Pickett Adds To His Offer List

El Cerrito (Calif.) cornerback Adarius Pickett is continuing to see his stock rise with two brand new offers in two days.

Four-star cornerback Adarius Pickett has seen his offer list grow over the past couple of days. Having picked up an ACC offer from Virginia on Sunday, he picked up a Big Ten offer on Monday.

"I was just offered by Northwestern today," Pickett said.

Pickett received news about the Northwestern offer from defensive backs coach Jerry Brown and offensive coordinator Mike McCall. He said he feels good about the offer, but his list may continue to grow over the next few weeks.

"I've been talking a lot to Miami, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Oregon," Pickett said.

Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal has been particularly aggressive with his recruitment of Pickett over the past few days.

"The talks have been progressing real well. I've been talking to Coach Neal a lot," Pickett said. "The last three days I've talked to him every day."

Oregon has already visited Pickett to check up on his grades, and according to Pickett, another visit is imminent and it could possibly lead to an offer.

"He said that him and Coach (Nick) Aliotti will be coming back at the end of this month," Pickett said.

Despite handling recruiting and a busy baseball season, Pickett hasn't slipped up in the classroom, sporting a 3.8 G.PA. overall according to him. This term he has managed a 4.0 G.P.A. while posting impressive stats on the diamond for El Cerrito.

"We're playing well as a team and we made the playoffs," Pickett said. "I'm batting .412 right now and I have 20 stolen bases."

Playing two-sports in college remains an option for Pickett. While he hasn't heard much from Oregon on the baseball front, he believes he will soon, given the season he has had thus far. However, right now he remains focused on staying with football when it comes to recruiting.

"I'm focused on football right now, especially with Oregon," Pickett said. "We'll see what happens with them."

Pickett will be participating in the upcoming Nike Football Training Camp in Oakland before heading to Chicago to participate in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge at the beginning of June.

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