More Coug offers for Florida recruits

WASHINGTON STATE IS ahead of last year's offer pace in Florida, when WSU signed four from the Sunshine State. Among the 2012 crop with a Cougar offer is a player his coach says is a dynamite athlete. He plays quarterback for his team, but his calling at the next level will be on the defensive side of the ball.

With the May Evaluation period in full swing, Orlando's Andre Scott (6-0, 180) impressed the Cougs, prep coach Elijah Williams tells

"They did offer Andre Scott," said Williams. "..Andre has great speed, a very physical kid. And he's 6-foot now, he's a long, tall and very athletic physical cornerback. And they love that."

Scott was a dual threat last season on offense for Oak Ridge High, crossing the 1,000 yard mark in both passing and rushing. He's the Orlando-area's top returning QB for passing yards with 1,888 in 2010. He tossed 15 TDs, and ran for another 1,215 yards with 8 TDs.

But his future in college is at cornerback.

"All of his D-IA offers are at cornerback," said Williams.

Scott is No. 25 on the Orlando Sentinel's 2012 Central Florida Super60.

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ANOTHER PROSPECT WHO has drawn WSU interest at the same school is linebacker Deyonte Henderson (6-2, 210). He actually posted on his Facebook page that the Cougs had offered him, too, but Williams said that wasn't the case.

"No, they did not offer him. They're really interested in him -- I called the Washington State coach yesterday -- but they haven't offered him yet," said Williams.

Henderson, however, may be a guy who earns a WSU offer down the road, said Williams. In addition to playing his best against the top competition, (Williams said his best two games in 2010 were against the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the state,) Henderson hits like a mack truck.

"He can't even practice when we scrimmage, I won't let him, because he hurts everyone. I have to hold him out. He's 6.2, 210 and he'll be about 218, he's athletic and has good hands, too. He's athletic enough that he can go out and play corner and cover receivers. He's a kid that does exactly what you ask, he goes 110 percent. He's the toughest kid I've got," said Williams.

In addition to WSU, he's seen early interest from Tulane, Temple, New Mexico and others. He'll play linebacker and fullback this upcoming season and that's a switch -- he hasn't played linebacker in the past so none of his tape shows him back in the box. He played DE and FB last season.

Among the leading tacklers at Oak Ridge in 2010, Henderson is among the "Others" sitting just outside the Sentinel's Super60. But he could find himself rising up that list depending on how well he takes to the 'backer spot once the season gets underway.

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