A CIF and state title in 2011 was enough to prove that the Rancho Santa Margarita Eagles boasted the top offensive line in California last year. But if there were any lingering doubts, this spring is providing further evidence for that claim. Senior Max Tuerk is readying himself to enroll at USC, but class of 2013 linemen Riley Sorenson, Erik Bunte and Dane Crane have been busy with recruiting.
While Bunte committed to UCLA after receiving his first offer, Sorenson and Crane have taken the process slowly. Sorenson has collected offers from Colorado, SMU, Washington and Washington State, while Crane has made the most noise this spring, and now holds offers from Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida State, San Diego State and Washington. The latest offer was extended Wednesday by the Golden Bears.
Crane has several connections to USC, as his father, Bob Crane, played tight end for the Trojans. Crane is also good friends with Tuerk.
USC offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu stopped by Santa Margarita in the middle of last week to check in on Crane, and the 6-foot-3, 290-pound center. Crane said the USC coaches would like him to attend their lineman camp in June, which is a real possibility for him.