Valencia (Calif.) West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernard (6-5, 205), was one of the surprise performers at the B2G Elite Football Program this summer.
While Bernard is still waiting for his first offer, the feedback coming from the college coaches has given him motivation for the coming season.
“They’re basically saying that they want to watch some senior film and get the first two game films in,” said Bernard. “There isn’t anything really serious yet, but I guess the most serious would be Arizona.”
The Wildcats are joined in contacting Bernard by UC Davis, Oregon and Utah, as well as UC Irvine for baseball. He also has interest in New Mexico and UCLA.
“My top five schools are Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, UC Davis and UNLV,” said Bernard. “I’m probably getting more recruiting attention in baseball.”
Bernard said that baseball could also dictate his future.
“I’ve been doing the Yankees Scout Team this summer, but I couldn’t do the Area Code games because of football,” said Bernard. “My plan is to go to college, but if there is a ridiculously fluke draft and I were to go in the first round, that is a lot of money and it would go through my mind.”
Bernard, though, would rather focus on football for the time being.
“We’ve got Notre Dame (of Sherman Oaks) in the second game and then Los Osos in the fifth game. Their quarterback (Richard Brehaut) is going to UCLA so I’d like to size up with him,” said Bernard.
During his junior season, Bernard threw for over 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.
Academically, he has a 3.8 GPA and scored a 1500 on the SAT.