Beavs move back in on JC lightning bolt

THE OFFENSIVE MVP of the NorCal Conference this season, WR Schneider Julien out of Foothill College has seen his recruitment ramp up as February's Letter-of-Intent Day draws closer. The Beavs offered earlier this season, then backed off a bit according to Schneider, but are now back in contact. A future official visit to OSU could be in the offing -- but Schneider's dance card is filling up fast.

In addition to Oregon State, Julien (5-10, 175, 4.4) has offers from Western Michigan, Colorado, Kansas State, ASU, Minnesota and Boise State.

"Oregon State, I talked to the coach when he came down last week, before I went on my (Western Michigan) trip," said Julien. "They offered me to start off but then they shied away a little bit. They didn't know what my grades situation was but then after they figured it out and noticed I could get out early -- I get out in March -- they came back down and talked to me.

"I'm just waiting on the coach up there to give me a phone call and we'll see about a recruiting trip up there, too."

There aren't many weekends left before LOI Day, although a mid-week visit becomes more of a possibility around this time of year.

Julien has official visits scheduled for Jan 12 to K-State, and then to Colorado on Jan. 19. He tripped to W-M on Dec. 8. The three schools are recruiting the hardest and are also the three standing out the most, Julien said. Colorado and K-State have each come by for an in-home this week, with head man Ron Price coming down for the Wildcats.

"I've mostly been talking to Western Michigan, Colorado and Kansas State, so those are my top three choices," said Julien.

JULIEN IN 2003 graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High but did not enroll at Foothill until January of '04, so he has three to play two at the next level.

"What's going to be important to me is a place where I feel comfortable, where my parents will feel comfortable with me being there, getting along with the coaching staff and then getting the education that I need," said Julien.

This season, Julien caught 51 passes for 991 yards with eight receiving touchdowns. He racked up over 1,200 all-purpose yards, including a punt return he took back to the house.

His exploits on the gridiron did not go unnoticed. "I was first team All-American in the nation, first team all-state and Offensive MVP in my league," he said.

Schneider Julien profile

  • "He has good speed and he's just a great competitor," said Foothill coach Marshall Sperbeck. "He goes after the ball and he plays every down hard. He's kind of a lightning bolt, as he goes through everything on the football field."
  • Arizona State called a few days ago to gauge his interest with their new coach having recently being named, said Julien.

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