Beavs eye Salem WR off to hot start

RECRUITING BEING WHAT it is, the tendency is to focus on the more well known names more than the late bloomers. For a great many prospects, however, early senior season tape is critical to their chances of landing scholarship offers. One recruit out of Salem is hoping his senior showing will boost his stock. The Beavs have called since Sept. 1 and tape is on it's way to Corvallis.

Jordan Bishop is an uber-athlete out of West Salem High, starring in football, basketball and track.

But his football prowess has not been enough to move a school to put a scholarship offer on the table as yet.

The Beavs look to be interested, though, and the 6-3, 190-pounder with 4.5 speed has heard from the Beavs' Jay Locey since schools were able to initiate a phone call to prospects on Sept. 1.

"Coach Locey asked me to send in film and my head coach sent some in," said Bishop. "And we're probably going to get some more film to send out."

IN ADDITION TO Oregon State, Bishop has also taken calls from Oregon and Portland State. The Ducks have been talking to him about coming down for an unofficial visit.

Other schools, including Arizona, are recruiting Bishop for track. At states his junior season, Bishop too 2nd place in the long jump, 2nd in high jump and 4th place in the 400-meters, clocking a time of 49.56.

A unanimous first team all-league selection on both sides of the football as a junior, Bishop also took home unanimous first team all-league honors on the basketball court.

Bishop runs in the 4.5 range in the 40 and most schools like him at the receiver position at the next level. As a junior, Bishop hauled in 40 receptions for 651 yards and 7 TDs on offense for West Salem.

BISHOP'S TAPE SHOULD have some pretty good highlights on it, he's off to a good start.

Bishop has four receiving TDs through four games, plus another two on the ground and he's taken one to the house on a return. His 16 receptions and 15.8 ypc places him among the league leaders in the Central Valley.

Defensively, complete stats were unavailable but he has two INTs this season and has helped lead West Salem to a 3-1 start and a No. 6 state ranking.

Jordan Bishop profile and video

You can catch '07 highlights of Bishop and West Salem here

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