SEC Offer on the Way?

Offensive tackle Ziad Damanhoury

La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day offensive tackle Ziad Damanhoury is planning his Vanderbilt official visit...

La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day offensive tackle Ziad Damanhoury was invited to play in Sunday's California Classic All-Star Game, where he gave FOX Sports NEXT an update on his recruitment.

"I have an offer from Weber State, and I'm going on an official visit to Vanderbilt on February 1st. Those are the two main colleges I've been speaking with," he said.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound is very interested in the Commodores' program and looks forward to visiting campus in a few weeks.

"My main recruiter is [quarterbacks coach] Ricky Rahne and I've been talking with their offensive line coach, Coach Herb Hand. They have both been very interested and have been calling me. We've had a lot of conversation. They started showing interest near the middle of my season; I went out for a camp and tried to make myself known out there," he said.

Though an offer from Vanderbilt hasn't arrived yet, Damanhoury is keeping optimistic.

"There is hope that they can offer. They have two offensive linemen and they may need a third. If not, they said they are also looking at me on defense, so either one. I'm just hoping for a scholarship right now," he said.

The lineman also plans on visiting Weber State, who offered during his senior season, but hasn't scheduled anything quite yet.

Damanhoury, who had a strong senior season, is excited for any opportunity to play ball at the next level.

"My senior season was pretty fun. I enjoyed it; it ended earlier than we hoped, but we played strong. I mainly saw right tackle, but I'm open for either side of the ball. Offensive tackle, defensive end: those are my positions.

"My intensity is one of my biggest strengths. I love playing. It's fun, it's great to hit people and I don't mind getting hit. It's a lot of fun. Over the past few months, I really worked on my technique, because that's obviously the most important part of the game. The better your technique is, the better of a player you are going to be," he said.

Sunday's All-Star Game was the perfect way for Damanhoury to cap off his high school football career.

"It was exciting for me. I was excited to play to come out and play for San Diego. My friend Daniel Henry played in this game last year, represented and San Diego won, and I got the chance to come out here and do the same," he said.

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