Fanaika talks about his recruitment

Published: Friday, July 8 2011 11:06 a.m. MDT

Pleasant Grove's Jason Fanaika (left) and Joe Kruger (center) pursue Davis QB Gavin Fowler during the Darts' 5A quarterfinal win.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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PLEASANT GROVE — Brandon Fanaika is easily one of the top in-state recruits for 2012.

The Pleasant Grove High School senior-to-be's scholarship offer count now stands at eight: Utah State, Utah, BYU, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford and Washington have all come forward with offers.

Utah State was the first offer for the 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman. His older brother played for the Aggies last season before leaving for an LDS mission, so Fanaika has become very familiar their program.

This summer he’s made efforts to better familiarize himself with the other schools that have come forth with offers. He’s participated in camps at both Utah and BYU, and recently returned from the elite B2G camp held at UCLA.

While at UCLA, he was shown around the campus by his cousin Sam Tai, who just completed his first year with the Bruins. Currently, UCLA is high on his list of potential suitors.

Fanaika hasn’t named a favorite as of yet or even a Top 3. He remains relatively wide-open in which school he’ll commit to and then sign with.

The Deseret News recently caught up with Fanaika to learn more about his recruitment and what his plan is going forward.

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