WR to Watch: Alonso Agwuenu

Alonso Agwuenu, the 6-3, 185-pound wide receiver prospect from Chino Hills, Calif., has three scholarship offers, and one from a school in the Pac-10, the conference he prefers to play in. He talked about his college preferences to us...

Though UCLA has commitments from two receivers, with three receivers graduating after this season, it wouldn't be a surprise for them to bring in at least three in the class of 2008.

One prospect who the Bruins are keeping tabs on is Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala receiver Alonso Agwuenu (6-3, 185).

Agwuenu has been offered by three schools already, Ole Miss, Oregon and Colorado, and UCLA, Arizona, Nevada and San Diego State have all been in contact.

"You could say that Oregon is my favorite school," said Agwuenu. "California would be another school I'd really like to go to and I'm planning to go to Berkeley for a camp this summer. UCLA is another because it's close to home. I'm hoping to get to one of UCLA's practices this spring."

With the three Pac-10 schools standing out as favorites, Agwuenu said it's part of his plan. "My family really wants me to stay in the Pac-10 and I grew up watching the Pac-10 so it would be nice if I could stay there," said Agwuenu.

But Agwuenu said that he's in no rush to make a decision and things could change with a big senior year, one in which he may be at a different school. "I'm transferring to Chino Hills (where UCLA target Cory Harkey plays) for my senior year so I kind of want to wait and see what I do my senior year," said Agwuenu. "That way I can go with the best pick when I have all of my options."

Last weekend at the Nike Camp, Agwuenu said he performed well in a crowded receiver field. "The coaches said I was number two behind Kemonte Bateman (UCLA's committed receiver)," said Agwuenu. "I was hoping for a good day."

This weekend, Agwuenu will be at the Scout Combine at the Home Depot Center, one of a list of camps that he'll be at this year. Agwuenu is also planning on camping at Cal and may camp at UCLA and Oregon this spring and summer.

An all-Sierra League selection as a junior, Agwuenu had 42 catches for 690 yards and seven touchdowns.

Academically, he has a 2.9 and scored a 1450 on the SAT as a sophomore.


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