Focus 2011: Patrick Onwasor

The Inglewood (Calif.) receiver Patrick Onwasor has filled big shoes replacing Shaquelle Evans and is looking to have a big offseason and becoming a household name himself...

Inglewood (Calif.) receiver Patrick Onwasor had the unenviable task of taking over the primary pass-catching role that was vacated by All-American Shaquelle Evans.

With Evans a freshman at Notre Dame, the junior Onwasor became the primary target of the Inglewood passing offense.

And like Evans, he's using a big junior year to catapult him into the minds of college coaches.

"I've been hearing the most from Oregon, UCLA, Boise State, USC and Notre Dame," said Onwasor. "They all like me as a receiver and I want to play there in college."

Onwasor said that he's also heard from Michigan, California and Ohio State to.

"At this point, I'm willing to go anywhere. I don't have a preference of staying close to home. I can go to the Midwest I have to," said Onwasor. "My family doesn't have a preference either. It's up to me where I want to go, a place where I can focuse in school and really go further as a football player."

Onwasor doesn't have any offers just yet, but several college coaches have told his coach that offers could be coming in early spring.

"I'll be going to a lot of camps and combines this spring to get out there some more and hopefully those offers come in," said Onwasor. "I went to the UCLA camp last summer, but this year I'm going to a lot more."

Onwasor said he's had a favorite school for some time, and this year, that program has further cemented themselves with him.

"I've always liked Oregon," said Onwasor. "That's a school that I hope offers me and I'm very interested in."

Onwasor said he won't be making an early decision in his recruitment, instead following a similar model that Evans used, to take some visits, take some times and find the best fit.

Academically, Onwasor has a 3.2 GPA and will take the SAT for the first time in the spring.

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