Go West, Young Man?

Bethlehem's Jarrod West talks to FightOnState.com about his plans for this fall, as well as recent news from Penn State and his interest in Notre Dame.

Stanford signee Jarrod West said that he is still intending to be a member of the Cardinal, just not this fall.

After finding out that his SAT score (which West reported was a 1390) was "about 100 points less than what they wanted," West said that he plans on going to prep school this upcoming season. West, who also told FightOnState.com that he has a 3.9 GPA, said that almost any other school would have accepted him academically, but Stanford has a higher standard for admittance.

Recently, the Bethlehem, Pa., wide receiver got some interesting news on the recruiting front.

"Penn State came in about two weeks ago and told me that they were interested," West said. "They said they would be offering me soon."

To this day, however, he has not yet received the offer in the mail.

West explained that with some turnover at the position, Penn State was looking for a wide receiver in this class. With that being said, he feels that prep school is the best option for him at this point, even with the potential offer from the Nittany Lions coming in and the chance to hit campus this fall. West also said that Syracuse is recruiting him hard.

While he remains committed to Stanford and hopes to be on campus in 2011, West said he isn't putting all "his eggs in one basket" and will continue to keep an eye on other programs. The major reason for this, he said, is because any coaching changes or decisions would impact his recruitment. While Stanford is the place he wants to be, he feels the need to also keep his options open and protect his own interest.

West did indicate that two schools he's hearing from recently would interest him if he heard more from them.

"Notre Dame and Wake Forest are both talking to me a lot," West said. "I'd be interested in hearing more from both of them."

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