|Chris Paz of San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) received his first scholarship offer from Cornell University of the Ivy League on Saturday, March 21 (photo by Lorenzo J. Reyna).|
Paz, who stands at 6'3" and weighs 200 pounds, said that he's amazed he's finally received his first offer after spending the summer of 2014 plus early part of 2015 getting letters and junior day invites from PAC-12, Big Sky and Mountain West schools.
"It feels like all of my hard work is paying off," Paz said. "The conversations with Cornell have been really good."
The wide receiver and safety told CGM that Cornell's coaching staff has called him the Big Red's top prospect for the 2016 class. He added that the Ivy League program is recruiting him to play either running back or strong safety.
Paz, who's a three-year varsity letterman at SJM, was recently at Fresno State's junior day and plans to attend UC Davis and the University of Wyoming's junior day this spring.
Paz said that he's still keeping his recruiting options open, plus adds that if he finds the right offer, he'll commit before the start of his senior season.