RECRUITING: Bishop to end zone

AMONG THE PROSPECTS in Corvallis this past weekend for an Oregon State junior day event was a 6-foot-3, highly decorated three sport athlete from the Beaver State. He was a unanimous first team all-league selection on both sides of the ball as a junior. And he figures to visit Corvallis again in the coming months when the Beavers' summer youth camp rolls around.

On the heels of an outstanding junior season, Jordan Bishop (6-3, 190) received an invite to the junior day event held at Oregon State this past weekend.

"I really liked their stadium, and I really liked what their academics and what they were talking about there," said Bishop. "I got to meet Matt Moore, Sammie Stroughter and Mike Hass. It went well, it was really cool, we checked out all the facilities. Coach (Mike) Riley said he wanted me to go to their half-day camp and their (full) camp at OSU. And I think I'm going to do that."

Bishop also plans on attending the NIKE camp and the Oregon junior day on April 28.

Bishop, who runs in the 4.5 range in the 40, was selected a Central Valley Conference All-Star, unanimous first team wide receiver and first team cornerback, as well as honorable mention all-state. His future at the next level looks to be on offense.

Including the playoffs, Bishop hauled in 40 receptions for 651 yards and 7 TDs.

A THREE SPORT ATHLETE, Bishop was named unanimous first team all-league in basketball and he shone particularly bright in track and field last year.

As a sophomore, he took third in the state in both the high jump and long jump. His personal bests in the events are 6-7 and 22-9, respectively. Although football has become a year round endeavor at the college level, Bishop said he might want to try his hand at both sports in college.

"I think in college I might want to do football and track," said Bishop. "I talked to OSU about it and they don't have a track team. They were talking about maybe starting one but most likely it's probably not going to happen."

The recruiting process is just getting started and Bishop has his senior year out on the gridiron yet, but if he builds upon his junior year, he may have quite a few choices when February's Letter-of-Intent Day rolls around.

"I want to most likely stay close to here on the West Coast but if another school has something better to offer, if I would play sooner there or something like that, I'd probably take that. That's a long ways out and I think I'd want to use all of my visits. I think ASU would be awesome to go to. U of O seems pretty cool, as does OSU," said Bishop.

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