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Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Jeshua Anderson (6-1.5, 178) had as good a week last week as he had in a long time. With one offer under his belt, the speedy wideout talks about his recruitment.

Just a few days after receiving his first offer, from Nevada, Anderson went to the California State Track & Field Championships and walked away with a pair of runner-up finishes in two hurdle events, while being a part of Taft's state runner up finish.

"I did pretty good in the state meet," said Anderson. "I got second in both of my races. I ran the 14:30 in the 110's and 36.75 in the 300's. I'm in the top 10 (nationally) for the 300 hurdles."

With track now finished, Anderson can now turn his attention back to the gridiron, where a lot will be expected from him come fall.

Last season, Anderson was the third receiver for Taft. Playing in front of him was U.S. Army All-American and USC signee Jamere Holland. Also ahead of him on the depth chart was Nevada signee Chris Wellington.

With both Holland Wellington headed to college, Anderson will assume the role of go-to receiver for Taft, which suits him fine.

"A lot of schools have been coming by. Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Penn State, Cal and Washington. Cal is really looking at me for track and football, and Washington too," said Anderson.

Anderson said his top five schools were Cal, Penn State, Oregon, Washington and Arizona State (in no order).

Wherever he goes, he wants to continue his track career.

"I run track for a second sport but I want to do it in college," said Anderson. "I had been focusing on a track a lot, and my coach had been saying to stay off my feet. But since that was the last week for track, I'll be doing football. We start passing league in two weeks."

Anderson was scheduled to attend a few camps, but track got in the way.

"I was supposed to go to USC's camp and I was going to go to the Cal camp, but state got in the way. I don't think I'm going to do anything else. Hopefully the season shows a lot," said Anderson.

Anderson did, however, attend the Scout.com Combine, and had a solid showing.

"I thought I did alright. My forty time (4.6) could have been a lot better. I ran some good routes and made catches on all of them," said Anderson.

With the first offer under his belt, Anderson said he's hoping for more.

"It's a relief with that first offer in. Hopefully a lot more will come this season. Maybe after the season, I'll go visit some colleges. I want to take all five visits. If I get a good offer, I'll stay in the area, but I'm thinking of going out of state. Really, my family just wants me to get a good education.

The hurdles weren't his only events he did well in. Anderson also won the City title in the long jump and finished second in the high jump.

During his 2005 junior season, Anderson had 20 receptions for 365 yards and five touchdowns, during Taft's City Section runner-up season.

Academically, Anderson has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1230 on the SAT, which he plans to take again in the fall.


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