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"Arizona State is recruiting me the hardest and I really like the Pac-10," Ryan Bass said. "They are probably the best Pac-10 team that has offered me and I'd probably rather stay in the west, but I'll go where I have the best opportunity to play. It's not far away and I could really see myself playing for Arizona State. It's a good program that is on-the-rise. I like coach Dennis Erickson..."

Ryan Bass, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound, four-star running back from Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., has 15 scholarship offers and continues to look at schools nationwide.

Bass, ranked No. 41 in the West, No. 247 nationally and the No. 29 running back in the country, has already scheduled official visits to Ole Miss on Sept. 22, Minnesota on Sept. 29 and Iowa State on Dec. 3. He said he still favors Arizona State slightly over San Diego State, Minnesota, Mississippi and Iowa State. All of his favorites have offered as well as Louisville, Washington State, Washington, Oregon State, Colorado State, Michigan State and others.

"I want to go where I'll be able to come in and play early as a freshman," Bass said.

"Arizona State is recruiting me the hardest and I really like the Pac-10," he said. "They are probably the best Pac-10 team that has offered me and I'd probably rather stay in the west, but I'll go where I have the best opportunity to play.

"It's not too far away and I could really see myself playing for Arizona State. It's a good program that is on-the-rise. I like coach Dennis Erickson and think he'll really help them get back on track to be a top Pac-10 team again."

Bass's brother, Ray Bass, plays defensive end for San Diego State.

"Besides the Pac-10, I also really like the SEC and that's what I like about Mississippi," Bass said. "They play against the best competition every week and I think their running offense fits me well.

"But Minnesota said that I'd be able to come in and contribute early and I think they are gonna have a great year," he said. "They always play good and are a pretty consistent team."

Centennial opens their season against Dominguez High School in Compton on Aug. 31.

He reports a 2.6 core GPA and is taking the SAT on October 4.

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