- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
It is getting difficult to keep track of all the defensive back talent in the West region for the 2013 recruiting class, but college coaches across the country are well aware of the long list of names in the area, capable of making an impact in the secondary at the next level. One such player -- already closing in on double digit offers with interest increasing -- is safety Patrick Enewally (Cerritos, Calif./Gahr).
Pac-12 programs Arizona and Utah have already stepped forward with offers and Enewally's combination of athletic and academic success is such that Northwestern has extended an offer, while schools such as California, Cincinnati, Michigan State and Penn State have increased their attention in him.
The next step in the recruiting process for Enewally will be to focus on a smaller group of schools, which he hopes he will be able to do next month, after he returns from the three or four visits he would like to take. At this point, Enewally is unsure of the campuses he will visit, but July is shaping up to be a busy month, once he begins hitting the road. What he is sure of is his checklist for the program he will eventually commit to.
"Academics, the community and the family atmosphere with the coaching staff," Enewally said of his three points of interest during his recruitment.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety said every school that has offered and shown interest is level at this point, but he definitely took notice of the Nittany Lions beginning to communicate with him.
"That is a very traditional school and I respect them coming at me and showing interest," Enewally said. "I'll give that interest back."
The recruiting process has been "pretty intriguing" for Enewally, who added that his goal for the next few weeks is to "stay calm with it, and not try to rush into things."