Oregon expressing interest in West

Coppell (Tex.) running back Charles West talks about possible visits and which big name programs are entering the picture.

More and more programs are establishing contact with Texas speedster Charles West.

The three-star Coppell running back, who clocked a 4.49 40-yard dash time at the Dallas NFTC earlier this month according to Scout.com national analyst Greg Powers, told eDuck.com on Wednesday evening that one of them is Oregon.

"They're expressing some pretty good interest," West said. "I've been talking with offensive coordinator Scott Frost. He just wants me to come out and see the facilities and everything."

West is considering the visit, but it's likelier he'll see members of the Oregon staff after spring ball starts for him at the end of the month.

"They said they were going to come out during the spring," West said.

According to West, it's not just the speed that the Ducks are focused on, but his ability to function as a slot wide receiver as well. Although he currently operates in more of a pro-style offense at Coppell, from West's point of view, he could definitely be a threat in Oregon's spread offense.

"I like moving fast-paced and that offense is fast-paced," West said. "I think I'd fit in perfectly."

Along with the Ducks, two programs from the Sooner state have entered the picture for West, who holds offers from Texas Tech and Arkansas State.

"I've been talking to OU a lot lately and OSU," he said.

West said that he's happy with both offers, but wants to visit each school that's expressed interest in him during the summer before breaking things down.

"I like Tech, but I don't know exactly where I want to go yet," West said. "I haven't visited everywhere so I can't make a decision right now. But I do like both schools."

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