Cardinal Court Inglewood WR Zaire Andre

Inglewood, Calif. three-star WR Zaire Andre's recruitment just picked up. Houston was the junior's first and, for a while, only offer, but Nebraska, Washington State and San Jose State all proffered this week. Plus, Stanford and another Pac-12 school came down to see him, as he tells The Bootleg.

"A lot of schools have been coming down to recruit me," receiver Zaire Andre said in an interview last week. "Stanford came down yesterday. They said I am on their list. They're waiting for me to take the SATs and see how I score, because of how Stanford is.

"It was exciting for them to know who I am and come recruit me at my place. It's pretty exciting. … I really like them. They're a good academic school that can play at any level. They're always in a championship game, competing, so it's the whole package."

Still, should the Cardinal offer, they will face competition for the 6-foot-0, 170-pound receiver. Nevada has also offered Andre, Oregon State came by to visit the same day as the Cardinal, and Andre adds he has been talking with Boise State, Washington and Maryland, among others.

Plus, there's the matter of visits. Andre has visited in-state California, UCLA and USC, and even neighboring Arizona State, but has yet to set foot on the Farm. He does plan on taking all five allotted official visits, so those trips might afford Andre an opportunity to see Stanford.

"I plan on taking all my officials and seeing how that goes. … I haven't visited Stanford. I'll wait to see how it goes. Right now, I'll wait to see what they do, if they do offer."

Though he hasn't visited, Andre nonetheless is taking a step that could signal serious interest in the Cardinal. To wit, he is planning to retake the SAT in the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. Given that he sports a 3.0 overall GPA, he figures to easily meet NCAA eligibility standards, so perhaps he's instead tackling an SAT prep course and retake with the Stanford admissions office in mind.

"I just have to get my SAT scores up," he said. "I've been taking prep class and I'm going to give it the best shot that I can."

On the gridiron, Andre is focusing on improving his consistency and strength this offseason. As to his strengths, he lists route running, his hands, his speed, his abilities as a returner, and most of all, his fearless attitude.

"I just want everybody to know I can compete just like the No. 1 dude in the country," he said. "I'm not going to back down from anyone."

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