Wadood Getting on the Map

Lakewood (Calif.) defensive back Rashad Wadood landed his first offer, from the Pac-10, and more schools are interested, including UCLA, where he was at on Sunday for the Bruins' scrimmage...

Lakewood (Calif.) cornerback Rashad Wadood (5-11, 181), played a key role for the Lancers last fall, playing both running back and cornerback and helping the Lancers to the Moore League title and the CIF-SS Pac-5 semifinals.

Wadood was overshadowed by the stellar upperclassmen on Lakewood, but this year, he'll be one of the leaders for the Lancers.

Already, one school has offered him.

"Washington State just gave me my first offer," said Wadood. "They offered me as an athlete."

Wadood said he's hopeful more could be coming in.

"Most likely Arizona State is next," said Wadood. "They invited me to go out there on the 24th for Junior Day. Also (Sunday) I was at UCLA and the coaches at said they're really interested in me as a cornerback."

Wadood said defense is where he wants to play at the next level.

"I want to play cornerback," said Wadood.

Wadood said that several more schools are inquiring about him with his coach.

"My top schools are Arizona State, Colorado, Notre Dame, Washington State, UCLA and Iowa State," said Wadood.

Academically, he's working hard to strengthen his status.

"As of right now I have all A's & B's in regular school and I also am enrolled in some online classes," said Wadood. "I am scheduled to take the SAT on May 1st."

During his junior year, he ran for 602 yards on 73 carries and five touchdowns and added 27 tackles, six deflections and three interceptions.

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