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Monday, February 11, 2013
Oregon DE Humphreys has two on top

By Brandon Oliver

Hailing from a school that has produced three U.S. Army All-Americans along the defensive line since the 2008 class, DE Connor Humphreys (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic) is looking to make a name for himself as he follows in the path of former Rams' defensive linemen Myles Wade, Brennan Scarlett and current Duck Alex Balducci.

"I don't really have a favorite, but I'd say Boise State and Oregon State stand out right now," Humphreys (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) said. "I grew up cheering for them and have family connections at both schools."

With four offers to date -- Arizona State, Oregon State, Portland State and Wyoming -- Humphreys should see that number grow in a big way before his senior season rolls around. Cal has been by the school and told him an offer will be on its way soon.

Cal isn't the only school with a great academic reputation that has shown interest in Humphreys, who maintains a 3.7 gpa. Duke, Harvard, Stanford and Vanderbilt have all been in touch as well. So have Arkansas, Boise State, Colorado State, Indiana, Missouri, Oregon, Nebraska, Utah, UCLA and Washington.

"I have heard from a lot of schools and I'm just waiting to see what happens," Humphreys said. "I want to gather all the information about all the schools that pursue me and make the right choice so it will be final. I don't want to decommit from anywhere, so I'm just going to wait to make sure I make the right decision.

"My main goal right now is to get better every day. I'll keep working hard and believe that good things will happen. I really want to earn a spot in The Opening this summer and compete against the best players in the country to show what I'm capable of."