Bruins In On 2012 Receiver

Bothell (Wash.) receiver Trent Sewell is one of the West's top prospects in the 2012 class and UCLA is already ahead of the game in recruiting Sewell...

One of the top prospects in the Pacific Northwest for the 2012 class is Trent Sewell (6-2, 191), a receiver, who is now at Bothell (Wash.), after playing last fall at Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea.

Sewell already owns a pair of Pac-10 verbal offers but figures to see many more come his way.

"UCLA and Washington State have offered me as a receiver," said Sewell. "Receiver is what I want to play in college."

In addition, Sewell is hearing from several other schools out West.

"I've been talking a little bit with USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, mostly Pac-10 schools," said Sewell.

Washington State has the family connection, with Sewell's father a former Cougar athlete.

"My dad ran track at Washington State, but he's not putting a lot of pressure on me to go there, he's leaving it to me," said Sewell. "I did take an unofficial visit out there a couple months ago and it went really good and I'm hoping to go out there again this summer."

UCLA, the other school that has verbally offered him, will have him on campus this coming weekend.

"I'm going to UCLA's camp on Sunday and I'm taking an unofficial visit there for sure too," said Sewell.

He also plans to see USC while in Los Angeles.

"I know I'm going to take an unofficial visit, and I might be going to their camp," said Sewell. "And I'm going to try and see Arizona too."

Aside from the Pac-10 schools, Sewell said he's got interest in Miami and Florida State, but his preference is the West Coast.

Sewell has been called "Mini-Mays" by some in Seattle, the comparison to another former O'Dea star, Taylor Mays, but Sewell isn't looking for comparisons.

"I'm just trying to do my own thing and make my name out there," said Sewell.

Sewell said he'd like to decide prior to the fall of 2011, when he'll begin his senior year.

"I would kind of like to make a decision by the end of my junior year so I don't have to worry about it my senior year," said Sewell. "So getting out for unofficial visits is a big deal for me."

He said no schools are in the lead yet.

"I don't have a favorite," said Sewell. "I'm leaving my options open right now."

Sewell has a 3.0 and will take the SAT and ACT in the fall.

Last weekend, he was named the WR MVP at the Nike Northwest Elite Camp in Washington.

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