Brock Feeling Wazzu

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West running back Kendall Brock was one of the more impressive offensive players earlier this month at the Badger/New Level Athletics 7on7 Passing Camp in Las Vegas. The talented junior is hearing from mainly Pac-10 and Mountain West schools, including Washington State that has emerged as an early favorite…

Kendall Brock (5-9, 185) can play multiple positions. And he will spend this spring and summer proving his versatility at various camps and combines.

"At camps, I definitely want to show I'm more than a just a running back," said Brock.

Earlier this month in Las Vegas, Brock lined up at running back, wide receiver, slot and even cornerback locking up against's No. 1 rated player nationally, DeAnthony Thomas. Last season, he rushed for nearly 1,800 yards for the Eagles after totaling over 800 yards as sophomore.

At the Passing Down Camp last summer, he earned offensive MVP honors mainly for his ability to catch the football and break tackles at the two-day camp. It's the same camp where he ran a 4.54 forty-yard dash, but he plays much faster and schools are taking notice.

"I have been talking to Coach [Todd] Sturdy at Washington State," said Brock.

Brock's former Clovis West teammate Jeff Tuel started a handful of games for the Cougars last season as a true freshman. Tuel has been behind the scenes telling the WSU coaches about Brock.

"Jeff Tuel told [Sturdy] about me and I've talking to Coach Sturdy weekly," said Brock. "I really like Washington State. They're really interested. I gave Tuel my highlight tape and he took it back with him to [Pullman]."

While waiting for his first offer, a few more schools are showing some heavy interest.

"Wyoming is still in the picture, they are sending me letters weekly," said Brock. "My coach has been talking to their coaches."

In an interesting twist, one California school called a rival that happen to coach at Clovis West previously.

"Last Thursday, Cal Poly called [Central] Coach [Casey] Quinn," said Brock. "He called me and said that they really like me. I like Cal Poly. They have good academics and are close to home."

Brock is also hearing from Air Force, San Diego State, and Washington. He says he also wants to hear from Boise State and more from Utah.

But Wazzu is standing out to him right now.

"Washington State is definitely a favorite," Brock added.

He says he's even thinking about making an early commitment if the Cougars offered. "I was talking to my dad about that the other day," said Brock. "I'd probably just commit right on the spot. I want to make my decision early so I can get it out of the way and focus on the season."

Brock is camping at the Stanford Nike Camp in May, and he plans to attend camps at Wyoming and Washington State and possibly Boise State with friend Cody Kessler.

He reports a 3.4 core GPA. He takes the SAT on June 5.

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