This spring and summer, Pflugrad undoubtedly improved his recruiting stock. The receiver stood out over the course of a busy offseason of camps and combines, tying a number of defensive backs into knots during one-on-one drills, including at least one who has since received Pac-10 offers.
PFLUGRAD HIMSELF APPEARS one of those players who could be on the edge of a Pac-10 offer. If one comes, and when it comes, are the questions yet to be answered for the 5-10, 165-pound receiver with a 4.52 in the 40.
The OSU staff has told Pflugrad his name comes up often during their recruiting meetings and that he's definitely in the Beaver orbit. Another Pac-10 head coach after seeing Pflugrad live told him he was the quickest in and out of his breaks than anyone the coach had ever seen at that age. See the previous article for the full story.
AT THE OSU CAMP, Pflugrad and Jake Gelakoska connected on a number of passes, including a touchdown that drew hoops and hollers.
"Coach Riley said it looked like we had quite the connection and said he'd look into making it more than just a one-time deal," said Pflugrad. "As I was leaving, Riley said they were definitely going to keep their eye on me throughout the season."
Asked by Riley to go over with Gelakoska during the camp, Pflugrad and the four star verbal commit showed a chemistry as if they had been doing this together for awhile.
"He definitely has all the tools to be really good," said Pflugrad.
WITH HIS SENIOR SEASON fast approaching, Pflugrad decided -- ruefully -- that getting healthy was more important than potentially tweaking the groin further at either Oregon or Washington State's summer camps. He said he hopes to stay in touch with the trio, the four schools who have offered, plus a host of other suitors over the rest of the summer and into the fall.
Pflugrad's received four offers since the middle of May: Idaho, Eastern Washington, Portland State and Northern Arizona. Additional schools, besides the Northwest contingent, showing interest include Boise State, UNLV, UTEP and BYU.
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