right now."
Reuland, who lived in Germany for a year, said distance is not a factor to him. "I'm used to being away from home, so I'm really not worried about where the schools are. Right now, most of the schools I'm talking to are in the Pac-10, but I don't like any conference better than another.
"I was at Notre Dame for their junior day," said Reuland, who's brother, Konrad, signed with Notre Dame in February '06. "I went out there on March 4. The school was great. I really had a great time. I got to chance to sit down and talk with Coach (Rob) Ianello and he told me that they want me to come to their camp in June and then they'll see where things go."
An knee injury suffered during the last game last season has possibly slowed down the offers for the prospect from southern California. "I hyper-extended my knee going up to catch a pass," he said. "I had to have surgery and I've been in rehab since.
"I'm just starting to run again, which feels great. I went for my strength evaluation today and they said I was two months ahead of schedule. The doctor says he has no doubt I will be one hundred percent this season.
"I know a lot of schools like Notre Dame are waiting to see how I'll play after this injury," Reuland said. "It just gives me the drive to work my hardest and come back even better than I was before."
Reuland added that he has been in contact with UCLA, USC, Cal and Oregon, but will not be ready to attend any camps this summer due to his injury.
"I know USC has a camp coming up soon, but I won't be ready," he said. "Coach (Nick) Holt told me he wanted me to be there, but there's just no way. I went to their practice in January and we are keeping in contact. Like everyone else, they just want to see what happens before they offer.
"I'm good at getting the ball in the red zone. I play basketball too so I can jump really high. My vertical is 39 inches, so it's easy for me to go up and get the ball."
Reuland's said he ran a 4.6 before he got hurt. "I want to work on getting faster. I'm pretty quick for my size, but I need to speed it up for college."
Reuland reports a 4.4 core GPA (4 scale) and a 1920 SAT.