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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
OLB Tartabull takes in USC junior day

By Blair Angulo

Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) had a strong 2012 season in the always grueling Serra League of the CIF Southern Section, with receivers Steven Mitchell (USC) and Devin Ross (Colorado), along with promising 2015 prospect Desean Holmes, leading an offensive attack that averaged more than 42 points per game.

Alemany’s defense was somewhat overshadowed, but a unit led by outside linebacker Quentin Tartabull appears to be the school’s strength in 2013.

Tartabull attended USC junior day this past weekend and was blown away.

“Man, I don’t even know what to say,” Tartabull gushed. “It was an amazing experience because it was one of the first college visits where I looked into detail. We went to the facilities and that was something else. It seems like an amazing program to be a part of.”

Tartabull has yet to receive his first offer, but the 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete believes it’s only a matter of time. He is being recruited hardest by UCLA, with Tennessee, Illinois and Washington State also showing interest.

USC invited Tartabull to its upcoming camps, which he intends to compete in.

“They really want me to go to their camps, so we’ll see how it goes,” Tartabull said. “The first conversation I got into there was with Coach Ed Orgeron. He was explaining that right now they are in the process of evaluating me. He said he watched my tape and liked what he saw. He said time will tell. I also talked to Coach Clancy Pendergast, and that was more on the defensive back position and what a safety does in their defense.”

Tartabull is focusing only on football this offseason and hopes to unofficially visit Arizona State and Illinois in the coming months, as well as attend the Nike camp in early March.