Even after jumping 6-10 early in the season, then going 7 feet at last week's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships, the phone hasn't been ringing off the hook for Center's Xavier Howell.
The 6-foot-4 Howell is a late bloomer. His best jump as a junior was 6-5, though he was injured for much of the season.
A basketball-first athlete most of his career at Center - he hasn't ruled out trying to play the sport at the next level - Howell has only received a couple of nibbles, no solid offers.
"I think there are schools that are missing out," said Center coach John Gallagher. "Maybe it's the size of our school or competing in a smaller division, but Xavier is a quality athlete."
Howell said his best option might be staying close to home and going to a community college to continue to hone his skills.
"It'll give me a chance to work on all my events," said Howell, who has competed in the long and triple jumps and sprints this season.
Howell admits, though, he's had a whirlwind week since his mammoth jump last Thursday. Howell got a standing ovation from his classmates the next day in his econ class.