Intro 2010: Emery Schexnayder

The Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North running back, Emery Schexnayder, has a pair of offers from in-state schools, but it's another Golden State school that stands out....

Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North running back Emery Schexnayder (6-0, 202), has a couple of in-state offers in, but there is one California school in particular he's hoping to get an offer from.

"Fresno State and San Diego State have offered me," said Schexnayder. "But UCLA would probably be my pick. All my family went to UCLA. Coach (Wayne) Moses has come out to see me and we talk a lot. If UCLA offers, that's where my mom wants me to go and that's the school I'm waiting on."

The Bruins haven't indicated a time table to Schexnayder when they may offer, but they've invited him to their 1-Day Camp, which he plans to attend, and knows a good showing there could be crucial.

"Coach Moses told me to come to their camp and if I do well, I could see an offer," said Schexnayder.

In the meantime, several more schools are showing interest in him, visiting the North campus and also staying in consistent contact.

"My coach said UTEP and Washington would be offering me, but they haven't come in the mail yet," said Schexnayder. "I'm hearing from basically the whole Pac-10, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Iowa State, Villanova, Boise State and Utah."

USC has also been showing a good amount of interest in Schexnayder, but they like him on the defensive side of the ball.

"I want to play straight running back, but I know Brennan Carroll wants me to come to their Rising Stars camp at linebacker," said Schexnayder. "I plan on playing running back, but I'll go there and show what I can do."

Boise State, on the other hand, likes him on offense, just not at running back.

"Boise State likes me as a slot-receiver type and that would be my second position choice, if running back doesn't quite get me there," said Schexnayder.

Schexnayder said he's considering numerous factors when choosing a school.

"I want to major in business, so I'm looking for that and then how the school is, how they treat athletes, how much they run the ball, what are the coaches like," said Schexnayder. "Things like that are important."

Schexnayder played his sophomore season at Las Vegas (Nev.) High before moving to the Inland Empire prior to his junior year. During the 2008 season, Schexnayder ran for over 1,100 yards on 153 carries and had 250 yards receiving. He scored 12 touchdowns for the Huskies.

Academically, he has a 3.0 and will take the SAT on June 6th.

Schexnayder first caught our eye last spring when he was named to the all-Combine Underclass Team at the Los Angeles Combine, which he'll be returning to this weekend. He's also planning to camp at the Rising Stars Camp at USC, Cal and UCLA's camps.

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