First Offer in For Wadood

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2014 defensive back Jaleel Wadood received some big news over the weekend...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2014 defensive back Jaleel Wadood was out at Saturday's Get it Done Sports Training Camp held at Fullerton College under the instruction of Oregon State coaches.

"I wanted to showcase my natural born talents, like sticking the receivers and just getting to the ball, showing off my ball skills and working hard," he said.

His hard work clearly paid off, as Wadood picked up his first offer.

"I'm just really excited. I like the Beavers' coaches. They are very hard working men and I like the way they teach the game of football. They said that they like way that I play the corner position and that I can play both and they liked the way I went out there and competed," he said.

Saturday was just the latest of standout camps for Wadood, who turned quite a few heads at last Sunday's UCLA Skills Camp.

"I like the defensive back coach, Demetrice Martin, and I like Coach [Jim] Mora. The Bruins show me a lot of love. I just went out there and worked hard; I'm just trying to get a scholarship," he said.

Though he doesn't have a list of favorites right now, Wadood is hoping to stay on the West Coast.

"I like everywhere in the Pac-12. I'm a Cali boy, so I'd like to stay home. I just am going to keep working, keep getting better, and hopefully get more offers," he said.

This season will be Wadood's first with the Braves and he is embracing the opportunity to make an impact with his new team.

"I'm working on coming out of my breaks more and getting to the ball quicker. I'm looking forward to to new competition and a new league and I'm looking forward to getting better at my position, showing my talents and what I can do," he said.

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