Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro offensive tackle (6-4, 310) Sil Ajawara is holding steady at four scholarship offers, all from the Pac-10.
“Arizona was the most recent school to offer me, so that made it four, and I’ve been talking to Oregon, but they’re not bringing in a lot of offensive linemen this year so they said they will talk with me more when the season starts,” said Ajawara.
The Wildcats join Arizona State and UCLA in the top three for Ajawara.
“The three I like the most are Arizona, UCLA and Arizona State,” said Ajawara. “Those are my top schools more than anything. I also have an offer from Washington.”
Ajawara has already visited UCLA for their 1-Day Camp and last weekend was in Tucson.
“I just got back from an unofficial visit this weekend to Arizona and it was really nice out there,” Ajawara said. “I’m hoping to get out to Arizona State too for an unofficial.”
Ajawara is also hopeful he can make another visit up to Westwood before Tesoro begins fall practice.
“I hope to get up to UCLA in the next couple of weeks to talk with the coaches and maybe see a practice,” said Ajawara. “I talk mainly with Coach (Bob) Palcic and Coach (Norm) Chow.”
Ajawara said he has definite plans for official visits, though he’s yet to finalize any of them.
“My plan is to take the three main visits, to UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State, and then hopefully, if I get more interest from Oregon, I’d like to take an official visit there.”
Though he’s preparing to take over at left tackle this fall for Tesoro, he said the interest in him still exists to play inside. “All the schools still like me as an offensive guard,” said Ajawara.
Ajawara’s lone camp experience this spring was the UCLA 1-Day Camp, otherwise, he spent it working with Tesoro, who’s looking to repeat as South Coast League champs and a return visit to the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals.
“Practice starts on the 20th of August and we open up with (San Marcos) Mission Hills then get Fountain Valley and La Mirada to start the year,” said Ajawara.
A year ago, Ajawara played left guard, lining up next to Arizona State signee Evan Finkenberg and helping the Titans to the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals, and a 13-1 season.
Academically, he has a 2.8 GPA and scored a 1500 on the SAT.