Fifth offer for standout in-state WR

SHELDON HIGH'S AARON PFLUGRAD was offered another full ride scholarship recently, upping the Eugene receiver's total to five. The 5-10, 170-pounder had sent early senior season tape in to a NW school he's long admired the week previous and shortly thereafter, got the call from the head man bearing good news. On the field, his team is undefeated, and he's leading the league in receiving yardage.

Boise State head man Chris Petersen offered Pflugrad a full ride last Thursday.

"I was really excited," said Pflugrad, who is being recruited by BSU at receiver. "I'm going to set up a visit with them, probably after the season at the beginning of December. I'm going to go down there with Kellen Moore."

Moore, a prolific prep passer from Prosser, Wash., who shattered single season state passing records last year, verbally committed to Boise State in late September. He and Pflugrad, both tireless workers, faced off against one another when Pflugrad was at Pullman High the past two years before moving to Eugene this past spring.

"He's just a great player, and really smart," said Pflugrad of Moore. "That would be awesome if we (both ended up at BSU) because I know he's a real hard worker as well. I think we could do a lot of good things there."

In addition to Boise State, Pflugrad holds offers from Idaho, Eastern Washington, Portland State and Northern Arizona. Additional schools on his radar include UNLV, UTEP, BYU, Oregon State, Oregon and Washington State.

The Beavers' staff has told Pflugrad his name has come up often during 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 WR in and out of his breaks than anyone the coach had ever seen at that age. Still, the BSU offer speaks loudly.

"I'm pretty excited about Boise State, though," said Pflugrad. "I think they fit me pretty well as far as how I play and what I'm about."

With Sheldon (5-0, No. 3 in state AP Poll, T-4 in Oregonlive Poll) winning by wide margins, Pflugrad and many of the starters have come out of games early but he's still managed to earn two Player of the Week awards from local media.

One early season game saw him catch eight passes for 185 yards and three TDs. Through the week of the 29th, Pflugrad led the Southwest league with 311 receiving hashes, sporting an 18.3 average per and four touchdowns.

Pflugrad clocked a 10.8 in the 100-m, and a 51.3 in the 400-m in May of this year for Sheldon's track team, winning team MVP honors.

At a combine held at Stanford this summer, Pflugrad's numbers included 19 reps on the bench press and a 33.8 inch vertical. But it was his route work and technical skills on the camp and combine circuit that may have most caught the eye of schools.

His junior season for the Washington state 2A champion Greyhounds, Pflugrad's regular season numbers included a 21.0 yard average, with 28 receptions for 587 yards and nine TDs. In the state 2A title game, he had 106 receiving yards and two TDs, including the game winner. recently ranked Pflugrad as the No. 5 receiver in the northwest region and No. 61 overall prospect regardless of position.

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