No Place Like Pac-12 for Wadood

2014 defensive back Jaleel Wadood has been turning heads this summer pulling in interceptions for his Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco team at 7-on-7 tournaments. Wadood took a few minutes to give us the latest on where his recruitment stands...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive back Jaleel Wadood recently received his first scholarship offer.

It came from Oregon State after Wadood put in a solid performance in front of the Beaver's staff at camp.

"I basically went out there and just participated in camp and basically all of the stuff that I was taught I put into the one-on-one and defensive back drills," he said. "I basically just went out there and played my game and after the camp they offered me. "

Under the pressure to perform well at camps this summer to start collecting offers, Wadood says he's risen to the occasion.

"With pressure you have to step up and be the man," he explained. "I feel like I have to be the man on defense and provide some kind of stop for my team so I just go out there and when the pressure is on the line I just get tougher."

The 2014 recruit stood out on defense during camps at both UCLA and USC in June.

"Every time I go to the UCLA camp I always do something good to impress the coaches," he said. "They give me a lot of good feedback."

"I went to camp at USC and got two interceptions. I played well at safety, had some breakups. I played both safety and corner that day to show that I am able to play both."

A Los Angeles native, Wadood says he is interested in staying on the west coast and playing in the Pac-12.

"Right now, I'm also interested in Washington. I'd like to hear from them. I'd like to hear from schools around my area, like the UCLA's and USC's. But I mean, any Pac-12 is good for me."

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