Carpinteria (Calif.) linebacker Jeremy Stein is one of the top two-way players on the Gold Coast this year, starring on defense and as a punter.
"He has a lot of Pac-10 interest right now and he will attend Junior Day at UCLA on April 11th and Cal's Junior Day in Berkeley on April 18th," said Carpinteria head coach John Hazelton. "Washington is in the mix as well and USC sent me an e-mail that they would like to see Jeremy at their camp in June."
Stein's older brother Eric went through the recruiting process two years ago, before landing at West Point. The younger of the two is a versatile threat and is an excellent punter.
"He trains with Chris Sailer on a monthly basis and at this point will be a D-I guy for sure as a punter," said Hazelton. "He was second team All-State, first team All-Santa Barbara County and first team All-CIF and he was second team All Tri-Valley League as a linebacker, with the Oaks Christian kids, good company."
While he could also land an offer as a linebacker, Hazleton said its at punter where he's seen Stein shine.
"He had a bomb of a leg this past season, so with his training regimen and Sailer, he could be very special," said Hazelton. "He was the best punter I saw all year, including TV games. He truly was a top ten in CIF type guy that you don't see often."
Stein recorded 72 tackles and averaged 42 yards a punt on 38 punts as a junior.